2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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4.15 stars

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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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What Makes My Fan On My 2001 Pt Cruiser Not Come On Unless I Hot Wire It

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What Made My Standard '01 Cruiser Stop Accelerating And Start Making A Horr...

Driving home my '01 cruiser just stopped accelerating. The car starts but make a horrible noise in 1st gear and won't move forward. I had it towed but would like a clue to issue before dealer look...

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Chris Roman

Where Is The Auto Feel Shutdown Button On A 2001 Pt Cruiser

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My 2001 Pt Cruiser Has Only 30,000 Miles On It!

I have changed the coolant every 5 years, last time in Fall 2010. Should I change the coolant again this Fall and if so with what type and how should I do it.

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Meño Pichardo

Whats The Chances That A Pt Cruiser Will Run Good After Timing Belt Went Of...

so not so long ago, my timing belt on my 2001 pt cruiser went out. luckily my wife wasnt going fast maybe speed limit under 25mph.car didnt want to start so my mechanic told me it was the timing b...

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