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Chrysler PT Cruiser, Sedan, Wagon
#34 of 68 Re: Should we buy the 07 Pt [jima53]
Apr 29, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I bought an 2006 base model with A/C, keyless, CD satellite radio and an auto trans for $11,200.00 (plus tax & lic) in November...a great deal on a very good transportation car. I don't think there are any differences between the '06 and the 2007 because the PT was just significantly refreshed in 2006.
I would certainly buy this car again. It is not an exciting car to drive (like my Miata), and the MPG is not great at about 20 to 22 MPG, but the car is roomy and comfortable and has some visual character (unlike most of it's competitors). Additionally, my very positive experience with my wife's 2003 Jeep Liberty has caused me to expect good reliability from Chrysler Corp.
I had always had Japanese cars before and swore by them, but these days, American cars have gotten much better. The PT Cruiser is not a class leader anymore, but is a good value and has become a kind of modern classic. They are unpretentious, practical American cars with a pleasing shape and lots of cargo/passenger flexibility.
My Marine Blue 2006 Cruiser replaced a 2005 Nissan Altima which was more powerful, roomier and got better gas mileage, but it was so BORING I could hardly work up the enthusiasm to even wash the car. I didn't hate the Altima, I had no feelings for it at all...I still turn and admire the years-old shape of the Cruiser and it sparkles in the driveway as I write this.
If anyone reading this is interested, I got mine at Orange Coast Chrysler/Jeep in Costa Mesa, California. They were professional and a pleasure to deal with, even when I walked out of the dealership halfway through the deal because it was getting late and I was sick.
#35 of 68 Re: Should we buy the 07 Pt [ttbuyer]
May 02, 2007 (6:35 pm)
The only difference, I think, is the power liftgate (which we loved on out Town and Country). We have a 02, would love a new one.
#36 of 68 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT
Aug 16, 2007 (5:18 pm)
How much should I pay for a brand new, left-over PT Cruiser GT? MSRP is $24,650 and it has only 15 miles on odometer. It's a gold five-speed manual GT with leather, sunroof, and SIRIUS satelite radio. I was thinking about offering $17,500 plus Tax for the car-new 2007s are going for $4,000 to $5,000 off MSRP already. Am I being fair? can I do better with 2008s starting to arrive at the lot? With the 2008 on the lot, I am calculating in depreciation for 2006 despite the fact that it is brand new.
Any input would be appreciated.
#37 of 68 Re: 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT [saabski]
Aug 18, 2007 (9:37 am)
When looking at leftovers I usually compare my offer to used prices. I bought a '06 Limited on 28Dec06 for $15K (sticker was $19,600). At the time that was pretty comparable to a used '06 with 10K.
So I'd check blue book on your GT assuming 10K to 20K miles and bargain from there. With the '06's getting the new interior and body changes (over the '05's) I wouldn't hesitate, '08's probably won't be much different.
#38 of 68 Re: Just got a used PT [burosky] Us too!
Sep 06, 2007 (11:02 pm)
Hi, in May 2007 we bought a 2003, red, pt touring ed. The rest of the details are pretty much the same, except for the mileage. Our PT had 55k miles on it, so you got the better deal there. We got 2 new tires in our car deal.
We searched for a long time to get this car at our price.
We paid $9105.00.
So I think you got a pretty good deal.
From a chatty one.
#40 of 68 Is this quote reasonable for PT Cruiser 07 (New) ?
Sep 13, 2007 (11:00 pm)
I am interested in buying PT Cruiser 07, and I am searching for the reasonable price that I need to pay. Actually, I got a quote from a dealer, and I am wondering if this price is reasonable. Would you please help me to figure out that this price is okay?
I am looking for PT Cruiser Basic with ABS and Auto. No additional options are needed. The dealer suggested this price following:
" I have found a new 07' PT in a color called Opal Metallic Clear Coat. I also found the same vehicle in Marine Blue Pearl (almost like an oceanic blue), as well as one in Inferno Red Pearl Coat. Chrysler charges $150 extra for both the opal and red colors. The marine blue has no extra charge. I ran numbers on the opal color, and here is what the General Manager has authorized me to offer you: MSRP (sticker price), is $17,535. Our sale price to you including Chrysler rebates, is $14,700!"
Is this price okay? (I am in Madison, WI.)
#41 of 68 Re: Is this quote reasonable for PT Cruiser 07 (New) ? [sammy2007]
Sep 14, 2007 (5:51 am)
Of course, each local market varies, but my 2006 Marine Blue PT cost me $11,200.00 in November of 2006. (I am in Southern California). My car is a base model with A/T and sattelite radio (no ABS). Can't recall the "sticker price" but is was a little over $17K.
You might find a better price later in the year.
#42 of 68 2006 PT GT Convertible Great Deal
Nov 29, 2007 (6:11 pm)
I just purchased a new left over 2006 Black GT Convertible with Lifetime Power Train Warranty, 5 speed, heated seats, and 18" wheels for only $15,888.00. It had 111 miles on it and had just been detailed. I guess nobody else wanted it and the dealer got desperate to sell. I bought it at the advertised price on their website. I'm very happy with it so far except for a lot of torque steer when flooring it. I'm planning on getting a Freedom Design Strut Brace to see if that helps.
#43 of 68 Re: 2006 PT GT Convertible Great Deal [duettom]
Dec 03, 2007 (8:17 am)
That's a GREAT deal! Congratulations!