My wife took our 2002 PT Cruiser into the dealership today to have the auto transmission checked for clunky downshifting from 2nd to 1st gear. Thedealer could not reproduce the fault in a 1 mile test drive. They fixed the dome light again, but it failed to operate normally by the time she got home. You have to smack it to make it work. With only 17K miles, the motor is loosing 1 quart of oil every 3K miles. We carefully broke-in the engine and swapped over to Mobile 1 oil at 5K miles. I changed the oil at 100 miles, 1000 miles and 5K miles ever since. I started using the Mobile 1 oil filters since the 100 mile point. We don't drive the engine hard, just normal. The dealer explained that is was normal for some PT's to use oil and that we shouldn't worry about it. There are no engine oil leaks. None of my previous 12 new non-Chrysler vehicles have ever used oil. I can't believe the dealership would tell me that it is normal for a 1 year old motor to use oil. What gives? By the way, the power steering rack input hydraulic hose came loose and sprayed the exhaust, which started a big fire. We were luck to get the fire out fast and no one was hurt. The dealer quickly repaired the hose coupling and said it was a miracle the vehicle wasn't a total loss. Where is the quality control?