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Junkyard Gem: 2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream Cruiser Series 1

Available only in Inca Gold metalflake paint, one of the rarest of special-edition PT Cruisers.

Report: Terrafugia flying car to start production by end of year

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Autoblog Podcast #186 - The PT Cruiser is dead, blind drivers, Tesla and Toyota, and more!

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Video: Chrysler PT Cruiser production ends today, Sha Na Na sends it out with a song

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Report: Final PT Cruiser to roll off Chrysler assembly line on July 9

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Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month

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 bring the supporting powertrain and stamping plants online that supply the assembly factories liste

REPORT: Chrysler PT Cruiser gets unlikely stay of execution thanks to Fiat tie-up

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.

Dead Again: WSJ says PT Cruiser indeed short lived

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.

Enthusiast starts petition to save the PT Cruiser

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.

Spy Shots: Dodge JC49 crossover, PT Cruiser replacement?

Allpar is again on top of the JC49 game with spy shots of the crossover in even less dress than the last time we saw it. Looks like the news is pretty much the same, with Dodge getting a version of the Sebring-based crossover to be called Crew, and later on, Chrysler replacing the aging PT Cruiser with a distinctly non-retro variant.

Autoblog takes on Gratiot: Cars don't have to be old to be cruise-worthy

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Canadian government buying converted EVs for evaluation

The Canadian transport ministry is buying electric vehicles converted by Hybrid Technologies, Inc for testing and evaluation. Hybrid Technologies will convert a Chrysler PT Cruiser and a Smart ForTwo to be powered by electric motors and lithium batteries. The cars are part of the Advanced Technology Vehicles Program and they will be tested to evaluate efficiency, emissions and safety of the systems. By using these types of vehicles, the transport

What comes next for the Chrysler PT Cruiser?

Peter Valdes-Dapena has penned a nice piece examining Chrysler's options for the next PT Cruiser. It's an interesting question, as Valde-Dapena notes, because no retro vehicle has ever been substantially redesigned. Like the recent refreshening of the Volkswagen New Beetle, Chrysler's redo of the PT Cruiser for 2006 amounted to minor visual tinkering. Reportedly, however, Chrysler is looking to have an answer ready for an end of the decade launch.

Lithium PT Cruiser taxi cabs planned for NYC

It seem like the most suitable laboratory for testing an advanced propulsion system is the engine bay of a New York City taxi cab, just ask Ford. Hybrid Technolgies has announced it is in negotiations with the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commision to get its lithium-ion battery-powered PT Cruisers on the streets of NYC ASAP. PTCruizer.com reports the electric cabs will sport a 600-pound, 320V battery

German government calls out the PT Cruiser for tailpipe emissions

DaimlerChrysler is on the receiving end of some flack from Germany's own Federal Emissions Agency, which is accusing the automaker of inadequate pollution controls on the European-market Chrysler PT Cruiser.

PSA: Driving with snakes probably not the safest idea

An East Naples, Florida man has been cited for fleeing the scene of an accident, after crashing his Chrysler PT Cruiser into some barricades. Driver Courtland Page Johnson, 30, later told authorities he hit another car that braked suddenly in front of him.