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Chrysler Crossfire

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  • Sounds like a good lease deal. I got mine with $2,200 drive off and $299/month for 39 months (12K miles/year.) And mine was a demo with 5,800 miles. The $2,200 included registration, first month's payment and tax on the capital reduction. These are normally out of pocket costs, so the actual down payment was about $1,500.

    With 17K miles/year, you get 55K in total. Certainly the best part of the car at a bargain price (about $14,000)!
  • At 17K miles a year on a leasing deal for a Crossfire is a good deal. Since I drive about 18K a year I could go for that. But I am thinking of buying my next car rather than lease again.
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    are a joke

    Here in Florida "around the corner" means 10 miles away. All these miles add up.
  • Here in California (the freeway capital of the country), people rack up the miles, too. However, I personally drive only 8,000 miles per year because I live close to work. My wife drives about 18,000/year.

    I actually tried to get the dealer to give me a better deal on a reduced mileage (10,000 miles), but the lease was an advertised special and they wouldn't budge. With my wife driving the Crossfire 3 days a week to work, we can get the mileage up to 12,000/year...
  • this car exciting at all to drive in the "twisties", for example, what kind of cars do you guys forsee it being able to keep up with on "drivers" roads. top gear really murdered this car with their review. i need it to be sporty or else im going to have to look elsewhere, despite the great deal.
  • The only cars I can think of that can keep up around the Crossfire for around the same price is the 350Z and RX-8.
  • well just got my black 6 speed xfire today, and i have to say i love it. it seems to be built really solidly, handles really well and seems faster than 215 horses would suggest. must say im very happy with my decision.
  • Hey Mike what kind of deal did you get with your black Crossfire buy or lease? Glad you like it so far.
  • ended up getting 15k a year for 300 a month with 2k down. i wasnt able to get the 17.5 because my sister, who also got an xfire yesterday, was way upside down on her car but needed to trade it in because of her payments. we got them to take 27.5 for it when edmunds tmv is 23k so i took a small hit in miles to help my sister out. but overall i still think it was a pretty good deal. got it at rusnak in pasadena, good people.
  • grey1988grey1988 Posts: 8
    Does the 300 include tax?
  • no, its 324 with tax.
  • are also offering o down, 339 a month and 12k a year, i think that is a chrysler nation wide deal right now, which is pretty sweet itself. if you live real close to work or school that is.
  • jpinwdcjpinwdc Posts: 2
    Has anyone checked to see if an aftermarket sunroof could be installed in the Crossfire? I'm not sure I want to pay the premium that will be tacked on the convertibles when they come out.

    One dealer said it could be done with a sunroof that slides outside the roof. However, I'm concerned about the small ridge (or spine) that is in the center of the roof.
  • grey1988grey1988 Posts: 8
    How long does it take to get the Luggage? Does everyone get one? How do they send it to you? Do they send it by UPS?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,435
    with such a small roof as it is, I don't see how a moonroof that slides into the roof could even be an option. So your only choices would be one that slides outside or one of those manual ones that just either tilts or pops out completely.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • guruguru Posts: 1
    I'm very interested in the crossfire, but the stock tires concern me. Z rated tires are very soft, have no tread-wear warranty, and are not all-season. I'm looking for some additional information on the optional all-season continental tires, ie tread wear and ride quality.
  • have the all seasons. im not sure of all that info. but i can find out for you.

    beside that, its 200 miles and i have to say i love this car more and more everytime time i get into it to drive. its not the fastest car out there, but its plenty fast, and the steering is vague, but the handeling is incredible. and god is it beautiful, ive gotten long hard stares from porche, mercedes and nsx owners. i think if anyone goes with the tt or rx8 over this car your crazy. yeah the tranny might be a little rubbery, but take this car out on any road against those two and i gurantee you when they are eating your dust you will stop caring about that rubbery transmission, or that long clutch throw. when did people begin being so obsessed with cars "feeling" perfect anyway? too me its all about going hard and fast, and looking damn good while you do it is a nice added bonus.
    mike
    black xfire
    6 speed.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 45,056
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  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    I use a Cobra detector that someone gave me as a Christmas gift. It was I think ~$70. It saved my butt a bunch of times, but a few times didn't help (one time I didn't listen to it and got pulled over as a result for doing 83 in 65, the other time a cop with a laser gun got me and my detector didn't detect it)
  • I too use a radar in my car, and it has saved me times mostly in the slower side street. On highways if you are going too fast it is most of the time too late to slow it down in time. Think about it if you are going 90 mph or 80 mph it going to take sometime to slow down or break hard. By that time the cop should have gotten a still about speel limit. Then again I always just feel more safe with my radar than without even if it isn't a sure no ticket.
  • you have to go with the valentine one if your really trying to avoid tickets. its by far the best out there. i think motor trend did a test a while back and from what i remember it finished 20 points ahead of the next close. my buddy had one in his s4 and that thing saved him so so so many times, like once a week with the way he drove. it has 4 directional arrows, and reads k, ka, and x bands. i think it has a one mile radius. its pretty damn nice, pretty pricey though too. just find one on ebay.
  • svevarsvevar Posts: 160
    The new Chrysler convertibles, the Crossfire and PT Cruiser, receive positive reviews in the New York Times:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/25/automobiles/25AUTO.html?pagewan- ted=1

     -- Mark
  • when is the convertible going to be in dealerships and available to purchase?
  • ezshift5ezshift5 West coastPosts: 854
    ..6-speed . . and "long throw clutch"....

