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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 1366 Ratings for the 2001 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

reliable and safe

By on Sunday, May 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,225

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "safe, reliable,classy"

Cons: "could use some air shocks to left it up in high pl"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had many nice cars in my lifetime, but many have turned out not so reliable as my little PT, it's great on gas and has not caused me any major problems, it's a classy looking car that can be dressed well."

Nice car. Be prepared to spend a small fortune.

By on Saturday, May 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, comfortable, Nicely styled"

Cons: "Poorly built transmission, TERRIBLE gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car back in Feb of 2015 with a little over 116k miles. Beautiful car. I absolutely love the bright silver metallic with black leather seating combo. I drove this car for about 500 miles and then the transmission gave out. I was able to work out something with the dealer since it hadn't even been 30 days since I bought the car. I have also learned that the GT Turbo models are more expensive to maintain higher on insurance than regular PT's. If you like the car, go for it. But just beware, the transmission WILL go out sooner or later thanks to Chrysler's poor mechanical craftsmanship. I average about 19-21 miles to the gallon with a very light foot and no A/C and properly inflated tires on 93 octane (which is recommended). I was quite shocked at how bad these cars are. But other than that - these cars are very fun to drive, plenty of power, and a lot of bang for your buck."

IT'S BEEN A FUN CAR TO DRIVE, VERY DEPENDABLE.

By on Saturday, May 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 43,700

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "SHE IS NICE LOOKING AND WILL GET UP AND GO."

Cons: "THE TURBO REQUIRES TOP GRADE GAS & ONLY 20 MPG."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"IT HAS A SPORTY INTERIOR WITH SPECIAL DASH, PEDALS AND FLOOR MATTS. IT HAS A HIGH OUTPUT 4.2 TURBO AND WILL GET YOU OUT OF THE WAY AND DOWN THE ROAD."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Worst Car Ever

By on Thursday, April 30, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Horrible Car

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "NOthing"

Cons: "Everything"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I had so many problems with this vehicle from day one. I got it with 48000 miles on it, the first day I had it, the car overheated, bad thermostat. 2 weeks later it overheated again, bad fan. 6 months later, transmission became disconnected from gear selector, bad bushings. A month later, horn got stuck and wouldn't spring back up, bad plastic piece in steering wheel. I got rid of the car with 70,000 miles on it. I would never, ever recommend this car."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I got it new in 2002.

By on Friday, April 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "I will be happy to answer any questions."

Cons: "I know nothing negative about this car."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The car absolutely, runs like new. I have driven very nearly all of the full 114,500 miles. It has never been in an accident, and the only blemishes are those that happen when the car is in a parking lot, and cars next to it open their doors too hard and the door then has hit my car leaving a slight blemish. Most amazing is the small 4 cylinder engine that this car puts out on the road. It can keep up with most cars, from one traffic light to the next, or on the open road at higher speeds. This car is now our 3rd car, and we have just a 2 car garage. I am open to offers."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

best value ever

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun to drive on long freeway trips"

Cons: "door lock just now broke on right front door"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"the great sound of the engine easy on gas bill always reliable performance, snow storms, hail & downpours loads of space for moving to a new home maintenance costs, affordable stylish, saucy design high value for a modest budget great Chrysler production thanks to all who put the car together"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

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