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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    What Are The Symptoms Of A Bad Range Sensor

    My backup lights do not work. When you shift into REV, 1, 2, 3, you have to rev the engine just a little and it starts to drive or back up depending on your selection. Then without doing anything...

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    Hey My Pt Cruiser Is Heating Idk What To Do Can Y'all Help Me.

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    2003 Pt Cruiser Turbo With Cooling Fan Running At High Speed While Car Is O...

    2003 PT Cruiser Turbo. The cooling fan stays running with the ignition switch on. The fan turns off when I turn off the car. There is no relay in the fuse box because it's for non-turbo controls. To e...

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    My 2003 Pt Cruiser Just Stopped Running.

    While driving I got an ding the check engine light came on and the car just died on me. No sputter or any indication of a problem. Just stopped running. It has 3/4 of a tank of gas so that isn't my p...

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    Transmission Sticking In 2nd Gear

    2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4 automatic. Lately the car will shift to second gear fine but will not shift higher and then will not shift back down to first. However, if you turn the car off and back...

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