2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The PT Cruiser entered its second year of production in 2002, following a year of reviewer praise and great consumer curiosity. Chrysler could not build enough PTs in 2001 to satisfy the demand, but both production and variety were increased for 2002.

The 2001 PT Cruiser was offered only in Base and Limited Trims, but two new variants are now available. The Touring finish, which was previously an option package, is now a trim level. Chrysler has also added the Dream Cruiser Series. New special appearance packages for the PT also have a retro focus: wood-paneled sides or flame decals are now available.

The PT's unique body style is certainly head-turning, but it is also functional. Seating arrangements are highly configurable, and the extra height allows for greater cargo capacity than other compact cars. The PT offers 19 cubic feet for luggage alone.

Once again, there is only one engine choice. All models are powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, which provides 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. Buyers may select a four-speed automatic or five-manual manual transmission, and both route power to the wagon's front wheels.

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    Why Is My 02 Pt Cruiser Blowing Cold While Heaters On And Now Wont Turn Ove...

    My cruiser was having a problem over heating at times and it had a little leak, I think off the but truly im not sure. It started blowing cold air while the heater was on. Finally before it died on m...

    13 views with 6 answers (last answer 23 hours ago)

    Car Won't Stay Started

    Car won't stay started unless foot is on the gas

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    Overheating Problems

    So my wife's 2002 cruiser runs hot and overheats when idle too long (drive thru, red light etc.). Checked debris between condensor and fan, fan works, coolant full, thermostat works, all relays good, ...

    60,696 views with 63 answers (last answer about a week ago)

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    Are the fuel injectors on a 2002 and 2006 PR cruiser the same size

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

    How To Fix Clicking Noise When Turning

    my 02 ptcruiser is making a loud clicking sound when i make a turn and sometimes even going straight

    24 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)