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Chrysler Crossfire

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  • Unfortunately not, I'm picking up a new 07. I am in the Middle East until my first home leave since August last year for only 2 weeks in March and cant get a dealer who would commit to having an 08 model ready for delivery during my time home.

    That was my first choice to pick up an 08 since it is the final production run, but the timing for me does not work out.
  • Tod is a great guy and I was working with Tod to get me an '08 model, but timing issues did not work out for my Middle East home leave so I settled for an '07 from another dealer further south so I hopefully won't have to deal with inclement weather on my drive back home after taking delivery.

    Sad to say Tod is going to another auto dealership within his owner's group and will possibly not be involved in Crossfire sales to the degree he has been according to his recent post on the Crossfire Forum.

    I will contact him about an extended warranty and get his input and maybe he can get the sale.

    Thanks for the input.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Anyone on this forum know if any of the 08s were brought into the USA?
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Yes, and there are 2008's on dealers lots. I have seen them.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    zq8, have you acquired an XFIRE yet?
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Gotta tell ya, after 2 months / 3500 miles.....no regrets!
  • Hey folks, I have been wondering how people will view the Crossfire years from now? Pure speculation, of course, but I'm curious what you folks think about this.

    The Crossfire was released with a lot of excitement. It was a significant departure from Chrysler's typical product line. And ultimately, it was panned by some for lack of pedigree and performance. But surely, it deserves a better place than the likes of the Cadillac Allante? Have I also just described the Pontiac Fiero?

    I'm not flame-baiting by the way. I'll be buying my own Crossfire this spring! :)

    Cheers.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    All I know is that for months I lusted after a MazdaSpeed 3...test drove 2 of them & also test drove 2 supercharged Cobalts. Also considered the GTI, Volvo C30, etc. I was about to buy one of them when I saw the ad for $13 K off sticker of new Crossfires with lifetime powertrain warranty...as soon as I test drove one ...I was hooked....got it cheaper than either of the other 2 mentioned & it's much more solid & years down the road it's gonna hold up better....for less than $23k this Limited 6 speed is the bargain of the century!
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    I've been researching the Chrysler Crossfire as a replacement for my 1990 Corvette. I have owned the Vette for almost 8 years but now I'm itching to move on to something different. The Vette is my third vehicle and I've only put 10,000 on it since I purchased it eight years ago. I'm not a hard driver and I enjoy driving a sporty vehicle. I prefer manual transmissions to automatics.

    Although I haven't driven one yet, I do like the different look of the Chrysler Crossfire. I have an appointment to test drive one this coming Thursday. My dealer friend has offered to let me take one for a couple of days to see if I like it. It is a 2004 Coupe with the 6-speed manual transmission. I would also like to test drive a convertible to see if I would be comfortable in a roadster. I understand the convertibles weren't made until 2005. My aim is a 2004 or 2005 model.

    My first choice would be a yellow Crossfire Roadster which are few and far between. Second choice would be a red convertible. After those two I would probably go for a red coupe. My pending test drive in the coupe will give me a rough idea if I'll fit in it. I understand the convertibles are a little less roomy inside, so I would have to test drive a roadster after the coupe before I would consider buying one.

    If perchance my test drive reveals I should seek a different model of vehicle, I would probably consider another Vette. Spring fever has struck and a change of cars is what's on my mind. I would like to hear from Crossfire owners to get their opinions about their vehicles re reliabilty, comfort, fun to drive (?), etc. I would also like to hear from anybody who may know of a Crossfire owner who is selling a vehicle as I described in the paragraph above this one. I would like to spend $14,000-$18,000 on this purchase.

    Thanks for the read,

    Bob M
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Hey rjmck;

    Someone on the UK Forum said this:

    My wife went and traded her crossfire in. She was tired of not being able to drive it in the snow. She bought a Mazda 6 and is bummed out. She really liked it but not how it handle the snow and we have kids. Anyway, if anyone wants a decent '04 crossfire in Colorado. Macdonald Automotive group in Littleton has it. They only gave us $12,500 trade in. You can haggle them for 13K on it. I saw it today, at the lot, and must say it blows anything away as far as looks go in their used car area.
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    Thanks for the replies, guys. I had trouble sleeping last night. My ultimate color for a Crossfire is yellow. I searched the country and only found 4 or 5 yellow roadsters. The closest is in Wallingford CT which is around 100 miles from here. The yellow roadster they have is loaded and also has the Nav system. The only drawback is it has 71K on the clock.

