Hi I'm Keith from eastern PA. USA, and I have been following the PT from before the first one rolled off the line and knew I just had to have one. After waiting for a year and a half I stopped in at our local dealer to find out about ordering a 2002 PT on 6/9/2001.
After building one on the computer at the dealer, the sales team told me they had one just like I had built on the lot (2001) cranberry limited - ABS - /am/fm/cass/cd/ - heated seats - stoarage tray - chrome wheels - leather seats - moonroof - ( my dream of the last year and a half )
After making a deal (below msrp) with a rear spoiler to be added later I drove it home that afternoon, and a few hours later we took it to our first cruise night to show it off.
I own three other chrysler products but I never had a must have feeling for anything in my life like I have had for the past year or so about this PT Cruiser.
I was going to replace my caravan with the PT but decided for now that the PT will be our fair weather and weekend vehicle.
Glad to have you aboard. My PT is my every day vehicle, and I've never had so much fun driving in my life. I've got a relatively conservative day job, so I won't be doing a lot of modifications. I do have a brake light cling, so when you're behind me, and I hit the brakes, you see "PT Cruiser" in red where the upper brake light is. (cue the song, "Born to Be Wild...")
Being an idiot, I'm lucky to have a Cruiser at all. I had been admiring them from afar, but really hadn't checked one out. I had NO idea they were hard to get, for example. So, with a little time left on the lease of the vehicle I was driving, I called a friend of mine who owns a local dealership. I told him I'd like to test drive a PT, and if I liked it, I'd like to get one in the next week or so. After the laughter died down, he told me although it was unlikely, he'd shake some trees and see what he could find. Next day, he calls. Someone ordered one, but now that it's here, they've decided on another vehicle. I asked him what color, and he said aquamarine. I told him I wasn't sure about the color, but I would sure like a test drive. Well, it was love at first sight, and I drove it home the next day. It had everything I wanted, except a moon roof, which I really haven't missed.
I live in the Philadelphia area. Got my red PT Limited in January. I love it. 4,100 miles, no problems---not even a rattle. A very solid car, so far. Gas mileage is a bit dissappointing (18.5 to 21 or so), but a guy at a gas station told me it might 'break-in' at some point and do better?!?! Sounds like mechanic's mumbo-jumbo to me, but we'll see.
I bought from Videon Chrysler in Newtown Square. MSRP-$22,400. I highly recommend these people. Straight-shooters. No pressure. Free 1,000 mile check-up and free first oil/filter change. Good, punctual service department.
I really do love the car. It still makes me smile every time I climb into it!
Your car is great cruiserkev, but I think I'm kind of partial to the metallic red one. That one has caught my eye. Might be interesting to go to a PT gathering to see what people are doing to customize their rides!
I couldn't help logging onto this site. I figure if anyone knows about PTs, you folks do. I am going to look at the 2002 PT and I would like to know if anyone has heard of what changes will take place. I would like to see a turbo option. I guess I acn only hope.
I live in central PA and am looking for a daily driver. I do territiry sales in some of the northern counties where i know it snows good! Currently drive a '98 beetle which is great on gas but is lacking in the cargo area. Have any of you driven the cruizer in the snow? How did it do? Also how has gas mileage been? probably looking to drive 150 mi. a day is this a car you would recomend?
#11 of 69 TWO PT'S ARE BETTER THEM ONE!
Sep 16, 2001 (4:53 pm)
My name is Louie ,Retired and living in West Florida.
In April 2000 I went to look at the Chrysler Minivan but when I saw that I could have two PT's
for the price of one minivan I ordered the PT's
and took delivery April 14, 2000.
I took the white one and my wife took the Silver
With almost 1 1/2 years of everyday use and loving every minute ,we are unable to find any
reason to bring them in for service other them
the regular routine maint. (oil & filter changes).
I have over 17,000 miles and my wife is close with just over 16,000.
Being we both love driving them , we found ourselves at times taking both cars rather then fighting as to who will drive.
This is the ideal marriage having his & hers PT's.
The reason we were able to get two so fast was because we did not order the Limited Edition with all the options. All we wanted was auto/trans - air cond - am/fm/cass - tinted glass - pwr/windows & cruise.
We find that there are more Limited Editions on the road then Base models, now which one is Limited ??
We just took delivery yesterday of a 2002 Touring Edition in Inferno Red. My initial take on the car is that it is a tightly put together vehicle with some very thoughtful touches. Unfortunately, I won't have much opportunity to test out my initial feelings as it is my wifes car and I may not be able to pry it out of her hands. As we speak, she is on her first antique hunting run, across the Bay bridge into Marylands Eastern Shore.
The ride with the touring suspension is very firm as are the seats. Steering is very tight and requires more effort than my other two rides. It's not unpleasant, just different and I'm sure that with a little more exposure I will find the other steering sloppy and ride too soft. The sound system is very good, I really like the (now) standard AM/FM/CD player, the sound was very clean and crisp when we tried out a cd. I have a feeling that my first few trips with the car will be spent with the owners manual clutched firmly in hand as I learn to use all the features.