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.