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Where: Woodward Dream Cruise.

When: Tuesday August 12 2008
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Any guesses what limited edition vehicle this will be? Stay tuned!!!

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8:30 AM!

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Thanks Bernie. Curiosity is killing me. Please keep us posted!!!
 

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My guess?

The 'Limited Edition Chrysler' will be the 'Chrysler Newport'. [A Dodge Challenger with a hood ornament]

:D

Craig!! :)
 

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Hi Bernie!! :)

I hope you're OK.

I searched the net and FOUND the car.

[I hope I'm not stealing your thunder]

Click on THIS to see the 'Limited Edition' Chrysler. [Don't get too excited!!]

Craig!! :)
 

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My parents had a 1967 Newport Custom and I remember the interior was the size of Radio City Music Hall.

The steering wheel was enormous.​
 

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Hi Bernie!! :)

I hope you're OK.

I searched the net and FOUND the car.

[I hope I'm not stealing your thunder]

Click on THIS to see the 'Limited Edition' Chrysler. [Don't get too excited!!]

Craig!! :)
No problem at all Craig! I'm just waiting for confirmation, but it won't be the first time the PT Cruiser has received this "limited" handle as it's a tradition with the Dream Cruise to introduce something like this. Amazing what a little paint and what not can do...NOT!!!

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Sheesh... they could have at least used a Magnum! I wonder if they'll sell all 1750 PTs.
 

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Before i even clicked on that link, I was going to post that I assume it would be a PT Cruiser.

I dont love that car, i dont hate it it, i dont think its ugly, i dont think its nice, its just....nothing to me. it has been around so long and gone through so many different versions and i see it EVERYWHERE, i just think its nothing. somehow it does that even more than the New Beetle. i just cant believe at this point that every single person who wanted a PT Cruiser hasnt got one already....
 

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I think chrysler should donate a pt cruiser to anyone who buys a jeep srt8 so they can save on gas
 

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Well, like it or not, here's the details. Too bad it wasn't something limited for the LX's. I kinda like what they did to the grille though. With todays fuel costs it just might make a good second car. Seems like 1.3 million people like it. I'm sure somewhere out there, there's a PT Cruiser board and they're drooling over this...haha.

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Chrysler Kicks Off Woodward Dream Cruise With Introduction of New 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5

  • New limited-edition 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser buzz model kicks off the14th annual Woodward Dream Cruise
  • 14th factory-customized limited-edition Chrysler PT Cruiser features modern and athletic exterior enhancements
  • New PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 delivers factory customization at a value price of $22,700
  • 1,750 PT Dream Cruisers Series 5 models will be produced for the U.S.
  • More than 1.3 million PT Cruisers sold since initial 2001 model year
Royal Oak, Mich, Aug 12, 2008 - Chrysler kicked off the annual Woodward Dream Cruise today at Duggan’s Irish Pub with the introduction of a special-edition PT Cruiser. Announced in conjunction with Detroit’s famed Woodward Dream Cruise, the new 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 will be available this fall as a limited-production version of the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser.

“Chrysler PT Dream Cruisers are about individuality and uniqueness, and for 2009 we modernized our next factory-customized edition,” said Larry Lyons, Vice President – Car and Minivan Product Team, Chrysler LLC. “The new 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 embodies a contemporary theme with a distinctive two-tone exterior and the use of unique exterior and interior materials.”

As the 14th factory-customized Chrysler PT Cruiser, the new 2009 PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 features new detailed design elements. A contrasting two-tone theme with a Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl painted roof and hoop spoiler distinguish this PT Cruiser. All-new cross-hatched, upper and lower solid billet aluminum grilles are individually milled and machined for a true sense of customization. New 17-inch SRT Design wheels provide an athletic stance while filling up Chrysler PT Cruiser’s uniquely styled large fenders. Chromed body-side trim moldings provide subtle highlights, and the new boldly designed “PT” front-passenger and driver’s-side door badges hammer home PT’s individuality, reliability and street cruising credibility.

“Our Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 utilizes Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl to accentuate body lines while enhancing side rails and windows, giving PT Cruiser a sleek appearance with a visually lower roof,” said Joe Dehner, Vice President – Small, Family and Premium Vehicle Design. “With the addition of 17-inch SRT Design wheels, bold billet grilles inspired from the DUB Edition Chrysler 300, chrome accents draped all over our Midnight White Pearl Coat paint—the latest Dream Cruiser delivers a new style that accentuates PT Cruiser's individuality.”

