Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions

How To Install Cruise Control On A 2008 Pt Cruiser

Looking at a 2008 PT Base model for the wife. We had a 2001 Touring and it was loaded but this one has no cruise.

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Engine Torque Mount Replacement Pt Cruiser

How to replace lower front engine torque mount

The Tailgate On My 08 Pt Cruiser Won't Open But The Dash Display Says"open....

Tail gate won't open.Dash icon says the gate is ajar but it doesn't appear to be. It is killing my battery. What is the problem and the cost of repair?

2002 Pt Cruiser Overheats While Idling

Any time my car idles for more than a couple of minutes it overheats. Some type of pressure release typically blows out twice and then it starts boiling. Coolant level is fine and radiator was repl...

2004 Pt Cruiser

I'm trying to find out what the part is called I put freon in my ac and it came out so the part that comcets to the ac I need replace please help

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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