Best Bet
(4.1) 50 reviews
MSRP: $1,648$7,328
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 150-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
Seats: 4-5
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take on the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take

Chrysler says the retro-styled, front-wheel-drive PT Cruiser blends the elements of a sedan, wagon, sport utility vehicle and minivan. Four trims are available: base, Touring, Limited and GT.For 2006, the high-output turbocharged engine in the GT gets a boost to 230 horsepower, which represents a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance in non-turbo model with automatic
  • Body lean

Notable Features

  • Unabashed retro styling
  • Choice of three engines &amp
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  • two turbocharged
  • Manual or automatic
  • Versatile interior layout
  • Wagon or convertible


Our Expert Reviews

It's convertible weather again, and that means those of us who have the privilege of owning topless cars can begin enjoying them again.To kick off the convertible season, Chrysler brought us the 2006 PT Cruiser ragtop as our weekly test vehicle.But not just the entry-level model, mind you. Ours was the top-of-the-line GT Turbo version, which lists for $28,860 plus freight ($640) and option... Read full review for the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Retro Fun

by DGS49 from North of Pittsburgh, PA on March 6, 2013

I bought this car 2 months ago - it's an '06 GT with the Getrag 5-speed, and had 55,000 miles on it when I bought it (I bought a 36 month MOPAR warranty). I am driving it to work daily, about 120 mile... Read Full Review

7 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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