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Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? #5274329 11/22/19 08:54 AM
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interested in 2005 Crossfire convertible with 31K, manual shift.. From limited reading, it is basically a MB CLK, 3.2L V6 F SOHC 18V. One odd feature is diff size tires on front and back, and tires are pricey. It would be just for occasional pleasure use, not a daily driver. Any particular downsides to this car?


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274344 11/22/19 09:07 AM
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I had a Crossfire convertible. It was a great car. Be sure to check the window in the convertible top - the adhesive is a know issue, particularly in hot weather.
You can find loads of information on an excellent forum dedicated to the crossfire:
https://www.crossfireforum.org/forum/

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I bought a new 2008 Coupe. Cool and fun car ! Built like a TANK !


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274420 11/22/19 10:04 AM
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Our CLK was prone to chew through tires. Although not always the case for the last 20 yrs or so staggered tires are common for RWD "sports" cars.


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274435 11/22/19 10:20 AM
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The car was manufactured in Germany by Karmann and built on a Mercedes chassis. Some parts are going to be increasingly difficult to source going forward. As such, you can expect that it will be a fairly costly car to keep on the road.

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Short on headroom. VERY short.


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274516 11/22/19 11:49 AM
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The Crossfire is like a Mercedes but ugly and worse to drive.


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Too expensive to maintain. Get a used Miata instead.

Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274661 11/22/19 02:55 PM
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I drove a manual Crossfire convertible for a year when I worked at Chrysler. It was a great car.

Here's one big PRO: Most beautiful car Chrysler ever made. I love the rear profile on it.


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: tc1446] #5274670 11/22/19 03:06 PM
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Bored with the Slingshot? ?

If it was well maintained and is reasonable to buy and you're spending fun money why not?


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Re: Crysler Crossfire Pro/Con? [Re: AZjeff] #5274704 11/22/19 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AZjeff
Bored with the Slingshot? ?

If it was well maintained and is reasonable to buy and you're spending fun money why not?


Still enjoy the Slingshot, but saw a Crossfire while at breakfast the other day and became fascinated with it. Appeared bigger than Miata, which I have driven and don't like small size of, and thought it worth looking into. Trouble is, the Sling has the second spot in my garage, and neither can/should be left outside. Also fascinated with Pontiac Solstice.............
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Good looking car IMO but according to carcomplaints.com the '05 model year has garnered the most complaints over the years. I'd check out what TSB's that model year has and any Crossfire specific forums before purchasing one.

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I remember having high expectations for that car when it came out, but it got a lot of bad reviews...from power to handling, to transmission. And it wasn’t just one or two, because I usually take them with a grain of salt. But it was like this one was universally panned. But if you drive it and like it by all means purchase it. A vehicle is all about your preference.


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One of the better built Daimler Chrysler products of that era, really more Mercedes then Chrysler but nice cars. IF you can find one that hasn't been beat on and was maintained for a reasonable price go for it, especially as a fun car you aren't putting miles on. Might be worth getting a pre purchase inspection by a Mercedes dealer, moneys money to most of them and they will know that car much better then a FCA dealer will.

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I had a friend with this car and he owned it for a couple years. When it came time to sell, it was reaaaallly hard to sell and it sat for a long time in his parking space and he didn't get much interest in it. And the price he was asking was very reasonable. That tells me it's not a desirable car, and thus probably not very good.


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