Comments - Famously Unsafe: Chrysler PT Cruiser

Published: Jan 17, 2013
Description: The Chrysler PT Cruiser will no doubt go down in history as one of the all-time great dorkmobiles. This is a shame, because its appallingly bad safety record is probably more deserving of fame. The bi...
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jayce.salgado Jul 14, 2013
they suck
justin.salgado.7 Jul 14, 2013
its a great car it does great on gas it has a stronger fram than most cars
Faviola Gonzalez Mar 27, 2013
Y'all suck this is a great car, yeah it doesn't look the best but it is very cozy inside, and its not like you are going to be looking at your car when you are driving, unless you drive by your reflection, but it is still better than a Nissan Cube (look wise)
Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
This is the worst gogomobile ever made.
Mike Renaut Jan 17, 2013
Never had a problem with these cars but the photos shown here prove that in most cases modifying them makes them look worse. One exception was the Cruiser I saw that was turned into a pro street panel van with a chopped roof, V8 and candy red paint.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
Also, they were not very economical. Most competitive mid size and even some full size body-on-frame SUVs did far better than the PT Cruiser on mileage per gallon.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
I never heard anything about PT Losers being unsafe before this article. But they are very uncool. VERY. PT Losers.
Adam Beiersdorfer Jan 17, 2013
Seeing as this was my mothers next vehicle after moving on from a mid 90's Chrysler Minivan. I was all for it since it was the lessor of two evils... I'm a little sad they didn't have Details like deaths, internal memos like the other unsafe articles
justin.salgado.7 Jul 14, 2013
its a nice car its fast n a smooth ride
Cody Gillard Jan 18, 2013
I was always thought that this car was either drove by teachers or librarians it's just a stereotype though
Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
Every time you see one, a racist is born.
Lou Guerrero Jan 17, 2013
It was a GT Stephen. These things can be fast but I just don't like em from a personal standpoint
Jordan Nishida Jan 17, 2013
Horrible cars. There even very slow and ugly.
Brendan Bell Jan 17, 2013
I hate these.... They're like colorful little eggplants on wheels
Peter Mark Gacek Jan 17, 2013
Pussy town car!
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 17, 2013
@lou it's not that hard if you buy the turbo model which was nearly identical to the neon srt4. A few simple mods and you have a serious sleeper
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
I liked the mini hearse! Chrysler went out on a ledge in designing, lead the industry away from the hideous cars that were being churned out in the 90's
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 17, 2013
Unsafe to look at?? How about hard to look at, these things are hideous
Lou Guerrero Jan 17, 2013
Saw one of these turds run a low 13 at the drag strip hahaha
Tn Ng Jan 17, 2013
This car always reminds me of a hearse.
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 17, 2013
Thought it was just unsafe to look at
Colby Church Jan 18, 2013
This is how every PT Cruiser fan is... Excessive chrome and tacky accessories galore.
Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
Oh god, smite me now.
Tyler Chmieleski Jan 18, 2013
Look at the license plate
Cory Deines Jan 18, 2013
This is the reason I hate PT Cruisers.
Jackson Michael Jan 17, 2013
It's like every pt cruiser in a every car show ever
Trey Villarreal Jan 17, 2013
And here the rear impact safety rating has been improved.
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
I'm feeling tingly! Is that odd?
Matt Piccolo Jan 17, 2013
Wow...
Jesse Jalapeno Jan 17, 2013
I love tweety
Eddie Nash Jan 17, 2013
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse... Someone does this!
Ben Bright Jan 17, 2013
Well that sure throws the scent off the gay trail...
Description: The automaker was capitalizing on the retro momentum (such as it was) of the Prowler model and making Plymouth the Chrysler standard bearer for retro. This makes sense, but by the time the car debuted...
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Description: To look at the PT Cruiser and the Airflow side-by-side, the influence is actually fairly obvious. By virtually any measure you can think of, the PT Cruiser is a car. But Chrysler actually designed it ...
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Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
You mean "chassis" Michael.
Michelle Hart Jan 18, 2013
Jesse: Goggle Monocoque not all cars have a "frame" or chassey.