    I called my dealer friend last night to make arrangements to test drive a white coupe he has on his lot. While I had him on the phone, I asked if he had any other Crossfires on the lot. He told me he had a black coupe but sold it. He further added he was expecting more in from the auction. While we were speaking two car carriers drive in and he tells me there appears to be a couple Crossfires on them and on is a yellow convertible. I almost fell out of my chair! I said, "A yellow convertible?" He replied, "Yes, I can see it on the truck."

    Needless to say, I will be test driving the yellow convertible on Friday. I don't know what year it is or how many miles on the clock, but I'll soon find out. I just hope it's in my price range ($17000-$18000). I have two other vehicles and really don't want to spend a ton of money for a third vehicle that may only be driven a couple of thousand miles a year. Even my 2004 Hemi Dodge Ram Laramee which will be three years old next month only has 12K on the clock.

    Watch for more posts regarding my search for a Crossfire!

    Bob M.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    I do remember someone on that other forum complaining that it cost him about $2300 to replace his convertible top already.......
  • Have you seen the yellow color in person yet?
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    I have seen it, and I love it! As a matter of fact I have a yellow roadster sitting in my driveway even as I type. The Crossfire I'm test driving is a 2005 Roadster, 6-speed, yellow exterior, black top, and an all black interior (leather). It only had 6100 miles on it when I picked it up on Friday morning (yesterday). I'm not bringing it back until Monday night.

    Yellow is rare color in my area. There are plenty of blues, silvers, grays, whites, and reds, but no yellows for sale. Yellow was my first choice and as fate would have it, my dealer friend got one even before he knew that was my first choice. I was on the phone with him as the car carrier was pulling up to one of his dealerships. That's a definite sign from "Our Lady of Rapid Acceleration".

    My desire for a yellow car goes back to 1969 when I purchased a 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 440ci/375hp. It was yellow with a black vinyl roof and the black R/T strip around the tail end. I use to drag race (track and street) with it, and my best time was 13.86 sec at 105mph in the quarter up at Epping Dragway in NH. I had the 4:56 rear end gears and 15" slicks for that time. That car came out of the hole with a single "chirp" and it was gone. I use to beat a lot of faster cars because they would be spinning their wheels while I was making for the end of the 1/4.

    Next Thursday, I'm taking my 90 Vette Coupe out of storage and bringing it to my dealer for trade in. It's also a 6-speed with 78K on the clock. I've had the Vette for 7 years, and I purchased it from the original owner. It was a fun car but recently I've been spending money on it that I can't get back. Time for it to go. I'll miss it, but I will also enjoy owning a Crossfire even if it isn't this yellow roadster I currently have at home.

    Bob M
  • mimacmimac Posts: 8
    I believe the Crossfire has the same role at Chrysler as the T-bird had at Ford in the 50s. The T-bird was the Ford styling icon 53 through 56 and into 57. You can see T-bird in all the Ford cars of the time. You can see Crossfire in every Chrysler product - Avengers to mini vans. Time will move on but the Crossfire styling DNA is in every Chrysler of the mid 2000s.
    I'm glad you have decided to join us. My 2005 Roadster makes me happy every time I drive it or even look at it. It's not perfect but I enjoy driving mine 9 months of the year and I look forward to the spring each year when I put it back in service. :)
  • Good luck in your purchase - it does seem that you were meant to have that car!
    I am a "yellow person" as well. Unfortunately, the SRT-6 was not offered in yellow. I had to settle for a "subdued" silver sapphire blue, but it is growing on me.
    As I definitely have the need for speed, I guess I can live with the color. :D
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    Thanks for the good wishes on scoring a dream car! I was suppose to return the yellow roadster this weekend, but the dealer called me and told me to just hold on to it. I told him I would pull my Vette out of storage and bring it up to his dealership for appraisal, but instead he is going to have his appraiser come to where the car is stored to come up with a trade-in value.

