Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

My Battery Went Dead Over The Winter, Has Since Been Recharged, But Now Win...

windows won't go up or down since replacing battery....Is there a reset switch somewhere?

01 Chrysler Pt Cruiser Wont Start NEED HELP!!

I was driving my 01 Chrysler pt cruiser when I felt a little pull like it shifted wrong, my check engine light came on right after, then I couldnt accelerate and my brakes were stiff. It finally c...

Thinking About Buying A 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser?

I am thinking about buying a 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser that is for sale in my local area. The price they are asking for is $5,750 and it has about 75,215 Miles. I know that over the years the PT ...

Interchangeable Parts

Will 2006 pt cruiser parts fit a 2003 pt cruiser?

How Much Boost Can My PT Cruiser Take

How much boost can my 2004 PT cruiser high output engine. I have a Diablo three chip

Chrysler PT Cruiser Overview

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001, and represented one of DaimlerChrysler's first ventures into the retro-styled auto market. The PT was originally intended for the Plymouth marque, but by the time production began, the Plymouth name no longer existed. The compact wagon had its roots in the late-1990s Plymouth Pronto concept car.

The PT name has a dual meaning: Chrysler uses the term "Personal Transportation," but PT is also an abbreviation for the platform. The PT (Platform Tall) is a variation of Chrysler's PL (Platform Low) foundation, used by the Dodge Neon. The PT Cruiser shares many Neon components, but styling is reminiscent of the 1930s Chrysler Airflow models.

In the PT Cruiser's introductory year, only two trims were offered: Base and Limited. In the following years, Chrysler added GT and Touring trims and special additions like the Limited Platinum and Dream Cruiser Series. Other models include the Street Cruiser, Signature Series, and the 2006 Walter P. Chrysler Edition. A four-seat convertible was added in 2005.

The PT Cruiser is now in its seventh year of production, but it is still in the first generation of production. A series of updates came in 2006, which included a new grille, new head and taillights, a higher quality dash, and a new audio system.

The PT was voted the North American Car of the Year in 2001. Chrysler's reliability problems would unfortunately hamper the PT's reputation in subsequent years.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Experts

  • #1
    Kelly Little Ashford
  • #2
    Gypsy Rose
  • #3
View All