2002 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER

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89,866 Miles
31,362
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 89866
Body Style: Wagon
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: Gas I-4 2.4L/148
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Roswell, GA
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Great buying experience! !!!!!

5
onaopr on 11/17/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

Seeking for a 2016 Hyundai Genesis, received a call after searching online and I spoke my salesperson Malcolm. Afew days later I stopped by the dealership and met Malcolm at the door. We sat do discussed the car I was interested in, he worked very hard and found the car , but upgraded from the 2016 to the 2017 G80 at about the same price. We are very happy with the purchase. DINO Malcolm'so manager worked hard as well to find me the vehicle and getting the right price to make a smooth transition. Gooooooo!!!!! Rick Case Hyundai of Roswell, GA Great buying experience, will return in the future. Gerald Watson.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 170 reviews

Cruies er

4
Noah dement on 11/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

Just take care of it and it will take care of you

dream cruiser attention getter

4
john ohara on 10/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

great body integrity(dont see rusty pts) super cruiser,extremely comfortable,stands out when most other cars/suvs look all alike (you cant tell if a mercedes or a kia), fine handling,fantastic space flexability and space storage -a rare unique vehicle in this time of NO DISTINCTIVE VEHICLES---

257,000 and going strong

5
cre loc on 03/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

P.T. Cruiser, great little runner!

4
Lee Rhodes on 03/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 4

This car has been a joy to own. I bought this one used in 2007 and it has been consistently reliable. The only issues I have had are age related. A crack in the dashboard (which was completely preventable had I only bought a dash cover), both hydraulic pistons which hold up the rear lift gate need replacing, The headliner is just now slightly peeling back from the front window edge, and the cruise control failed which is caused by a module which Chrysler has known for years was faulty yet continued to produce and install in many Chrysler models including its mini vans. Just recently, this 13 year old vehicle is starting to burn a little oil. It loses a quart every 6 weeks. However an engine rebuild for this car is only $1600 which is surprisingly inexpensive and takes only 10 working days. The PT Cruiser shares the same chassis as Chrysler's Neon and the PT cruiser is a much heavier car. I have an automatic transmission and it is supplemented by a K&N breather kit which improved gas mileage by almost 2 miles per gallon. This car currently has 178,000 miles on it and if I rebuild the engine I am confident I can run it for many years to come.

Love/Hate relationship with my Cruiser

2
Brent on 01/21/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 2

I bought this car from a coworker after some financial difficulty forced me to get rid of a car with a payment. I paid $1500 for it, so thankfully I didn't spend much up front. The previous owners had not driven it for a few months, so they put a new battery in it for me. For the first few months, I really had no complaints. The car definitely showed its age (it was 11 years old with about 120k miles on it when I got it), as the interior was pretty worn out and the bumpers were faded, but overall the car looked good for its age. I noticed one day that my air condition started blowing hot and looked at the dash and saw my car was overheating while sitting at a stoplight. Took it to my mechanic and he replaced the radiator, after telling me that I should probably get rid of this car, as they are notorious for radiator and cooling system issues. I wish I had taken his advice. I'm currently on my 5th radiator, and I've had the thermostat, the radiator cap, the fan, the fan switch, numerous sensors and wirings, two batteries, new tires, and an alternator replaced. The car still overheats, and I have to keep antifreeze with me at all times. My mechanic believes it's leaking out through the head gasket, so it's most likely torn to shreds. The A/C went out completely last summer, and the compressor has a massive hole in it. I've spent about $5000 on a $1500 car to keep it running. Now, for the good things. Honestly, I enjoy driving my car. It's comfy and roomy. I drive in town and on long drives (1+ hours) and my legs don't get tired like if I'm driving a car. I enjoy that it sits up a bit higher than most cars, so it's much easier to get in and out of each day. It's quite fun to drive, and has plenty of power for a car it's size. The car has tons of extras and options, like a moon roof, PW/PL, tilt/cruise, premium radio, and heated seats (which is super nice in the winter). It's not loud driving it on the highway, and it drives very smoothly. It handles snow and ice like a champ. I am looking into getting a more reliable vehicle quite soon, but in a way I'm sad to get rid of my little headache of a car. It's not very reliable, but in so many other ways, it's a perfect fit. Be wary buying a used PT Cruiser. They have lots of issues among all the model years it was produced. If you need a reliable daily driver and don't have time or money for frequent repairs or breakdowns, I'd avoid it. If you're looking for a fun car to drive or as a second car to play around with, go for it.

Cat with a PT Cruiser

4.5
Jamie Clemons on 03/04/2015

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We go a used PT Cruiser for a steal and have not had any major problems with it. We really enjoy driving it. It is like any other car you have to take care of it. It has all sorts of bells and whistles power everything and a moon roof. Its comfortable and fun and me and my wife both like it.

Absolutely loved this car?

4.8
itsjuanaa on 07/25/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2002 Pt Cruiser Limited addition automatic. It was my first car after turning 16. It wasn't my first choice, but I fell in love with it. We purchased it from a dealership in 2013 from where I live. Gas mileage was ok. dashboard did crack in several places. The only other problem I had was my timing belt went out. It's durability is amazing. I ended up having a few accidents in it before I totaled it when a deer hit me. It drove so smoothly. I totaled it with 119,000 miles on it. It was great while I had it.

Loved this car but...

3.9
farrynbalch on 03/06/2014

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This was my first car. 2002 pt cruiser touring edition, automatic transmission. I LOVED this car, I bought it at 127,000 miles. Did awesome in the snow, and on long trips. Once my car hit 160,000 miles it went to shit. The timing belt went out which was around 1,000 dollars to fix. We ended up putting over $2,000 into it, then 6 months later it broke down again. Then 3 months later it broke down again. OVerall it was a good car until the miles got up there. Also has a horrible resale value. The value decreases very quickly. If it has low miles its a great car. Very roomy.

bought 02 Pt Cruiser base used

4.6
ptlover45 on 02/14/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I wanted the PT since it first came out. I got a used (11K miles ) base , 5 spd, ac, combo cassette -cd player, fog lights, privacy glass. Drove it for 33K miles. replaced front wiper motor under warranty. 18 mpg ( city ) 35 (hwy) never added oil. Suede interior much classier than the no-stain interior in my 07 PT. gauges set too deep in dash to be read in sunlight. GREAT STYLING.

Curse of a car

2.3
juliarose on 08/29/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I got this car in 2006 from my aunt who had bought it new in 2001. Before she gave it to me (luckily I didn't pay anything for it), she had MANY things replaced. The car is poorly engineered, any work done to it is a pain because of the constricted space in the engine. Since I have had the car, every 2-3 months something huge goes wrong with it. The things I have had done since I have had it: 2 radiators, 2 coolant fans, new wheels because they were leaking and causing my tires to go flat, shocks, timing belt, brakes, head gasket, fuel pump, water pump, thermostat (engine overheats, AC broke, fog lights wouldn't go out (removed the fuse box), hatch broke twice. Gas mileage sucks too! Awful.

worst car i ever owned and this is my second pt cruiser

2.6
myptcruiser on 05/04/2011

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have owned 2 pt cruisers, a 2001 and 2002. I do not know why I bought the second one. Both had the same problems - replaced radiator $1200 both times; suspension problems with tie rods, wheel hub assembly. If I open the hatchback it causes my brake lights to fail, because according to Chrysler dealership, the wiring rubs as I open the hatchback. The camshaft sensor had to be replaced $350. Now it is going out again after being replaced by the Chrysler dealership less than 8 months ago. Very expensive to repair. Do not buy this car! You can find them available for sale everywhere - have you ever wondered why? Be glad they no longer make this car.

230k still running strong

4.6
DZ on 10/30/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought it used from a friend with 12k on it. The only things I have had to do is timing belt, three clutch's, three crankshaft sensors, radiator fan, front bushings and the rear crank for the stabilizer. Other than that just change the oil and brakes. This car has never left me stranded. Fun to drive, very comfortable. To me this is all just maintenance and part of owning a car. Next week I'm changing the timing belt again cause it's that time. Going for 300k.

