2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Consumer Review: Hope you're a shade tree mecha

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Consumer Review

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Touring Edition Wagon (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Hope you're a shade tree mechanic
By dadto5 on


2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Bought with 57,000. In the 57,000 miles since: new elec cooling fan $600 dealership ($90 rock auto), fog lights won't turn off (pulled fuse), front window switch failed ($45 ebay), brakes 3 times (only $65 done myself), whole new front suspension $575, new transmission @ 110,000 miles $1700. Timing chain will need done by 117,000 or the engine will fail $475, new water pump ($65 done myself), chrome alloy rims look great but bend easily. I don't expect a car with 114,000 to be free to operate. But everyone I've talked to can't believe my transmission lasted that long. Front suspension needs work every 30,000 miles. Arm rest are to low to be useful. 16-19 mpg, but I'm used to 10 in my truck

Best Features

Great looks. Cavernous trunk. Comfortable ride.

Worst Features

Just better quality parts. If you can do the work yourself get better performance parts and not OEM parts.
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