    I've put around 100 miles on the roadster so far, and I just love it. I sat in a coupe for comparison purposes and my hair touched the headliner. There is definitely more headroom in the roadster. I can't wait to get to the good weather when I can drop the top.

    Bye, bye Vette, and hello XFire!

    Just living the dream!

    Bob M.
  • Congrats on finding your next dream car.

    I only have 2 regrets as far as Crossfire ownership goes:

    1 - I love my daughter, but I regret having to give up my 2005 Black Limited. Loved that car.

    2 - I should have gotten an SRT-6. I would have found a reason to keep that bad boy should I have purchased it!

    Once again, and I'm sure others will agree, you are going to LOVE owning it! Just be prepared because people will harass you to talk about your car. The car wash became MySpace/Facebook live as the social spot in my town ;)
  • Oh yeah, that dealer is smart. He knows the longer you drive it, the more
    you will want it. It happened after I bought mine. The more I drive it, the more I lke it. Even through the slushy snow it continues to amaze me. :shades:
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    When I left the dealer last Friday it was snowing. The last thing I wanted to do was to drive this car in the snow, but I took it anyways. I had no slippage at all on the slippery surfaces. I brought the car home and left it there until the next day. I didn't want to take a chance of getting hit.

    I still have the Crossfire at home. My dealer told me to just hold on to it until they can appraise the value of my Vette this coming Friday. Sounds good to me! I figure I will be officially buying it next week.

    Bob M.
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    I finally brought the Crossfire back to the dealer yesterday. They were doing all the paperwork and registering it for me today. Tomorrow I'll give them a check and the car will officially be mine!

    If any of you see a yellow roadster go by and it has Massachusetts vanity plate "NORTH" on it, that will be me! I'm thrilled to add this vehicle to the family.

    Any of you fellow Crossfire owners out there belong to the www.crossfireforum.org ? I've been trying to register and do some posting but I haven't been able to get on the board yet. Let me know if you're a member.

    Bob M.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Best I've found is UK Crossfire Owners Club .....
  • I picked up my new to my 06 Crossfire convertible today. I hope it all that people are saying it is. I found one here in Az. with only 616 miles on it and the first time it was registared was in July of 07. I have not driven it much yet but plan to very soon. Any suggestions at all would be appreciated. It is the limited model with the navigation system. Thanks dvb
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Congrats!...What color? Stick or automatic? Today is my 3 month aniversary for my 07 6speed Limited.....5,000 miles already .....loving every minute in it! Did you get the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty?
  • rjmckrjmck Posts: 7
    Congrats on your new XFire! I've had mine since the middle of February and have put about 300 miles on it. I love it!

    For more Crossfire info sites try these links:

    www.crossfirecommunity.net

    www.crossfireforum.org

    Stop by and say hello. My screen name at both sites is Xfirenorth.

    Bob M
  • daixchrdaixchr Posts: 3
    I expect this is an old question, but is there a 5X112 pattern wheel that fits Audi, Mercedes, VW or other car that can be used as the spare for the Crossfire?
  • Just in case any crossfire owner is still hung up on the whole lack of cup holders thing, I found the solution in the automotive section of my local Wal-mart. They sell a plastic double cup holder item that slips between the center console and passenger seat. It is held there by friction, so if it is a bother to your passenger (my wife doesn't mind it at all), you can simply remove it and replace it later. I have the black leather interior and the black cupholder more or less just disappears. NOW, the crossfire is PERFECT!!!!!!
  • A Plastic Cupholder in a Crossfire that was made in Germany, you have got to be kidding, especially if you bought it at Walmart,nothing but crap in this store and everything is made in CHINA. I find the cupholder just perfect the way it is,it is cool,may not be exactly large,but if you like 7 Eleven Slurpees then stick with your Walmart Junk,I have a small stainless steel cooler,made in Germany and in the summer time I carry it in my trunk have a 2004 Crossfire,with red interior. Thanks but no Thanks
  • mimacmimac Posts: 8
    Snob alert - crossfire66. Get over yourself. My 05' roadster has no cupholder of any kind. If it works for him and his wife so be it. I'm glad your stainess cooler was "made in Germany". That makes it so much better than if it had been made somewhere like the USA. :P
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