Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio Review

Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

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Cast your mind back to the original Fiat Multipla, with its unusual shape.

Cast your mind back to the original Fiat Multipla, with its unusual shape. People either loved it or hated it - the PT Cruiser evokes similar emotions.

The Cabrio version is no different and during the test week, it gained a lot of attention. However, not all interest was positive. Someone even went as far as saying that it looked like an upturned boat, so you can guess which side of the fence they were on.

But there’s no denying that it’s a head-turner, especially with the roof down. It sits some 62mm lower than the hatchback but has the same wheelbase and front track measurements and carries much of the styling from the hatch, which was updated last year and now features a smoother front and rear end and scalloped headlights.

The Cabrio is only available as a three-door, which is a shame because two extra doors would add greatly to the convenience factor. However, it isn’t feasible - the lowered height and the arc of the folding roof doesn’t allow for it. The compromise is extra-long front doors, which allow passengers to get in and out of the two rear seats. With the roof down, this isn’t too difficult but the seat belts are anchored to the inside of the car, almost adjacent to the rear passengers and again on the side of the front squab.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio 2.4 Limited
  
Body TypeCabriolet
ColourBright Silver Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph11.1 Seconds
Top Speed 118 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban24.6 mpg
Extra Urban40.4 mpg
Combined32.5 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3-Year/60,000 mile warranty
Price (when tested on the 16/07/06)£18,170

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