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Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

Charlene Hardy

How Do U Test A Thermistat?

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My Dashboard Light And All Item/gauges Are Not Working And Also The Gear Sh...

i have a 2005 pt cruiser and the dashboard work for a little bit until the dashboard gauges and light stopped working along with the gear shiftier lights. i figured that of the things that stopped a...

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Charlene Hardy

How Do You Put A Thermistat In A 2005 Pt Cruiser?

car is running hot fan is working no visable leaking hoses orleaks in the radiater

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Thomas Evert

Pt Cruiser

I was drivin my pt cruiser.i heard a noise so i shut it off.water came out of the bottom.i thnk my water pump blew and my timming my car toast or not.

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If The Timing Belt Breaks Does It Screw Up The Engine

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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.