2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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4.15 stars

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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Meño Pichardo
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I Have A 01 Pt Cruiser. Never Gave Me Problems Until The Radiator Had A Tin...

this weekend it overhated. a bit of antifreeze leaked. let it cool down and open up the radi cap. it still had fluid. turned it on and it bubbled. i bought a thermostat tried chabging it my self b...

11 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)
909john909
0

My Pt Cruiser Quits When Ever It Feels Like It In 5 To 20 Minutes It Works ...

some times it wont start until I disconnect the battery or it just stops I cant figure out why its doing this can you help me thanks

7 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
sir_Rags
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Chrysler Pt Cruiser Maintenance & Repair Computer Code 0601 & Staring Issue...

I have a 2001 PT Cruiser that will only start after i remove and re engae the positive post after trying to start it. So here is the sequence I turn the key to start to but is doesn't turn over as if...

5 views with no answers yet
janeannj
0

Radio Changed Now Car Won't Start

My radio was changed in my pt cruiser originally it said no fuse, my husband replaced fuse 20A, now the lights work and horn but the car will not start, please help. Thanks!

8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
janeannj
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My Husband Changed My Radio In My 2001 Pt Cruiser Now It Keeps Saying No Fu...

My car keeps saying no fuse, the doors will not lock. The radio does not work. My husband changed the radio. Now nothing works, he replaced all of the fuses and replaced my old radio to no avail, a...

33 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)