2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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3.95 stars

Based on 25 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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2003 Pt Cruiser Stopped On Me

I have a 2003 pt cruiser. I was coming home and my car just started slowing down and I would press the gas pedal and nothing would happen expect ramp up the thing. My car turns on and runs. All the li...

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Chip Johnson

Water Pump On A Pt Cruiser What Is The Trick To Getting That Huge Metal Bra...

when the guy working with me finally got it out he had no idea how it came out. S I'm guessing you can't get there from here you have to go somewhere else and start. thank you in advance. ce

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

I Have A 2003 Pt Crusier, Will Not Start Just Tries Until The Battery Is De...

It sounds like it wants to start but it won't. Could this be the fuel pump? I have no signs of the motor stopping or letting up while driving. My car has 177,000 plus miss, I also noticed some trans...

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My 2003 Pt Cruiser Gt Goes In Reverse But Not In Drive

I can put my car in reverse just fine, but it will not go into drive. The shifter works fine and RPMs go up but the car will not move. Any suggestions??

32 views with 7 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)

Change Timing Belt On 03

How to change a timing belt

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