Chrysler PT Cruiser Used Car Buyer's Guide: 2003
For 2003, the GT version of the PT Cruiser debuted. Since the model’s introduction, many auto reviewers had chided the Chrysler for its lack of performance. To create the 2003 PT Cruiser GT, Chrysler’s engineers leveraged the Dodge Neon SRT4. They fitted its 215 horsepower double overhead cam in-line four-cylinder engine capable of producing 245 foot-pounds torque to the PT Cruiser. Happily, aftermarket go-faster parts available for the Dodge hot compact would also work on the PT Cruiser GT. Standard features of the GT were essentially the same as the base model, save the more powerful engine, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and traction control.