Hope you're a shade tree mechanic

3.6
dadto5 on 10/17/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought with 57,000. In the 57,000 miles since: new elec cooling fan $600 dealership ($90 rock auto), fog lights won't turn off (pulled fuse), front window switch failed ($45 ebay), brakes 3 times (only $65 done myself), whole new front suspension $575, new transmission @ 110,000 miles $1700. Timing chain will need done by 117,000 or the engine will fail $475, new water pump ($65 done myself), chrome alloy rims look great but bend easily. I don't expect a car with 114,000 to be free to operate. But everyone I've talked to can't believe my transmission lasted that long. Front suspension needs work every 30,000 miles. Arm rest are to low to be useful. 16-19 mpg, but I'm used to 10 in my truck

Love my PT Cruiser

4.9
Blaze on 05/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Hot Car is so comfortable. I smile each time i walk up to my Cruiser. I still can not believe it is mine. The leather inter. is so classy. Every stitch is perfect. Turning corners is a breeze. Handles like a Rod.

My college daughters PT cruiser

3.1
jlsh on 03/11/2010

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

For what we have spent fixing this car in the past 3 years, we could have purchased a better vehicle. The physical shape of the car is great and it has many extras but, the garage where we have repairs made knows my daughter's voice when she call!. We just spent 1500 dollars on repairs this winter and today she called and her steering wheel is locked up and won't turn.

Still like the car.

4.5
Shotgun on 02/20/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought the car used in 2005 at about 56,000 miles. Have thoroughly enjoyed the car. Haven't had many problems, but when I did, I was appalled at the repair price, and the unusual failing of parts that normally don't fail. In 2006 the transmission failed. Cost $3,250 for a rebuilt one. Since then, the sunroof has jumped the track and screwed up the linkage. No 'repair parts' are available from Chrysler. Cost $1,200 for a new one. Then the starter when out. Cost $500 to fix. It's time now for the timing belt replacement (95K miles)& dealer quoted about $1000 to replace it (includes new water pump). Transmission is acting up again but may be low fluid problem. I just topped it up & so far ok.

Love it but...Frustrating!

3.8
Love it but.... on 12/16/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Wanted one the minute I saw it! The day I bought it,master brake cylinder out in busy traffic, didn't get hit!Told by my son-in-law NOT to buy one because of the hood design,little space available to work in.Didn't listen! First:1/2 shaft replaced,front brakes next,Nov.08.Then it began over- heating,June 2009,tried everything possible to fix.Ok now,don't know WHY OR how?Motor mounts broke,and shook bolts loose on everything,starter quit but found out the bolts were loose on it.Running after 3 week search but engine light won't go off or stop blinking.Detected #2 plug misfiring,changed wires/plugs & 2 batteries.Always had chassis noises.Fan cover hits fan, rubber stays broken,can't find any

Love this car!!

3.9
CrUiZeR on 10/08/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned a 2002 PT for almost 4 years. Bought with 60,000 miles, now have just over 100,000. Have had VERY few issues with this car. I never head out in the morning with the fear that the car won't start or get me where I'm going. Runs great and gets some good speed on the freeway. Not everyone's cup of tea, but the car is beautiful, especially with a spoiler, chrome accents, and aftermarket mags. Interior is well designed and comfortable. Would recommend this car to anyone looking for a nice family car. Now I'm just looking for something more sporty.

Car from HELL

2
Charrissa on 08/05/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I HATE this car. I can not wait to get rid of it. My main computer went out a few months after I bought it which cost me $3000 to fix. Few months later my fog lights wouldn't turn off, which killed my battery stranding me many times. I had to remove the fuse that controls it. Currently my car makes a horrible noise (similar to a cats fighting) only when I turn to the right. It also makes horrible sounds when I first turn it on and drive. Turning radius stinks and so does the gas. I will NEVER EVER buy a Chrysler again.

should have traded january 2009

4.1
No longer Impressed on 07/06/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

i bought my pt used and low mileage it went back once to dealership for some squeaking noise turned out it wasn't sitting right on the frame. i have had no problems other then regular mait. one month ago some noised started and it was the bushings bearings so 1300$ dollars spent on repairing. a week later rad motor blew causing the rad to blow then transmission, 3 days after this fuel pump went. it is now in the shop for timeing belt, water pump and other repairs. total of all repairs 7500$ i really wish i had of traded. now i will have this car forever good thing i do like the look and the drive of it. i'm just glad they took it off the line no more pts. yahoo

A car

4.1
Jerry on 06/02/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Replaced Transmission once. Had to upgrade the Rotors. Fixed a faulty Fog light switch myself with glue and worked. Replaced all micro dash lights once because most went out at about 65,000 miles which I think is normal. Chrysler fixed faulty powersteering hose with no cost to me. Otherwise, Alright car.

2002 pt after 80,000 miles

4.8
richard Eaton on 05/04/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

first car we ever brought new. the only problem we have experienced in the past with around 50,000 miles, the car would over heat. if you stopped for 5 minutes and restarted the car, the overheating would stop. carried it to the local chysler dealer and let them keep it overnite to locate problem. no problem found and has not over heated again since then and vehicle has over 80,000 miles on it.

Very Pleased

4.1
Andrea G on 12/03/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I purchased our PT Cruiser used with almost 60,000 miles on it in 2004.We have driven it a total of 29 months. It sat for about 9 months after being hit by a mid size SUV on the passengers side while riding in town. My three kids were in the car and everyone was safe.Today the car has almost 108,000 miles on it and drives great. We have had to replace the following items: rotors, brakes, calipers, tie rods and the radiator. The repairs were not as expensive as I had expected. I am often recieving compliments on the vehicle. I drive anywhere from 40-60 miles daily for work and couldn't have been happy this past summer with the price of gas being what it was

Love it, but it stinks

3.4
michelle on 11/02/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Had almost 3 yrs. Last year nothing but problems, every week something different. Can't trade in, owe to much money and isn't worth much. Now on its last legs, must give back. Transmission died without any warning, brakes front drive line broke on freeway. Whole wheel came off with no warrning, cost $250 to tow home where now it just sits in my driveway. Fix brakes twice in two weeks. I would not buy a used car again. Has 140,000 miles on it now started at 100,000. Doesn't keep its value.

We have a Love / Hate Relationship

3.3
Yankeemare on 09/17/2008

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I LOVE this car and HATE the constant repairs! 2 full sets of brakes in 3 years, new transmission at 80,000 miles, fog lights won't turn off - had to have the lights disconnected, but the LCD interior light stays on all the time, engine overheating, water pump, thermostat, timing belt and serpentine belt being replaced as we speak (97,000 miles). I love the design, comfort, interior, passenger and cargo capacity, and it's very easy to get my grandson in and out of his car-seat in the back seat. I'm shopping for another hatchback but it sure won't be a PT Cruiser and that makes me very sad. If Chrysler could up the reliability quotient, I'd be a PT Cruiser buyer / owner forever

New PT owner

4.8
LOVE MY BLUE PT on 07/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this 02 Ltd.Ed. a month ago. I had a Ford Windstar which was monstrous and not a gas saver. Also kids are grown so no longer needed the size. My only complaint about this PT is gas mileage and power. I'm getting about 20-22 mpg comb. Which isn't great for a 4 cyl. but I was getting 13-15 mpg on van. I put $55 filled it and got almost 2wks. Also running AC. So it's better. The van to fill was nearly $100. Wish engine was a bit more powerful for getting out of sticky situations, but it's not bad. But I love the style. Mine is pearl blue, mint and chromed out. it's a head turner. It's built great, nice and tight and this one came w/every option so it's blast to drive. I'm having fun with it

Will never buy again.

