2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 38 of 38 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser reviews.

    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser LimitedReview
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    Retro Throwback — watch out chrysler has a bad rep for shocka and struts/suspension its a cute car and it works but watch out dealers will try to fool you and you will not notice if its bad at first

    Pros: Easy to drive

    Cons: boring to drive

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    Not As Cool As It Seems... — My husband bought this car before we met and it had problems from the start. It went through brakes like crazy, had all sorts of engine problems, it was hard to work on, and the body squeeks were annoying.

    Pros: Comfy, roomy. We moved to Florida from Michigan with everything we owned in the back with the seats out.

    Cons: Squeeky, top-heavy, went through brakes/tires like water, overheating issues, discolored bumpers, hard to work on.

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    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser TouringReview
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    Dependable Utility With Character. — If you like the look, don't need to win every red-light race and want something affordable, buy affordable, buy one. If you're worried about quality, don't. I put 70,000 miles on it before anything major needed working on.

    Pros: Great utility, reliability. Quiet ride. Adequate acceleration. Great for hauling
    kids, especially in a baby seat. Lots of leg and head room in front and back.

    Cons: Ride can be a bit choppy at times with the Touring suspension. Eats brakes
    pretty bad. Fuel economy could be better for the size of car.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    Awesome, Versatile Car! — This car has a great deal of versatility and is quite adaptable to different needs.

    Pros: Adaptable and versatile

    Cons: Fairly wide turning radius

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    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser DreamCruiserReview
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    Love My Car — i really enjoy my 2002 dream cruiser.i have had no problems in the 3 years i have owned it.i did make one mistake i bought new tires for and i didn't mention i wanted the same kind of tires that were on the car which were low profile tires,so they put regular tires on it.but i will return to the low profiles next time,they just help make the look of the car.i really hate to see chrysler drop the cruiser,but it will make the car worth more in later years,if you manage to keep one in great condition.as far as the copycat chevy's hhr,not even close.

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:2,000

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    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser LimitedReview
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    Good Dependable Car, Low Maintenance, Fun To Drive, Has Terrific Cargo Space For This Size Vehilce — We bought the care new, almost on a whim in Sept 2001. Since then we've put 60,000+ on it, including several long trips. The car has a good ride, is very nimble (expcept for the poor turning radius) and has been trouble free. We replaced the lower cotnrol arms as they had worn out and the fornt brakes/ rotors.

    Owner for 5 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

    Pros: Economical, handy cargo, good looking

    Cons: poor turning radius

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    2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser LimitedReview
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    Woody Cruiser With Style, Form And Function. — The PT Cruiser was a phenomenon even before it came out. With retro styling and "Tall Car" 4 dr., hatchback practicality and rear seats that can fold up or be taken out completely, it filled many needs... a 5 passenger people hauler or cavernous mini-van. The sculpted, flared wheel wells sets it apart from any other shortish "Tall Car." There are many PT Cruiser Clubs around the country and parts are easy to come by since so many PT Cruisers are still on the road. The Limited comes with heated leather seats, a moon roof, tinted windows, roof rack. Gas milage comes in at 20 mpg. It has a 15 gallon tank that will ask to be filled every 280 miles. Only a handful of times have I push past 300 miles before refueling. In twelve years it's never left me stranded except for a dead battery... highly dependable :-)

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks, especially with the Woody Package.  LImited Edition has leather and heated seats. Front passenger seat back folds down on itself allowing for an 8 ft. ladder / surfboard.  Rear seats fold up or come out completely for mini-van cargo hauling.  Solid feeling car.  Roof rack.  Factory tinted windows and moon roof are great features too!

    Cons: Turning radius / gas milage

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    Sorry I Decided On Purchacing This Car. Never Again. — The only reason I got this car is because I thought it would be a good family car, and it was a GT (had some good options). The turbo laged, it did haul butt, braking was ok, and it handled like crap. The turning radius in better in a F-350 truck. This is a cheaply made car despite leather seats and deluxe options. I liked the sportier model, and would have liked to do some cosmetic mods, but just wasn't worth it. Gas sucked and I had to put premium grade into it so it wouldn't knock. It hauled balls, but it was still a crappy car.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: GT model has horepower, and I like the styling.

    Cons: Cheaply made, poor handling, unimpressed all around

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Fun To Drive By louisianalady43

    Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handling while driving and parking. Great features for a couple or family and plenty of cargo room. Fun ... Read More

    Eh. By TanyaBrown86

    I have two young children. The back seat is tiny. My husband is 6'2 and can barely fit in the car when the carseat is behind his seat because his legs are too long it is way too cramped. Now, with a 3... Read More

    2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Versitile By rlund

    nice car for a student or for commuting. Lots of room in the cargo area and rear seats are removable to make even more cargo space. there is plenty of room for the passengers also. with all that space... Read More

    A Truly Versatile Vehicle By Dickcruz

    The way this car handles is great. I feel part of it. It has all the features of most more expensive cars. Easy to read gauges. SIRIUS satellite radio ( subsciption necessary). Folding and removable ... Read More

    2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Great Looking. Comfortable And Easy To Drive By Betty

    I bought this used and it has 17" wheels. The turning radius is terrible, but I've been told that was because of the wheels. Tried to have them changed out, but apparently the car was ordered like th... Read More

    Great Car By paulor

    Of course, style is the highest point of the PT. Almost as wonderful as that is the roomy interior with many possible configurations to fit your need: cargo or passengers. The engine seems to suffer t... Read More

    2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    All Around Dependable Car! By Schulze57

    Overall it was a nice clean car.very well taken care of. Very roomy and the floor boards clean. The sun roof and tented windows great for summer. Very dependable car and Purrs like a kitten Yes I wou... Read More

    Comfortable Put Thirsty. By wpjones57

    This is my wife's car and she loves it! Specifically she loves the arm-chair driving position and it's perfect for her running around town. Except I REALLY wish it got better mileage. It averages arou... Read More

    2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

    Great Family Fun Car. Rear Seat Will Take 2 Kids With Their Child Seats Comfortably By fredcars

    the car has great handling and stability on the road, unlike old models. also economy is perfect, the car uses almost the same as my toyota Prius which is great but handles much better than toyota. th... Read More

    Pt Cruiser Review By bdawsn

    The Personal Transportation Cruiser has a lot of great things going for it. One of the new retro cars like the beetle, mini, and HR it is easy to find in the parking lot. It is large enough to haul a ... Read More

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