2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 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" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 6 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"weak power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"suspension" 3 reviews

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Jacob writes:
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fun to drive, looks different, nice interior

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everybody has one now (though they didn't when I got mine) and it's not a pre-1970 american car.

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Pimp Time Cruiser — Comfortable car. The manual transmission makes everything better, it's practically an anti theft device now days. Fun to drive and surprisingly fast for such a tiny engine. Decently fuel efficient. The high roof gives lots of clearance for taller people and makes you feel like you're in a car twice the size.

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Randy11Kat writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

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Looks, especially with the Woody Package.  LImited Edition has leather and heated seats. Front passenger seat back folds down on itself allowing for an 8 ft. ladder / surfboard.  Rear seats fold up or come out completely for mini-van cargo hauling.  Solid feeling car.  Roof rack.  Factory tinted windows and moon roof are great features too!

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Turning radius / gas milage

Randy11Kat
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Woody Cruiser With Style, Form And Function. — The PT Cruiser was a phenomenon even before it came out. With retro styling and "Tall Car" 4 dr., hatchback practically and rear seats that can fold up or be taken out completely, it filled many needs... a 5 passenger people hauler or cavernous mini-van. The sculpted, flared wheel wells sets it apart from any other shortish "Tall Car." There are many PT Cruiser Clubs around the country and parts are easy to come by since so many PT Cruisers are still on the road. The Limited comes with heated leather seats, a moon roof, tinted windows, roof rack. Gas milage comes in at 20 mpg. It has a 15 gallon tank that will ask to be filled every 275 miles. Only a handful of times did I push past 300 miles before refueling. In ten years it's never left me stranded except for a dead battery... highly dependable :-)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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GT model has horepower, and I like the styling.

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Cheaply made, poor handling, unimpressed all around

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Sorry I Decided On Purchacing This Car. Never Again. — The only reason I got this car is because I thought it would be a good family car, and it was a GT (had some good options). The turbo laged, it did haul butt, braking was ok, and it handled like crap. The turning radius in better in a F-350 truck. This is a cheaply made car despite leather seats and deluxe options. I liked the sportier model, and would have liked to do some cosmetic mods, but just wasn't worth it. Gas sucked and I had to put premium grade into it so it wouldn't knock. It hauled balls, but it was still a crappy car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Amber writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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nice

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suspension

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Good — Slow to accel. but good brakes. the suspension is loud. the appearance is very nice gas mileage is ok maintenance isnt bad this car is very fun to drive overall its very nice very very nice/. how do you like yours?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Taylor writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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smooth ride, good gas mileage, decent performance, sturdy, fits well in tight spaces, roomy

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slow to accelerate

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Pt (personal Transport) Cruiser — I love my PT Cruiser Limited Woody. The ride is smooth, untill the tires get out of balance. Gas mileage is decent at 19/21. It accelerates a little slow, but holds speed well. I give this car an 8 out of 10.

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Cassandra writes:
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Has lots of room inside for a such a small car.
Good wiring unlike the VW Beetle that is the same price but has system problems because of low quality manufacturing and designing.
Good turning radius.

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Not much room in the trunk.
Is light weight so people playing jello in the back tilts the car a bit.
I have had some engine problems but it was a rental car before I got it so it's been through a lot of driving.
Engine is not the strongest but it can get up the mountains with out much trouble and keep up with a BMW M5 on the highway if wanted.
Has little or no storage room under the seats. (for like a fire extinguisher, or first aid kit.)

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Old Fasioned Car With New Tecnolagy. — It's a good kind of cheep car. (Insurance is a bit pricey because they are so new.) Has an over all good performance. Can do speeds well and turns are smooth. Is a bit sensitive to the passengers moving from side to side. But the wide wheel base helps prevent it from tilting. Has a lot of room for a small car. Can fold down, fold up, or remove back seats for more storage room. Also the front passenger seat folds down to make 75" of storage room. (found out how much room when I put a coat rack in the car.)

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Kara writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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Comfy, roomy. We moved to Florida from Michigan with everything we owned in the back with the seats out.

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Squeeky, top-heavy, went through brakes/tires like water, overheating issues, discolored bumpers, hard to work on.

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Not As Cool As It Seems... — My husband bought this car before we met and it had problems from the start. It went through brakes like crazy, had all sorts of engine problems, it was hard to work on, and the body squeeks were annoying.

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Chris writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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Great utility, reliability. Quiet ride. Adequate acceleration. Great for hauling
kids, especially in a baby seat. Lots of leg and head room in front and back.

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Ride can be a bit choppy at times with the Touring suspension. Eats brakes
pretty bad. Fuel economy could be better for the size of car.

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Dependable Utility With Character. — If you like the look, don't need to win every red-light race and want something affordable, buy affordable, buy one. If you're worried about quality, don't. I put 70,000 miles on it before anything major needed working on.

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jofus97 writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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Good fuel economy, radio isn't bad. A good commuter car for going to work.

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The PT Cruiser is not the best on reliability. The brakes have fouled up several times, the water pump had to be replaced, the suspension has to be replaced and ABS isn't standard.

jofus97
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Good First Car — The PT Cruiser is my first car. I wasn't exactly thrilled to be receiving it at first because it was my mom's old car and she described it as "cute". When I did get the car, I got used to it and I actually liked the retro look it had. When it came to winter driving, it wasn't the best at first. That was partially due to the fact that it was my first winter, and I didn't know how to handle the car in snow and ice. The fact that there wasn't ABS didn't help, either. Despite that, I actually learned how to control the car and to brake sooner, which gave way to better driving habits. In general, it is a good car for a first-time driver.

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TrishaHamor writes:
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i love how small the car was until we decided to expand our family

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not big enough for all the kids

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I Loved My Pt — i loved everything about my PT, it is great on gas its small for easy driving, spunky little car great in snow and it has stylish looks, fancy interior and a overall safe ride love how it handles well over bumps

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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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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

Great Practical Car. By Dylan

I liked that it was very easy to maintain and gave me little to no problems. The car is very responsive and gets up and gos. I didn't like, however, the turning radius or the mpg because it got only a... Read More

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

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