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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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4.15 stars

Based on 46 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 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 Could Be The Problem? Cost Estimate?

I just bought a 2001 pt cruiser and its giving me hell. The oil pressure light is on and I noticed dark colored oil puddle under the front of the car. Today when I drove the car I hurd it making a ...

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Jessica Wise

Help What Would Cause An 01 Chrysler Pt Cruiser To Start Sputtering And Hav...

My car all of a sudden started sputtering and choking out. It doesn't die and at first only did it when I hit the gas and now it does it while driving. The car will act like it's gonna die but it ...

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Gordon Young

2001 Pt Cruiser Downstream Sensor If Bad Will It Affect My Co And Runnig Ri...

can not pass smog test

5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
Yvonne Mayfeild

Car Shut Down When I Strated It With 3 Seconds And Wont Start

I went out to start car it started for three seconds then shut down and now wont start. I have the gray key. I no it has something to do with security. What can I do to get my caar started I just move...

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

What Fuse Number Do I Check For My Cruise Control On My 2001 Pt Cruiser

why is this so hard ro find???

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