2
vickad76 on 05/28/2008

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Was dreaming about buying this car for about two years. Finally a year ago I've made enough money and bought the car of my dreams for $7,000.00 with 60,000 mi on it. For the first half of a year I really enjoyed it, but suddenly in the middle of a winter it stopped shifting gears. After I added transmission fluid, it worked well till the spring. Once it got to be warmer the old problems went back, and the car would stop shifting gears whenever it likes. Now I went through three months of nightmares already and need to pay about $2,000 for the repair, for the warranty is already expired. It was the last Chrysler vehicle I've bought.

tonie's ride

4.5
bob t on 05/28/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far it's been a pleasure. Planning first trip, Houston to Jacksonville Fl. Leaving in two days.

Body Creaking Noise

4.8
Ernie Weber on 05/01/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife and I love this car which now has 79000 miles. Trouble free with great ride and handling and versatility. For the past year we have had a creaking noise in the chassis. Local mechanic cannot locate nor could local dealer. This noise occurs primarily after coming out of a right hand turn. Not while driving straight. Bouncing up and down while standing still fails to duplicate the noise. Has anyone had this problem and how was it fixed?

Love my PT!!!!

4.6
Steph1163 on 04/11/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in 2006 with only 2800 miles on it! I got very lucky. I have always had great luck with the car. The only problem I have had is that the light cover for the windows roll up fell out. My PT has been the most reliable car I have owned!!!

Nice Car!

4.5
Keith on 04/03/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable, solidly built, and fun to drive. Seating/cargo configurations adaptable for many needs. Very dependable. I had to replace headlight stalk switch, but other than that, just normal wear items. Over 60,000 on original tires. Less road noise than most all other small cars. Handles very well. I've been generally satisfied with this car.

I love mine!

4.6
Darlene on 03/27/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 97,000 miles on my '02 and the only thing I have had go out was the front suspension, but it was covered under my 100,000 mile warranty. Other than oil changes, tires and 1 new battery, I have had no problems and would buy another one.

Love it, but way too many problems

3.8
Sharon on 01/10/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Have had my cruiser for 3 years. It has had a rebuilt transmission at 40,000 mi. fog lamp defect wich caused my battery to die. Electrical fire somewhere (not yet been able to be dectected by mechanic). This cracked the top of dash console as well as various lights work and then don't work inside on pannels. Recall for this yr. on power steering pump. And is currenlty in shop as I speak for severe rotor/berrings/central allignment problems. No such thing as front or back problems they are all connected in the middle. Was told by mechanic that this is only the halfway mark to the repairs for this car....Be careful. I will not be buying another cruiser ever. Trading in really soon.

Fun

4.8
Edgar Barnes on 06/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the most fun to drive, fun to own car I have ever had. Very dependable with no repairs in 100,000 miles. I have got more compliments on this car than any I ever owned.

Happy in my PT

4.8
WinDaddy on 05/24/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've got 106K miles now and haven't had any problems with the car. There's a slight clunking from the rear occasionally under hard cornering just recently started. I understand it's worn suspension bushings on the rear, so I'll be replacing those soon. At 40K I installed aftermarket springs and shocks to improve the handling. A bit stiffer ride, but well worth it. I also installed a Borla aftermarket exhaust and AirRaid intake. It has a nice growl, and power is OK with the 5 speed manual. I would not like this car with an automatic. Just replaced timing belt- it's more expensive than most- you have to disconnect A/C hoses and raise the engine up few inches.

Longterm Lemon

2.9
Kbtoys on 04/24/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has no go, and uses more gas then my truck. Just traded in with 88,000 miles on it and was lucky it made it. Once the car hit 80,000 miles everything fell apart. Sensors kept going out every 2000 miles. Something with a transmission sensor went out and had to get the car towed. Save the trouble and buy something else.

Classy little PT Cruiser- Silver

4.5
ElemPrin on 04/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has many features that are found on high end cars. It has been very reliable and fun to drive.

Looks Good, But Stinks

2.3
toys99 on 03/29/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

My girlfriend purchased this vehicle three years ago. First year was alright. Nothing major happend except for the very poor gas mileage, and there is no performance at all. Second year brakes and suspension went out. Had to replaced the front and rear brakes and the vehicle only had 50,000 miles on it. Also at the same time the struts go out. Third year major problems, transmission will not shift gears. Had to get it towed and no one knows what to fix. Never again.

Love the PT but want more reliability

3.6
jp on 03/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I loved the PT from the moment I saw it and bought one despite concerns about buying a Chrysler. Overall, I like the car but its reliability isn't what I want. The 1st 2 years were great, but then one little thing after another started going wrong.First the headlights wouldn't turn off-had to get the car jump started and take it in to the shop. Then the horn wouldn't work. Then it started overheating-had to get the car towed in 2 times for that. Then the brake lights wouldn't work-got them fixed 3 separate times. Replaced battery several times, replaced brakes. If it weren't for these annoyances I would never buy another type of car-I absolutely love the ride, the look, the comfort,the room.

Dream Cruiser

4.5
Bueno on 03/08/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Owned vehicle with std 150 HP for 3 years and have not had one issue. Installed non-factory performance air filter which seems to make a difference. In my view this car is stylish, cleverly designed and enjoyable to drive. It is also very practical and has amazing storage space and multiple options for setting up the vehicle for the task at hand. I couldn't believe a bike fits inside this vehicle!

A Perfect Pug Mobile

4.9
Pug Nut on 01/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought new 2002 5 spd stick 4 1/2 years and 83,000 miles later- new tires, frnt pads @40k, new cooling fan @60k,clutch, rotor, pads, tires & boogerbushings @83k, P.M. belts, hoses, battery/primary @83k I've had lots of new cars/trucks and this has been the most satisfying overall - she's a little low slung which is part of the look oh well and sometimes a little skittish on slippery surfaces. I used to be new every 2 (or less) but I cant justify selling my PT just to buy another one. @83k 25 mpg - the whole 5 speed pkg awesome

many problems with my '02 PT

2.6
Joe on 01/14/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The reliability of my pt cruiser is terrible. After the warranty ran out the dealer finally figured out what the problems were. I am putting $300 oxygen sensors in my car every 2 months. I will never buy another chrysler product. I would not take a free chrysler car.

Fun to drive PT

4.8
PT cruiser Touring on 12/04/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love the headroom in the car, both front and back and there is plenty of back leg room when the seats are all the way back in the front. Only thing that we don't like is the turning capacity. We get 24 to 25 MPG in the city and up to 30 on the highway.

Make a Better Clutch

3.4
sandy on 11/25/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my PT Cruiser the only thing I hate about it is the clutch it does not work well. Already been replaced once.

2002 PT Cruiser std eng./ 5 spd manual

4.6
Dave on 11/23/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the car used with 24,000 miles. I have replaced 2 batteries ( I drive short distances) I get 22 mpg (city) and 35(hwy) The car has cruise control. I have added a custom air intake and conical filter, which helps mileage and greatly improves access to the battery!

Grape Ape

5
Grape Ape on 09/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my PT for 2 years now and love it.Its fun to drive and withh all the PT clubs out there theres always fun to be found some shows and clubs really go all out like here in Ohio at Youngs Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs Ohio family fun and show all in one. The PT could do a little better on gas but I have pulled 32.5 once or twice. All the stars must have lined up just right, Cargo area is great with more than enough room.

I Love it

4.9
workmanfamily on 08/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great cruising car. It is fun to drive and handles great. We've not had any problems with it at all until now almost 5 years into it a linkage on the gears went out (manual transmission).

We purchased a wonderful but flawed car

3.4
Debra Jones on 08/07/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I love my PT Cruiser, however, we have had to have the transmission rebuilt at 70,000+ miles, repeated problems with the brakes within the first 2 months of driving it (a dealer's employee had indicated this was a very common problem.) We have a 60 month loan which will be pd off this Nov., however, we have been told by a body shop that based on their examination, without $3,000.00 additional work completed on it, it will not be running by Nov. Tire rods, struts, AC compressor, a bearing have to be replaced. We have had problems with the quality of work at a local dealership closer to our home in Greenwood (not Eastgate, but Tom O'Brien). Defective tires, stripped lugnuts, one Mgr not ok.

