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Chrysler PT Cruiser Grilles

Chrysler's retro PT Cruiser features a high-performance Chrysler engine, two different body styles, and a 1930s-like grille. Like most vehicles, the Chrysler PT Cruiser's grille can be customized to your taste. You can find a wide variety of grilles, made of various materials, and in many styles.

What are the Chrysler PT Cruiser's main features?

The PT Cruiser was produced by Chrysler run during the 2001-2010 model years. It is a front-wheel drive, compact family car. The vehicle can be found in two main body styles: a five-door hatchback and a two-door convertible. It is available in four-speed automatic transmissions and five-speed manual transmissions. The hatchback featured large interior features and seats, while the convertible offered more sporty passenger seats.

The exterior of the PT Cruiser features a 1930s, retro design. Notable features include flexible cargo and passenger options, a high roof, and various tire and trim options. The first PT Cruisers featured a grille that extended below the bumper, while more contemporary models employed a different grille that didn't. Separate trim packages of this model can offer body-color grilles, chromed features, larger tires, an upgraded engine, and cross-hatch pattern grilles.

What are grilles?

Grilles are a type of car part that cover an opening in your vehicle to let air in. These are typically on the front of the car, as seen on most contemporary vehicles with front engines. The grille is designed to protect both the car's engine and the radiator. It has become an important design feature on vehicles, in addition to its practical purposes. Grilles can make your car more attractive and possibly, more personalized. They can come as a stock-part already installed on your car, or as separate parts sold for later customization.

What types of grilles are available for your PT Cruiser?

You can find Chrysler PT Cruiser grilles in a wide variety of options. They can be made of various materials and come in many colors and styles to match your car. While each category can vary greatly, PT Cruiser grilles can be largely summarized into three main categories. These categories include the following:

  • Mesh grilles - This type of vehicle grilles can be produced from stainless steel, ABS plastic, carbon fiber, or aluminum. They usually have a finish coating of metal or chrome plating. Produced as one solid piece or many pieces woven together, this design features a weave pattern. You can find a fine- or heavy-mesh grille, which is determined by the closeness of the weave. Mesh grilles can also have other decorative features, like studs or accents.
  • Billet grilles - This type of grille features a design of stacked bars, either vertically or horizontally. These stacked lines can consist of many thin bars, or few thick ones. They can be made from stainless steel, carbon fiber, or aluminum, and come with a powder- or chrome-finish.
  • CNC-made grilles - CNC (Computer Numerical Control) refers to the process of making vehicle grilles only using machines controlled by computers. This allows for much more intricate and custom designs on your grille. The CNC process can give you complex patterns, shapes, and colors. You can find many CNC-made styles that can even be customized for your particular vehicle.