Why is it that manufacturers feel the need to use a cheesy dress-up strategy in order to sell a car. What you are seeing here is the final edition of Chrysler’s PT Cruiser, a car that should have been phased out more than 5 years ago. When it first came out 11 years ago it was a funky little alternative to an economy car, now it’s just a sad little box with bad make-up. Here’s a tip, how about when phasing a car out you do it by building something really special, like Buick did with the GNX in the late 80’s when the Grand National was being phased out. What really pains me is watching Jose Angeles, the Program Manager for the PT Cruiser trying to not only convince us that this is a great car, but convince himself as well. Do us all a favor and just shoot this thing and be done with it.