2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser after 90-days of ownership.
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Interior storage spaces

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 21


24 - 26


150 - 180


5 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

Over a million proud owners will attest to the emotional appeal of the infinitely fun and versatile PT Cruiser. On the road it emotes a unique presence that only America’s best small car alternative can provide with a profile that expresses style and exuberance even when standing still. The PT Cruiser experience includes a reassuring sense of protection. That’s because we’ve included some of the most up-to-date safety features like Advanced Multistage driver and passenger front air bags. Pick up the pace with PT Cruiser’s high-output 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. It creates 230 horse-power. This engine is standard on PT Cruiser GT. A turbocharged 2.4-liter Dual Over Head Cam 16-valve 4-cylinder engine producing 180 horsepower available on PT Cruiser Limited. PT Cruiser’s standard 2.4-liter Dual Over Head Cam 16-valve 4-cylinder power plant offers 150 horsepower. You’ll appreciate those numbers when you step on the gas pedal to climb a hill or pass another vehicle. The depth of design innovations doesn’t stop with the PT Cruiser’s exterior. Interior amenities like leather-trimmed seats with Preferred Suede accents and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are available on Limited Models. In fact the interior styling of every PT Cruiser is luxurious refined and designed to fit you. The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Make it your Journey.

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