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I Just Had My O2 Sensors Replaced But My Engine Light Is Still On. Someone ...

it is a turbo

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I Have A 03 Pt Cruiser Turbo It Sprung A Bad Oil Leak And Now It Won't Star...

I had noticed the oil light came on and tried making it home. It shut off luckily in my driveway. I had the leak fixed and added oil and all it does is makes one click but won't turn over. I'm not...

6 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 days ago)

Can You Put A 2002 Pt Crusier Engine Into A 2001 Pt Crusier Linited Tourin...

i have a 2001 pt crusier with a egr and i found a 2002 engine with a egr my mechanic say i can awap the two engines and i want to know if he is right and if i use the 2002 engine will i have a lot...

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Where Do I Go To Make A Dealer Comment?

Had a great experience at Tom Wood V W. Had most of transaction online. Drove 2 hrs. to test drive, then on way back home in vehicle in less than two hours. John

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I Accidentally Lost My Keys Down The Defrost Vent. I Am Unable To See Them ...

honestly this is now the 2nd set that has fallen into the broken defrost vent. this time it is a big key ring and the remote key ring that unlocks the doors is on it. PLEASE HELP

36 views with 4 answers (last answer about a week ago)

About the Chrysler PT Cruiser

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001, and represented one of DaimlerChrysler's first ventures into the retro-styled auto market.  The PT was originally intended for the Plymouth marque, but by the time production began, the Plymouth name no longer existed.  The compact wagon had its roots in the late-1990s Plymouth Pronto concept car.

The PT name has a dual meaning: Chrysler uses the term "Personal Transportation," but PT is also an abbreviation for the platform.  The PT (Platform Tall) is a variation of Chrysler's PL (Platform Low) foundation, used by the Dodge Neon.  The PT Cruiser shares many Neon components, but styling is reminiscent of the 1930s Chrysler Airflow models.

In the PT Cruiser's introductory year, only two trims were offered: Base and Limited.  In the following years, Chrysler added GT and Touring trims and special additions like the Limited Platinum  and Dream Cruiser Series.  Other models include the Street Cruiser, Signature Series, and the 2006 Walter P. Chrysler Edition.  A four-seat convertible was added in 2005.

The PT Cruiser is now in its seventh year of production, but it is still in the first generation of production.  A series of updates came in 2006, which included a new grille, new head and taillights, a higher quality dash, and a new audio system.

The PT was voted the North American Car of the Year in 2001.  Chrysler's reliability problems would unfortunately hamper the PT's reputation in subsequent years.