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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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...

Air Conditioner

I have a 03 PT Cruiser and my air conditioner is not working. I took it to my mechanic and he could not find a leak. He even shot dye through it and still no leak. He cleaned it out and he filled i...

Cranking Issues

I have a 2003 PT Cruiser GT and it will not turn over, all inside panels, lights, radio, ac, windows all works but when I turn the key it won't crank can anyone help me with this. I have checked a...

Temperature Gauge Stopped Working

recently had belts, thermostat housing, thermostat, gasket replaced within past 2 months

Lost My Key To My 03 Pt Crusier

We replaced the whole steering column now i noticed my reverse 24th lights are on while in park. The car wont turn over at all. Also should i have gotten the computer with that steering column