2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The PT Cruiser Base model is unchanged for 2003. Now in its third year of production, the in-demand PT continues to turn heads. However, as earlier models start to get older, owners have begun to voice complaints about Chrysler'ss well-known build quality and service issues.

The PT is powered by a 2.4 liter DOHC inline four, producing 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is included, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Gas mileage is estimated at 21/29 mpg with the manual and 19/25 mpg for the automatic.

The PT's unique chassis offers class-leading cargo space, and the flexible seating arrangements allow drivers to create additional space. Standard features on this model include front airbags, air conditioning, a CD audio system, power windows and mirrors, and intermittent wipers.

This base model offers prospective buyers a reasonably affordable route to PT ownership. Yet, many owners are finding that the true cost of ownership is not what it should be. For a compact car, the mixed driving fuel economy is comparatively low (low 20s), and the cost service for minor but nagging problems can add up quickly.


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    2003 Pt Cruiser Non-working Headlights And Door Locks Click Constantly

    my car is all the sudden acting up. the door locks constantly click, the headlights were going off and on, now they wont even come on at all. theres a clicking from under the dash from what I believe ...

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    Wont Start

    changed a cable wire on battiery and now it wont sta no sound

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    Removing The Heater Core In Pt Cruiser 2003 Turbo

    We have torn the dash almost completely out. There seems to be one bolt on the passenger side in the engine compartment that we are just unable to get to. We have been at this for three days. Is the...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    2003 Pt Cruiser Radio Display Doesn't Work...how To Fix Problem

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    2002 Pt Cruiser

    Replaced the ignition actuator because I was unable to turn on the car and keep it on. Now it still does the same thing. When I attempt to turn it on the engine light, oil light, & battery light c...

    12 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)