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Happy in my PT
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By WinDaddy
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I've got 106K miles now and haven't had any problems with the car. There's a slight clunking from the rear occasionally under hard cornering just recently started. I understand it's worn suspension bushings on the rear, so I'll be replacing those soon. At 40K I installed aftermarket springs and shocks to improve the handling. A bit stiffer ride, but well worth it. I also installed a Borla aftermarket exhaust and AirRaid intake. It has a nice growl, and power is OK with the 5 speed manual. I would not like this car with an automatic. Just replaced timing belt- it's more expensive than most- you have to disconnect A/C hoses and raise the engine up few inches.


Best Features

Lots of looks. The car is low and I've added a Xenon body kit and aftermarket wheels which looks great. I get many complements on the car wherever I go. Careful driving with the 5 speed returns an average of over 27mpg. I can haul lots of stuff- drums, kids, lumber, lawnmower have all gone for a ride.


Worst Features

More power (getting the turbo solves this problem). Factory suspension could be stiffer. Don't mess with the styling- it's still about the best looking car on the road.


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Longterm Lemon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Kbtoys
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has no go, and uses more gas then my truck. Just traded in with 88,000 miles on it and was lucky it made it. Once the car hit 80,000 miles everything fell apart. Sensors kept going out every 2000 miles. Something with a transmission sensor went out and had to get the car towed. Save the trouble and buy something else.


Best Features

Heated leather seats. It looks good


Worst Features

More power, better mileage, and better reliabilty.


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Classy little PT Cruiser- Silver
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By ElemPrin
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car has many features that are found on high end cars. It has been very reliable and fun to drive.


Best Features

Heated seats, compass, tape deck and CD player, leather interior, roomy back seat, sun roof, surprising rear storage that holds more than you would expect by looking


Worst Features

Deeper driver's seat would be more comfortable


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Looks Good, But Stinks
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By toys99
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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My girlfriend purchased this vehicle three years ago. First year was alright. Nothing major happend except for the very poor gas mileage, and there is no performance at all. Second year brakes and suspension went out. Had to replaced the front and rear brakes and the vehicle only had 50,000 miles on it. Also at the same time the struts go out. Third year major problems, transmission will not shift gears. Had to get it towed and no one knows what to fix. Never again.


Best Features

Powerseats. Style.


Worst Features

Mileage. Quality.


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Love the PT but want more reliability
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By jp
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I loved the PT from the moment I saw it and bought one despite concerns about buying a Chrysler. Overall, I like the car but its reliability isn't what I want. The 1st 2 years were great, but then one little thing after another started going wrong.First the headlights wouldn't turn off-had to get the car jump started and take it in to the shop. Then the horn wouldn't work. Then it started overheating-had to get the car towed in 2 times for that. Then the brake lights wouldn't work-got them fixed 3 separate times. Replaced battery several times, replaced brakes. If it weren't for these annoyances I would never buy another type of car-I absolutely love the ride, the look, the comfort,the room.


Best Features

Love the look most of all. That's the main reason for buying one. Also love the roominess-esp. the front seat that folds down. Car holds a full size Christmas tree inside. Nice size for city driving & parking. Overall a fun car & so cute everyone wants to have a ride.


Worst Features

I wish Chrysler were more reliable. If the car held up better I'd never buy another one!


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