2001 Chrysler Pt Cruiser
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I guess my favorite car ever

by 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, ...
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, has 148,000 miles on her, and is fun to drive. If they're still making PT's when she gives up the ghost, I'll buy another.
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Does recommend this car!!

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I am in Love with my PT

by from Orlando, Florida on April 6, 2011

This is my Toy. I Bought it 2 months ago,2001 "PT THING" with 86K for $4,495. It gives me 22 mpg in city and 25 mpg in Hwy. Very stylish, great power, great acceleration, lots of leg room, lot of spac...
This is my Toy. I Bought it 2 months ago,2001 "PT THING" with 86K for $4,495. It gives me 22 mpg in city and 25 mpg in Hwy. Very stylish, great power, great acceleration, lots of leg room, lot of space inside and excellent interiors. I love my PT and I recommended this car to anyone.
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One of the Best "RETRO" wagons around!

by from Long Beach, CA on April 16, 2008

Where to begin...? Bought My 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Edition (bright silver metallic) used in 2004 with 26,000 miles on the odometer. Fully loaded with all Limited level equipment (leather, full power...
Where to begin...? Bought My 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Edition (bright silver metallic) used in 2004 with 26,000 miles on the odometer. Fully loaded with all Limited level equipment (leather, full power, tilt, cruise, AC, moonroof, alloys and more!), the heated front seats, auto trans, "ultimate" stereo and optional painted alloy wheels. Have made MANY mods over the years - adding performace options (cold air/cone filter, higher performance wheels & tires and more) - adding visual "styling" aids (woodie kit, chrome trim, portholes, LEDs and strobes).... One of the great things about the PT Cruiser is the built in community of owners and enthusiasts. Performance is good - a bit slow at times - and the gas mileage isn't great - especially for a small car. But at over 3200 pounds (yes, the weight of a mini-van), what can you expect. No trouble with the car - AT ALL - and now have over 86K miles! Only maintenance work done! That's over 60K miles of TROUBLE FREE driving!!! Brakes tend to wear quickly - again, 3200 lbs of car - but not horribly. A bit slow off the line - high-rev powerband and heavy weight - make the performance only mediocre. But the looks we get!!! OH, and you can personalize the car to almost no end - chrome, wood, flames, stripes, wheels, trim - you name it! Retro to modern sportster... GO FOR IT! PS - we've got 3 in the family - 2 01 PTs and an 02 PT - all are great!!!
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2001 PT Cruiser, 5 spd, Great car fun to drive

by from Pompano Beach FL on October 2, 2013

I have had my P.T. for 9 years, this is a great car and so much fun to drive. Its spacious inside, very comfortable, great on gas and looks great. I have 125,000 miles and have been told by chrysler t...
I have had my P.T. for 9 years, this is a great car and so much fun to drive. Its spacious inside, very comfortable, great on gas and looks great. I have 125,000 miles and have been told by chrysler this can run strong past 200,000 miles. Yes some repairs are pricey but what car isn't these days. Wish they still made this iconic car :(
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Best 2001 Chrysler I've Ever Owned

by from L.A.,CA on November 15, 2011

I love my 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition Interior i love the chrome wheels on this model the leather seating the radio the steering wheel where the door handle is and shaped all the storege...
I love my 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition Interior i love the chrome wheels on this model the leather seating the radio the steering wheel where the door handle is and shaped all the storege and cargo board in the trunk. Exterior i love the shape that the front end is shaped i love the grill how it is shaped i like how the door handles are and the back lights are shaped and the back up lights are on the bumper and it says PT Cruiser on the door i love that it says it on the door and the hood shape. Performance I love the V4 engine one time i was on the highway in a 65 miles per hour zone when i speeded up and the engine made a very big roar i wish i had gotten the turbo convertiveble instead.I HAD THIS CAR FOR 9 YEARS WITH 189,893 MILES ON IT.
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Lame, but Indestructible

