2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Expert Reviews

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 19, 2000

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on March 19, 2000

How pleasant when motorist after motorist pulls alongside to flip you a single-digit salute--and it's a thumb! The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser that arrives in showrooms next month does that. ... Read full review

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on May 13, 2000

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on May 13, 2000

The buzz these days is about a little car that defies all logic. Styled like a hot rod, versatile as a minivan, and built on the platform of a little economy car, Chrysler's PT Cruiser also br... Read full review

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on June 25, 2000

The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view

By Larry Printz on June 25, 2000

It was like a scene out of "American Graffiti." At the end of a long, busy week, I headed for home in my test vehicle, a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Driving down Linden Street in Allentown, a late m... Read full review


washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 16, 2000

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on April 16, 2000

Edward Toney got it right. He was running errands in downtown Washington when he spotted the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition. It was a fetching piece of work — wet look, deep cran... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on January 21, 2001

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on January 21, 2001

Talk about diversity. The delivery man brought a raft of vehicles at just about the time Ma Nature (or is it Ms. Nature; this PC thing gets confusing) dumped on roof and road. Quite a selection,... Read full review

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 12, 2001

KansasCity.com's view

By Tom Strongman on January 12, 2001

DEL MAR, Calif.--The PT Cruiser is like a four-wheeled magician: On the boulevard, it's a pseudo-hot rod with the eye-popping magnetism of a Prowler; in the driveway, it turns into a small min... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on March 18, 2000

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on March 18, 2000

SAN DIEGO ­ When I saw the first prototypes of DaimlerChrysler's PT Cruiser, I predicted it would be BIG. Having put in a few hundred miles of seat time, I'll amend that statement. I... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 10, 2000

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 10, 2000

Marguerite Wojtowicz broke all the rules of rational car purchasing when she stepped into a Detroit showroom in April to buy a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. "I saw it at the Autorama," gushed the 42-ye... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 10, 2000

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on May 10, 2000

We haven't seen this much excitement over a new car since Volkswagen rolled out the New Beetle two years ago. In fact, whenever we went out for a drive in the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, we had ... Read full review

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on September 15, 2001

Cincinnati.com's view

By Alan Vonderhaar on September 15, 2001

I love it when I'm right, maybe because of the rarity of that happenstance. It didn't exactly take a genius, though, to predict the Chrysler PT Cruiser would be a phe-nom. I tested a gagg... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on August 22, 2002

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on August 22, 2002

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... Read full review