Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,540 - $4,672
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
150-215
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,540 - $4,672
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
150-215
Seats
5

Chrysler PT Cruiser Models & Trims

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Reviews

4.09

98 Reviews

39% 38% 18% 4% 1%

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The most trustworthy car I've ever owned. Over 317,000 miles on it, and still going strong.

I've had my PT Cruiser for 5 years now. When I bought it (used), I had to replace the cam sensor within the first couple of months. I started to regret my purchase. People told me "PT Cruisers are junk." Now, 5 years later, I almost brag about my car! It's not pretty. It's rusty. But, it now has 317,000+ miles on it. I've driven that car all over the United States, and in Canada. The one and only time it ever let me down was when the ignition broke at about 298,000 miles. I got it fixed the same day, and the car has never broken down since. I did have the water pump and timing belt replaced at 250,000 miles. That's something that should be a routine maintenance thing. I get oil changes every 5,000 miles. I maintain the car, and it treats me well. I still trust my PT Cruiser to travel anywhere I want to go. Bottom line, if you maintain it properly, it will treat you well.

- Heather B

My pts just keep running and running.

My pts (I have two) are nimble, maneuverable, relatively economical, and comfortable. Over the last 15 years I have spent about $4000 on maintenance on the two cars. I am a mechanic, so I do the majority of the work myself. I have replaced the front brake pads about six times on each car, rotors three times each, and one car needed new calipers after a dozen years. One car needed cooling system work at about the six year mark, both have had air conditioning maintenance at a specialist. My only disappointments have been the lack of effective rear brake adjusters and only getting 25 mpg, which is significantly less that late model cars.

- Tom M

2003 PT Cruiser: touring edition.

I love the way this car drives. I feel like I am in control when driving this vehicle. I really enjoy the armrests that are by the driver and passenger seat. There is a ton of room in the trunk area with seats that fold down for even more room which makes it easy to transport large items. The only problem I have with the vehicle is that if there are any problems with the car, it can be very difficult to fix. Most of the time it is required to remove a ton of parts before you can reach the problem to begin with.

- Laney H

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,576 - $4,265
$2,703 - $4,520

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L (148) DOHC SMPI 16
2.4L (148) DOHC SMPI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 in.
40.9 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103 in.
103 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
168.8 in.
168.8 in.

Width

Width
67.1 in.
67.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3049 .lbs
3066 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
162 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15 gal.
15 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 27 mpg
21 - 27 mpg

City

City
20 - 21 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 29 mpg
25 - 29 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety