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Old 04 Dec 2010, 01:09 am
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I'm interested in buying a 2nd pt cruiser and I'm wondering what the life span is on these cars, its got 132,000 miles on it already. What does everyone think?
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Old 04 Dec 2010, 02:37 am
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it think it's pretty good if you 1st pt is 10yrs old or if it's younger then that then i would say it's REALLY DAMN GOOD. According to your miles your car should be around 10yrs.
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Old 04 Dec 2010, 06:03 am
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I have an 01 I bought and it now has 158K on it. You should be expecting to replace control arm bushings, struts/shocks, tie rods, sway bar bushings, etc.... I replaced almost everything on this one as far as suspension goes and it rides and drives great. Is the car you looking at a manual or auto?
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Old 04 Dec 2010, 04:56 pm
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Depends on what your paying, what condition it is and how handy are you at spinning wrenches???

A well maintained PT I would bet with wear parts replaced as needed could easily go 200K miles.

Car that see that kind of service are usually ones where the owner can do most of the maintenance which keeps cost of ownership low.

On the other hand there are probably perfectly servicable PTs which are junkd because say a tranmission fails or the need a clutch.
Ther are two at our local yard , both 01's. I thin one has over 200K on it and the body looks great, for a 10 year old car in Maine. All the imports from that era with that kind of mileage are rot buckets LOL
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Old 04 Dec 2010, 07:14 pm
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This pt is a 2002 with auto. Looks in good shape but I have not drove it yet, kinda nervous about cars with that kind of miles. Asking price is $3,990

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Old 06 Dec 2010, 08:45 am
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This pt is a 2002 with auto. Looks in good shape but I have not drove it yet, kinda nervous about cars with that kind of miles. Asking price is $3,990
Sounds like a lot of money for a car with that many miles.Here is what you can get in my area for around the same price.2003 PT Cruiser - Super Clean Great Driver 53k miles
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