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Welcome to the forum. Yes, the PT Cruiser is one of the best cars out there in the class, handle well, and do seem to be very durable. One would think they are top heavy but they aren't, and you will find you can do a little bit to control the gas mileage, too. Drive the car hard or semi-hard and she will get 17-20mpg, drive it like there is an egg under the gas pedal, let the transmission shift well below 3000rpm, she will get 25-28mpg all day long. I can actually tell when someone else drives mine, I tend to be pretty conservative in the city driving for gas mileage, so a heavy foot will definitely give more power, but the conservative and light foot gets you from point A to point B almost as fast. Back in 2002 Chrysler came up with the software to move fuel tables to make this happen and it switches from one to the other in about five minutes to learn the driver's habits.