MY PT

4.4
tommy on 08/05/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family bought our PT Cruiser in August 2002 about 9 months after my aunt had just bought one of her own. Compared to our other Daimler-Chrysler models (97 Jeep Cherokee, 03 Dodge Dakota) The PT has held up the best, gets the best gas mileage and the biggest problem we have had with it is changing the tires at only 20k. Our repairman said that DC has been putting low grade (20k or less) tires on all new models in order to save money.

PT Cruiser is Reliable

4.8
PT Cruiser Reliable on 07/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The PT Cruiser is a very reliable car with routine maintenance. I have owned a different model car with each of the 5 new car purchases I have made in my lifetime. I would rate the Cruiser as one of the top. It is very reliable and has not had any major repairs. I stay very close to the maintenance schedules and have driven this car all over the US in every sort of weather without issues. I plan to give this car to my soon to be licensed teen. The leg room and posture makes you feel like your driving a mini-van (I had an knee injury and a stretched out leg wasn't feasible). The ability to remove the back seats make it as convenient as a van if you need to carry lots of cargo.

Late-Onset Lemon

2.3
dokein on 07/19/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

After less than a year, power steering died while I was on the highway. After two years, overheating problems started. Took in for service 4 times in 2 years for overheating. First time the dealer blamed it on a bad power steering motor steering motor and topped off the antifreeze. 2nd time no cause found. 3rd time found a bad fan relay. 4th time (58k mi) water pump failed, causing head gasket to blow, warping the head, damaging a piston & a ring. 2 weeks to fix. Chrysler not fully honoring 7/100 powertrain warranty, making me pay ~$500. Front discs & pads at ~40k. Plug wires after 55k. Several other intermittent problems dealer refused to fix under bumper-to-bumper warranty.

Cruisin'

5
eclark on 06/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Chrysler provided a way to watch the development of the PT Cruiser all the way through the design stage. I followed the process and always wanted to own one. Finally in 2005 I got my chance. I have not been disappointed in the least. The interior flexibility is amazing. The comfort is excellent. I get question after question about my PT Cruiser at gas stations and stop lights. Driving my PT Cruiser is an all around fun experience.

not tickled

3.6
ct on 06/07/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Since purchasing this car in the last year I have had to replace the battery , 2 starters, and now the transmission due to transmission pump failure which affected the gears and no warning from engine light until the car was dead on the road. I am not confident in driving this car. Also the a/c needs beefing up and the gas milage is awful. The brakes constantly have to be adjusted and always squal.I feel i may be at the beginning of an electrical problem. This car was babied from the first owner and also by me. For the car only having 49,000 and 4 years old this is no Dream car. Don't let the looks deceive you.......

Gas Mileage

4.6
doris riggs on 05/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only complaint that I have, I don't get the kind of gas mileage that you have listed.

Loving my Dream Cruiser

5
Peter on 04/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I driven my cruiser from Rhode Island to North Carolina and then to Florida within a week and I had no problems, either mechanically or comfort wise. Drove for a few hours between fill-ups, between 300 and 400 miles depending on the A/C usage. Couldn't ask for a better looking or driving car for me.

'02 PT Cruiser Limited

4.8
infantrydrillsgt on 04/29/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I work in the used car business, so I see and drive just about every make and model of car out there. The PT Cruiser I own is as solid as the day I bought it. It has held up better than many of the much vaunted Hondas I see on a daily basis.

Woody Wagon, Retro Classic or Hot Rod?

4.9
Jimmy's Retro Rod on 03/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very pleased with this vehicle and I'm glad I purchased it. I've had no problems with it what so ever. It's fun to drive..and I often forget that I'm driving a station wagon.

Love My PT

5
emeraldeyedonyx on 02/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my Pt cruiser. It is comfortable and stylish. I like the way it hugs the road. I have an anxiety of driving, but not in this car. I feel so safe. I have no regret about purchasing this car. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

2002 PT

4.6
RED BARRON on 02/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since i have had the pt it has been awesome, fun to drive, quick, the only problem is it only has 40,000 on it and needed front end work, the place were i bought it would not fix it. Other than that i love my candy apple pt. Oh it also needs the retro sound, needs to be a little more louder. Rmc

What a disappointment

3
Travis Culver on 12/28/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

There are lots of high reviews for the PT...this is not one of them. This thing LOVES the shop, rocks and gas stations. In the 3 years we've owned it, it has had 3 of 4 window motors replaced, approx. 8 windshileds (no, not kidding) a rebuilt transmission, squeaky brakes, a bad EGR valve, and malfunctioning fog lights. Even though my wife and I love the PT for it's looks and functionality, we are sick and tired of the cost of gas and the trips to the shop. If the tranny hadn't one bad less that 500 miles within it's 70,000 mile warranty, we would have been in for $3,000+ in repairs. Wish I could say better things about a car we had high hopes for, but just wishing we'd never bought it.

Love my PT

4.5
D on 12/24/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. We have had ours for about 3 years and use it for family and business. Tons of room.

Gas Mileage not that bad

4.1
Raymond on 12/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

It gets about 21 mpg average combined driving. While certainly not in the same league mileage wise as a Civic, try fitting a 36 inch TV in a Civic.You can't have everything.The PT costs less than an a Accord, fits the same amount of people and cargo as a minivan and has a much better engine than anything in its price class. If you get 15mpg, you probably have never changed the air filter.

built cheap...

3.3
hall on 12/02/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

bought pt cruiser for looks, and for the 4 cyclinder engine mpg....it gets very lousy gas mileage for a 4, only 15 mpg....brakes are way to small for car, had to have rotors replaced at 40k miles at a cost of 400. if you're looking for an economical vehicle, a pt cruiser isn't the one your after...keep shopping!

my car

4.5
terry on 10/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

love my car, it's a beautiful machine, chrysler's best in years, the only disappointment is the gas mileage

Lov'in' it!

4.6
molly on 08/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have thoroughly enjoyed the PT Cruiser! Also have enjoyed the comraderie of the PT Cruiser Clubs - they were an unexpected bonus.

My 2002 Pt

5
my pt on 07/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my PT NEW and I love it and I have great gas mileage. I would not sell this car I love this car. I love driving it and it is fun. I have a good pick up speed with it and I would buy another one if I have too.

the worst car i ever had

2
jane on 06/18/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

First week of purchase had solenoid replaced in the transmission, 3 batteries in 1 yr; 2 radios in one year, emission sensors replaced, several recalls, motor mount replaced; makes constant noises like cracking sounds..mechanics have various opinions..always in shop. chrysler doesn't care...never again!

2002 Dream Cruiser

4.8
Bob Howey on 06/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fun and reliable car with excellent features and comfort. This car is fully-loaded and has been very reliable with cost of ownership being quite low. Performance is noticeably impacted by running the air conditioning.

A Good Vehicle

4
Joe on 06/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We purchased out PT Cruiser new in 2002 to replace an old ford that was about worn out. My wife picked out the car and I didnt care for it much until I had to transport some building material to the house. Although a small looking car I was surprised at the open space it has when the seats were folded down and the amount of weight it would carry. Was almost like an inclosed pick up and still drove very well.

The Perfect Car

4.8
Mami on 05/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutly LOVE my PT Cruiser. Sure it could use a bit more power like everyone states but I'm not in that big of a hurry. This car handles well, is very comfortable and I love all the space inside. I use to drive a small Hatchback and didn't want to loose that style but I wanted something a bit bigger than say a Mini. This car has everything I need and no wasted space. I highlt recommend the PT.

