Used 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
List price range

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.

Used 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser for Sale

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003 Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
108,792 miles
Used 2003
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Limited Edition
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Fun car or worst piece of crap!!!
wewing, 1/27/2012
I bought my PT Cruiser used. It is a 2003 and I bought it in 2005. I have replaced the waterpump (inline), the power steering,I have had work done on the struts,front bearings, I have had electrical problems and replaced the battery, and it eats oil at a rate higher than I would like. I have spenr over $3500 dollars on repairs and it had 30,000 miles on it when I bought it and I have just less than 70,000 on it now. There is a small leak somwhere in the cooling system either coming from the water pump$700, the head gasket $1000 or the engine block $2000. I am a little unhappy with the reliability of this car.
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Darth Car Master, 5/5/2016
My 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT has 215 horsepower. It can go 120-130 Kilometres per hour without struggling like some cars do on the highways. It can take on a Ford Mustang sports car while looking like a crossover wagon/minivan. I have not floored the gas peddle to the maximum yet, because it scares me a little to have the Cruiser go all out. I fear unleashing its full power so I hold back. The GT version is not a sleeper of a car like the base model is.
No problems here I love it!
djk10, 3/29/2010
Besides normal ware and tare breaks tires etc. This car has been a blast to own. I just paid it off and after a set of tires and my normal full tune up it has been better than any car that I have ever owned! Lots of room to haul groceries etc. I don't understand all the complaints I believe if you take care of a car routinely it will run great I bought it 3 years old 18k miles I deliver in it everyday 160k still going strong
2003 Standard Cruiser
Curt Brennan, 4/3/2015
We bought ours from the original owners in 2005 with only 17,000 miles. We've now owned it 10 years (this May) and it has given us absolutely NO PROBLEMS OF ANY KIND, EVER!! So far, I've purchased one set of tires and one battery (last fall) and that's it!! We like it so much that I just bought a 2005 "GT Convertible" with HO Turbo and only 47,000 miles. We dressed up our current PT and are going "all out" on this one too. This convert is for Summer time driving and weekend cruising. I've owned Mopars since 1971 (1966 Charger) and I've had good luck with them all! ;-)
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
150 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
150 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
150 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
215 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Used 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The Used 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Touring Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M), Limited Edition 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and GT 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

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