by lmatracia on Nov 9, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have always wanted a car with a back-hatch (due to always owning large dogs). I purchased this car in 2011 with 132k from my mechanic. He combed through it with a fine tooth comb, so i knew it would be reliable. My car has leather seats, power everything and a sunroof. I enjoy the leather seats, being a dog groomer means lots of dog hair, but the leather is easy to clean. My only complaints are that the ride is a little noisy and rough (but i think it needs new shocks, being a 12 year old car), and i have had issues with the alloy wheels. the rims have slightly corroded (nothing visible to naked eye) but it was causing my tires to lose air regularly. bead seal was quick inexpensive fix.
by bike_canoe2 on Mar 6, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
After owning a PT for 100,000 miles, I can only say it is an ok car.
GM's 4cyls get better gas mileage and have more power.
Ford's are more reliable. The turning radius is too big.
The seats are hard, with only one arm rest for the driver and none in the back.
Paint has lasted very well, it still shines.
There are better options on the market that you should consider.
I found out by my mechanic that this engine will be broken if the timing belt breaks
by soulsistar on Jul 25, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
At first I loved my car it was everything I had been looking for! Drove it a little over and I have had to change the brakes ever 2 months. It started overheating about 3 hours away from home. Replace temperature gauge and water pump, A month later had to do it all again! This car is SOLD! Never again will I have a PT. Too many problems has about 50,000 miles. NOT reliable at all.
Classic styling and modern utility were the guiding forces behind Chrysler's PT Cruiser. Based loosely on the Neon platform, this small van offers a flexible interior, head-turning looks and, sadly, only 150 horsepower. A more powerful engine is already in the works.