    I wonder if we can quantify this: (worse than a Honda S2000; better than a Nissan Max 6-speed?)

    How about that trunk?
  • byxbeerbyxbeer Posts: 3
    Hi all,

    I must admit that I confused about the claims of high performance for the Crossfire. I test drove one and I found the lack of low end torque to be a major issue, plus the published 0-60 time of around 6.8 seconds certainly doesn't impress. I've also test driven the RX-8 and the 350Z, and although the Crossfire LOOKS awesome it doesn't even begin to compare from a performance perspective. I'm looking at buying a coupe and I'm completely open to any suggestions anyone might have. I'd love to get the Crossfire, but the lack of power doesn't seem to be worth the hefty price tag.

    Race
  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    Read the RX-8 issues on their forum. I was considering one until the stalling issue became apparent. No one is going to always warm the car up to operating temp. to prevent stalling/flooding and a tow. Too much baggage there although I did like the test drive. I found the Xfire to be slightly faster than the 300M off the line, and handling was good, but I never really got it up much above 55 so I can't speak to the high end torque. The Crossfire SRT-6 that is coming has 330 horses, so it should be a lot faster. Course for $48K a Boxster and Z06 are probably in play. 350Z has big time tire wear problems due to the set-up of the suspension. If that is not a big issue, its supposed to be a fast puppy. 04 Vettes- see Kerbeck on the net--are available below $40K, and after 5 years of production the end of model-year cars should have no bugs by this time.
  • byxbeerbyxbeer Posts: 3
    Thanks for the reply bigmike. I had heard about the issues with the RX-8, but I didn't know that they were that severe. I had also heard about the 350Z tire wear issues but I thought that had been corrected in the 2004 models. Do you happen to own a Crossfire, and if so would you recommend it even though the test drive was less than inspiring? I'd love to get a Vette even though the C6 is coming out so thanks for the information about Kerbeck.

    Have you perhaps heard of anyone adding some simple aftermarket items such as an enhanced intake or a supercharger to the Crossfire? I still can't figure out why the prototype had almost 275 HP and they came out with only 215 for production. Well, I'm sure it was a pure cost decision, but still. : )
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,435
    they're not that severe. read the forum.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    I think from what I have read and recall from my 4 car rags, that the increase in hp in the SRT-6 Crossfire will be generated by supercharging the current engine. Not an expert on this, but that is what I recall. Yes, sadly, the original Xfire was supposed to get 275 hp out the gate, but DC stuck this leftover MB SLK [?] engine in it instead, apparently because the platform size was the same for both cars. Now after a number of negative reviews about the mid-range torque [I never got it up to a speed that would have given me an answer on that issue.] they up the hp to 330 and jack the price up to $48K. I test drove a red automatic last June, and it was still on the dealer's lot until a week or so ago!! [Had to have 500 test drive miles on it by then.] They initially wanted $3K over sticker, and some poor [or maybe rich] [non-permissible content removed] actually/finally gave them sticker, with a trade-in of a Pacifica with only 3K miles on it. This, despite DC's recent rollback of about $5K off the sticker to move them. [Take a look at the Carmax site and you can see lots of new Xfires in various locations around the country, well below sticker.] Their sales for the year were mid-2000's instead of the projected/expected 8K [which, by the way, the RX-8's did make]. The Crossfire board here has been kinda quiet for the last few months, but there is also a Crossfire Forum that you can check to see how the owners are doing. I met one guy last summer at the Woodward Dream Cruise event I ran for the 300M people, who owns a body shop and is kind of a collector [Prowler, new T-bird, 300M,& Crossfire] who had a new white one last summer [Whitefire] and he may still be posting there, [he didn't respond to a recent post I submitted for him here] and maybe can give you a year's worth of input from a body shop owner's perspective. There were several others long termers there. I can no longer post there from my office computer [chat] but will be getting a used laptop from my daughter in a month or two, then I will cruise back over to that site and see what's happening. I was really hoping the SRT-6 would come in near $40K, sans gouging, and then I would have seriously considered a new toy, but $48K+ is ridiculous. I also got a close-up look at the 05 Vettes at the Museum last Saturday [80 miles away - a nice cruise on an early weekend morning] and I still like the style of the 04 better, so I'm looking toward a end-of-model-year buy perhaps. At my age it could be my last new set of wheels, so what the heck, who cares if a year's worth of depreciation is lost at the end of the model year.
  • I lease a Crossfire, mainly because it was offered @ $299/month. It has been a fun car to drive and definitely gets lot of looks! I have the 5-speed automatic, which gets better gas mileage than the 6-speed manual.

    DC touts the Crossfire as a "sports cruiser" rather than a true sports car. It has a more refined interior than the 350Z or RX8. It's 0-60 is almost a second slower than the Z, but in testing it made up most of the shortfall in the 1/4 mile. I haven't had it over 95, but it has good high-end torque and wasted no time in reaching 95. The Crossfire surpasses both the 350Z and RX8 in handling as documented in independent testing.

    My wife and I each have a 300M and we share the Crossfire. The 300M is similar in performance in that the 0-60 time of 7.6 is more than compensated for by the 50-80 acceleration time (when you really need it)!

    One reason I didn't consider the RX-8 is that high-end torque is almost non-existant in the rotary engine, especially with an automatic...

    AS far as "hefty price tags", since leasing my Crossfire, I have seen ads for $7,500+ off all Crossfires in stock (including rebate). This brings the auto down to about $28k and the 6-speed to about $27k.

    Hope this helps...
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