2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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  • 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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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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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:
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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vegasnow writes:
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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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jccomputer writes:
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Lots of room.   Looks good.  Good mileage.  Very reliable.  Very low maintenance cost. Excellent value.

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Nothing that I can think of.

jccomputer
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Great Car For Work, Family, Vacations. Has It All. — Car has it all. Not just a family car, but great for vacations, shopping. Going to work, going to Church, going out on the town. It fits right in everywhere. Cross between a car, a van, and a truck. Great Car.

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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Erin writes:
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everything

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driving in the snow

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Awesome — Great car! i like it a lot i would recommend it. It doesn't do very well in the snow thou so ya better be careful with it. But other than that i think its an over all good car. yup

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

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David writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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interior space, quick, handles well

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breaks down alot, to many repairs

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All Around Well Car But Should Be Built Better — dont like the constent problems i have but i love the ride and feel the car has and for a small car it has alot of interior space it is overall a quick car but it does have a very weak engine.

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

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Miguel writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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Low maintenance, reliable, sporty and fun to drive.

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Poor gas mileage, underpowered.

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Great Little Car About Town And Then Some! — Acceleration is sluggish, but handling, braking and ride are good. It is surprisingly roomy and is a good vehicle for road trips. $2500 in repairs (suspension and cooling system) at about 80K miles. Low maintenance, but not good gas mileage, as it is a bit underpowered. Fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Christine writes:
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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bc its a good family car/ gas saver

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The horn isn't loud enough, and it's hard to check my blind spots

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I Reccomend The Pt Cruiser As A Good Family Vehicle.. I Love It!! — I love my cruiser it gets me from point A to point B, and its a good family car, and good on gas. I love how there are different trunk options and my seats all fold down in the back anyway I want them!

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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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