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"... like a really bad acid trip."

I got my car back from the shop today.

And I ran across this amusing review of the 2002 Chrysler Series One Dream Cruiser while researching a an automotive-related concern.

I particularly liked this observation: "The color scheme is cheerful — perhaps a bit too cheerful; some editors felt that it bore an ambience that was more akin to a daycare center than a limited-edition car for an adult."

That's precisely why this car so well suits me, I guess!

The remainder of the piece delineates the vehicle in similarly sardonic terms.

In unrelated news: Bee Season is here! The Scripps National Spelling Bee fast approaches! TheFreeDictionary.com has a neat little on-line spelling bee game to hone your mad spelling skillz, plus a Hangman game. No "Wheel of Fortune," though.


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May. 9th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
I forgot to tell you that MeiMei saw one in the parking lot, (same color as yours) and said, "Ooooooo! Coooooooool!" The only other time I've ever heard her admire a RL car was a new red Mustang Shelby, so I don't think the PT's appeal was due to its daycare center scheme.
May. 9th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
It's a cultural thing. I've had a number of Chinese people admire the car. Gold is a symbol of prosperity for the Chinese. Several older Chinese people have responded quite favorably when they see it.

So apparently, an appreciation for the color gold is an inherited cultural trait!

Or perhaps MeiMei is simply growing into a young woman of refined and cultivated good taste!
May. 9th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
It is one of the very few American cars that can claim success in Europe.
May. 9th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have seen photos of the PT Cruiser being adapted for use as both police cruisers and funeral coaches in Europe.

I wonder if the European version gets better fuel economy?
May. 10th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
I checked it out but Chrysler itself doesn't give out consumption figures.

PT Cruiser is available here with a 1.6 (116Hp) and 2.4-turbo (223Hp) petroil and with a 2.2 diesel (150Hp) engine.
I only found consumption data about the diesel version (in Belgium more than half the cars sold are diesel) and that is tested at 8l per 100 km. Which is rather high.
(ps notice my car official tips in at 6.5l/100km and when I try I do get that but usually I race around at well over 8l/100km, *guilty-grin* I love to accelerate)
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