Chrysler PT Cruiser

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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  • (4.0) 43 reviews
  • MSRP: $852$5,568
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 150-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Our Take on the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Part car, part truck and entirely different from everything else on the road, the 2001 PT Cruiser went on sale in March 2000 and was an instant hit with buyers.PT stands for “personal transportation,” and Chrysler describes it as “too cool to categorize” because it has elemen... Read Full Report

2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Reviews Expert Reviews

The best-selling Chrysler nameplate? Just happens to be the smallest Chrysler vehicle, the PT Cruiser, which also just happens to be the vehicle brought out in the 2001 model year to build showroom traffic to entice folks to buy other Chrysler nameplates. Cruiser leads the next closest nameplate, the Town & Country minivan, by about 6,000 units. Says a lot about Chrysler. Available for o... Read full review for the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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I guess my favorite car ever

by Proud owner of Eleanor from Richmond, KY on July 13, 2009

I love my PT. Her name is Eleanor, she has a custom paint job and she's beautiful. She is also a real workhorse. She has amazing cargo space, has always been completely dependable, gets good mileage, ... Read Full Review

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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