2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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Base
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Limited
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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

Overall User Score

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Based on 47 reviews

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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janeannj
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Have Any Of The Pt Cruisers Been Recalled For Overheating Problems??? It Se...

My 2001 PT Cruiser runs hot often but no always. When I turn it off it sounds like water boiling. I changed the thermostat and replaced the radiator cap it did not help at all. While looking up this ...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 minutes ago)
Craig Ramirez
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2001 Pt Cruiser Overheating Problems

My girlfriends car has been overheating the last couple days. We would put coolant and it would be fine. When we would park it, it would make a gurgling/bubbling noise. Then today after we would put...

36 views with 1 answer (last answer about an hour ago)
patm0007
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Pt Cruiser Timing Belt Marks: I Lost Track Of Crankshaft Timing Tdc Mark T...

PT Cruiser timing belt marks: I lost track of crankshaft timing TDC mark to camshaft marks. The crankshaft rotate 720 degrees to 360 degrees on the camshafts, So can't the crank be 360 degrees out ...

13 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
BeatrizMyLife
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What Is The Main Issue On My Car That Prevents It From Driving Or Even Putt...

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition. I have a new head gasket this week and an oil changed today. Before getting the head gasket change the car would turn on and when I put it to drive it would t...

21 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
Jason Chavez
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Head Gasket For Pt Cruiser

My 2001 PT Cruiser letting out white smoke from the pipe and I was told I need to change the head-gasket. The mechanic said it will be $1,300 for parts and repair. The car has 214,000 miles on it what...

24 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)