The slightly awkward Chrysler PT Cruiser is now dead and we really aren’t that sad about it. It was retro and looked fairly decent, but it was the forgotten child of the Detroit automaker.
Despite decent sales, the company never gave the PT the massive overhaul it needed to compete with today’s market. That is a massive disappointment because the PT Cruiser was a huge success when it was first launched. It went on sale in the middle of our SUV craze and it sold well beyond anything Chrysler could have imagined.
"For a while, it was the best-selling Chrysler-brand vehicle," said Jim Hall, managing director of 2953 Analytics, a Birmingham consultancy.
With over 1.3 million PT Cruisers sold, the company will close the doors. While the Mini and Volkswagen Beetle live on, this retro machine is bound for the history books.
Yet, it wasn’t going to go quietly. The band Sha Na Na composed a song called, “The Cat in the PT Cruiser” to celebrate the car.
Hit the jump to see the video.