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Chrysler Crossfire / Crossfire SRT-6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    You hold the record!!

    What dealership, state, city? Did you get the lifetime powertrain warranty?

    On another forum I've heard some recently say some cars with such mileage were owned by Chrysler & as such they weren't getting the lifetime powertrain warranty...as the individual was not the "first owner"....
  • Why would'nt you get the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty? Only 16 miles on the odometer. You are the 2nd owner already ? I hope you at least get the 3/36
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Chrysler was the first owner (on their warranty records), I am the second owner. New car, still has the MSO, no title yet. Chrysler cut the cost by killing the Lifetime Warranty. For this price, I don't care.
  • I bought mine (2008 Coupe Ltd, Aero Blue, No Nav, ASP, Auto, 2 tone leather) in late November for $18500 before TTL. $18670 off msrp. Comes with the Lifetime Warranty. Your $17K out the door (even without Lifetimew Warranty) deal would have attracted my attention as well if I had known.
  • Just bought an 05 limited with 24K miles on it for 15K even.. This thing is loaded with about every feature I think they made in 05.. Even has the nav system.. My question is do you think that was a good price for it.. It looks and drives immaculate..
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    These are incredible cars......$15K ....you'll never regret it!!!! There were about 76,000 ever made (worldwide).....the first 50,000 or so paid sticker (or above).....relish your good fortune!!!! I've had my '07 6speed up to a GPS confirmed 131 mph & never hit 6th gear even......
  • I haven't had much time driving this thing due to the worst ever Chicago december snow, and am still breaking in the engine so i have not Rock n' Rolled with this beauty yet.... But I have a feeling I will absolutely love this car !! )
  • Do you guys think the Zeibart rustproofing is worth it for this new baby ? I figured I already got the car at a very good price so why not spend another $300 more and $50 annually for protection since I plan on keeping the car for a looong time.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    In 1978 my wife & I bought a brand new Corvette & a brand new Datsun B210 GX 5 speed......we had the Datsun Zeibarted & Minged......4-5 years later the Datsun was TRULY-TRULY a piece of Swiss Cheese......I was afraid my feet would fall thru the floor!!!!
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    zq8.............I'm getting the Bright Silver one tomorrow (Saturday) ....THANKS for the tip.....looks like the moderator deleted the info you gave on the dealership.....glad I read it before it was deleted.....Duane is fixing the front plate holes today & we're driving from KC (471 miles) tomorrow to pick it up $17,000 out the door....I owe ya man! 16 miles on odometer, Automatic & Nav.

    The VIN is 8X076028....THAT MEANS IT WAS ONE OF THE LAST 20 EVER BUILT.

    Wife happy.....it'll be hers......Mine's an'07 6 speed with the lifetime powertrain ....when I gave $23K for it a year ago I felt like I stole it from Chrysler.....but at $17K this almost unbelievable!!!!
  • Good deal ) Will you get the 3/36 basic warranty with this ?
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Yes, just the 3/36....which started for this car in Dec 08. No Lifetime Powertrain....but for $17K....what the hell!!

    When I paid $23K for my 6 speed (with Lifetime Powertrain) in Dec '07.....I felt like I was stealing it from Chrysler......this deal (since the sticker on this one is >2K more than mine) is an $8K better deal (auto & nav).

    I approached locals to match as there are still about 20 7s & 8s left in KC area....their reply = " Drive carefully to Illinois. "
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    This is the best car for the money I have EVER bought ! There were only 19 built after yours. Mine (75112) was built on 10/16/07. Tell Duane he can just mail me a big fat commission check ! I'm sure he will. Have a safe round trip. I had just decided to get the Silver one also, but too late now. Glad you got it !
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    They got to me, instead of $17,000 I had to write a check for $17,010.....damn it!

    zq8.....is that you on the other forum? Yeah, it was built on 12/11/07.....factory stopped on 12/17/07...as I understand it. Kinda impressed with her automatic....but still prefer my 07 stick.....she named hers Wilma & mine Fred.
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Yes it was me. VQ35DE and ZQ8 are the same person (me).
  • Wow What a price. I will never understand why all are dumping these cars on the market for next to nothing.
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    From the Chrysler point of view I guess that next to nothing is better than nothing.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Well, we left Saturday morning...drove close to 500 miles to Illinois...got there about 2pm (snowing....miserable....the car was outside....I looked it over as best I could in the snow....(had been assured by the internet salesman in writing in an e-mail that there wasn't a single nick-dent or scratch).......wrote the check for $17,010....never let it out of our sight on the way home....put in the garage by midnight....got up the next morning & took it to the car wash (before the wife awoke) &....found a dent down below the passenger side strakes (R front fender low)....not visible in the snow on the lot. Dealership refuses to fix......check cancelled....truck being sent to take it back.

    2 estimates were around $1,200-1300 to fix.....still a good deal....but it's an kind of a Klingon honor thing.
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Good luck Captain Kirk.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Just offered to send a check for $16K.....no response yet.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    WILMA STAYS.....they agree to check for $16.4K ...I fix.
  • 500 miles !... that car's engine is broken in already )
  • Well got to do a lot of learning with this car.. Can't believe how perfect this one is.. Did find one minor flaw the day/nite switch on the mirror was broken.. Call the dealer in the morning and order another one.. The 7-70K powertrain warranty is transferrable so will do that also.. Got to say this is a funnnnn car.. Also mine came with some sort of really funky electric tire pump with a sealant canister.. All in all the best 15k I ever spent..
  • Are the prices posted on here for used or new crossfires?
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Mine was a new 2008 with 17 miles on it. $17,000 OTD.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    So my final deal was 2008 auto nav $16,400 + found a great (I know these people) body shop to fix small fender dent for $866 = $17,266 .......wife drove it to work for 1st time today.....I detected "permagrin" on her face as she left!!

    Again.....BRAD (zq8)....THANKS!!!!!!!
  • Great. How was the Xfire automatic perform in the thick snow ( I know how bad it was in Illinois that day when you picked it up) ? Did yours have the All Season tires ?
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    We wisely drove up there in our Chevy HHR....not my 6 spd Crossfire.....because....that freaking Garmin sent us a route that would save us 20-30 miles as opposed to the more rational Yahoo map route.....BIG MISTAKE! It took us across mostly undivided snowy 2 lane highways, roads that were really closed & gravel & snow drifts, etc.....an absolute nightmare going up from KC. We actually thought at one point we would die & never be found!!

    Coming back (Yahoo maps I-80 & I-35) was basically a dry snowless piece of cake....so cannot yet comment on the automatic XFire in snow.

    It has N filled Conti all seasons.

    Although it's her XFire, she had me drive it back & she drove the HHR back, cause she was concerned about knowing where all the controls (wipers-washer, etc.) whereas I have been driving one for over a year. The biggest problem I had was driving < 80 so I didn't lose her in the HHR. I'm not knocking the HHR....we've had nothing but good experience with it & are keeping it as a backup & to haul stuff in...only has 38,000 miles & XM, remote start, auto-dimming mirror, real nice. I had it up to 115 before & reset the driver info center to determine what kind of MPG it got at those speeds.....I guess everything sucks gas at 115?
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    Your welcome. Was Duane a nice guy in person ? He was to me over the phone.You should see these pictures of Wilma and my Blue car side by side. It looks so cool ! Send me a email and I will forward them to you.

    BRAD
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Yes....he's a good fellow. It's the first time I've ever walked into a dealership & been offered a beer. I sent a message (your initials)@charter.net .....is that the correct address?
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