2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • 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:4.1 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
  • 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 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"space" 5 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"small space" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Cassandra writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

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Has lost of room inside for a such a small car.
Good wiring unlike the VW Beetle that is the same price but has system problems because of low quality manufacturing and designing.
Good turning radius.

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Not much room in the trunk.
Is light weight so people playing jello in the back tilts the car a bit.
I have had some engine problems but it was a rental car before I got it so it's been through a lot of driving.
Engine is not the strongest but it can get up the mountains with out much trouble and keep up with a BMW M5 on the highway if wanted.
Has little or no storage room under the seats. (for like a fire extinguisher, or first aid kit.)      

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It's An Old Style Car With New Tecnolagy — It's a good kind of cheep car. (Insurance is a bit pricey because they are so new.) Has an over all good performance. Can do speeds well and turns are smooth. Is a bit sensitive to the passengers moving from side to side. But the wide wheel base helps prevent it from tilting. Has a lot of room for a small car. Can fold down, fold up, or remove back seats for more storage room. Also the front passenger seat folds down to make 75" of storage room. (found out how much room when I put a coat rack in the car.)

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Chris writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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3

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roomy interior and affodable

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poor acceleration, lack of heated seats

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Good Daily Driver — Acceleration is lacking. brakes are good and the car handles well. Repairs have been limited to regular maintenance and one accident. Due to my heavy foot, fuel economy isn't great. the leather seats are cold in the winter. Interior could use higher quality materials.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vickie writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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5

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I love this vehicle and would buy it all over again.

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You don't know how awesome this vehicle is unitl you get in one!

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The P.t Cruizer. It Really Is Personal Transportation! — 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 thing go like stink and takes the corners with ease. It may be 5 years old but people think its new. The body has held up well and it runs like new. I love the leather interior and the heated seats in winter. The gas mileage is not bad for a vehicle this size and weight and It is easy to get in and out of for any one of any age. Although the ride can be similar to a truck this vehicle is fun to drive.

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Nicole writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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I love the body style, it reminds of the old cars from the early 20th century.Has plenty of cargo space, perfect moving as I found out.

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Unfortunately it only has a 4cylinder engine. The car really is too heavy for that it needs 6. And the gas mileage stinks.

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I Love My Car But She Definitly Needs Some Work. — 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. The road noise in minimal and the sound system is decent. I want to put some suicide doors on some day...

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bubba_1952 writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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5

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This little 5-speed was the best car on gas I have ever owned. I could not believe the difference in power and fuel economy compared to my 2002 automatic Limited Edition

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I just could not handle shifting gears due to a medical problem with my foot and leg but no cons with the car.

bubba_1952
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Great Little Family Car Or Perfect For College Student. — I loved this car but realized after I purchased it I needed an automatic. No other problems or complaints about this car at all. I would recommend this car for any small family, student, elderly person or anyone wanting a great little sporty and peppy ride. So much fun to drive. Thank you, D.Lodge

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DBear326 writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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4

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It drives pretty good, interior styling is kinda cool with the two tone black and red leather and color matched dash.

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Under powered, tight engine bay which makes it hard to work on. Dealers service departments not very helpful.

DBear326
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Decent Car, But Chrysler's Quality Or Lack Of Shines Through — We've owned this car for just over 5 years, it has been pretty dependable. It had a few issues that were fixed under warranty but the service departments at the two dealers made me wonder if they knew what they were doing. While I can't speak for every dealer the 2 I've dealt with weren't very helpful. I had better luck doing it myself.

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Kathryn writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Review
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4

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confort stability roomy seating easy to drive

Cons

u cant lift it and u cant put smoke stacks on it lol

35

Its My Baby Lol — it has everything that a vehicle that isnt a truck should have kicking sound system bad A## paint job awesome engine with a turbo and all the extras cause its the limited edition i only drive the best lol its not a truck but its still awesome

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Garry writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Review
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5

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comfortable, small outside, lots of room inside, good gas mileage

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transmision locked up but was replaced free

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Good Car For The Money, I'm Keeping It When We Buy A New Car Soon. — Other than ripping 1 transmision out this car has held up better than the dozen new cars I bought befor it. It looks good in a old person sort of way, rides good seats dont make my back hurt (thats amazing for a cheap car) oh yea and there cheap.

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Gary writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Review
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My Turbo Pt — I like that the seats come out completely to make room for a lot of storage. I like the size which is easy to find parking with. I like the heated seats, the sunroof and the turbo. I DON'T like the low profile tires since they break on pot holes and cost $400 each. I dont like the gas mileage which is about 20 mpg city. Overall the car has great pick up for a small car since it is turb.

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dtroller writes:
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base Review
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4

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Low maintenance...only need to be kind and generous to your fluids

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Not a lot of power, headlights tend to be aimed low due to the vehicle slant

dtroller
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Great Value In A Basic Transportation, Yet Cool Auto — The only problem encountered to date was a broken timing belt at 91,000. Other than that, I keep it well maintained, and it keeps running!! Not only reliable, but it's a cool ride!! I need 6 more words, there we go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

A Fun Car To Drive By elpran813

i like how it looks and drives i like the dash ,it has an average fuel economy,it only takes $38 to fill the tank ,tire pressure monitoring is a plus .i like the new key style with remote and alarm Read More

Great Car For The Price. By getitondawn

I was happy with my purchase on this car when my family was smaller. This is a great car for the price with lots of features. IPOD, Stereo with CD player & Tire detection. The Air conditioning &... Read More

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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

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

Comfortable And Reliable..a Great Vehicle, Overall. By jerika_c

With a good set of snow tires, it does a great job driving on icy/snow packed roads. The brakes seemed a bit touchy initially, but wasn't an issue once I became familiar with driving it. It's definite... Read More

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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Great Practical Car. By Dylan

I liked that it was very easy to maintain and gave me little to no problems. The car is very responsive and gets up and gos. I didn't like, however, the turning radius or the mpg because it got only a... Read More

Decent Ride By vincent06cruiser

I love the style and room, I dislike not having power and dislike spending a lot of money on gas. The sound system and the way the interior is set up is nice. Overall I like it, but mine needs work. Read More

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