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Old 09 May 2013, 11:05 pm
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I am looking to buy a used PT cruiser I have been looking at the limited and the GT Turbo.

Most I have seen in my price range 3-4g's have between 100-130k miles on them.

Is there anything I should know that would discourage me from getting an 03 turbo with 133k miles on it? Or a similar limited?

I already have read that the water pump and timing belt should be replaced at 100k.

Thanks for the help and looking forward to getting in a PT.
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Old 09 May 2013, 11:23 pm
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Good choice. Where are you located.
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Old 09 May 2013, 11:29 pm
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Good choice. Where are you located.
Arizona South South. Fort Huachuca, bout an hour from Tucson.
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Old 10 May 2013, 02:59 am
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So is what im looking to buy going to last for a while if taken care of?

Is the turbo more of an expense if things go wrong?
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So is what im looking to buy going to last for a while if taken care of?

Is the turbo more of an expense if things go wrong?
100% depends on how it was taken care of in the first 100,000 miles. Best to have a trusted mechanic look over the car from top to bottom. It's always a gamble buying a used car. If you can't get someone to look it over, see if you can buy a good warranty but that won't be easy at that mileage.

The Turbo's don't seem to have any more problems than the non-turbo's, IF it was taken care of.
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Old 10 May 2013, 10:16 am
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Ok.

What about this one

PT CRUISER 02 LIMITED

It has nasty flames. And is showing a code. but for the price it might be an easy fix.

Advice?
Does the fix look cheap?
Can I easily get rid of those flames?
Is it value?
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Old 10 May 2013, 10:27 am
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The code stands for a misfire in cylinder 1. Could be simple and it could be very expensive. A compression check might show a bad valve, cracked gasket or block. Also could be a simple leak in the plastic upper manifold. Can't really say.

The question is, if it was simple, they wouldn't leave the code for the next buyer.

The flame might have been on a long time. If so, the fenders would have to repainted to get rid of them.
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Old 10 May 2013, 11:00 am
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Thanks Crewzin.

Here is the add for the GT I was looking at.

pt cruiser 2003

Not really alot of detail. But i called and they said they said they have records of the timing belt being replaced and water pump. Their english wasnt very good so I think they might just be agreeing with me lol.
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Old 10 May 2013, 11:12 am
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Looks in decent shape. Don't understand all the mess around the label on the rear hatch. You really have to inspect and drive it. It's the first Turbo that came out for the PT. Cooling fan is hard to come by. It's a little different than all the others but you may never need one.
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Old 10 May 2013, 12:43 pm
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Thanks again.

I like the idea of the turbo but is it adding alot to the fun of the driving or is it minimal vs the limited ?
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