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Autotrader Find: Chrysler PT Cruiser With 5,000 Miles and Matching Trailer

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author photo by Doug DeMuro March 2017

Dear Oversteerlings, you are looking at the single most impressive Chrysler PT Cruiser currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It's impressive for two reasons. Number one, because it has traveled just 5,000 miles in its entire existence. And also ... because of that trailer. That trailer. We simply must discuss that trailer.

And so we will. This PT Cruiser is dark blue, and it's shown in all pictures pulling a trailer that's also a dark blue PT Cruiser. And I don't mean this trailer is just the same color and the same general shape as the PT Cruiser in question. I mean the trailer is literally shaped like a dark blue Chrysler PT Cruiser, including the headlights and the grille, with the only major difference being the fact that it has only one set of wheels rather than two.

Now, can we talk about the miles? On the outside, this PT Cruiser looks relatively similar to any other, except that it has a series of chrome aftermarket additions everywhere -- including the odd fake tire-cover thing some PT Cruiser owners put on their tailgates. Inside, it's even more normal, with one exception: This thing is a 5-speed manual. Yes, you're looking at a chrome-accented PT Cruiser with a stick shift hooked up to a baby PT Cruiser trailer.

But anyway, despite its relatively normal appearance, the miles are insane: It's traveled just 5,194 miles, which I initially assumed was a mistake -- but it's fully verified by the Carfax report. The first owner had it in Oregon and drove it just 3,400 miles in 13 years, the second owner registered it in New Hampshire but owned it in Arizona for a year, and the last owner was in Wyoming. For a car that's barely past the break-in period, it sure has been to a lot of states.

In the end, I think this PT Cruiser is kind of a good deal: It's offered by Goldie's Motors in Phoenix for less than $7,000. That's seven grand for a virtually new PT Cruiser AND an accompanying trailer! You should buy this thing! And then store it in a hangar, because I think someday, if you play your cards right, you might be able to sell it for more than you paid. Such as $8,000.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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