Jesse Williams Jan 17, 2013
Platform. Either way, they have the same frame. Also, how could a car not have a frame. All cars are made with frames, some may not be full frames or durable frames but all cars have some sort of frame.
Jesse Williams Jan 17, 2013
@David: A guy that works for Chrysler told me that they have the same frame. It may be that he was saying they have the same playf
David Parenti Jan 17, 2013
The neon and pt cruiser do not have a frame per say... They are unibody cars and share the same platform.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
The normally aspirated one is junk. The turbo is alright. But the PT Cruiser is not a very economical compact. I guess it isn't. Hahaha. It is a light truck. Go figure!
Jesse Williams Jan 17, 2013
The PT Cruiser and Neon had the same frame as well.
Aaron Crisp Jan 17, 2013
My cousin got my grandmas old one, it is the GT model and as ugly as it is, it's pretty comfortable and fun to drive. Would never consider buying one haha
Ashton Summers Jan 17, 2013
I thought these were unsafe because they were primarily driven by old people.
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
Yes they did have a model that had the neon srt-4 motor.. sadly as ugly as these are i drove a manual version with the turbo 2.4 and thats one confortable ass seating position and that is a fun thing to throw around, but its just so ugly
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
Decent for a 4 banger of its day...
David Parenti Jan 17, 2013
Same engine in the SRT-4 neon I think
A.J. Brady Jan 17, 2013
Chrystal offered up mopar parts for the pt that could take the horsepower up to about 300 or 320.
rowhan116 Jan 19, 2013
um o_o, scuttle buttocks I was only commenting on the colors and yes I know carol Shelby would NEVER allow that. plus, this might be a shocker but I'm 12 years old and like cars except this car and a few others:)
Austin Whitener Jan 18, 2013
Haha ure caps are on :)
Scuttle Buttocks Jan 18, 2013
WHAT I CAN'T HEAR YOUR SENSIBLE EXPLANATION OVER THE RUSH OF BLOOD POUNDING THROUGH THE VEINS IN MY EARS
Justin Chavez Jan 17, 2013
Uhh dude..chill he was just talking about the color scheme.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
WTH? This really reminds you of anything Shelby? Yes, Shelby made Mopar cars. But they would never put a Shelby badge on something this ugly. Carol Shelby would never have allowed it.
rowhan116 Jan 17, 2013
I sort of like the Colors. they remind me of the Shelby cobra colors.
Ryan Sansossio Jan 17, 2013
That us amazing paint, my friend
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
Ok, that's cool.
Description: However, it drove better than this would suggest. Not that this made it fun or in any way cool. But despite offering up completely forgettable acceleration, the PT Cruiser got surprisingly poor fuel e...
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Faviola Gonzalez Mar 27, 2013
They actually get good mpg, I remember heading to Vegas with one brim of the tank all the time :D bad mpg my arse smh
Description: The PT Cruiser got incredibly low marks in both side and rear impact tests. It actually received the worst rating of all of the 21 small cars tested that year, and a warning was actually issued tellin...
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William Downs Jan 20, 2013
Maybe your sensor was taking a shit, cause I've never had a problem with them and everyone I know uses them and never had a single problem... did it do it after u cleaned and oiled the filter ?
Antonio Falsetti Jan 19, 2013
K&n filter oil mess up your mass airflow sensor. It did to my car. $50 filter in the garbage and the sensor cost more then $200. Now I'm on a stock paper filter and a check engine light that keeps coming on even after cleaning the maf sensor.
Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
I will never ever get into one of these cars. If I were stranded somewhere and someone offered me a ride to safety on one I would say, "No. I'd rather die."
Sebastian Grey Jan 18, 2013
What idiot wasted money on an intake for this rolling shit-wagon?
Tyler Chmieleski Jan 18, 2013
The worst I have ever seen this car is the one that has fake wood paneling
Taylor J. Blake Jan 18, 2013
PT loser...
John DeCarlis Jan 18, 2013
The zero to 60 times are about dead on for both the si and pt. It's just that the pt is a car that is made very poorly compared to the civic. Not to mention the safety factor.
Stephen Tyler Learn Jan 17, 2013
@david the turbo pt will shit on a civic si all day long. I understand you don't like American anything but give credit where credit is due
David Guerrero Jan 17, 2013
There is no Cold air intake in this picture. That is a short ram. K&N aren't too good, I prefer Injen, AEM, and aFe.
