by farrynbalch on Mar 5, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This was my first car. 2002 pt cruiser touring edition, automatic transmission. I LOVED this car, I bought it at 127,000 miles. Did awesome in the snow, and on long trips. Once my car hit 160,000 miles it went to shit. The timing belt went out which was around 1,000 dollars to fix. We ended up putting over $2,000 into it, then 6 months later it broke down again. Then 3 months later it broke down again. OVerall it was a good car until the miles got up there. Also has a horrible resale value. The value decreases very quickly. If it has low miles its a great car. Very roomy.
by myptcruiser on May 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I have owned 2 pt cruisers, a 2001 and 2002.
I do not know why I bought the second one.
Both had the same problems - replaced radiator $1200 both times; suspension problems with tie rods, wheel hub assembly.
If I open the hatchback it causes my brake lights to fail, because according to Chrysler dealership, the wiring rubs as I open the hatchback.
The camshaft sensor had to be replaced $350. Now it is going out again after being replaced by the Chrysler dealership less than 8 months ago.
Very expensive to repair.
Do not buy this car! You can find them available for sale everywhere - have you ever wondered why? Be glad they no longer make this car.
by DZ on Oct 30, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Bought it used from a friend with 12k on it. The only things I have had to do is timing belt, three clutch's, three crankshaft sensors, radiator fan, front bushings and the rear crank for the stabilizer. Other than that just change the oil and brakes. This car has never left me stranded. Fun to drive, very comfortable. To me this is all just maintenance and part of owning a car. Next week I'm changing the timing belt again cause it's that time. Going for 300k.
Taking a cue from custom cars of the past, Chrysler offers a flame-accented paint job on its popular retro-styled PT Cruiser. The optional flames, which are actually a decal. Also, two new trim levels debut this year: the Touring Edition (which was previously an option package) and the Dream Cruiser. A Woodie appearance option is also available.