2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser  -  $19,925


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,925
Base Invoice: $18,775
Destination Charge: $670
Options: $825
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 19 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 4-speed automatic VLP transmission
Engine: 2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine

Model Highlights

With retro-styling inspired by the 1930s panel vans that were later converted to surf wagons and hot rods, the front-wheel drive 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser mixes classic styling cues with modern fuel efficiency and conveniences.

The versatile seat arrangement in the PT Cruiser wagon allows for more rear space than most vehicles its size, and the back seats can either fold forward or be removed completely for expanded cargo space and to accommodate objects up to eight feet long.

The convertible model, with its power-retractable soft top, also bows to those who want a little more practicality in an open-air car. The top is insulated for a quieter interior, there is a small back seat, and the trunk is reasonably roomy.

The PT Cruiser wagon is available in three trim levels--base, Touring, and Limited--though 500 Sunset Boulevard Editions are available with special exterior paint and interior trim. The convertible is only available in base trim.

A 150-horsepower, 2.4L four-cylinder engine is standard on the base and Touring models, while the 180-horsepower, turbocharged 2.4L engine comes standard in the Limited and is optional in the Touring. A five-speed manual is available on the base only, while a four-speed automatic is the transmission of choice in both Touring and Limited models. It is an option on the base.

The entry-level model has power locks and windows and rides on 15-inch steel wheels. The Touring adds 16-inch aluminum wheels, power mirrors and seats, and stain-resistant cloth fabric, plus many popular features like air conditioning, Sirius satellite radio, a fold-flat front passenger seat, and a security alarm. The Limited includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, leather-trimmed bucket seats, anti-lock brakes, polished interior and exterior accents, a power moonroof, and a different suspension tune. Front, side curtain, and front seat-mounted side-impact air bags are standard on all 2008 PT Cruiser wagons.

The 2008 PT Cruiser convertible is outfitted much the same as the base wagon, though it gets power mirrors and driver's seat, air conditioning, 16-inch wheels, and the special cloth seating of the Touring model.

Popular options include a six-speaker Boston Acoustics stereo, UConnect hands-free communication (Limited only), and several interior and exterior chrome accent pieces. The Sunset Boulevard Edition is similar to the base wagon, but adds chromed alloy wheels, tinted glass, floor mats, and special interior and exterior trim features. It is limited to 500 examples.


Pros

Distinctive shape and style; gobs of interior space; fuel efficiency; acceleration in the turbo models; excellent limited lifetime powertrain warranty.


Model News

The unique retro-styled Chrysler PT Cruiser enters 2008 with a few changes. Most noticeably, several trim levels have been dropped, including the potent 230-horsepower GT in hatchback guise and the Touring and GT in convertible form. Standard on the Limited models is the 180-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder, and the engine is now optional on Touring models. The convertibles now include front seat side-impact air bags. The Sunset Boulevard Cruiser slots into the Street Cruiser series and is limited to 500 examples.

New colors include Deep Water Blue Pearl, Melbourne Green, Silver Steel Metallic, Stone White, and Surf Blue Pearl.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser wagon stands out in the market not just for its distinctive shape but also for its interior space and versatility, fuel efficiency, and for the impressive performance provided by the turbocharged engines offered in the Touring and Limited models. In convertible form, the PT Cruiser is one of the most practical and affordable ragtops available.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
285.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
360.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EDZ

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/148

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DFF

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
84.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.7 in

Front Leg Room
40.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.8 in

Front Hip Room
49.6 in

Second Head Room
36.5 in

Second Leg Room
40.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
42.0 in

Second Hip Room
41.1 in

Wheelbase
103.0 in

Length, Overall
168.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.1 in

Height, Overall
60.6 in

Track Width, Front
58.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in

Base Curb Weight
3303 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
TP1

Rear Tire Order Code
TP1

Spare Tire Order Code
TBC

Front Tire Size
P205/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 x 0.9 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-valve I4 engine

4-speed automatic VLP transmission

Front wheel drive

510 CCA maintenance-free battery w/pwr accessory delay

120-amp alternator

Touring suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P205/55R16 all-season touring BSW tires

16" x 6" aluminum wheels

Compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Pwr cloth convertible top

Rear sport bar

Body-color front & rear fascias

Stripe/badge/molding

Front door sill scuff pads

Body-color grille

Quad halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Pwr mirrors

Solar control glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Bright door handles

Deluxe insulation group

Cloth low-back front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, easy entry seat system w/easy access passenger seat, manual driver lumbar adjust, stain & odor resistant, anti-static seat fabric

50/50 split fold/tumble rear seat

Floor console w/covered storage

Center console w/12V aux pwr outlet

Front & rear floor mats

Floor carpeting-inc: passenger & cargo compartments

Tilt steering column

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Instrument panel-inc: satin silver bezel, 120 mph speedometer, tachometer

Vehicle info center

Tire pressure monitoring system lamp

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down feature

Speed sensitive pwr door locks w/chrome lock knobs

Speed control

Pwr decklid release

Keyless entry w/panic alarm, (2) transmitters

Security alarm

Air conditioning w/front & rear climate control outlets

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) premium speakers

Fixed long mast antenna

Analog clock

Rearview mirror-inc: reading lamps

Locking glove box

Cloth illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front dome lamp

Illuminated entry

Cargo lamp

Color-keyed shift knob

Rear 12V aux pwr outlet

City 21/hwy 26 (2.4L engine/5-speed manual trans)

City 20/hwy 25 (2.4L turbo engine/5-speed manual trans)

City 19/hwy 24 (2.4L engine/4-speed auto trans)

City 18/hwy 24 (2.4L turbo engine/4-speed auto trans)

Advanced multistage front air bags w/occupant classification system

Supplemental front seat side air bags

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Single low note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NEW ENGLAND STATES REGION
$0

 
NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY REGION
$0

 
SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST STATES REGION
$0

 
TEXAS REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
2.4L DOHC SMPI 16-VALVE I4 ENGINE
$0

 
2.4L DOHC 16-VALVE TURBO I4 ENGINE
$1,905

 
4-SPEED AUTOMATIC VLP TRANSMISSION
$825

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
28F CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
2CF CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
27F CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
P205/55R16 ALL-SEASON TOURING BSW GOODYEAR TIRES
$0

 
P205/50RXL17 ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE BSW GOODYEAR TIRES
$125

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
PREMIUM LEATHER-TRIMMED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$525

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM EXTRA COST PAINT
$225

 
CLOTH CONVERTIBLE TOP
$0

 
16" x 6.0" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
17" x 6.0" POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$975

 
4-WHEEL ANTI-LOCK DISC BRAKES
$625

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER
$90

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
SOUND GROUP II
$750

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$250

 
CONVERTIBLE TOP COVER BOOT
$200

 
MOPAR PROTECTION GROUP
$0

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