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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio

The Funky, Functional Convertible SUV!

So you want a convertible with space? Tick. This can carry 4 adults with ease, having plenty of legroom and elevated views from the rear seats. You want a convertible with character? Tick. With it’s tangerine paintwork and cool alloys, this one will definitely get you noticed. You want a convertible that screams fun USA rather than restrained European? Tick. This is definitely Uncle Sam on happy juice. You want an American convertible that’s clearly a classic but with all the modern mechanicals and comforts? Tick and Tick. The Chrysler PT Cruiser Cabrio isn’t to everyone’s taste, but if you want to go cruising with room for loads of friends, family or luggage, this convertible for hire has to be one of the coolest, FUNkiest retro ways to do it. A capable 2.4 litre engine coupled to a smooth automatic gearbox, quiet with the roof up, fun whatever mode you travel in. Enquire for your hire now!

Features and Specification

  • 2.4 litre 
  • Automatic 4 speed adaptive with manual change option
  • ABS
  • Airbags
  • Traction Control

      Ride = Balanced

  • Power Folding Roof
  • Leather Seats
  • Reversing Camera / Sonar
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Glass Rear Window
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bluetooth Premium Stereo
  • Sat Nav / GPS for NZ
  • Seats 4
  • Luggage space = Good
  • Boot dimensions = 100 x 40 x 40 (cm LWH)
  • Boot dimensions are same with roof up or down

What's she like to drive?

For people who want the feeling of security, space and high up view you get from driving an SUV, but who don’t want to fall asleep driving one. A high seated position gives you a great confident view not only of the road ahead, but with the roof down, you get all the sky above too! OK press on sports car it’s not, but the 2.4 engine is pretty lusty and can cope with anything New Zealand roads can throw at it, jus’ fine an’ dandy. It’s a smooth boulevardier cruiser, and top up the insulated roof makes for a surprisingly quiet touring experience for a fabric roof convertible. 


What do I need to get used to?

Weeellll….rather than calling it the styling people ‘love to hate’, we prefer calling it the styling you’ll hate to love. Darn it, it’s jus so retro FUNky, especially in that brilliant bold bronze with statement alloy wheels. You are going to get noticed, so you’d better get used to the attention when you take the ‘tangerine picnic basket’ top down crusin’. And the major benefit is it can take a big picnic basket and more, plus 4 adult sized adults in plenty of space, with those in the back getting a great view of the action from their elevated ‘stadium style’ rear seats. Climbing into the back, the sports bar hoop can catch you out, but only once. Plus there’s masses of headroom with the insulated fabric roof in place, which doesn’t steal any boot space when it’s down, and takes less than 10 secs with the push of a button after a simple unlatch.


What about safety and reliability?

This is a pretty modern American convertible with your standard ABS, traction control and airbags. She’s regularly serviced and has to pass the Certificate of Fitness (CoF) test required for rental cars every 6 months. And despite the high back, your back is covered when reversing thanks to a reversing camera plus sonar.

What condition is she in?

Pretty pampered, everything is in good condition, and check out the long list of luxury features in the purple tab above.


How much luggage can fit?

A surprising amount – 1 large suitcase and 2 medium holdalls can be easily swallowed by the boot, even with the roof down. Please refer to the Seating & Luggage tab above for exact dimensions. If there are only 3 of you travelling, one of the rear seats can be folded up to give lots of extra space, if only 2 of you, both can to give a huge amount of luggage space. Indeed the original PT Cruiser was designed and sold as a people carrier so be assured this is one of the roomiest convertibles for 4 adults by some way.


And the best driving tracks from the same year as the car would be?

Not a lot IMHO so I’m picking the best cruising tracks to come out of the same country as the car, the US of A:

  • FM – Steeley Dan
  • Good Love – Anita Baker
  • Tell Me A Bedtime Story Now – Quincey Jones

Now we acknowledge driving music is a very subjective thing, but clearly here, we’re right. So download, pair your Smartphone with the fancy Bluetooth stereo, and enjoy!


Bring Your Own Tunes enabled!

This car is equipped with Aux In for 3.5 jack cable and/or Bluetooth enabled connection to your Smartphone or media device to play your own sounds through the car stereo!

How fast will she go Mister?

Quite fast enough. The clue’s in the name – this one’s for cruisin’, not sprinting.


How would a certain Mr Clarkson describe it?

Let’s just say he wasn’t very complementary…..


And the RentAClassic description?


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