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45 stars

Based on 24 reviews

The P.t Cruizer. It Really Is Personal Transportation! by Vickie
 — I love the room in this car as well as the versatility. Its a small vehicle but has the features of a mini van and small SUV all rolled into one. It may be a "Cruizer: but the turbo engine makes this ... Read More
The Cruiser by Amy Manser
 — I can throw the seats down and haul my Kayak to the lake!Gets around in the snow pretty good...hasn't needed any major repairs. The glove box and part of dash board matches the color of the car. It's ... Read More
I Love My Car But She Definitly Needs Some Work. by Nicole
 — Overall a very nice ride, it handles very well but is a little sluggish when accelerating. The interior is spacious and is great for hauling things in as the rear seats not only fold flat but come out... Read More

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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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My 2003 Pt Cruiser Just Stopped Running.

While driving I got an ding the check engine light came on and the car just died on me. No sputter or any indication of a problem. Just stopped running. It has 3/4 of a tank of gas so that isn't my p...

16,353 views with 33 answers (last answer 7 hours ago)
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I Have A 2003 Pt Cruiser While Driving The Car Just Started Shaking Uncontr...

it he saw that the thermostat was out he fix the knock sensor and did a tune up but left the thermostat out but the car is still shaking when car is idle please help not sure what to do

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The Bushing And Retaining C Ring On The Shift Cable For A Manual Transmissi...

Discovered that the bushing and retaining clip were missing when I removed the air filter assy to replace the battery on my wife's 2003 PT Cruiser, with a manual transmission. It is the end of the cab...

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

My 2003 Pt Cruiser Overheats And The Vents Blow Out Cold Air Any Idea What ...

23 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

What Is Draining The Battery?

I have a 2003 PT Cruiser with a Turbo Engine. After my mechanic put on new hose for AC, the battery keeps dying. I had the battery and the alternator checked, both are good. I have to keep getting the...

502 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)