The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 with limited styles and production counts that could not match the unprecedented demand. In the second, Chrysler introduced two new trims, includi...
The PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001 with limited styles and production counts that could not match the unprecedented demand. In the second, Chrysler introduced two new trims, including this special Dream Cruiser Series I model. Only 7500 were made.
The Dream Cruiser is differentiated from the three other PTs by a unique Inca Gold paint job, color-keyed chrome wheels and interior accents, tinted electroluminescent gauges, special badging, and some minor interior layout changes. The Dream Cruiser is similarly equipped to the Limited trim, but the low production number drives the price up considerably. Other features include full power accessories, fog lamps, cruise control, heated mirrors, ABS, an anti-theft system, leather seats, a power moon roof, and keyless entry.
Despite all the appearance and convenience enhancements, this top shelf PT still houses the same 2.4 liter DOHC inline. This power plant provides 150 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and may be paired with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
The Dream Cruiser is certainly not for everyone. The PT already bold styling is only strengthened by the loud exterior color. Some reviewers felt this color choice was overkill. Gas mileage and nagging reliability issue top the list of driver complaints.