2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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4.15 stars

Based on 37 reviews

Yes My Car Is A Chic Car by Rachel
 — My old car was getting rather old and before my family had to put even more cash into her to keep her tiptop shape we just decided to get me a little newer car. So we ended the long and grueling searc... Read More
Love My Car by terryo157
 — i really enjoy my 2002 dream cruiser.i have had no problems in the 3 years i have owned it.i did make one mistake i bought new tires for and i didn't mention i wanted the same kind of tires that were ... Read More
Good Dependable Car, Low Maintenance, Fun To Drive, Has Terrific Cargo Space For This Size Vehilce by VA
 — We bought the care new, almost on a whim in Sept 2001. Since then we've put 60,000+ on it, including several long trips. The car has a good ride, is very nimble (expcept for the poor turning radius)... Read More

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser

The PT Cruiser entered its second year of production in 2002, following a year of reviewer praise and great consumer curiosity.  Chrysler could not build enough PTs in 2001 to satisfy the demand, but both production and variety were increased for 2002.

The 2001 PT Cruiser was offered only in Base and Limited Trims, but two new variants are now available.  The Touring finish, which was previously an option package, is now a trim level.  Chrysler has also added the Dream Cruiser Series.  New special appearance packages for the PT also have a retro focus: wood-paneled sides or flame decals are now available.

The PT's unique body style is certainly  head-turning, but it is also functional.  Seating arrangements are highly configurable, and the extra height allows for greater cargo capacity than other compact cars.  The PT offers 19 cubic feet for luggage alone.

Once again, there is only one engine choice.  All models are powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which provides 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque.  Buyers may select a four-speed automatic or five-manual manual transmission, and both route power to the wagon's front wheels.


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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions


Where Is The Fuse Box Located On Pt Cruiser

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Gale Frost

I Have An 2002 Pt And It Keeps Boiling Coolant, Had Chrysler Repair System ...

I am going bankrupt trying to keep this on the road, they have flushed radiator system twice, repaired cooling system at Chrysler. it now boils coolant on longer trips only. I have had fan assembly,...

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

My Radio, My Interior Light, And My Power Locks Don't Work

All the fuses are good.

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
Dan Crowley

Adding Coolant Goes Directly To The Crankcase

I have a 2002 Touring model w 100K. Replaced a blown head gasket and once it was reassembled, put the oil in and the coolant in, but the coolant went straight to the crankcase and into the oil pan. I'...

13 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)

What Triggers The Ac To Come On

2002 pt cruiser ac is not working. I put in a one speed fan. Stopped the overheating. Ac does not work since. Please help.

13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)