2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 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" 13 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"weak power" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"suspension" 3 reviews

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Cassandra writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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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rasbb writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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3

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aesthetically appealing. nice for a date pickup.
sounds are perfect for  2002 class

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not fuel efficient,

rasbb
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Musculine Front With Sleek Feminine Rear — 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's life time

Primary Use: Family transportation

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vegasnow writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

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Fun litte car. Can sport two-tones or flames and turn a lot of heads. Reliable. Seats 5 comfortably. Sits high for good views in traffic.  Easy to get in and out of. Seats fold down to create amble cargo space. Can haul a surprising amount of stuff including all but the biggest pieces of furniture. It is like a small SUV.

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Small turning radius.  Old model bumpers bleached out and needed to be repainted.

vegasnow
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Fun & Practical — Bought my 2002 for $21k in Jan 2003 and enjoyed it for ten trouble free years and 104k miles. Only major repair was for cooling fan that seems to blow its fuse whenever the battery is changed out. I painted the bottom half to make mine a two-tone which it seemed designed for. Loved this car and held onto it long after I could afford something a little more high end. Was the go-to car for lunch because it could comfortably seat five while my colleagues Mercedes' could only seat four. Rear cargo space was a big help through two moves and many Craig's List finds. Finally broke down and replaced it with a used 2006 Lexus SC 430. I like cars with a little pizzaz.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Randy11Kat writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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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 practicality 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 280 miles. Only a handful of times have I push past 300 miles before refueling. In twelve years it's never left me stranded except for a dead battery... highly dependable :-)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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debawatha writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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The cargo capacity is terrific.  I've had two pygmy goats in the back.  I've had a love seat back there when the seats were folded up.  And I've had two 6' x 30" windows in there too!

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The tires are the kind that look low all the time.  I've had many people tell me I need air in them when I really don't.  The gas mileage could have been better (24 mph) around town.

debawatha
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My Favorite Car. — I love the look of this car. I wish Chrysler hadn't stop making them. When I need to replace it I'm going to look for one of the same of the last year they were made. Mine is purple, I would like to get a green one next.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TrishaHamor writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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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

TrishaHamor
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Very Pleased. By alclouis

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 wor... Read More

Very Good For The 1st 100,000mi By ronpolley

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... Read More

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

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

Great Little Family Car Or Perfect For College Student. By bubba_1952

I loved this car but realized after I purchased it I needed an automatic. No other problems or complaints about this car at all. I would recommend this car for any small family, student, elderly perso... 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

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

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

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