2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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  • 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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PROS
"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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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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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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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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Easy car to drive

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Turning radius

pet37
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Our Pet Vehicle — Just turn the key and go. Very low maintenance vehicle. Relatively easy to work on. Only wish it had a bit more power. A small vehicle which can transport a lot of "stuff". Even moved a full size kitchen range with rear seat out.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Great driving car, great looking, easy to work on, great modifications abound.

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Gas mileage is only so-so.

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A Fun Car And A Good Car! — 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 non-turbo model, and more than enough when you get the turbo engine. Handling is pretty good and the solid (and weighty) car really holds the road. Handles easy and stops very well. It is always a blast to drive the car, and I get a lot of looks with all of the modifications done to make the PT Cruiser into PT Bear*Num, an award winning "Woodie" PT Cruiser.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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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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Cargo space is superb for small hatchback.  Back seats fold down to create lots of interior hauling space.  

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The 5-speed manual really needs to be a 6-speed.  MPG is disappointing for the 4-cylinder engine.

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Great, Vintage Look For A Fun, Get-around-town Car. — Have loved everything about this car except the gas mileage. It looks great, handles fun, comfortable inside, and excellent cargo space for a small car. The Limited trim package is tasteful and not overdone. For Chrysler's first year making this car, excellent product!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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the looks

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the littleness

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I'm Glad To Drive One — its a nice little car to get around in. its not a great car for hualing around a lot of people but i like it that the back seats come out. other than it feels like i'm driving in a bumper car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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good road handling car

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don't know any

rprouty
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Neat Car — could have more room for a 4 door has moon roof traileer hich small 1 1/2 frame hich to fit car 27 mpg on road without air running air drops about 2miles,aceration is good with 16 valve motor, only reason I'm thinking about trading as i'm alone now and thought I woud like to have a fun car

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

Great Looking. Comfortable And Easy To Drive By Betty

I bought this used and it has 17" wheels. The turning radius is terrible, but I've been told that was because of the wheels. Tried to have them changed out, but apparently the car was ordered like th... Read More

Great Car By paulor

Of course, style is the highest point of the PT. Almost as wonderful as that is the roomy interior with many possible configurations to fit your need: cargo or passengers. The engine seems to suffer t... Read More

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

All Around Dependable Car! By Schulze57

Overall it was a nice clean car.very well taken care of. Very roomy and the floor boards clean. The sun roof and tented windows great for summer. Very dependable car and Purrs like a kitten Yes I wou... Read More

Comfortable Put Thirsty. By wpjones57

This is my wife's car and she loves it! Specifically she loves the arm-chair driving position and it's perfect for her running around town. Except I REALLY wish it got better mileage. It averages arou... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Great Family Fun Car. Rear Seat Will Take 2 Kids With Their Child Seats Comfortably By fredcars

the car has great handling and stability on the road, unlike old models. also economy is perfect, the car uses almost the same as my toyota Prius which is great but handles much better than toyota. th... Read More

Pt Cruiser Review By bdawsn

The Personal Transportation Cruiser has a lot of great things going for it. One of the new retro cars like the beetle, mini, and HR it is easy to find in the parking lot. It is large enough to haul a ... Read More

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