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2003 Chrysler PT CruiserReview
Guru98DXRB writes:
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Perfect car for transportation. Not much power but decent gas mileage The one I bought had only 32,000 miles on it. It was great buy. I would compare it to a mini cooper

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2003 Chrysler PT CruiserReview
Guru9BN9SC writes:
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Well appointed. Did not see carfax or it’s equivalent. Always curious as to whether car has been in a flood or not. Can’t tell. Not enough details as to cars history.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Chrysler PT CruiserReview
Richard writes:
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the PT cruiser does not have a good history Ill pass on Them.

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2003 Chrysler PT CruiserReview
Darcy writes:
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I wasn’t expecting to be picking up an almost pristine 2003 vehicle due to how old it was but I did. For the price I paid for it and how well maintained it was I was astonished at how well the vehicle was. The reason why I gave it a 4 was bcuz it said that it wasn’t in accident and come to find out it was BUT the repairs to have a very well vehicle was worth it. Thank you car gurus.

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2003 Chrysler PT CruiserReview
Al writes:
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I believe this car is way over priced for what it is.

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Review
Oreos says:
I had this car for a year nice 80000 miles. Soon after I bought it, a check engine light came on. My power steering fuel pump needed to be replaced. (Had troubles even going around a curve) I had to replace 3 motor mounts and my radiator. After all that, not even a month later my head gasket was shot. It shut off on me WHILE DRIVING! Out of nowhere. I had to fight to get $300 out of it. I bought it for $3500. Do not buy this car it is just going to hurt you later down the road. I had it for about 6 months...
vs2000 Ford Ranger
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger better.
"The steering didnt go out."
Looks/Style Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger better.
"The ranger just looks better to me. The style of the cruiser is a little bit older."
Front Seats Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger worse.
"They are separate. Both were equally comfy."
Back Seats Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger worse.
"The PT cruiser had more room for legs. The seats in the truck are sideways."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger better.
"The truck has a bed which can be used for groceries with out taking up so much space like the car had a limited before it was by our feets."
Family Car Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger worse.
"Not very much to in the cab of a truck."
Value Ranked 2000 Ford Ranger better.
"Although its more miles, it has had less problems than the cruiser"
33 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT Wagon FWDReview
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Very Good. — I've had the car about 3 years. Bought it with about 81000 on it and it now has 91000. Haven't had any problems whatsoever with this car. Just change the oil every 3000, changed the plugs and plug wires and the air cleaner. Oh yeah, a volo chip for performance and one size larger tires(215x50x17). That's about it and it handles well with plenty of power. This thing would outrun most V8s I've owned over the years, and some were fairly fast. 69 Camero 327, 73 Gran Sport 350, 72 Torino 351, 5.0 Mustang, and many more. It just moves pretty good with the tubo spooled up.

Pros: Very fast for a four cylinder and handles well.

Cons: Changing the timing belt at specified interval was difficult.

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Wagon FWDReview
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Over All I Am Very Happy With The Style Quality And Performance — Alignment never seems to be right. even after new tires, new brakes, the works. This car is still despite any flaws one of my favorites to drive. fits my life style perfect.for hauling children, taking trips. Garage sales, shopping . Easy to load fun to drive very good handling in winter weather even without snow tires.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I love the cargo space I can fit 1/2 sheet plywood 10' boards dressers, chairs you name it I've most likely transported it with in reason people !

Cons: door locks have locked me out. safety nice auto lock annoying

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
oldkookskater writes:
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Not Lovin' It. —

It was fun for the first couple of years. Now I drive it because it's paid off. I will (Lord willing) NEVER own another Chrysler product again. My Toyota Truck - 138,000 trouble-free miles. Had the clutch replaced at about 135,000 miles. Never leaked oil. Never was low. Never had transmission leak. Never had to top off fluids or even add coolant. Reservoirs were always full. Fluid always clean. Jump to PT Cruiser with Mercedes at the helm. This car is a giant bag of suck. It drinks oil like a drunken sailor on shore leave. No oil leaks - it just gets consumed by the car. No blue smoke. Passed 100% of emissions tests every year for 12 years. Where is the oil going??? My theory is my car is hoarding the motor oil in case of some emergency, for when the cars all become sentient and kill us off; that way it'll have what it needs. Rear tire alignment - the car is "off" from the factory and is fixed in this position - they cannot be aligned. Thanks for that, Chrysler. Because of this, I need tires more often than and was informed by the tech that shims could be installed but they wouldn't really fix the issue. Performance - Maybe most other drivers don't know how to squeeze anything out of an engine smaller than 5.7L but the 2.4L does an okay job, given how tiny it is in relation to the weight and non-aerodynamic shape of the vehicle. Non-turbo does just fine. Has good torque and is fast for what it is if I want to lean on the pedal in the lower gears. Manual transmission probably helps with performance. Fuel economy is horrible in the city - like 18-19 MPG, which would be okay if the engine was more powerful... If I'm on the freeway driving to San Antonio, it'll pull 30 MPG. If I'm doing mixed commuting/ city driving, then average of about 24MPG. With good tires, the car handles great. I've had 10 years out of the replacement brakes. Still no chirping, squealing or issues with discs. No uneven wear, no warping (but then I don't brake like a maniac, either). It's not the worst car I've owned (that goes to a 1996 Pontiac Grand Am) but it's definitely not the best. Can't wait to retire this vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, if you keep getting it repaired.
Roomier than it looks; can haul quite a bit for a small car.
I can almost ALWAYS find a parking space due to the small overall footprint of the vehicle.

Cons: Repairs.  Frequent and costly.  Engine compartment is ridiculously small.  Had to pay an obscene amount of money to have belts and timing chain replaced.
Consumes oil like a drunken sailor on leave.
Manual door locks.  Really?

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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWDReview
bubba_1952 writes:
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Great Little Family Car Or Perfect For College Student. — I loved this car but realized after I purchased it I needed an automatic. No other problems or complaints about this car at all. I would recommend this car for any small family, student, elderly person or anyone wanting a great little sporty and peppy ride. So much fun to drive. Thank you, D.Lodge

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: This little 5-speed was the best car on gas I have ever owned. I could not believe the difference in power and fuel economy compared to my 2002 automatic Limited Edition

Cons: I just could not handle shifting gears due to a medical problem with my foot and leg but no cons with the car.

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Review By Jonusatrk

Great solid transportation vehicle dependable price right good every day driver Read More

Fun To Drive By louisianalady43

Sporty and stylish vehicle. Lots of extra features that are for safety and comfort. Ease of handling while driving and parking. Great features for a couple or family and plenty of cargo room. Fun ... Read More

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Review By Guru9BZQ1M

it ran well, drove well, very clean nice car Read More

Review By Henry

every thing was as new,except the tires were the original and had to be replaced .Didnt realize until Ihad bought the car and driven it home. Read More

2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Review By Scott

Its been a pretty good car bought it used Read More

Review By GuruNSB4D

Yes I just dont like the color I dont prefer yellow Read More

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Review By Guru9VWGNW

Good value very comfortable to ride in love the features Read More

Review By Guru9QPNQZ

One problem is the convertible doesn’t work but that’s my problem for not asking on a cold and rainy day Read More

2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews

Review By Guru9X4TXK

I will need to take it to a mechanic to have the fan belt checked it is making a squeaking noise when I start the vehicle. Also there is no indication as to when the last oil change happened. There ... Read More

Review By Guru9BLT27

That’s fine, a little less mileages would have been ideal Read More

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