Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

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Check Engine Light Came On Going Down Freeway And Car Shut Off

My car would die when I come to a stop but start right up again. This morning going down freeway my check engine light came on and my car died and won’t start up

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PT Cruiser Overheated And Now Won't Start

P127E Trouble Code

I was reading previous question and saw p127e gurus said it did not exist ... well it does fuel pump circuit b open.. found that the fuel pump ground along with 8 other ground wires that are not l...

Air Conditioner: Cold Lines, But Warm Air

The air conditioning on my 2006 PT Cruiser is acting funny. The line off the condenser is ice cold like it should be, but the air blowing out the vents is not cool at all. It's blowing plenty of air...

08 Pt Cruiser Stop Moving While Driving. Engine Still Running But No Forwar...

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.

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