Fun Fun Fun

4.8
Glenn Geist on 05/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned many many cars and my other car is a heavily modified Corvette, yet I'm impressed with the mechanical and visual quality of this Inferno Red Woody. It gets so much attention from the ladies that I wish they had made them back in "the day." The gas mileage isn't as good as my 400 hp Vette, and it isn't fast, yet it has yet to show any wear or any problems. The looks would have worn thin though, if this car wasn't the most practical thing I've ever had. The few complaints I read from other reviewers seem to be related to having bought poorly equipped versions.

No regrets

4.9
kay b on 03/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about this car with one exception: poor visibility to the right when stopped at an angle at an intersection. But you just cannot beat the quality of construction, the smooth, quiet ride, the roomy seating, and the fantastic storage. This is one great little car.

I like it

4.5
glover on 12/28/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a happy car to drive,I have never had a vehcicle I have enjoyed more. It needs better gas milage, it's tight between the door and the seat and I have a "bucking" problem that cannot be solved. Could use a more powerful A/C unit. Love the car, will get another one because it is so easy to get in and out of and I can't believe the room it has.

Think before you complain

4.4
Ray on 12/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

People should think a little before they complain about the power or engine size or handling. The handling is harsh b/c of what Chrysler had to use to keep the cargo area spacious. The engine compartment cannot fit a I-6. It costs less than $20,000 base. You can't add AWD b/c of the aforementioned suspension issues. Don't complain that it doesn't have it.

Ex-Crusier Owner

4.1
slp2417 on 10/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I absolutely loved my Inferno Red 2002 PT Cruiser but had to trade it in this weekend at only 38,000 due to numerous transmission problems and fluid leaks. Had to have transmission replaced at 37K and Chrysler could never completely correct the fluide leaks. Had to trade in as styling was awesome and it was a fun vehicle to drive when it was running. Would recommend to others if buy extended warranty and trade before it runs out.

Great Car changed my life!

4.8
pt dude on 08/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Retro out of the box look plus very easy to customise to make the PT you OWN! You can design your car the way you want it by adding many aftermarket parts to the car. Plus there are many PT Cruiser car clubs all over the country. I joined one and it changed my life. New friends with common interests!

FANTASTIC !!!

4.8
Pammie on 08/23/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car used and it's the best thing I could have ever bought. I absolutely LOVE it. Handles good, tho the U-turn capability is somewhat limited. I will definitely buy another one.

Used 2002 PT Cruiser

4.8
rebekah021 on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I was always against getting a cruiser. When looking for a new car, I was not gonna get a cruiser. I needed a car that I can carry 2 large dog crates or 3 child seats when I pick up my boyfriend's cousins from the daycare. I thought this car was too small and looks like a hearse. There is incredible space in the cruiser. The best part is that it doesn't take but maybe a min. to cool down a hot car. My boyfriend drove it and now wants to trade in his car for one as well. It's an awesome car and I'd recommend it to everyone.

My PT

4.6
1jerry1 on 06/11/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought a PT to fill a void in our transportation needs. We needed a vechicle that we could take others in. All out other vechicles only transported 2 people. Also we did not want to spend a large amount on a car that would be used very little. This car will carry 4 adults and a child very comfortably and it rides like a much bigger automobile. Also a luxury equiped model with all the options was priced fairly. Fuel economy and performance are adequate but not impressive. Style, comfort, handling, and versatillity are great. Very quite inside as long as all windows and sunroof are closed. A very well designed vechicle and no problems at all.

A Great Alternative to Any TRUCK

5
gmh on 04/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had only minor initial problems. Fixed at no cost and quickly during first year. Clutch fluid leak, was still able to carefully drive to shop. Engine control module fault which actually caused no problem driving just kept idiot light on until module was replaced. Otherwise very good handling and power with typical mileage around town at or better than 25 mpg and highway miles 29-32 depending on speed. Normally as i use this vehicle for work loaded down. I changed my original tires at 63000 miles no bare spots just needed a little better tread depth in snow otherwise could have easily gotten another 5000 on tread left if winter was gone.

25000 miles and still the best

5
Ipierce on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm on my third year with this car, and it's the best I've ever owned. It's not only fun to drive, it's a great hauler for my dogs, their crates, etc. It's amazing to have a smaller car - which I like - with big- car room. (I know it's classified as a truck, but it sure doesn't ride truck- like!) Now, I'd keep this car forever if they hadn't come out with that incredible- looking convertible. Will I get one? We'll see.

SO FAR SO GOOD

4.9
WOODY DRIVER on 12/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE A PATRIOT BLUE WOODY,LOOKS NICE,HANDLES WELL.I AM A LARGE MAN AND THE INTERIOR VERY COMFOTRABLE.LITTLE LITE ON PICKUP BUT TOP END IS GOOD

Fun to drive!

5
shanin on 11/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I do not have one bad thing to say about this vehicle.

wouldn't give it up

4.3
speed42 on 11/26/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I fell in love with this car the day I saw it at the Detroit Auto Show as the Pronto Cruiser. Back then it was just a cute little two- door coupe. Before it hit the lots, it grew two doors and lots more versatility. Unfortunately it also gained a few pounds, and lost some sportiness. I wouldn't trade my stylish inferno-red hauler for anything. It's already helped me move twice. I wish I'd waited for the turbo model, but I'm glad I got the 5-speed and cloth instead of leather seats. Also, the optional ABS brakes have already saved my butt a couple of times. Well worth the extra bucks.

love my baby car!

5
IMB on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the get up and go and the solid feeling and weight of the car. The rounded old fashion look is very appealing. You also sit higher then in the average car. I drove my cruiser in the Smokey mountains and it handled the altitude very well.

love the cruiser

4.9
tahoelen on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the 2002 pt i bought new, only flaw is it should be all wheel drive as i live in snow country in tahoe

Sweet Little Car with Big Attitude

4.6
mbrayson on 11/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy every minute I spend with this car. It's cute, it rides nice, has a nice radio, it's comfortable. It's stylish and whimsical looking on the outside but very practical and versatile on the inside. Still impressed with the solid build quality... does not feel like a cheap little car.

my pt

4.3
kylepete on 11/13/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

very fun to drive, but lacks power, and hard to park! very very comfortable on a road trip, and decentgas mileage on the highway.. lots more room inside than you think.

Totally trouble-free!

4.8
boatman on 10/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have found this car to be very well built, reliable and even fun to drive. It can be a four person sedan one day and a cargo van the next! Great ability to change into many different configerations. The wide is fine, rattle free and I find it can cruise the highways with the best of them. Buy one and you will not go wrong!

Happy and shocked

4.4
Black on 10/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I have been very happy with my PT. I like it's reliability, style, and comfort. It is a well built vehicle. The one shock I received today was that the front rotors are non-turnable, in other words they are throw away rotors according to my dealer. I have owned other vehicles for many years and miles and I have never had a problem with worn out rotors. My PT's rotors had to be replaced after only 30,000 miles.

Love My Cruiser

4.9
suescruise on 09/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In 25,000, no problems. Love this car. The PT is fun, versatile, and plenty responsive. I have the woody sides and the car gets lots of attention. I was scared to buy American, but I wouldn't hesistate to buy another one.

A Luxury Car It's Not

4
PW on 08/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is excellent for what it's supposed to be. However, if you are use to luxury, you won't get it here. You'll get lots of space versatility and reliability. You won't get power, fuel economy, or luxury. The noise level is high, and the stereo hard to hear with any real quality. We have tried for 2 years to love it, but failed.

JB Review

5
Captain626@aol.com on 08/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, No Mechanical problems, Could use a bit more power at low end, but once at hiway speed-takes off!

Help the old fat man

4.6
vrc50 on 08/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

LOve driving it. Has lots of leg room up front... more than my Blazer.

Customizer's dream

4.5
Mr.BB on 07/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned 5 cars, and this is my favorite one. Good looks, gets noticed. And you can customize it to your personality, something that can't be done for 90% of autos. Good car on the highway. Gas mileage is the only drawback (I get 18mpg). After I drove it from Chicago to New York roundtrip, the computer started to give me better performance.

