2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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Avg. Price: $4,633
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GT
Avg. Price: $5,568
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Avg. Price: $5,356
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Avg. Price: $5,262

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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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Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

peaserap
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If Water Is Low Do To A Leak, Why Doesn't The Gage Go Up?

Been as low as a quart of water but the temp gage never went above normal...is there a sensor not doing or doing something to cause this?

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)
zappa1
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How Can You Diagnose A Power Train Module

basically I would like to know if the power train module is bad...I have been working with this car..charging system wasn't working..replaced alternator..still having problems, replaced the power trai...

3 views with no answers yet
nicole_edwards
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My 2003 Pt Cruiser Wont Stay Running.

One day while driving my kids to school my car just died on me. My mechanic was able to get it running again, however now it wont stay running unless someone is continuously giving it gas. As soon a...

37 views with 8 answers (last answer about a week ago)
eggsRn1basket
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How To Fix Sporadic A/c Issue

2003 PT Cruiser A/C works great - sometimes- then quits, while driving. No connection to idle. Seems to be more predominant when outside temp is very hot (when it's needed the most!), as well as en...

13 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)
Candieptc
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How Do You Get The Cruise Control To Work On A 2003 Pt Cruiser

We just bought a PT Cruiser, and was wanting to use the cruise control but couldn't figure out how to, so we asked the previous owners, and they never used it so I'm asking you this ?

43 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)