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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
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The PT Cruiser is back for another year of neck-jerking attention grabbing. This retro-styled model has a hard time going unnoticed, and that is something prospective customers should always consider when looking into this unique vehicle. Yet though it has the unmistakable look of a luxurious car, the price tag on the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser is low enough to seem decidedly out of place. But that is something owners will never complain about.

For 2003, the PT Cruiser lineup adds a turbocharged model for more spine-tingling excitement. Other improvements ensure that the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser is as modern as they come.

Available Models
The 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser is offered in four trim levels: Base, Touring, Limited and the new GT.

Interior Features
All PT Cruisers have a 5-seat wagon body style. Though its design may seem to be purely for aesthetic reasons, it also results in functional applications. In addition to seating five, the PT Cruiser also boasts a total cargo volume of 64.2 cubic ft.

Driver and passenger comfort are taken care of with the PT Cruiser's mix of standard features. While the Base model handles all the essentials, the upper-level models go quite a bit further to surround everyone in luxury. A mixed leather/suede upholstery, a driver-seat power height adjuster and lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an AM/FM/cassette/CD player and a power sunroof are some of the amenities found on the Limited and GT models.

Exterior Features
Everyone recognizes the PT Cruiser. Shocking at first, even angering to some, the PT Cruiser has gradually worn away the prejudices that first accompanied its introduction. People will resist change for as long as they can, until finally they accept innovation. Such was the case with the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Base, Touring and Limited models are given a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine to work with. It produces 150 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 162 lb-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The new GT powers over paved streets with a turbocharged engine with the same dimensions, capable of delivering 215 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 245 lb-ft. of torque at 3600 rpm.

Both of the engines in the PT Cruiser can be mated to either 4-speed automatic transmission or 5-speed manual transmission. PT Cruiser's available Low-Speed Traction Control keeps the front (driving) wheels from slipping during acceleration.

Safety and Security
All 2003 PT Cruiser models have dual front airbags. The Limited adds front side airbags, while the GT also has antilock 4-wheel disc brakes (optional with other models). Front side airbags are available as well.

New for the 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser

New PT Turbo model
Chrome Accents Group, optional on Touring and Limited Edition models (late availability)
Body Color Monotone Front and Rear Fascias - Standard on Limited Edition
Accent-color Bodyside Moldings - Standard on Base Models
New Exterior Colors: Electric Blue Pearl Coat and Onyx Green Pearl Coat
New Interior Color added: Dark Slate Gray/Light Slate Gray
New Bright Silver Metallic cluster and passenger side air bag door for Light Almond Pearl Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic, Black and Stone White exterior colors and Dark Slate Gray interior color
AM/FM stereo radio with in-dash six-disc CD changer is optional on all models

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
2.4L I4
2.4L I4 Turbo
150 @ 5200
215 @ 5000
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
4-speed - 20/24
5-speed - 21/28

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