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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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My 2002 PT Cruiser Is Overheating

My 2002 PT Cruiser has82,000 miles on it and the motor has been rebuilt at 51,000. It's never overheated the three years I've had it until 3 weeks ago. I've had three different mechanics take a look...

The Light On My Radio Stays On For Awhile The Goes Out 2002 Pt Cruiser Rad...

the light on the radio only stays on for a short time, then goes out but radio still works, have had readio replaced and worked on but to no avail

Car Won't Start

I drove my PT cruiser to the store was out of it for about ten minutes won't turn over not making any kind of noise battery is good alt is good when u turn the key over it does nothing lights work...


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, ...