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Old 16 Jun 2005, 08:11 pm
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Reaches All-New Heights

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 16 --
More power and a new interior and exterior design upgrades take the already "too cool to categorize" Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible to new heights in 2006.

"The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible maintains its one-of-a-kind styling and flexibility," said Jeff Bell, Vice President-Chrysler. "For 2006, we've increased the horsepower, refined the exterior and updated the interior to ensure that the Chrysler PT Convertible continues to grow in the hot small specialty car segment."

New for 2006, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible gets updated front and rear fascias, including a new front grille with the Chrysler winged badge and chrome accents, new headlamps and fog lamps. The available high-output turbo engine gets a power boost, with 230 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque, compared with the previous 220 horsepower.

The 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible also gets an all-new interior, including new seat trim and fabrics. A new instrument panel has a Satin Silver finish and features larger, more visible graphics, new flush shutoff air vents and a Chrysler Signature analog clock. Also new for 2006, the radio is mounted higher in the center stack, and a passenger grab handle has been added to the right side of the instrument panel to make it easier for passengers to get in and out of the vehicle. A new dampened door opening provides increased capacity in the glove box. Front cup holders on the GT model get bright accents.

A new center console with a sliding armrest and covered storage space replaces the previous seat-mounted armrests and front passenger seat storage bin for the 2006 model year. This console includes a battery-fed power outlet for cell-phone charging and two fold-out cup holders for passengers in the back seat. New radio options include a Boston Acoustics(R) premium sound system that features six premium speakers and a 368-watt amplifier. All Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible models also get MP3 play capability in the 2006 model year.

New convenience features for the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible for 2006 include an available six-way power adjustable driver seat with manual lumbar adjuster and an Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), which is more refined and allows owners to customize and easily adjust their personal settings. This new EVIC includes compass and temperature display, audio information, fuel economy, distance to empty and elapsed time.

Several updates to the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible also make this already quiet convertible even quieter.

"We've made many reductions in road and powertrain noise, which combine to create an overall quieter driving experience," said Larry Lyons, Vice President, Front-Wheel-Drive Product Team.

New improvements to the sealing around the heating, ventilation and air- conditioning (HVAC) system, as well as added insulation in the dashboard, reduce powertrain noise.

With 84.3 cu. ft. of space and 13.3 cu. ft. of pass-through luggage volume, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible maintains its leadership in the segment, offering more interior cargo volume than its competitors. Seats may be configured in nine different ways, including a position that creates a pass-through trunk opening.

In addition to its one-of-a-kind heritage PT Cruiser styling, the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible boasts a power convertible soft top, 10 inches more rear legroom than its competitors, storage space large enough to fit at least two golf bags or similar lifestyle equipment, two available turbo engine options and an exceptionally quiet ride.

The Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible is available in two models for 2006: Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Touring and Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible GT.


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Old 30 Jun 2005, 12:14 am
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I would like to see a pic of the right hand interior. The new passenger assist handle.
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Old 06 Jul 2005, 11:27 pm
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FUGLY! What are they thinking? [V]
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I would have to agree, this thing is a step backward. The wheels leave a lot to be desired but the front bumper cover is terrible. They have it looking more like an upscale old farts car. Not a styling retro car that sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.
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I am not likeing it, glad i got my '05 when i did instead of waiting.
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Glad I replaced my 03'[:0]with an 05'...but no way an 06'
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I do not think the new 2006 cruiser is that bad looking. The front looks alot like the California Cruiser proptype of a few years back. Especially the front lights. The bumper is not the greatest though . I do not mind the interior. In fact I like it. Very Chrysler 300 looking. I wish they would have kept the vents the way they used to be though. The new dash brings in the look of metal to the interior of cars of the 50's and 60s's. I think that the dash should be either all silver in all cars , or the color of the car. To keep consistant. In keeping with the cars of the past. I think the next new cruiser in a few years will have a longer hood to put a larger motor in. I think this is the transition model for the all new one to come out next year. I think the car will look more like a car from the 1950's next. Transitions in cars always have visual problems.
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I dont like the 2006 at all. If I was looking for a PT it would be a 2005...They messed it up especially the interior...
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Old 27 Aug 2005, 10:31 pm
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I looked at a Limited and a base at Ricart Chrysler. I liked everything about the 06's except the lower front grill treatment. It really sucks! Black plastic gride.
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[img][/img]I prefer de look of my 2004 PT...sometimes plastic surgery doesn't give the expected results...sorry Chrysler, you missed it this time !!!
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