Time's Up for Chrysler's PT Cruiser

Thursday, July 08, 2010

On Friday, Chrysler will make its last PT Cruiser. Ten years ago, the Cruiser became a cultural phenonenon with buyers willing to wait in line for their chance to own one. Why did the Cruiser strike such a chord?

We talk with Dr. Clotaire Rapaille, a cultural anthropologist who worked with the team that designed the PT Cruiser. He says the car was originally designed to evoke images of the gangster Al Capone.

 

 

Guests:

Dr. Clotaire Rapaille

Produced by:

Noel King

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