2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 47 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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secorning writes:
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4

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I can always find it in a parking lot!

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Good or bad, it is unforgettable.

secorning
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The Purple Pt Cruiser — The seats are great. You sit upright, more like a chair than a car. Back seats are very comfortable. With the seats down in the back I can fit my bike and lots of stuff inside. Good gas milage. Yea, for the sunroof!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ldejong writes:
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Cute and Fun. Easy to load and unload.

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Not real zippy, not good gas mileage.

ldejong
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Enjoy The Cute Car. — I ordered this car after seeing a sketch of one, and waited 10 months for it to be built. Such a fun little car. Loved how easy to load and unload with the hatch back. Draw backs would be, it doesn't pick up speed very quickly. Mostly noticed when entering the freeway... Also U turns take a lot of space to navigate. I thought being such a small car that gas mileage would be very good...NOT I averaged 16 miles per gallon. My Chrysler 300C gets the same gas milege and it's a HEMI.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
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good looks, gas efficient, cheap

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Underpowered

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I've Modded Her And Shes Better Now. — its an overall nice looking, handling car. only problem is its way, way, way to underpowered.

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ronpolley writes:
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Great ride,roomy inside,great bad weather handeling

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Oil consumption ,long term wear on suspension and cooling system.

ronpolley
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Very Good For The 1st 100,000mi — Good little highway car for the 1st 100,000 mi,then the repairs will start to add up on you. The around town fule milage isnt great. No warranty claims at all and tires go around 45,000 on average.Fun to Drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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alclouis writes:
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Good Value

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I have only been able to achieve 27-30 MPG, I would like to have more MPG.

alclouis
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Very Pleased. — Fun driver, quick for a 150 HP car, handles well, cost effective, excellent storage, good room in he cockpit area. Increasing the tire size to 225 has improved the handling characteristics. Well worth the money, maintenance cost quite reasonable. A wider foot print wood be great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Timmy writes:
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great on gas

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i could be here for a while to name all of them

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Would Never Buy A Chrysler Again — the only good thing about the pt cruiser is has plenty of room on the interior specially with the removeable 60/40 rear bench,but thats where the positive's stop.after purchasing the 2.4L 5spd touring edition pt cruiser i loved it until i hit 99,000miles then everything started going down hill big time. the engine blew out, 2 transmissions 3 clutch's radiator and list goes on and on

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Jeff writes:
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Good family car.  It's spacious.  It picks up well and slows down quick.

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Tight engine compartment.  Hard to work on.

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Decent Bang For Buck. — It picks up well. It's spacious. Looks semi classic and has many possible modifications. Handles long trips very well with the touring suspension. Gas is decent. The stick shift makes it fun to drive, but if I had to buy again I would buy the turbo model.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeff writes:
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Easy on the wallet

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None

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Great Car — Love this car. Nothing to complain about whatsoever. Build quality is fantastic. Performance is great for a car like this. Cost of ownership is easily affordable. VERY FUN TO DRIVE esp manual! It goes through turns like a hot knife through butter. It sits well and it keeps its footing in almost all conditions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vrtrooper writes:
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Reliable little car.  Very roomy on the inside.

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Maintenance costs are augmented by the fact that the front end of the car has everything condensed into a small space.  The labor costs add up when the mechanic has to take other things off to get to problems.

vrtrooper
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Nice Commuter Vehicle — We are approaching 200k miles on the vehicle and haven't had any major issues with it. We are the 2nd owners of the car. It's gone back and forth to Virginia, Maryland, Boston, and New York with no problem at all.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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GarDjr writes:
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Sharp looking. All ways turned heads.

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Could have used a V-6

GarDjr
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One Of Chryslers Best — The PT was unique in looks and styling. It had all the modern upgrades of todays cars, but it had the look of the older unique cars of the forties. It was fun to drive, handled well in all kinds of weather and on all kinds of road surfaces.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Musculine Front With Sleek Feminine Rear By rasbb

maintenance cost is incredibly high and overheating is a major prob. once fixed, you are free to cruise around town. a Chrysler PT cruiser is a car that needs to be driven at least once in any driver'... Read More

Good First Car By jofus97

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Over All I Am Very Happy With The Style Quality And Performance By 123look

Alignment never seems to be right. even after new tires, new brakes, the works. This car is still despite any flaws one of my favorites to drive. fits my life style perfect.for hauling children, taki... Read More

Not Lovin' It. By oldkookskater

It was fun for the first couple of years. Now I drive it because it's paid off. I will (Lord willing) NEVER own another Chrysler product again. My Toyota Truck - 138,000 trouble-free miles. Had t... Read More

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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Its An Elegant And Unique Car By mkadya

I totally love how it borders on being ugly but beautiful at the same time. Its unique and it has style and character. Its not just a car, but more of personality. With all the other features you are ... Read More

Pt Cruiser Gt Is A Fantastic Jack Of All Trades By PaulEden

I purchased this PT Cruiser GT new back in 2004 and it has been an outstanding vehicle for these last ten years. The PT Cruier GT was initially purchased primarily to be a family car, yet... Read More

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Milk Truck, Cool Looking Car But Wouldn't Purchase Again By ElephantMovers

The performance was average and had problems with the transmission and shifter cable easily detaching, it drove well and the engine was solid. The seating space was reasonable, the rear hatch back was... Read More

So Far Ok By edmo23

I like the look of the car and it's very economical . Is a little engine noisy from inside the car not outside . Don't know if that's normal with these cars as I just bought it a few weeks ago . Drive... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Best Car I Have Ever Had By ngwe2013

Love the fact that the car runs and drives very smoothly. Its safe, has excellent brakes, good on gas. I used to put a full tank for under 25 dollars and drive back and forth to Rockville for about 13... Read More

Fun To Drive If You Recognize This Car's Performance Limitations And Don't Try To Exceed Them. By msok

At 6'2" with a medium build, I felt physically comfortable driving this car for the duration of my ownership. I always shopped between Chrysler and Firestone for the cost of maintenance and rep... Read More

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