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How did the PT Cruiser get its name?

How did the PT Cruiser get its name?

The PT Cruiser’s design was meant to evoke the look of an older gangster getaway car like you would see in the 1930s or a street racer. That’s exactly the look it accomplished. The “PT” in the name stands for “Personal Transport,” which is pretty straight forward.

What is the Chevy PT Cruiser called?

Horsepower ranged from 150 to 230, the latter being for the PT Cruiser GT, also called the GT cruiser. The Chevy HHR meanwhile, was offered in 2.0-liter to 2.4-liter Ecotec engines jetting 155-260 horses.

When to replace a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser?

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What was the original name of the PT Cruiser?

Originally internally designated as the “PT” (Plymouth Truck) [citation needed] and intended as part of the Plymouth lineup, the model was to be certified as a truck by NHTSA standards. Subsequent to the demise of the Plymouth brand, the PT Cruiser was instead brought to market as part of the Chrysler range.

When did the Chrysler PT Cruiser get a facelift?

The 2006 facelift for the Chrysler PT Cruiser kept it in line with the new Chrysler design theme, inaugurated by the Ralph Giles with the 300C. The front fascia was redesigned and now includes “double tear-shaped” headlights, a revised grille that no longer extended under the bumper, and no more patented brake cooling ducts.

When did the PT Cruiser convertible go out of production?

The convertible featured a sport bar that increased air flow to the rear passengers and added protection in case of a rollover. Unfortunately, production of the convertible ended in 2007 for the 2008 model year.

What size motor is in a PT Cruiser?

Details on the 2.4 liter engine. In North America, the front-wheel drive PT Cruiser is powered by a 2.4-liter, DOHC, 16-valve engine. The engine produces 150 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm and 162 lb.-ft. torque @ 4000 rpm.

Are PT Cruisers reliable?

The Chrysler PT Cruiser Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 30th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $641 which means it has average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the PT Cruiser. Compare With Another Vehicle

Who makes PT Cruiser?

Originally conceived as a Plymouth model, the PT Cruiser received the Chrysler nameplate on introduction in anticipation of the 2001 discontinuation of the Plymouth brand. The PT Cruiser was designed by Bryan Nesbitt, who later also styled the Chevrolet HHR.

What is the cargo space of a PT Cruiser?

Reviewers like the PT Cruiser’s large cargo area. Behind the front seats is 21.2 cubic feet of storage space. When the backseats are flipped down, there’s 63 cubic feet of cargo room available.

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Ruth Doyle