I have wanted a PT Cruiser since they were introduced. Now since I have bought a motorhome and want a "toad", I'm finding that the Cruiser with a 5 speed is a good choice. Not the best, but very doable.
My best choice in my area right now is a 2001 with 127k miles. The only issue I can find - other than it is somewhat sluggish - is it looks like it needs motor mounts. That could even be contributing to the sluggishness. From my research, it seems the upper and lower is easy enough, but the middle mount is a bear. The seller is telling me the timing belt and other issues (including replacing "a" motor mount) and the car is in great condition. Of all I've looked at, this is the only one with a sunroof.
I will consider all advice.
Glenn in TN