David Guerrero Jan 17, 2013
@Greg I'd rather have a stock 1.8 civic than the 2.4 turbo PT Cruiser. And for $25k the civic Si is way better.
Preston Ming Jan 17, 2013
anyone remember the "PT Bruiser"?!? haha I remember reading that in a magazine some years back..they managed to squeeze a viper motor into one!
Aaron Crisp Jan 17, 2013
Only real aftermarket thing I have on my Focus is a K&N intake, also boosted gas mileage. Thing pays for itself. I'm not out racing but it helps the engine quite a bit.
Jordan Henry Jan 17, 2013
I put an intake on my wife's 09 Sebring and was able to get some much needed better gas mileage. I can get about 4-5 mpg better over stock. (That includes e3 plugs I put on it too)
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
Hey, make do with what you got. If you am only afford a cruiser, be glad it's not a civic...
David Parenti Jan 17, 2013
That looks like a K&N typhoon 2
David Parenti Jan 17, 2013
They also will give you a more responsive, snappier throttle. intake + cat back exhaust will give you a significant gain in HP. More air in, more air out. Cold air kits DO work. Only the name brand systems though. Don't kid yourself with eBay kits
David Parenti Jan 17, 2013
If you think cold air intakes don't work then do some more homework. They let more cold air in compared to the stock, restrictive airbox. Cold air is compressed air in comparison to expanded hot air.
William Downs Jan 17, 2013
How a car is a car, if u were a real gear head u would know that, u work with what u got
David Lee Jan 17, 2013
Cold air intakes are maaaaaaaaaad... dumb on a PT Crusier.
Jason Levy Jan 17, 2013
Don't be a dick man. I bet one if the first things you put in your car was an intake too
Max Jabaay Jan 17, 2013
Ooo a cold air that must b a gain of like 75hp. -_-
rowhan116 Jan 29, 2013
agreed cory
rowhan116 Jan 19, 2013
that's just plain UGLY
Cory Deines Jan 18, 2013
Worst interior ever.
Chris Benson Jan 17, 2013
Sadly, that's "Prowler Purple".
Moe Salim Jan 17, 2013
One word junk
Aaron Crisp Jan 17, 2013
OMG SO MUCH SWAG
Peter Mark Gacek Jan 17, 2013
And oh lawd
Peter Mark Gacek Jan 17, 2013
Gawd that's hawt, nawt
Description: But the worst version of the PT Cruiser of all was the convertible. This is presumably the car from which Nissan was trying to take the title of ugliest vehicle of all time when it brought out the Cro...
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Dylan Bruder Jan 17, 2013
The bathtub on wheels
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
The only thing good about the PT Loser is its driving position.
Antonio Falsetti Jan 19, 2013
Cool idea.
Kyle Nistler Jan 18, 2013
That must be the one that had been in a wreck.
Taylor J. Blake Jan 18, 2013
It's a love wagon
Jordan Nishida Jan 17, 2013
Horrible car
John Diller Jan 17, 2013
Ugh fake bullet holes....
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
But honestly, it looks better as a trailer.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
Chrysler wad trying to be like VW and offer us a new, ugly version of an old, better looking car. The problem was that the VW Beetle actually ran like a VW. The PT Loser was slow and old.
Benjamin Tyler Burkhardt Jan 17, 2013
Wow. Ugly ass white walls.
Aaron Crisp Jan 17, 2013
White wall tires hahaha pimp!
Trey Villarreal Jan 17, 2013
I wonder if he has to pay insurance on 1 1/2 cars.
Greg Lewis Jan 17, 2013
Why do this? Easy! Guys a genius! Place for the in-laws to ride!
Sean Gillespie Jan 17, 2013
Why would you do this?
David Jefferis Jan 17, 2013
Love it to pieces - mad as a hatter but just so uncool it's cool.
A.J. Brady Jan 17, 2013
Too make my car uglier then all the other ugly pt's, I'm going to bring another half of a pt with me.
Carlton Sofocusedon Green Jan 17, 2013
Good lawd thats ugly