PT Cruiser

4.5
bdtrib on 07/16/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent automobile. Extremely versatile. Fit and finish has been A+ from day one. Car still gets alot of attention.

Bill D's 2003 Blue P.T.

4.6
bd smith on 07/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cruiser is just plain fun. The interior is deceptively roomy, classically appointed, and combined with very unique exterior lines and styling. Removable 65/35 tumble seats nearly converts the rear to a bed and breakfast. The basic 4 cylinder will not give you whiplash, but will allow you to pop and go when needed. Road handling and steering are firm with a comfortable "seat of the pants" manueverability

Jim's PT

4.8
BigJimz on 07/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love to drive my PT. It is a bit sluggish, but it goes down the freeway at 85 mph

Curious

4.8
Chava on 06/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the car runs great and now I am thinking that perhaps I should have bought something else

My Review

4
lemnjokkid@aol.com on 06/09/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My first new car. I wanted it to be a great experience, and it has.

Dream Cruiser

5
Peterb on 05/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my PT Cruiser for about 8 months and lots of places that i go I get complimented on my car. I enjoy the look and style of the PT as it is unique. I have driven several hours at a time and find the drive to be comfortable and relaxing, even though traffic usually isn't. I have only positive things about my PT Cruiser to tell anyone.

Dream Cruiser

4.9
buggman on 05/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, awesome styling, fun to drive. Always get looks, where ever you are.

PT Cruiser - Fun & Functional

4
ES on 05/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good vehicle overall, but a couple of downers - low gas mileage (20mph avg); engine not super speedy (weak acceleration), has a blind spot on both sides of vehicle from about 3/4 back - easy for other vehicles to "hide" there and suddenly "pop" into view. Still, fun to drive & very practical while still looking sharp & fresh.

Bob's PT

3.5
BrooksvilleBob on 05/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

In the door speaker pocket on driver door hits driver's leg. Annoying.

cruisen

4.5
T.D. on 04/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

fun, fun, fun! Super good looks! Beautiful wheels, ex. build quality. Love it in Stone White with a wing.

Very Practical Urban Vehicle

4.9
Edward Ryan on 04/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a super little car. Ther interior is deceptively roomy, and it is very practical to handle almost any house hold transportation need. It is great for a retired couple, as the seating arrangement can accomodate almost anything you have to carry. Loading and unloading groceries is easier than a car with a standard trunk, and that little back deck table thingey will keep your valuables out of sight, and makes a great picnic table when traveling. The back seat room is amazing.

'02 PTs are still available new *cheap*

4.1
Triple Jack on 04/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

2002 Dream Cruiser Series bought 3-22- 03.Series I Dream Cruisers were loaded in 2002:Sunroof,AM/FM/CD/Cass,Trac.Control, ABS,leather seats-heated in front,chrome 16" wheels,numbered plaque,Inca Gold paint.Inca Gold is a Love/Hate color.You either love it,or are nausiated by it.MSRP was $25k.I got it for $17k before any trades,money,etc.I was weary about the non-turbo 2.4/auto,but it holds it's own.Very quick off the line.30- 50,acceleration is flat,but at speed,the car is very responsive.This should translate into better fuel economy but I am disappointed in what it gets.The EPA estimate is 19/25.So far,I am seeing 22.Happy with the design,fit & finish.

Love at first site, now I have one!

4.8
richsolar on 03/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are thrilled with the PT. We got the base model in a beautiful dark blue. This car is so far from stripped for a base, it feels like a luxury car! The 5 speed is smooth and very peppy, I have no power complaints at all. Interior space is as great as the outside is very cool and that is saying a lot. One other very fun feature which is free is the camaraderie of PT owners who always wave at each other!

very pleased

4.9
misty 29 on 02/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was purchased for my wife and was not my choice, however after living with her choice for over a year I am more then satisfied.

PT call home

4.9
partagas5 on 02/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just absolutely love this vehicle. I traded in a Lincoln Mark VIII for it (which I also loved) and thought I might find the PT too confining- not at all so. About the only improvement I would make is slightly larger front seats (the bottom- and I'm only 5'10, 180lbs)that are more adjustable. Thats it! You do also have to be aware of the low ground clearance of the front end. It goes great in snow, can carry almost anything and I like it more each day.

Best of the cruisers

4.8
geofkent on 01/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good mileage: 20-22 city, 25-28 hywy. Good power for a four cylinder. Absolutely NO problems, no squeeks, no rattles and the best part is it's COOL. Draws a crowd and makes you proud to be an owner. PLUS, it hauls stuff!! The seats are removeable or fold flat,including the front passenger seat.Plenty of storage and cup holders and a slide out drawer under the front passenger seat. The Dream Cruiser comes standard with all available factory options, you need only to choose your favorite transmission.

I call it Hercule

4.9
Mahler on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most fun I have ever had with a car. Sporty, yet functional and comfortable. When you close the door or hatch, it feels solid and not flimsy like some other cars under 20k. It has the best headlights I have ever had on a vehicle and it seems to hug the road very well for a smaller car. When I am on the highway, the big rigs don't push me around.

Very happy so far....800 miles

4.1
joeboy on 12/04/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid car, no rattles or squeeks yet. Time will tell. I have the 5 speed. 1st gear is a little weak, but then it pulls pretty well. Very versatile. I would recommend it.

Lovinit

4.6
curlydawn on 11/26/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Accelleration could be much better, gas mileage is lower than expected for a 4 cyl engine. Otherwise, there isn't a thing I don't enjoy. I have put about 30,000 miles on my PT and haven't had a single issue. Please buy this car, it's comfortable, stylish and very very cool.

Solid Ride

4.9
DreamCruising on 10/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was concern about the high price of this vehicle, the low crash ratings for the driver (2 stars)in the 2001 models, and the poor gas milage (20-22 mpg city). Still, I have been impressed at how well this car is designed, both in terms of space, comfort, and design-- just very artistic. In time I have come to like this car a lot--crash ratings for 2002 model are now good & milage continues to improve.

I own a Brand New PT TURBO - Its HOT !!!

4.9
Street Rod Builder on 09/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've held my wife back from buying a PT since they came out due to a lack of highway perfomance in the orginal offerings. But this TURBO kicks butt ... And the tweaked suspension that the turbpo comes with sticks to the road ... Blew the doors off a hot V-8, 4x4 the other day out of a light !!! **BG** I'm also 6foot6 & was very concerned about my long drive comfort .. Well, the car fits like a glove & is configured in such a way that its really easy to get in & out of ... We're very happy ...

A+

4.9
CruisinKeith on 09/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles well, with a slightly stiff suspension. Powered well, but not a muscle car. Stylish and well built. Dependable. Short on trunk space if 4 adults pack for trip, but otherwise very practical with flip down seats, etc.. No warranty issues here, but the plastic pull-out drawer under passenger seat could be made better.

M1 ABRAMS

3.8
PBrown on 09/23/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

At 14.5 MPG, a tank gets as good gas milage. And I think I should take stock in Exxon. Some things take getting used to: window switches, short shifting action, easy clutch.

As Good As It Gets, Fun, Fun, Fun

4.6
Wipandgail on 09/20/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered my PT, the first day they could be ordered, and had the 3rd one in town. It has never missed a beat. NO PROBLEMS!! NONE. As most PT owners will tell you it is a little underpowered. I have that cured with my next PT, Which is the 2003 Turbo Dream Cruiser II, which I have on order...Chrysler did their homework before making the Pt, and did it right.

Great Car

4.9
southgreerst on 09/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I don't understand why people are complaining about the power. Unless you plan on towing stuff or drag racing, this car has plenty of get up and go. It's build quality is also excellent. This car is really a steal for the price!! No other car we looked at could compete with the level of options and interior space in this price range, the throw the great styling in to boot. I just can not say enough good about the PT Cruiser.

