2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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Based on 47 reviews

A Fun Car And A Good Car! by Craig
 — The PT Cruiser was one of the best cars from the Chrysler family. It changed a lot over the years, but the basics were still the same. Performance wise, there's an OK amount of power with the no... Read More
Love My Car! by Dawn
 — Problems with defective paint on bumpers. Didn't show up for a couple of years. By then the dealer wouldn't fix it. Slow upon acceleration, but the power is there on the other end, if you need to pass... Read More
Love It Or Hate It by Efren
 — I love the acceleration....it takes 13 sec from 0 to 100 km/hr....but because is AT so it takes a little...but the version MT is so fast.....The quality of brakes is incredible.... Appearance, it onl... Read More

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 as the production embodiment of both a 1997 Plymouth concept and Chrysler's desire to capture its heritage in a unique new model. The 2001 PT Cruiser was named the North American Car of the Year, and it also appeared on Car and Driver's Ten Best List.

Two trim levels were offered in this initial year: Base and Limited. The Base model's standard features included air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, and power brakes and steering.  The Limited added a power moonroof, keyless entry, fog lamps, power locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, leather seats and chrome wheels.

Both models were powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, which produced 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission came standard, and a 4-speed automatic was optional. Both route power to the car's front wheels. Fuel economy was estimated at 20 mpg city/25 highway with the manual and 20/26 with the automatic.


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Why Startet Won't Turn Over With Key

Car was hit in front radiator pushed into and broke starter. Replaced both tried to start and would only run 2seconds , three times. Now won't turn over with key. If selonoid is jumped it only runs ...

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2001 Pt Cruiser How To Remove Fuel Line From The Engine

I need to replace the fuel line that goes from firewall to the engine. I can't see how to remove the hose from the engine connection. Its down under the intake and I can't see if it's a screw or a t...

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On My Chrysler Pt Cruiser Lmtd What Other Engines From What Vehicles Can I ...

Replacement will come as cheap as possible. Likely from the salvage yard.

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How Do I Take Out The Presure Switch On The Back Of The Ac Compresor After ...

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I Have A Pt Cruiser 01. I Recently Change Radiator And Radiator Cap Also Th...

But when I parked the car I can hear a bubbling from the radiator to the reservoir, I hope someone can help me

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