Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

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PT Cruiser Not Over Heating No More

Everyone if there is water in your PT cruiser it will over heat you need to use the orange antifreeze if another antifreeze is used it will over heat if you use the orange antifreeze it will not ov...

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HELP! your system keeps asking me to delet one of my ads but I only have one for my PT Cruiser. VIn # is 3A8FY48BX8T174391. I have no way to delete the second ad that I dont have!

Wheels Don't Turn

Power stopped going to the wheels while driving home. I coasted to a stop and the engine runs and sounds normal but nothing happens when I put it in any gear. Engine seems fine but nothing happens...

2001 PT Cruiser

One of the belts broke..not sure what to replace.. the battery light came on 25 miles after it broke..I'm only assuming it's the alternator belt ..I'm being told timming belt but I don't believe tha...

Transmission

Will the transmission from a 2001 chrysler sebring with a 2.7 motor bolt up to a 2.4 motor in a pt cruiser

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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