PT mania

3.9
dr X on 09/07/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My vehicle has had 5 serious defects. Quality control should be tighter.

I Love mine !

4.1
PTCruizer51534 on 09/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I've added a few things and enjoyed everything the factory saw fit to include. The handling is great and the roominess is good even for my 300 lb self! I can get in and out very easy and it is quite comfortable to take on long trips.... this is my second and I can't wait for my third! The convertible WILL be mine as soon as its available!

Great little car

4.5
itsbish on 09/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is fun to drive and we bought it to pull behind motorhome. The car still gets alot of looks from people and the fun factor for the price is an added bonus.

Great car!!

4.8
casdfsldkfj on 08/30/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great handling, easy to park and fun as hell to drive!

my pt at 8.5k miles

4.1
tmzsr on 08/29/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

At 8.5k I have been please, but disappointed in economy. Ride is good and firm, turn radius a bit wide. It could use some power, once it shifts from low, second is weak moving comfortably in multi-lane traffic over 35 mph without full throttle downshift. Seats are firm, storage is good, take out rears are great, CD radio is nice, but speakers are weak. Exterior emblems have rough edges and snag most cleaning and polishing materials; bumper finish too rough (catches polish no matter how hard you try to prevent it).

Getting better with age

4.6
Darrell on 08/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Liked it when I bought and have grown to admire it and like it more as time goes by.

a new classic

5
wiskeylizard on 08/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is a blast!!!four people that drove my car bought one.the car handles great,and is a good value for the price

Summary

4.6
Lucifer221 on 08/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle is peppy for a 4 cylinder. Overall styling is excellent. Interior is very roomy for 4 adults. Plenty of cargo room!!!! Controls are easy to manage, but power window controls are on the dashboard.

Fun but underpowered

3.1
curler1 on 08/17/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I think they really engineered the interior space well. Plenty of roo both in the front and back. Like therear cargo area although can't get golf clubs tolie flat. The engine is a dog but I knew that going in. Abit noisy with road noise.

My First 4 Months With the Cruiser!

4.6
dvdirv on 08/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The PT Cruiser is a vehicle that is hard to describe: part car, part SUV, part truck. It performs well on many levels including comfort, smoothness and quiet inside the cabin. It's shortcomings are primarily the low MPG for such a size vehicle (21- 29).

IT'S FUN TO SHOW OFF!!!!

4.5
Wyatt's Mom on 08/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE HAD MY CRUISER A YEAR AND A HALF AND LOVIN' EVERY MINUTE... JUST GOT IT BACK FROM THE BODY SHOP WHERE WE CUSTOMIZED IT WITH SOME GROUND EFFECTS. AT THE SPEED OF 90 IT'S SMOOTH AS ANYTHING AND DOESN'T SHAKE PASSING BIG TRUCKS. IT LOOKED COOL BEFORE THE GROUND EFFECTS AND WING BUT NOW IT'S DOWNRIGHT STRIKING. IT CAN GO TO CAR SHOWS AND STILL CRUISE THE STREETS. NOW THAT'S VERSATILE!!! I ESPECIALLY LIKE THE INTERIOR ROOM. THE ONLY PROBLEM I'VE HAD WAS A NEW SUNROOF SWITCH REPLACEMENT. IT HAS BEEN VERY DEPENDABLE. I LOVE TO SEE THE LOOKS ON PEOPLES' FACES WHEN THEY STARE AND BOY DO THEY STARE!!! GOOD JOB CHRYSLER!!!!

Just what I wanted!

4.8
CS Cruiser on 07/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is just the third brand new car I've purchased in my life. I was looking for something utilitarian but with a little more class. This does it. I liked the look before I knew how many different ways the interior could be configured. When I saw all of the cargo options I was sold. The only thing I could be happier about is the comfort of the seats. They seem a little too shallow (short from back to front). I'd like better gas mileage but it's good for the type of vehicle it is.

Distinguished Transportation

4.8
PT Cruiser advocate on 07/23/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched heavily for a dependable commuter automobile. However, the PT Cruiser stands out, in my opinion, as an incredibly functional, appealing, affordable automobile on virtually all measures. The exterior and interior are well thought out designs. The car feels extremely solid. The boredom of commuting has been resolved with the PT. I am very satisfied with my Silver Touring edition.

Cruiser

4.1
onefrazzledmom on 07/23/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would not buy another PT Cruiser unless it was just an extra car for fun,they have no pick up and take way too much gas for a 4cyl. I get 14 in town and 17 on the highway and with a little tank and that kind of gas mileage, I am always at the pump.

Fun car

4.8
budoinst on 07/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just purchased the Cruiser and got it loaded---Woody, sunroof, spoiler, etc. Unusally quiet, solid and fun to drive around. Extremely well done interior and exterior and very comfortable. The automatic could be better suited in gearing, but gets me where I need to go. The braking and handling are first rate and the accessibility and combination of seat movement is staggering and well laid out. A fun car that could only use a bit of power boosting.

Woody Cruiser

4.6
TomD55 on 07/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have put over 4000 miles since purchase. While the gas mileage could be better, I am very happy with overall vehicle. A bit sluggish with AC on, once up to 65 mph, it will keep up with the pack. Fun to drive, good looking and quiet riding. Receive at least a compliment per day on style, looks, etc. A good car for individual transportation. Leather seats are great!

Fun to Drive

4.9
Mike R. on 07/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car drives and handles very well. All controls are where they should be (except power window switches). Very quiet interior and solid feel to the car. Good build quality. Gas mileage could be better!. Overall a very pleasing car to own.

Zippidy do dah!!

4.4
55gdane on 06/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I went from a 1998 Ford Expedition to the Cruiser and love it!!! Am I having a bit of a mid life crisis??? Maybe just a little as I did not go out and buy the expensive sport car...anyway the car is very cooooool and great to drive. I think the pick up (engine) is pretty good, of course could be a bit quicker but I did not buy for that reason. Comfortable interior...I like sitting up a little higher.

That's a Winner

4.9
St. Louis Cruiser on 06/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Chrysler has hit a homerun with this vehicle. It's a pleasure to drive and receives compliments galore. This baby is as solid and well built as they come. Even washing it is a joy. Thank you Chrysler for being creative and progressive. Your gamble paid off.

5 Speed the way to go

3.9
local cruiser on 06/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

The over-all quality of the car is very good. Only problem found is the 4 speed automatic transmission. This transmission has problems in getting stuck in second gear after a complete stop. No codes register so the dealer can't address the problem as per Chrysler. Chrysler .... what ever happened to "customer service" ...

its been good to me

4.5
ptbubba on 06/12/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far so good the build quality has been a very pleasant expierence. In the year and a half i've had this pt, it has not had, one problem at all that it needed to go back to the dealer for any warrenty work. And is it usful little hauler the amount of stuff it can hold is surprising. Even with auto. trans. performance is okay 90% of the time. i'm very happy with my PT

REAL GOOD JOB CHRYSLER

4.8
rodney on 06/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fine fine car . Chrysler really did their homework. Every detail well thought out. Even door handles have a thumb fitting for comfort. A real head turner on the road. Power is a little light but this wasn't meant to be a real terror on the road. Just a real beauty to the eyes.

2002 PT Cruiser LTD.

4.9
pbrooks3 on 06/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A fun car to drive! The 5-speed has plenty of pick-up for my driving, both around town and on trips. It handles really nicely, and is very comfortable for both driver and passengers. There is plenty of room for whatever I need to carry, and my friends love to ride in it!

Gas Gouper

1.8
Sharon Gantt on 05/24/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

This car uses Sooo much gas it's not funny. The cars temp gauge is always above the middle, you don't know if it is hot or not. The handling is kind of rough on the freeway. The brakes are starting to squeal at only 12,000 miles. You can't acelerate on the freeway.

