Chrysler PT Cruiser Tops The MPV's In Top Gear Motoring Survey

Chrysler is celebrating after coming top of all MPVs in the prestigious BBC Top Gear Motoring Survey 2002.

The popular Chrysler PT Cruiser showed just why it is so well-liked after scoring more points than any other car in the "Small MPVs" and "Large MPVs" sections.

More than 37,000 motorists were questioned in the survey - the biggest of its type in the UK - which covered most aspects of modern-day motoring, including reliability, running costs, and treatment from dealers.

In the "Small MPVs" category, the PT Cruiser beat rivals including Vauxhall Zafira, Renault Scenic and Fiat Multipla. Chrysler's seven seat Voyager MPV came second in the "Large MPVs" category, up against cars such as Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan and Renault Espace. None of these scored higher than the PT Cruiser.

Top Gear described PT Cruiser as: "One of the freshest cars to make an appearance. service received from dealers, mechanical reliability and spaciousness are excellent."

Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK said: "PT Cruiser is fast approaching the 10,000 sales mark in the UK and demand continues to stay strong. The car is still a design icon, it's versatile and great value, and with up to £1,500 off the price of a PT Cruiser currently available during September, it's set to become even more popular."

Chrysler PT Cruiser comes with a full peace-of-mind warranty package which provides three years/60,000-mile cover plus seven years/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty and three years roadside emergency cover. Prices start at £13,995 for the 2.0 Classic.

  • The Chrysler Voyager 2.5 CRD SE topped the table as the MPV which depreciates the least in Which? magazine's latest survey.
Published 6 September 2002 Melanie Carter

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