I’ve had my Cool Vanilla PT Cruiser GT for a whole year now, and so far the ownership experience has been great. The car has been robust and reliable, reasonably fun to drive with its 205-hp motor and GT-specific suspension, and is stylish both inside and out with a lot of character.
But one of the things I have been appreciating most about this retromobile is how capacious it is! Witness its “magic” seats and rear parcel shelf that give it a versatility unmatched by many vehicles.
Now, Honda calls the rear people-holders of its Fit “Magic Seats,” but I think that description is apt for the PT Cruiser as well. Probably more so because the PT Cruiser’s seats can do one thing that the Fit’s cannot, which is to be completely removed. Then the PT Cruiser practically becomes a mini cargo van with a completely flat floor.