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
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"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"radius" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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kffk writes:
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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pretty good on gas/ 5 Speed Manual/ almost 200000 and still hits 100MPH

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I drive over 600 miles a week/ Cant keep the alignment on the front end eats up tires

kffk
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I Like It. I Get All My Cars Second Hand From The Same Friend. He Gets Rid Of Them Around 90,000mile — Its a nice little car. Good on gas. I can fit the kids in it when I need to. Its comfortable for a long ride and pretty decent in the snow.The front end is a tough one, I seem to always need an alignment. working on it is sometimes a problem real tight under the hood. I cant really complain. I bought it used and I got more than my moneys worth from it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vrtrooper writes:
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4

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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:
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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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secorning writes:
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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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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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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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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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fcsheltonsr writes:
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Been a great family car with little maintenance required other than a timing belt, brakes, tires, etc.

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Oil senor light comes on at low idle. This light would come on when at low idle; mechanic repaired problem by replacing oil sending unit. Have not had an issue related to this since. More importantly, I do not have to add oil because the bad "unit" was the cause for loosing the oil. Recommend to others who are experiencing a similar problem, start with a heavier grade oil and if that does not resolve problem, I would recommend changing out the oil sending unit. It certainly worked for me.

fcsheltonsr
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Excellent — My 2001 has been a very reliable car for our family. It is also very roomy in the cargo area. Currently we have roughly 208,000 miles on our vehicle. Having a small problem with the oil sensor light which comes on at llow idle 800-1000 rpm.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeff writes:
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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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2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Fun To Drive By louisianalady43

Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handling while driving and parking. Great features for a couple or family and plenty of cargo room. Fun ... Read More

Eh. By TanyaBrown86

I have two young children. The back seat is tiny. My husband is 6'2 and can barely fit in the car when the carseat is behind his seat because his legs are too long it is way too cramped. Now, with a 3... Read More

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2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Versitile By rlund

nice car for a student or for commuting. Lots of room in the cargo area and rear seats are removable to make even more cargo space. there is plenty of room for the passengers also. with all that space... Read More

A Truly Versatile Vehicle By Dickcruz

The way this car handles is great. I feel part of it. It has all the features of most more expensive cars. Easy to read gauges. SIRIUS satellite radio ( subsciption necessary). Folding and removable ... Read More

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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

A Fun Car To Drive By elpran813

i like how it looks and drives i like the dash ,it has an average fuel economy,it only takes $38 to fill the tank ,tire pressure monitoring is a plus .i like the new key style with remote and alarm Read More

Great Car For The Price. By getitondawn

I was happy with my purchase on this car when my family was smaller. This is a great car for the price with lots of features. IPOD, Stereo with CD player & Tire detection. The Air conditioning &... Read More

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Comfortable And Reliable..a Great Vehicle, Overall. By jerika_c

With a good set of snow tires, it does a great job driving on icy/snow packed roads. The brakes seemed a bit touchy initially, but wasn't an issue once I became familiar with driving it. It's definite... Read More

Great Car! By Hotchkissgirl

Perfect lil car! Great commuter vehicle, turning radious is comfortable, safe reliable ride! Not only does the car look really cool but it is also very economical! It would be a perfect first car for ... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Decent Ride By vincent06cruiser

I love the style and room, I dislike not having power and dislike spending a lot of money on gas. The sound system and the way the interior is set up is nice. Overall I like it, but mine needs work. Read More

It Has Its Flaws, But Overall It's A Nice Vehicle By Ryan

This car feels like a mix of different types of vehicles. It's fairly compact, drives like a hatchback sedan, and feels a bit more roomy like an SUV. For me this is a nice balance. The surprising good... Read More

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