This tall front-wheel-drive wagon dressed in retro-rod sheet metal has a versatile interior, easy access, and secure, predictable handling.
Acceleration is anemic with its naturally aspirated engine, especially with the automatic, but a good deal better with turbocharged versions.
A wide turning circle hinders maneuverability.
The ride is somewhat stiff and the cabin a bit noisy, plus fuel economy was never that great.
A convertible version was offered from 2005 to 2008, but wind noise was very pronounced.
The PT Cruiser was discontinued after the 2010 model year.