Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 Hatchback

This generation of Chrysler PT Cruiser has been produced from January, 2000 to January, 2006. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Chrysler is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.4 litres and power of from 115 to 223 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.1 litres and power of 121 HP.
The car is available with both manual (5 versions), as well as automatic (2 versions) gearbox.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 hatchback average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 7.7 to 10.5 litres per 100km, but for diesel engine - approximately 6.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 hatchback petrol engine version is Chrysler PT Cruiser 1.6i, consuming 7.7 litres per 100km.
According to user reviews, Chrysler PT Cruiser real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +10% for petrol engines and +9% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Chrysler PT Cruiser modification.

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 hatchback CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 182 to 251 grams per kilometer, but for diesel engine - approximately 185 grams per kilometer. From Chrysler PT Cruiser with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Chrysler PT Cruiser 1.6i which produces an average of 182 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 7.5 seconds has Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4i GT Turbo version, conversely the tardiest one is Chrysler PT Cruiser 1.6i reaching this speed only in 13.5 seconds. The maximum top speed is 200 km/h for the 2.4 petrol 223 hp version (Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4i GT Turbo).

Lenght of Chrysler PT Cruiser is 432 cm, it is medium size car. For comparison - Chrysler PT Cruiser is about 3 cm longer than Toyota Corolla hatchback, but 2 cm shorter than Ford Focus hatchback. Chrysler PT Cruiser gross weight is 1000 kg.

This Chrysler is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1200 $. According to user reviews, average Chrysler PT Cruiser repair costs are 310 $ per year. Users calculated Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 1900 € cost per year and 0.16 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 63%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 26% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Chrysler PT Cruiser for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Chrysler PT Cruiser prices and costs.

In user reviews Chrysler PT Cruiser received average grade 8.3 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.7). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. All authors of reviews would recommend Chrysler PT Cruiser to the friend.

Chrysler PT Cruiser modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003 1.6i Jan 2003 — Jan 2006

Most fuel efficient petrol version

1.6 Petrol 115 HP 7.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i Jul 2000 — Jan 2005 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 2.0i Jan 2000 — Jan 2005 2.0 Petrol 140 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (4)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002 2.1 2.2 CRD Mar 2002 — Jan 2006 2.1 Diesel 121 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2005 2.4i Jan 2005 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 143 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2005 2.4i Jan 2005 — Jan 2006 2.4 Petrol 143 HP 10.5 l/100km Automatic (4)
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 2.4i GT Turbo Jan 2004 — Jan 2006

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds

2.4 Petrol 223 HP 10.0 l/100km Manual (5)
Chrysler PT Cruiser service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Chrysler PT Cruiser safety

During safety testing Chrysler PT Cruiser has obtained 3 stars from five, which means average safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Chrysler PT Cruiser is evaluated with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Chrysler PT Cruiser got one star.

Chrysler PT Cruiser prices

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 - 2006 hatchback price in Latvia is from 550 $ to 2100 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Chrysler PT Cruiser price is below average - Chrysler PT Cruiser is approximately for 22 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2000 - 2006 prices). The reason of Chrysler PT Cruiser low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2006 price 1700 $ 1800 $ 2000 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2005 price 1100 $ 1600 $ 2000 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2004 price 550 $ 1000 $ 1800 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2003 price 800 $ 1300 $ 2100 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2002 price 650 $ 1100 $ 1600 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2001 price 550 $ 1000 $ 1800 $
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 price 650 $ 900 $ 1300 $

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Chrysler PT Cruiser reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Chrysler PT Cruiser reliability is extremely low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2014 defects were detected in an average of 41.7 percent of Chrysler PT Cruiser of this generation (on average 11 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 29.2%.

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Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Chrysler PT Cruiser with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
82%
Adjustable steering wheel
62%
Metallic paint
57%
Leather upholstery
40%
Cruise control
38%
Heated seats
38%
Electrically adjustable seats
32%
Roof bars (railings)
30%
Sunroof
23%
Climate control
21%

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Chrysler PT Cruiser reviews

Total 7 Chrysler PT Cruiser owner reviews

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2000 Crossover/SUV Petrol 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2006 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:80`000 kilometers (10 years)
Average fuel consumption: 14.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 3108 $ (~ 310 $ per year)
Total car rating:
5
   female, age 59
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