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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 27 reviews
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 27 reviews
The PT Cruiser Base model is unchanged for 2003. Now in its third year of production, the in-demand PT continues to turn heads. However, as earlier models start to get older, owners have begun to voice complaints about Chrysler'ss well-known build quality and service issues.
The PT is powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, producing 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is included, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Gas mileage is estimated at 21/29 mpg with the manual and 19/25 mpg for the automatic.
The PT's unique chassis offers class-leading cargo space, and the flexible seating arrangements allow drivers to create additional space. Standard features on this model include front airbags, air conditioning, a CD audio system, power windows and mirrors, and intermittent wipers.
This base model offers prospective buyers a reasonably affordable route to PT ownership. Yet, many owners are finding that the true cost of ownership is not what it should be. For a compact car, the mixed driving fuel economy is comparatively low (low 20s), and the cost service for minor but nagging problems can add up quickly.
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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions
Loud Idle, Not Rough.... Loud Engine
doesnt idle rough, but the engine seems loud when idling and driving. Wondering if its engine related or muffler/exhuast? Doesn't seem to be exhaust..... sounds like its just a loud running engine.
What Is Wrong With My Car When Water Is Leaking Out?
My car is running hot so I put water in it but when I put water in it the water runs right back out what could be wrong with it?
I Have An 03 Cruiser Which Has Been Over Heating. Before I Could Repair The...
normal but when i shut it off and tried to start it again the temp guage shot through the roof. No milky oil, cranks fine, and has gas. Did i blow the 3rd motor in this car. Yup, within 3 months o...
Engine Lite Just Came On. I Have Manual Transmission And When I Get To Abou...
Engine cuts out at about 2200 RPMs.
Pt Gt Blowing Water Into Overflow When Normal Temp?
I've replaced the head gasket,radiator, took thermostat out, new 18 lb cap. Can you install a higher pressure cap then the 18 lb?