Chrysler PT Cruiser Model Overview

Chrysler PT Cruiser Questions


What Makes My Gauges Go Crazy And I Sometimes Loose Power In My 06 Pt Cruis...

I will be riding along and the bell will ding and the speedometer goes down, the gas gauge goes down. Sometimes I loose power altogether, most times it picks back up and straightens out. Only a fe...

Guage Lights Going Crazy?

My dashlights and guages all of a sudden just go crazy.. What causes that. And will my car break down cause of that???? Please help my family depends on me!!!! Bills need to be paid. Thank you

What Is An Indication That My Vindicator Camshaft Needs To Be Replaced

My car would not start up first two tries. Then, it started and as I drove it, it was missing and stuttering if I drove over 20 mph. Any faster and it was more pronounced. Turned back, had the car t...


I have a 2006 pt cruiser that is running hot constantly.i have replaced somethings hoping to stop the over heating.But nothing has changed.i have changed tcm.relays.thermostat. and radiator cap a...


My 2003 Pt Cruiser Just Stopped Running.

While driving I got an ding the check engine light came on and the car just died on me. No sputter or any indication of a problem. Just stopped running. It has 3/4 of a tank of gas so that isn't my p...

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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