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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 1361 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

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."

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."

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 2 found this review helpful

Convertible is Unique

By on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "Idles roughly sometimes"

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

"Double lining in roof keeps the vehicle warm in the winter and cool in the summer with A/C; but why bother with a/c. It is comfortable and with fold down rear seat has more cargo space than expected. Handles very well at 75 and on ice."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Monday, April 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this GT version seven years ago. It has been virtually a great running vehicle. I absolutely love it. It rides very smooth. It corners great. Plenty of power with the turbo. If I have any complaint, it is the gas mileage. 20 mpg city and hwy. The most major thing that I've had to replace is the radiator at maybe 85,000 miles. Plus of course break discs & brake pads. Have had it tuned up once since I took ownership. As with every vehicle on the road, the older it gets the more it begins to need repairs or replacements."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

All looks, no guts

By on Friday, March 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Found the car to be more of a in-town type of car. Has poor power, gas mileage is less than expected After 10 years of use, mechanical breakdowns began to occur. Car now has blown head-gasket. Other issues with water system, emission system have occurred. PTs do not hold their value. Great small carclub type of vehicle with many of exterior tricks and gadgets for spiffy looks. This is my second, the first I had for 1 year and traded in for automatic and color choice. Overall, looks sharp, but just a Neon on the inside......!"

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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