by from DC area on April 17, 2014

There are many reasons to buy a car, but fewer reasons to beat one into the ground. I got the car with just under 190K miles on it (base model, automatic). From day 1 I loved the little car. Wide pane...
There are many reasons to buy a car, but fewer reasons to beat one into the ground. I got the car with just under 190K miles on it (base model, automatic). From day 1 I loved the little car. Wide panel under the dashboard which is great for people with long legs (KNEES DON'T BANG) and the controls are different, but easy to keep track of. I had a bad luck streak for some time; being run off of the road and such...if YOU know what you're doing, this car WILL handle exactly the way you want it to (traction control does its job). The timing belt went out on me a few years ago, but with no motor damage and the thing is still kicking. Unfortunately, the car has NO getup and go, nor has it ever. If you're ok with not accelerating at all, these cars are perfect for you. Yes the turning radius is ridiculous, but these cars will fight as long as you've got its back. I'm preparing to part ways with mine at 242K+ miles, and am not disappointed. It's sturdy, but approaching its deathbed. Not flashy, but has never let me down.
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"BEST NEW CAR I EVER BOUGHT, I DIDN'T NEED"

by from Waleska, Georgia on November 2, 2014

Can't let go of it. I've got original spec sheet from window of my 2001 PT Automatic, Unlimited, Red, (original chrome wheels), which are beautiful as day (I) picked it up at the dealership. It has my...
Can't let go of it. I've got original spec sheet from window of my 2001 PT Automatic, Unlimited, Red, (original chrome wheels), which are beautiful as day (I) picked it up at the dealership. It has my name on it with ("MAKED FOR)r", ('MY NAME') stated on it. I'm holding onto it with the hope it may be worth more as a One Owner, Authenticated Antique. It has 230,000 miles on it and has same great power as it did on day one. Looks like new. I drive it every day. CHRYSLER HAS MADE A bad MISTAKE BY NOT CONTINUING THIS VEHICLE. THERE'S A MARKET FOR IT----check out competition for PT' Legacy.
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Not a Bad Car

by from Tulsa, OK on May 20, 2007

Bought a Limited new and driven to 137k. Air conditioning is going out now, and the switch to the moon roof has a short in it that makes it a pain to open and close. Happened at about 85-90k and wasn'...
Bought a Limited new and driven to 137k. Air conditioning is going out now, and the switch to the moon roof has a short in it that makes it a pain to open and close. Happened at about 85-90k and wasn't covered by warranty. Throttle response is not good, at all. Decent gas mileage and easy to see over the hood, which is useful if you're short or just have really poor depth perception.
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Okay car

by from Charlotte, NC on January 11, 2008

This car was purchased in 2005 as my older brother's first car for $14,000 with only 33,000 miles on it. Since then he has gone to college and it is now mine. In regards to power, I have found the res...
This car was purchased in 2005 as my older brother's first car for $14,000 with only 33,000 miles on it. Since then he has gone to college and it is now mine. In regards to power, I have found the response from the accelerator somewhat lacking power in gears 1 and 2, but as soon as it kicks into 3rd, it picks up. The throttle is also slightly delayed occasionally. The exterior construction is pretty durable as there are few dents on the car, however i have noticed the car to scratch more easily than either of my parent's cars. Interior construction is rather cheap as most of the cosmetic pieces are made of plastic, and very few of metal. For the limited edition, which I have, there are not as many "foo foos" as I would expect. The heated, power seats and the CD changer were optional with the limited edition, and my car is not equipped with either of them. The leather wrapped steering wheel is a plus, as are the heated side mirrors and they have come in handy with our cold North Carolina winters (yeah right). Overall, the car has stood up quite a bit between high school football-tailgating, and camping trips to both the beach and the mountains, so i give it a 3.5 for the value of the car because it stands up to most my family can throw at it, and it was a steal of a purchase.
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Not Good, Not Bad

by from Atlanta, GA on September 21, 2008

A Dodge Neon in disguise.. Works good at first but breaks down later... Bought my 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Edition new in 2001. It had a lot of good features like leather seats, moon roof, AC, power e...
A Dodge Neon in disguise.. Works good at first but breaks down later... Bought my 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Edition new in 2001. It had a lot of good features like leather seats, moon roof, AC, power everything, CD, etc. Interior/exterior nice. Had no major problems the first 3 years and drove well.. but after a while it slowly started having more problems. Got bad gas mileage. Handling was not so good and very sensitive. Head gasket blown and was expensive to repair. Brakes wore easily. Acceleration was bad at times. Had trouble starting in the morning sometimes. Eventually kept having more problems with this car. Got tired of it and had to sell it with 91K miles on it. Sold it to a dealer, got low resell value on it. I wouldn't really recommend this car unless your only going to use it a for a few years. Its not so great overall.
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