The PT Cruiser Has Ended Its Rental Car Run, May It Rest in Peace
If you’re renting a car anytime soon consider yourself lucky. Sure you might not get a Camaro or a Corvette to zoom around in during your weekend away; however, it’s the car that you’re not going to get that’s the most enjoyable. We’ve known for a while that the iconic—in a bad way—PT Cruiser was well on its way to being history, but now it sounds like things are pretty much official.
Travelers are now safe to approach the rental counter free from fear, as the PT Cruiser is no longer an option at most of the major rental car companies. The big boys like Hertz, National, and Avis have long gotten these off the rental car lots, as the last of the PT Cruisers rolled off the assembly line back in 2010. Bloomberg Businessweek wrote an obituary dedicated to the car, but they do note that with those new car sharing schemes that it might be a while before it truly ever disappears.
Always purple in color and always available the car was a staple on the rental car lot, and of course we found ourselves in one more than once—and hated every minute. We’re sure there are some PT Cruiser fans out there, and we do apologize; however, we’re thinking that you’re also pretty happy about the disappearance of your beloved station wagon meets who-know-what. Now that there’s less of ‘em kicking around yours is now worth even more money.