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PT Cruiser reliability - how does it compare?

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by mkaresh, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    Interesting. Seems like it did pretty well overall but sample size is a real issue...
     
  2. mkaresh

    mkaresh Member

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    Yes, we definitely need more participants for these. The small sample sizes are likely responsible for much of the variation from year to year.

    We've updated our reliability stats for the PT Cruiser to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

    2008 PT Cruiser: 88, moderate, very small sample size
    2006 PT Cruiser: 47, low, small sample size
    2005 PT Cruiser: 112, high, very small sample size
    2001 PT Cruiser: 49, low, very small sample size

    For the details, including repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

    Chrysler PT Cruiser reliability ratings and comparisons
     
  3. mkaresh

    mkaresh Member

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the PT Cruiser to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

    2008 PT Cruiser: 76, moderate, very small sample size
    2006 PT Cruiser: 32, low, very small sample size
    2005 PT Cruiser: 138, high, small sample size
    2003 PT Cruiser: 88, moderate, very small sample size
    2001 PT Cruiser: 75, low, small sample size

    No stat, or a small sample size? Then we especially need more owners involved for that model year.

    For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

    Chrysler PT Cruiser reliability ratings and comparisons
     
  4. mkaresh

    mkaresh Member

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    We've updated our reliability stats for the PT Cruiser to include owner experiences through June 30, 2016. Reliability information elsewhere is based on a survey conducted in April 2015--well over a year ago.

    Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

    2008 PT Cruiser: 75, moderate, very small sample size
    2006 PT Cruiser: 11, low, very small sample size
    2005 PT Cruiser: 114, high, very small sample size
    2003 PT Cruiser: 109, moderate, very small sample size
    2001 PT Cruiser: 107, moderate, small sample size

    We'll have further updates in November and next February. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

    For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

    Chrysler PT Cruiser reliability ratings and comparisons
     
  5. Bob Middleton

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  6. Bob Middleton

    Bob Middleton New Member

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    I 2002 dream cruiser with 216,000 ks. Have only put 6,000 ks since buying it and only had to replace the right side lower control arm so far.Lic.# bncs 503 Ontario Canada.