Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

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The leather seats with suede facings are large and luxurious with two stage (hi & low) heating and incorporate front armrests.

The leather seats with suede facings are large and luxurious with two stage (hi & low) heating and incorporate front armrests. The drivers seat has electric adjustment with lumbar support, whilst the steering wheel is is tilt adjustable to enable you to find the perfect driving position.

Power steering is standard throughout the range and cruise control is standard on the Limited model which is excellent for relaxed Motorway journeys.

The PT Cruiser's level of refinement is high and includes air conditioning, rear view mirror with auto dimming, all round electric windows, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, driver and passenger lit vanity mirrors and keyless entry.

How It Looks -

The PT Cruiser's exterior styling is arguably its achilles heel - In my experience people either love it or hate it - but you can't fail to notice it. The styling borrows design cues from classic American cars combined with MPV functionality which results in a unique vehicle full of character.

The Cruiser is ablaze with chrome and features chrome door handles, plated exhaust pipe, fuel filler flap, horizontal grille bars, bodyside moulding's and 16" x 6" chrome finish alloy wheels. To complete the look I decided that chrome wing mirrors were essential. Whilst not standard equipment they are available along with a host of other PT Cruiser accessories via the Chrysler website.

How It Looks - Interior

The interior styling of the PT Cruiser is as you would expect of a DaimlerChrysler product functional and uncluttered. A circular theme prevails with circular instruments, air vents and 'cue ball' gear stick knob. Chrome features strongly in the interior design with chrome door release handles, instrument dial surrounds and gear stick.

The exterior colour scheme continues inside with body coloured plastic passenger airbag covering and instrument surround. The grey leather upholstery with suede facings and grey carpet was of a good quality and should prove durable which is a must for a vehicle of this type.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Road Test Data
Model ReviewedChrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Limited
  
Body TypeMPV
ColourDeep Cranberry
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.1 seconds
Top Speed 114 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban31 mpg
Extra Urban50.4 mpg
Combined40.9 mpg
  
Insurance Group12
Euro NCAP Rating3
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty
7-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee
3-year roadside emergency cover
Price (when tested on the 13/03/04)£ 17,200

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