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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Reviews

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Love my PT Cruiser after 17 years
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By Sharon
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Got my 2001 PT in June '01. Have loved it to this day, over 17 years later. 60,000 miles on it and mechanical problems. I love the style, the higher seating and the cargo space. It has been a dream. Only down side is, my husband decided it would be a good idea to put in dual exhausts. Which is nice as it improves performance and sounds like a hot rod. But it does mean I need to have the radio louder to hear. Am looking to replace now only because the AC has went out.


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Great Second Car
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By Rod Grodt
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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We bought our Cruiser Limited as part of an estate sale for $1,500. It had just 131,000 miles on it. The car had been hit on the left side, so that door is not from a limited. When they replaced it, they put manual (toggle control) mirrors on it which I replaced. We can't seem to get a remote to program, but are content to unlock the passenger door and use the electric lock function to open the doors. The car's only problem since we purchased it is a sticky ignition that sometimes locks up. Other than that, no problems. The car is comfortable and performs reasonably with the 4OD transmission. There is a ton of cargo space and the interior configurations are amazing. It's great around town and great on the highway, cruising nicely at 70-75. It's tight and there is virtually no wind noise. We bought it as a second car, but it's more fun to drive than our new one. It was Motor Trend's Car of the Year in 2001 and I can understand why.


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Glad to see it go to the boneyard....!!
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By Kyle Walsh
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has been nothing but trouble and frequent costly repair bills....A blown head gasket was the straw that broke the camels back.......NEVER AGAIN....!!


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Love this car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By elsa anzalone
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 2001 PT Cruiser in 2003 with 36K miles. I love the sunroof and the shelf in the back. It was always fun to drive and while Chrysler was not known for reliability, I didn't think I had a lot of problems because I am attentive to maintenance. I have had my car for 13 years and gone from 36k miles to 172k and STILL love it.


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Most versatile car ever
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By Ed
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Tremendous interior room and cargo hauling. High seating possition. Easy to drive. Love the styling. Nothing like it on the market.

I have reluctantly sold the Cruiser after 16 years and 160,000 miles. Its replacement, Elantra GT, is just not the same. I still get heart throbs when I see a Cruiser on the road.


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