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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    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...

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 days ago)

    My 02 Cruiser Turn Signals Don't Work , What Could It Be

    My turn signals do not work, both the interior and front and back.

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    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, ...

    66,291 views with 69 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Sometimes 2002 Pt Cruiser Wont Start

    Hi! I have put two starters and new battery in 2002 pt cruiser and there are still times it wont start. Ive tied pounding on starter with hammer, sometimes it works.I just keep cranking on it then e...

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Does Pt Cruiser Have An Overheat Shutdown

    overheated- made pinging noise, shut down. will not start

    3 views with no answers yet