The Retro Style Car That Took the World by Storm
There aren’t many cars today that sport the unique shape that defines the Chrysler “Public Transportation” Cruiser. Having a relatively short run of 9 years, the PT Cruiser gained a die-hard following of fans that love it for its hybrid looking design. To the surprise of many who see it, the vehicle is classified as a truck, based on a calculation of fuel economy, even though many assume it is labeled as a car due to its hatchback design. This vehicle has enjoyed a handful of accolades and has reached many milestones through its time in production. If you fall in love with this car’s retro look and want to cruise around don’t be disheartened because they aren’t made anymore. You can most likely find previously owned models if you check your local Chrysler Dealership.
Looking Back on Chrysler’s Most Uniquely Designed Vehicle
Designed by Bryan Nesbitt, there’s no surprise that the vehicle looks the way it does as it sports his distinctive style. Nesbitt has been credited for many car designs including the 2005 Chevrolet HHR which seemingly takes inspiration from the PT Cruiser. Originally going to be a Plymouth model, the PT Cruiser was moved to the Chrysler division after the Plymouth nameplate was discontinued in 2001. When launched, the truck was available as a five-door hatchback with front-wheel drive and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Later on, in 2005, a two-door convertible model was released which featured four seats or two seats but was discontinued in late 2007. Through its lifespan, there were numerous special editions of the light truck with different features including paint jobs that pushed the retro look even further. Many found them to be a bit too much, but many also found it endearing. Many fans still host meetups for owners of the PT Cruiser as its release took the world by storm leaving many to invest a lot of attention into it, forming a cult following. The vehicle even started a boom of retro-looking cars from other manufacturers who tried cashing in on the PT Cruiser hype.
What’s All the Hype About?
The PT Cruiser was a huge hit among car buyers because of its plethora of interesting features and benefits. One of the biggest advantages found by owners is the large storage space available. You can easily remove the back seats leaving a flat base to store your items, no tools necessary! People who appreciate the outside look are also impressed with the interior which brims with a retro aesthetic between its four spokes steering wheel, shifter knob, and color-matched dash panels. Performance-wise, it has the options of a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual along with the choices of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. Another notable feature is just how customizable it is. With the low sticker price, many buy them to then go to work on making it their own personal canvas for their fantastical ideas.
Cylinder Head Experts
As an owner of an older model of a PT Cruiser, you may be running into problems concerning its cylinder head. If you notice things such as overheating, white smoke appearing when starting the vehicle, excessive oil consumption, low coolant levels, or poor fuel economy you may be in need of a replacement. Since a cylinder head can be tricky to replace, we at Clearwater Cylinder Head Inc. would be more than happy to assist you and get you back on the road with our selection of replacements. With over 25 years of experience and a massive catalog of cylinder heads, we are dedicated to providing professional and friendly support in all of your cylinder head needs. Feel free to Contact Clearwater Cylinder Head Inc. toll-free at 1-800-572-1963.
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