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Unfortunately, we see a lot of problems with the PT Cruisers. They are known to have transmission problems, cooling system problems, and sometimes electrical problems. This vehicle also has a Timing "Belt" so knowing the previous maintenance records would help a ton. If the belt has not yet been replaced, it's due to be replaced at the 120,000 mile marker - and that's a 6 hour job! So if this is a college student that is going to put some wear and tear into this vehicle (we all know how college kids are! I have one of my own!) then this vehicle may not be the best choice. If my answer has helped you, please help me by leaving a rating using the stars at the top of this page or accept the answer so I may be credited for this Q&A.