The contrasting Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl paint theme continues inside the vehicle’s Pastel Slate Gray interior and surrounds the chromed ring air vents and gauges on the instrument panel. New Embossed Momentum seat fabric has a performance feel, detailed look and expressive design via secondary layered silver accents. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with bright silver accents provides a great view to the large satin-silver finished gauge cluster with chromed rings. Premium floor mats and door-entry sill plates add a final touch to this special-edition Chrysler PT Cruiser.

Chrysler is limiting production of its 14th factory-customized PT Cruiser to 1,750 units for the 2009 model year. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 will be $22,700, which includes $670 for destination.

Based off of the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser that arrives this fall, the Dream Cruiser Series 5 is available with two fuel-efficient 2.4-liter powertrains that are perfect for cruising any avenue. The standard 2.4-liter naturally aspirated 16-valve engine produces 150 horsepower (112 kW) and 165 lb.-ft. (220 N•m) of torque and is coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission. This engine achieves 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. A potent 180-horsepower (134 kW) turbo-charged 2.4-liter is available, providing 210 lb.-ft. (285 N•m) of torque to the pavement while achieving 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

The 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 is well appointed with standard equipment including: power windows with auto-down function on both front windows, AM/FM stereo with single-disc CD player, MP3-play capability and auxiliary audio input jack, 65/35 fold/tumble/removable rear seats, a center console with sliding armrest and storage, Chrysler signature analog clock, compass, temperature display, air conditioning, manually adjustable front seats with seat heaters, front dome lamp, cargo compartment lamp, floor mats, 12-volt center instrument panel power outlet, uconnect studios SIRIUS Satellite Radio, cruise control and leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-steering column. To top off interior appointments, a 368-watt Boston Acoustics premium sound system and power sun roof are available.

Standard exterior equipment includes body-color front and rear fascias, body-color fog lamp surrounds, Chrysler winged badge on the hood and liftgate, upper and lower billet aluminum cross-hatch pattern grilles, chromed door handles, chromed body-side moldings, chromed stainless steel exhaust tip (on turbo), 17-inch SRT Design wheels with all-season performance tires, unique ‘PT’ door badging, PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 tailgate badge, fog lamps and a Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl hoop spoiler to match the accented roof. Exclusive Midnight White Pearl Coat exterior paint completes the dramatic look.

The limited-edition 2009 PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 also includes more than 25 standard safety and security features found on the 2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser, including standard front-seat-mounted side air bags, Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS), new advanced driver and front-passenger multi-stage front air bags with the Occupant Classification System (OCS), Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child-seat anchor system, brake/park interlock, lap and shoulder seat belts in all positions, rear-door child protection locks, remote keyless entry with illuminated entry, Sentry Key engine immobilizer, speed-sensitive power locks, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes with low-speed traction control (ABS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser Lineup Continues to Grow
The Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 marks the 14th customized version of the segment-busting Chrysler PT Cruiser since it was first introduced in 2000 as a 2001 model. The 2009 Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 5 joins the Flames, Woodie, PT Dream Cruiser Series 1, 2, 3 and 4, PT Turbo and Chrome Accents models, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible, the refreshed 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Chrysler PT Street Cruiser Route 66, Street Cruiser Pacific Coast Highway Edition and Street Cruiser Sunset Boulevard Editions.

Chrysler PT Cruiser Production
Since its launch as a production vehicle in February 2000 through July 2008, 1,304,702 Chrysler PT Cruiser vehicles have been sold worldwide.













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Well, that choice was definitely a disappointment. I'm not sure what Chrysler is trying to do in the long run by making this particular vehicles its 2009 Limited Edition.

Maybe this is a sign that there could be a comeback for the Dodge Magnum....
 

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Well, that choice was definitely a disappointment. I'm not sure what Chrysler is trying to do in the long run by making this particular vehicles its 2009 Limited Edition.

Maybe this is a sign that there could be a comeback for the Dodge Magnum....
There will be more "Limited Edition" models coming from Chrysler, hopefully they will start to get a little more creative and come up with something other than a few option changes and different paint. The Magnum is history...
 

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I say dump the Caliber and make the PT Cruiser the new SRT4 with AWD!!!

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It's no surprise, after all the PT has similar sales numbers to the Charger *and* 300 combined right now. Moreso since they haven't done ANYTHING to it in the past couple of years.
 
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