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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Car Won't Start

car has been sitting for 3 weeks due to bad fuel pump. replaced the fuel pump and now the car won't start. The guy that fixed it thinks it's an anti theft issue. Says the car is not recognizing the ke...

03’ Non Turbo PT, Will Crank,no Start, Timing Changed,water Pump,radiator,a...

My 03’ PT, non turbo want start, check engine light blinks 10 times, crank but no start... we have replaced the battery,alternator,radiator,ti... pump (whole timing change) I am at my wits end an...

Only Shifting Hard Going Uphill

I've done a little research on why my transmission might be doing this. I'm thinking maybe motor mount or solenoid. Has anyone seen this problem that can point me in the right direction?

Parking Lights On A 2003 Pt Cruiser

why do the parking lights iust randomly come on, on my 2003 pt cruiser

Check Engine Light Came On Going Down Freeway And Car Shut Off

My car would die when I come to a stop but start right up again. This morning going down freeway my check engine light came on and my car died and won’t start up