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Chrysler PT Cruiser Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

  • The PT Cruiser is a fun, stylish and practical rig, now even more so with the new Turbo model.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Handling and ride qualities, versatile and spacious cabin, unique styling, low sticker price.

  • Cons

    Acceleration can be sluggish with base engine, awkward seating position for shorter drivers.

  • What's New for 2003

    The PT Turbo debuts with a 215-horsepower engine that gives the unique and versatile Cruiser a much needed boost in performance.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (33 total reviews)


Pt cruiser touring

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Vehicle: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Bought new,,,, drove it 99k miles so far....normal routine maintenence, one of Chrysler's all time best sellers( average mpg 20mpg)HONDA,TOYOTA CONTINUE TO BUILD AND INPROVE/// CHRYSLER SHOULD HAVE DONE THE SAME- A CLASSIC.




Junk in miami

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Vehicle: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Great concept, poorly executed! We loved our car when we first bought it. Dark Blues with the Woody package. Still turns heads to this day. However, front wheel bearings went out at 20K, transmission went out at 37K, water pump went out at 52K and overheated warping the head. Luckily this all was covered under the extended bumper to bumper warranty. When the water pump went out, it still cost me over $800 for misc repairs that the car needed. Four months later the car started running rough, so back to the dealer and another $1100. None of the work they did before was now covered since the warranty expired and so did the warranty on their work! Really? Yes. I can not afford this junk!



2 of 9 people found this review helpful

Squeaky brake problem solved

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Vehicle: 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Wife and I owned car for 7 years. A good driver on city street and very stable on highway with solid handling and ride. Engine has very good passing power on country roads even with four passengers. Front and rear seats are very comfortable for long drives [+200 mile]. Many passengers have commented on roominess and comfort when riding in car. I have performed all maintenance since purchased and found it easy to perform oil/filter; spark plug, battery and brake maintenance [see suggestion below]. We found PT Cruiser safe, reliable and a fun car to drive with a design that still turns a head or two after all these years. I think it will become one of the design classics down the road.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 26
  • highway
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Full 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review

What's New for 2003

The PT Turbo debuts with a 215-horsepower engine that gives the unique and versatile Cruiser a much needed boost in performance.

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