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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    Annie22764
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    Pt Cruiser

    I am interested in purchasing a 2003 PT Cruiser touring Edition. It does have high miles at 150000 and I was concerned about that. I did some research and the major issues are the timing belt, the...

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    David Boland
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    Hard To Shift In Reverse And Making Weird Noise Hard To Shift In All Gears ...

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    Tina Wells
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    After Replacing The Water Pump And Timing Belt .now It Won't Start Could It...

    19 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    marsheekau
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    Pt. Crusier

    my pt. cruiser would one day crank and not start but today it cranked and started up i when i decided to not drive it for a day i drove it around and it rofe fine.... what could be wrong?

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    ohchickens
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    How Do I Reset My Pt Cruisers Computer?

    I have a 2003 Pt Cruiser. Today while filling up with gas I forgot to close me gas pump/ tank thing and the oil light came on. I checked my oil and closed the tank up, but the light is still on.

    17 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)