2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 as the production embodiment of both a 1997 Plymouth concept and Chrysler's desire to capture its heritage in a unique new model. The 2001 PT Cruiser was named the North American Car of the Year, and it also appeared on Car and Driver's Ten Best List.

Two trim levels were offered in this initial year: Base and Limited. The Base model's standard features included air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, and power brakes and steering. The Limited added a power moonroof, keyless entry, fog lamps, power locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, leather seats and chrome wheels.

Both models were powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, which produced 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission came standard, and a 4-speed automatic was optional. Both route power to the car's front wheels. Fuel economy was estimated at 20 mpg city/25 highway with the manual and 20/26 with the automatic.


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    Thomas Evert

    Pt Cruiser

    I was drivin my pt cruiser.i heard a noise so i shut it off.water came out of the bottom.i thnk my water pump blew and my timming belt.is my car toast or not.

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)
    Joe Slay

    Hot Car

    If a water pump goes bad in a PT Cruiser doesn't make the carpet wet

    4 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    2001 Pt Cruiser

    So I was driving my car a few months ago and it just kept over heating and cutting off. My dad made me start it over and over to drive it closer to home then it completely just shut off. A few mont...

    11 views with 5 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    I Have A 2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser That The A/c Compressor Is Out. I Want To...

    194 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    John Merry

    2001 Pt Cruiser Coolant Light

    My wife's 2001 PT is occasionally giving a coolant light and last time started getting hot. Only happens when driving in town and when she shuts it off for about 30 minutes light goes out. All rea...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)