...Available in very limited quantities, the Street Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Edition is basically a base model with special exterior and interior trim, 16-inch chrome-clad wheels, window tint and a sunroof. The base models' options list also applies to this special edition. Powertrains and Performance: The base engine for the PT Cruiser is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 150 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque. Chrysler fits this engine to the base and Touring models. It's available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Optional for the convertible and Touring...
...Safety Antilock brakes are optional on LX and Touring models and standard on Limited PT Cruisers. Along with the federally required dual front airbags, a driver's knee airbag is standard. Side-impact airbags for the front seats are optional, and standard seat-mounted side airbags are newly standard on all models. Driving Impressions Imaginative and distinctive styling are the main attractions, but this wagon's roomy and flexible interior keeps buyers interested. Though the base-engine PT Cruiser is far from overpowering, its performance is more satisfying than some critics suggest. Throttle...
...while the others use regular.Reviewers, comparing the Cruiser to a base line SUV, were pleasantly surprised with its handling. The Limited and convertible models, with their tauter suspension, felt more controlled on uneven road surfaces. The firmer GT suspension offered more road feel without being too stiff. The manual transmission produced some torque steer and the wide turning circle makes low-speed maneuvering more frustrating.Besides its retro "hot-rod" looks, the PT Cruiser's strongest selling point is interior roominess. The key here is the Cruiser's height. The sedan's 120.5 cubic...
...Given the size of the car, its boxiness means that it's roomier inside than you'd expect from a car that is just 169 inches long, 5 inches shorter than the Caliber. Its height means ample headroom. Inside, the cockpit looks and feels moderately upscale. As you would expect from the design, there isn't a lot of room behind the PT Cruiser's rear seat, but there's enough for some soft luggage, and if you need more, the seat folds forward. Rear seat legroom is adequate for adults. A 2.4-liter, 150-horsepower four-cylinder engine remains the base powerplant, but its slightly rough, cobby nature...
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