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Old 09 Jul 2009, 04:39 pm
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Default What changes have been made from 2000?

I am a first time PT Cruiser owner.
I have a 2007 Touring Edition.
When I look at other PT Cruisers, they all look alike.
What changes both exterior and interior have occurred since 2000?
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 05:25 pm
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Default Re: What changes have been made from 2000?

You must be looking at the 2006 and newer PT's then...

Externally I know that the front grill was changed... it extends down below the bumper on older models... Front bumper as well. No longer is it a mismatched gray/black. I believe the shape of it differs as well.. right Crewzin?

Internally I know the instruments such as fuel gauge, speedo, etc. have changed/moved, I saw that looking at my buddies '01. Also, they moved some things up/down such as the stereo, A/C controls, etc... mine also has an analog clock and EVIC.

There's more, but that's all I can think of off hand.

Edit:

Just went outside and saw my headlights... they are teardropped where the older ones aren't.
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Fred,

Lots of little changes thruout the years. Exterior: They all started out with black bumpers. In 2002 only the base model kept the black and the others had body colored bumpers. In 2003 they all had body colored bumpers. Also in 2003 the Turbo came out and the lower egg crate grill was enlarged so more air could get to the intercooler. 2004 & 2005 were basically unchanged but the Turbo lite was interoduced. 2006 major body work changes with the front end doing away with the lower egg crate grill and adding headlight with a dent in them. They also went to the same shape tail lights but the amber part changed to white/clear. I believe the rear end stayed the same for another couple years until they squared off the rear bumper somewhere around 2008.

Interior: From 2000 to 2005 there were small changes. Smaller headrests in 2002 and they actually added the passenger arm rest in 2002 whereas in 2000/2001 there was only the drivers side arm rest. Thruout the years Chrysler deleted a number of item and made some on them options. My 2001 came with the vanity cover, passenger door outside lock, rear cargo shelf and cargo net and all my buttons inside all light up. They did away with the lighted buttons and the other things as cost savings measures.

As you know with your 2007, starting in 2006 they changed the inside with the pop-out center console with clock. A towel bar for the front passenger and headrests with holes in them. They also added some plaid seat covers.

There's probably a few things I left out that other will tell you about.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 05:43 pm
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Ya my towel bar is good for hanging the armor all wipes when I'm shining up the interior.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 06:22 pm
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2006 they changed the shape of the reverse lamp and lens, changed to electric rear hatch release. Probably other changes. Moved the fuse box from inside the drivers door post and put all fuses & relays under the hood.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 08:58 pm
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I also think they reworked the airbox cover after 2006 so the battery poles are accessibles without removing anything
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Default Re: What changes have been made from 2000?

And they are a hell of a lot cheaper now than they were when I bought my '02.
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Old 10 Jul 2009, 06:51 pm
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I also think they reworked the airbox cover after 2006 so the battery poles are accessibles without removing anything
That's definitely a good move...I hate fiddling with that air box, just to get to the battery!
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the '01s also don't have rear headrests. Right Crewzin?
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the '01s also don't have rear headrests. Right Crewzin?

No, that's just mine. Took em out cause they were so damn big I couldn't see out the back window and nobody ever sits in the back seat anyway.

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