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    Autoblog Podcast #186 - The PT Cruiser is dead, blind drivers, Tesla and Toyota, and more!
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    Chris Shunk, Alex Nunez, Sam Abuelsamid and Dan Roth convene yet again for Episode #186 of the Autoblog Podcast. Topics are the final passing of the long-suffering Chrysler PT Cruiser, General Motors' "Build your own engine" for ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #186
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    Got a question for our intrepid team of podcasters? Now's the time to ask away. Don't forget to vote on which questions deserve our attention the most, though we'll try to get to as many as we can. Discussion topics for Autoblog Podcast ...

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    Video: Chrysler PT Cruiser production ends today, Sha Na Na sends it out with a song
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    Sha Na Na tribute to the Chrysler PT Cruiser – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Hear that? It's the lid on the dustbin of history about to close on Chrysler's PT Cruiser, which ends production today. In case you don't remember how popular the retro hatch used to be, in 2006, none ...

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    Report: Rental car companies 'routinely' letting recalled vehicles on the streets [w/ video]
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    Recalled Chrysler PT Cruiser after the fatal crash – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We don't typically think of rental cars as the most well-loved vehicles on the planet, but we do expect them to be well maintained and reasonably safe. According to findings from a recent lawsuit ...

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    Report: Final PT Cruiser to roll off Chrysler assembly line on July 9
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    2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler's long-lived PT Cruiser will finally roll off into the sunset next month after a decade in production. According to the Detroit Free Press, when the 2010 model year winds down at Chrysler's Toluca, Mexico plant on ...

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    Report: Two Fiat-based small cars to replace PT Cruiser, Caliber in 2012
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    Late last year, Alfa Romeo previewed the all-new Giulietta ahead of its reveal at next month's Geneva Motor Show. While the five-door hatch is enough to make Stateside consumers weak in the knees – particularly in Quadrifoglio Verde trim – the impact in the U.S. figures to be much ...

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    Chrysler reveals slew of special-edition models for 2010
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    2010 Chrysler 300 S8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler has carefully picked its words, saying that the 300 S6 and 300 S8 are all-new models that build on the rear-wheel-drive sedan's roots. Don't fret, the cosmetic updates are welcome; there's a new blacked-out grille this ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler rehiring white collar workers to get new product out fast
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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - click above for high-res image gallery
    The new product picture at Chrysler appears to be mighty thin, as the only new products scheduled to come out of the Pentastar over the next year are redesigns of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Ram Heavy Duty and the Chrysler 300. ...

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    Review: 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser is a tarnished Golden Oldie
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    2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It wasn't so many years ago that Chrysler's design department was considered among the best in the industry. Attractive, innovative shapes came one after another, then they took a sharp detour into the crash test building and ...

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    Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month
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    Hot on the heels of news that the Dodge Viper's Conner Avenue facility would be the first Chrysler plant to fire up after the company's bankruptcy proceedings/Fiat tie-up comes official word that the automaker will resume production at seven plants the week of June 29. In addition, Chrysler will ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler PT Cruiser gets unlikely stay of execution thanks to Fiat tie-up
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    We've been telling you that Chrysler's PT Cruiser is destined for death for years now, yet the little wagon continues to endure. Inside Line is reporting that the PT has yet again escaped the gallow's pole, and instead the Little Paddy Wagon That Could will soldier on until December 2010. The move ...

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    Chrysler PT Cruiser production to end this summer
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream Series 5
    Ye old Chrysler PT Cruiser is going the way of the dodo this summer, and according to Chrysler LLC President Tom LaSorda, the automaker is actively pursuing a sale of the equipment used to build the PT in Toluca, ...

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    Chrysler could be broke by New Year's, Nardelli would work for $1
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    Chrysler still makes cars? Apparently so, and CEO Bob Nardelli was on Capitol Hill yesterday with his colleagues from Ford and General Motors, warning that the Pentastar is in serious danger of exhausting its reserves by early 2009. Chrysler's share of the $25 billion in aid the automakers are ...

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    Woodward '08: Chrysler gets things started with PT Cruiser Dream Cruiser Series 5
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Chrysler PT Cruiser DCS 5The festivities leading up to the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit begin to ramp up around this time every year, and you know the world's largest traffic jam of classic, custom and exotic vehicles is nigh when Chrysler debuts ...

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    PT Cruiser will survive through 2009, barely
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    It seems as if earlier rumors of the PT Cruiser's death may have been slightly exaggerated. According to PTCruizer.com, the retro-style hatch from Chrysler is still alive, though perhaps on some sort of artificial life support. At least for the 2009 model year, the Cruiser is expected to be built ...

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    eBay find of the day: All-terrain PT Bruiser
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    When offering an item for sale, a fuzzy key selling point like "may be legal in some states already" might not be the deal clincher you'd hoped. On today's episode of "Fun With Centers of Gravity" we have the delightful union of the neuter-car PT Cruiser with the greasy unmentionables of a 29 year ...

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    Dead Again: WSJ says PT Cruiser indeed short lived
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    PT Cruiser fans who were relieved to hear only the convertible version would no longer be built may, after all, have reason to mourn. The Wall Street Journal, quoting a Chrysler dealership owner, says the retro-styled wagon-like CUV is again on the company's hit list.No word on why Chrysler brass ...

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    Chrysler said to be planning wake for Magnum, Pacifica, PT Cruiser
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    According to The Detroit News, Chrysler's product-cutting plan is all but official. The first three models on the chopping block, according to the newspaper's unnamed sources, are the Magnum, Pacifica and the PT Cruiser. The next round could include the Jeep Commander if it doesn't get its act ...

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    Enthusiast starts petition to save the PT Cruiser
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    Scott Kissinger knows a thing or two about Chrysler's PT Cruiser. In fact, he knows enough about it to have started ptenthusiasts.org in 1999, before the the PT was even for sale.So as one who loves the PT Cruiser and who also has an investment of time and money in the nameplate, we imagine ...

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    And Chrysler's reveal today is... the PT Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Edition
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    click image above for high-res versionWhile we harbored hope that Chrysler would break with tradition and formally launch the 2008 Dodge Caliber SRT-4 at Duggan's Pub on Woodward this morning, already the new Pentastar instead did what it's been doing for years: unveiled another special edition PT ...

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