2009 Chrysler PT CruiserEnlarge Photo
Let’s review this modern classic and see what we have to work with. We have covered that the PT Cruiser still turns heads with it styling—I mean, you have even been able to get this cars as a woody and it actually looked good (unlike the LeBaron K cars of the ‘80s). Having driven several of these cars over the years, mostly as part of rental fleets, I agree with TheCarConnection.com’s take that the “PT Cruiser wagon offers passable acceleration but not much more.” I found this out the hard way trying to merge onto a one-lane road from a t-junction in the Sonoma Wine Country. So the 2.4-liter’s 150-horespower could leave you wanting more, however Chrysler has those of you that can’t live without more get-up-and-go covered. The 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited comes standard with the 2.4-liter turbocharged motor that gives you a 30 hp increase.