PT Crusier-Solid Value and Fun

4.8
David A. Lowe on 05/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The PT Crusier is a well built, solid, and dependable car. Although the styling is the most hyped feature of the car, the best thing the crusier has going for it is that it is a solid, well built and dependable car. A real winner and a real bargain in todays market.

Class of its own

4.8
Don Powell on 05/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This PT Dream Cruiser series 1 is superior to the regular cruiser. I have tried the regular cruiser and there is no comparison. The leather the ride and the handling is superior. In fact I took a regular cruiser out and was going to back out of the deal. It was like test driving two completely different vehicles. It is near luxury car wise. I had sold in my mind 5 minutes after seeing it and driving it.

California Fun in My PTeaser

5
NewtonUSA on 04/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had mine 3 months and love it. I moved up from a smaller four cylinder so my Cruiser has plenty of power when tied to the 5-speed manual. I never was the racing type anyway. Gets me where I'm going in style and when you red- line it I can't see the real need for more power unless you want to spend more time at the gas pump!! Get one, you won't regret it!!

rptcruser

4.4
hendershot on 04/04/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

like the style and ride of this car. The room inside is quite useful with the seats folded or removed

Mellifluous!

4.9
Brouhahaataja on 04/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mellifluous means "smooth and sweet, like honey." That's this car. I got it a couple days ago and it has been an absolute joyance. The amount of features is incredible, the most important being the nice ride. Bumps that used to torture my old cars are all but forgotten in this one (I mean, you feel them, but you don't FEEL them). Yes, it has its negatives--a light weight that makes me question its winter fortitude, and 20-25 mpg is a lot less than what I'm used to--but I kept my old car for those things. Overall, though, it's a great car. Granted, I haven't had it very long--but if anything goes awry, I'll be sure to write back!

DRIVE=LOVE (ITS TRUE!)

4.9
patchman on 04/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I almost forgot. DRIVING IS FUN! Had it a month now, and everything is super. I find it to have plenty of pep with 5 spd, I am usually ahead of the pack leaving lights or down hwy on ramps. Build quality is solid as a vault. MPG has been better than EPA (24 around town to 28 hwy). Comfortable driving position that melts miles away. Nimble and very manuverable. Quiet ride. Most versatile interior in class. It sure fits in the garage great. So far it has been problem free. And my kids think it's the COOLEST car dad's ever had!

Fun Ride

4.8
bdudney on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, I can't complain about anything. I love My new PT Cruiser. DC has been excellent, as well as my dealership.

Good car for the money

4.1
fenjersey on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Solidly built vehicle with a well designed interior. With the 5 speed, this car has plenty of zip. Chrysler intended the Cruiser to have the 5 speed as it's primary transmission, as it fits with the styling. The auto is for those who want the look but just can't figure out how to drive a stick. It's a given that an automatic will have less power and lower gas mileage. That said, this car is a great deal if you get the base model with a few add ons (power locks, windows, CD).

MY " TOY"

4.3
Monk on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I HAVE ONLY HAD THIS CAR/TRUCK A FEW WEEKS AND IT HAS BEEN BETTER THAN EXPECTED SO FAR. IT HANDLES WELL, ALTHOUGH IT COULD USE A LITTLE MORE POWER I KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT AND IT EXCEEDS MY EXPECTATIONS

Fun Car

4.9
BlueCruzzer on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun little car.

I love this car!

4.8
CruzLow on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have NO complaints with the Cruiser that warrant criticism. I have owned many cars and am now retired. My Cruiser is a delight to drive. Very nostalgic - a SPECIAL car amongst so many "cookie cutter" designs on the road with little or no individuality.

Happy Cruiser

4.9
QuicksilverDon on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Compact on the outside, roomy on the inside. VERY comfortable. Solid, stable ride - it's a heavy car, and not kicked around by winds, even tho it is taller than most cars. A lot of car for the money. I hear calls for better performance and better mileage - those things usually go in opposite directions, and I'm happy with it as is. Good pep, mileage (auto) at 22 overall right now, and it's climbing as I put on more miles. All cars are compromises - this one suits me perfectly.

It's A "Dream"

4.6
metalmancpa on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It looks awesome. It turns heads. It is fun to drive. It is roomy. That's why you buy it. For those who complain about it's performance - go buy a sports car. This car, with it's 2.4L engine, was not meant to go 0-60 in a sec. Our Dream Cruiser replaced a 6-cyl. minivan, and the PT has more pep then the minivan (weight to engine ratio a factor). This is the MOST fun I've ever had with a car - and that is it's purpose. And it does get you from point A to point B.

5 for Fun

5
Keehn on 03/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More than adequate speed with the manual transmission. Solid build promises continued reliability Flexible interior Loads of fun to drive

Nice little car!

4.6
picabo1 on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have not had this car very long but so far we love it.Very versital,comfortable,And best of all fun.Some have a problem with the power,but we find it more than sufficiant for a family/commuter car. Its not meant to be a sports car.The interior is as nice as the exterior and it is very comfortable. Would highly recommend this car.

Fun and flexible

4.9
Ckeehn on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Solid and dependable, a blast to drive Flexible interior

2Cool

3.8
Bob and Ruby on 03/19/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We took the backseats out, loaded it up with everything but the sink and drove to the coast 350 miles away. It handled great on the Hwy, mileage could have been better, and never missed a beat at 70 MPH. We love this car. We have a lot of hills to navigate in our area and snow can be a problem. My wife drives it with confidence, and that's saying a lot.

GREAT CAR!

4.8
dfdfddf on 03/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Pt Cruiser is a great car. I get 30-31 mpg and it has good acceleration. I hit 0-60 mph in 8.2 with stick and in my wifes with auto i got to 60 mph in 10.2. and get 24-27 mpg in hers.

2002 PT Cruiser

4.5
Ano1Hobo on 03/15/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is easy to parralel park, it has good manuverability and all around visibility

Blue Velvet

4.3
MBB on 03/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems at all...flawless except for lack of power in some situations.

PT Just Cruises

4.4
Uncle Al on 03/12/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looks, Great value, great uses,but it needs more get-up-and go. An add on supercharger for a nominal charge would be great. Also wonder what 2002 owners, before the 7yr-100,000 warranty extension, can do to find out if they are included- retroactivly.

So far, so good

4.5
Hunter on 03/11/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had our PT Cruiser for three months now, completely without incident or complaint. The Cruiser was not my first choice, but it appears to be the correct one. For a car that I assumed to be a "fad" vehicle, the fit and finish inside and out is quite good. It handles capably and is quite fun to drive. Not exactly overpowered, but adequate for a second vehicle. The ride is exceptionally good for a small vehicle of this type; it is a comfortable vehicle with more room than I expected.

First Year Gremlins Plaque My PT Cruiser

2.5
PT-Loser on 03/05/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This car is the worst ever owned. Poor mileage (average 16 MPG), poor performance. It stalls when cold. The clutch slipped from day one. The engine has always had a rough idle, and is the loudest ever owned. Paint started flaking after 6 months. Door trim has broken off twice. Drivers seat has been replaced. The clock won't keep time, and every CD played skips. On windshield number 4. They seem to crack from stress. Front windows have came off the track twice. Burns a quart of oil a week.

Jivedoggy's 2002 PT Review

4.4
jivedoggy on 02/28/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my PT Cruiser! 2002 Limited Edition with 4A trans. Even with the automatic, it's quite peppy and fun to drive. The only bummer about my PT is the crappy gas mileage. I ran out of gas in Pasadena at 273 miles (for those with poor math skills, that's about 17 miles to the gallon)! I have yet to get over 20 mpg and I've been watching my foot.

The pt

4.8
acg on 02/27/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a good car.

solid performer

4.3
ernie meri on 02/27/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very reliable,firm sporty ride. Grips the road well, but under powered. Still can't get used to window controls in center panel instead of doors. But great ride and no problems electrical or mechanical since delivery.




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