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should have traded january 2009
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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i bought my pt used and low mileage it went back once to dealership for some squeaking noise turned out it wasn't sitting right on the frame. i have had no problems other then regular mait. one month ago some noised started and it was the bushings bearings so 1300$ dollars spent on repairing. a week later rad motor blew causing the rad to blow then transmission, 3 days after this fuel pump went. it is now in the shop for timeing belt, water pump and other repairs. total of all repairs 7500$ i really wish i had of traded. now i will have this car forever good thing i do like the look and the drive of it. i'm just glad they took it off the line no more pts. yahoo


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quit building the car and if you do again for a american car make it cheaper for the repairs


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Jerry
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Replaced Transmission once. Had to upgrade the Rotors. Fixed a faulty Fog light switch myself with glue and worked. Replaced all micro dash lights once because most went out at about 65,000 miles which I think is normal. Chrysler fixed faulty powersteering hose with no cost to me. Otherwise, Alright car.


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2002 pt after 80,000 miles
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By richard Eaton
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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first car we ever brought new. the only problem we have experienced in the past with around 50,000 miles, the car would over heat. if you stopped for 5 minutes and restarted the car, the overheating would stop. carried it to the local chysler dealer and let them keep it overnite to locate problem. no problem found and has not over heated again since then and vehicle has over 80,000 miles on it.


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leather interior and heated seats, and ease of getting in and out of the car.


Worst Features

I know this is the last year to manufacture the p.t. cruiser,but if chrysler wanted to stay afloat, they should convert it to electric/gas operation like they have on several cars. it is definitely to popular a car to just do away with it.


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By Andrea G
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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My husband and I purchased our PT Cruiser used with almost 60,000 miles on it in 2004.We have driven it a total of 29 months. It sat for about 9 months after being hit by a mid size SUV on the passengers side while riding in town. My three kids were in the car and everyone was safe.Today the car has almost 108,000 miles on it and drives great. We have had to replace the following items: rotors, brakes, calipers, tie rods and the radiator. The repairs were not as expensive as I had expected. I am often recieving compliments on the vehicle. I drive anywhere from 40-60 miles daily for work and couldn't have been happy this past summer with the price of gas being what it was


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Smooth drive. Easy to park. Great on gas. Hatchback trunk has plenty of space and easy access & shields you while loading from the rain!


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Poor vision when backing up. Easier access to battery, which is currently housed under the air filter.


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Love it, but it stinks
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By michelle
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Had almost 3 yrs. Last year nothing but problems, every week something different. Can't trade in, owe to much money and isn't worth much. Now on its last legs, must give back. Transmission died without any warning, brakes front drive line broke on freeway. Whole wheel came off with no warrning, cost $250 to tow home where now it just sits in my driveway. Fix brakes twice in two weeks. I would not buy a used car again. Has 140,000 miles on it now started at 100,000. Doesn't keep its value.


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Arm rests


Worst Features

Make better car.


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