Chrysler PT Cruiser News

Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser
Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It was a day unlike any other in early January 2000, as any car enthusiast would know--this is the beginning of the auto show season, and for purists it doesn’t get any better than the North American International Auto show. For a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, I never thought I would...Read More»

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Buyer Beware Now Includes Renting A Car

Did you know that it’s not illegal in most states for rental car companies to continue to rent vehicles that have not had manufacturer recall issues resolved? This means it’s up to consumer to ask if the vehicle being rented is under a recall notice and, if so, if the recall work has...Read More»

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California May Say Fix Recalls Or Don't Rent

An effort to require car rental companies to resolve safety recalls has surfaced in the state where the issue began - California. Assemblyman Bill Monning from Carmel has introduced The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Rental Car SafetyAct named after the two sisters who died in a rental car that had...Read More»

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Safe Rental Car Act Introduced

Back in November AllCarAdvice reported on Senator Charles Schumer's very pointed letter to the FTC about requiring car rental companies to promptly repair recalled vehicles within their fleets. If the FTC "can't or won't act, congress will" was his statement in November. Earlier this month his Safe...Read More»

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Selling Your Car: The Easy Way to Make a Video Walkaround

We’ve been discussing the benefits of the video walk-around as a tool to help you sell your car. The video walk-around is an easy way for potential buyers to determine if your vehicle is the one for them—or not—and they can make that determination from a distance. This saves you...Read More»

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All Car Advice Article Update

It is time for an update of All Car Advice articles that may have left you hanging and asking, “I wonder what ever happened to?” The original articles appear in parentheses at the end of the update. Sale at Auction of Mayor Rizzo’s 1980 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham – The sale...Read More»

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The NHTSA Probes How Car Rental Companies Handle Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated an audit query into the practices of car rental companies concerning their handling of manufacturers’ recalls of vehicles in their fleets. The NHTSA will be looking at 3 million General Motors, Ford and Chrysler products...Read More»

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Schumer Wants FTC To Require Recalls Be Fixed Before Renting

The controversy over whether car rental companies should have to comply with the same safety directive as car dealers has moved to the next level. The issue is whether a recalled vehicle should be rented to consumers without the recall being resolved. Currently, car dealers are prohibited from...Read More»

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Consumer Groups Petition F.T.C. Over Rental Car Recalls

PETITION FOR INVESTIGATION AND LEGAL ACTION REGARDING PRACTICES OF ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS INC For Enterprise Rent-A-Car the affects of a $15 million settlement over the company’s rental of a recalled PT Cruiser simply won’t go away. The Houck sisters died when they lost control of their rental and...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's car-pricing partners over at TrueCar. According to their analysis, the discount war Toyota kicked off in the spring has simmered...Read More»

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Recalls Should Be Resolved Promptly

The importance of the timely resolution of recall issues was clearly pointed out in a recent court settlement involving Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A jury in California awarded $15 million to the parents of two sisters who perished in a wreck with a truck after crossing into oncoming traffic. The case...Read More»

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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles Get Stronger May Incentives

Chrysler today announced a more aggressive incentives program for May, including the potential for no-interest financing on much of its product line or cash-back offers of up to $4,000. For up to 36 or 60 months, depending on the vehicle, Chrysler is offering zero-percent financing, arranged...Read More»

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Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 Years? You Might Be Surprised.

Think that the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle is more hideous than iconic? Apparently you're not alone. Business Week has posted its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years," including a number of models present and past, and the New Beetle is just one of the newer and still-produced models...Read More»

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Chrysler Sues Daimler Over Supply Shortcomings

Having just come through a complicated series of bankruptcy proceedings, you might think Chrysler would want to take a break from courtrooms for a while. However, on August 21 the company filed suit against its former parent, Daimler AG, in U.S. bankruptcy court. According to Chrysler, Daimler has...Read More»

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Chrysler PT Cruiser Saved, Fan Pleased

Interesting news from Chrysler today: apparently, the much-maligned, decidedly unsafe, recently shelved PT Cruiser isn't headed for the graveyard just yet. The update comes via a bland, stilted tweet from a staffer deep inside pentastar headquarters (could someone please get those folks some...Read More»

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Today In Math: Unsurprising Sales Stats

Shocking news from the pollsters today: when companies nix car models, customer loyalty suffers. Yes, proving once again that we're in the wrong line of work, someone has presumably paid R. L. Polk & Co. big bucks to show that by 86ing, say, the PT Cruiser, Chrysler will lose many Cruiser...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Gullwing FAIL, GM's Aim Is Off, And Who Is This Heidi Montag Person Anyway?

Thursday is like an amuse-bouche: not quite Friday, but tantalizingly close. Here are some links to keep you occupied while we finish watching Top Chef on TIVO. Cue the sad trombone -- We don't often play the schadenfreude game around here, but it's hard not to go a little "Nelson Muntz" when we...Read More»

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Chrysler Flip-Flops; Kills PT Cruiser and Wants to Sell Tooling

Only yesterday Chrysler president Tom LaSorda insisted that rumors of the sale of tooling for an existing model were "absolutely false." Well, folks, now they're looking to sell off assets used to produce the aging PT Cruiser, according to Bloomberg: "production 'ends this summer,' LaSorda...Read More»

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Dream Cruise Gets Latest Chrysler PT Cruiser Special Edition

  It's become a tradition for Chrysler each August--the arrival of a new limited-edition PT Cruiser retro wagon, themed for the upcoming Woodward Dream Cruise. Chrysler's 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 is the latest in a series of PTs, and it will be on display this weekend as classic-car...Read More»

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