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Chrysler Crossfire

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  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Vehicles purchased on or after July 26, 2007 only.

    Q4: Are there specific provisions to the new warranty?
    A4. In order to maintain the Chrysler Lifetime Powertrain Warranty, you must have a powertrain inspection performed by an authorized Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge dealer once every 5 years. This inspection, performed at no charge, must be made within 60 days of each 5-year anniversary of the warranty start date of the vehicle. It is your responsibility to perform preventative maintenance on your vehicle. You’re strongly encouraged to follow the instructions contained in the Scheduled Maintenance Service guidelines in your Owner’s Manual.
  • i just bought a 2006 AND THEY NOW HAVE A LIFETIME WARRANTY. THE DEAL IS 15,000 OFF THE MSRP
  • Recently purchased an excellent '06 Limited Coupe, silver,automatic, 8,500 miles, at wholesale price. A joy to drive and admire while parked in the garage. Pick one up, you won't regret it.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Congrats!

    Yes, I was in error.....even '06s purchased on or after 7/26/07 have the LIFETIME warranty......only stipulation to keep it in effect is within 60 days of each 5 year period you must get the free powertrain inspection by an authorized dealership.

    So how much did you give for your '06? I gave just < $23K for my '07 limited 6-spd. These are incredible deals!!!!!
  • Buy it !!! it's a great deal check out the dealer named hillsview motors inc in Greensburg, PA. they are taking 15,000 dollars off the msrp....great deal on a great car
  • i live in California and bought mine at hillsview motors inc of Greensburg, PA. I got a black limited convertible for 15,400 off msrp....best deal i could find....drove it home in 2 1/4 days myself...
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Have 600 miles on it now. 6spd , last tank 24.2 mpg while not babying it.....quite pleased! Great in snow-ice.

    Am I reading these tires correctly.....they were + $185 on the sticker....All Season....appear to be "W" rated (168mph)?
  • You must have been looking at the price of the front tire...because I am sure the rear ones are more expensive than that. ($240?)
  • I hesitate to post again about some questions I had a week or so ago...but maybe someone new to the forum will know the answers. I have a 2005 Limited Coupe and I wonder what the 2 small posts on the 'trunk' bulkhead are for? Are these for the supposed luggage cover I read about? Where could I find one of these luggage covers?
    Also, what about that 5" wide strap that snaps down to the back of the passenger seat headrest? Anyone know what that is about? It is on coupe as well as convertible passenger seats.

    Lastly, I see there is an optional adjustable cargo framework that fits down in the 'trunk'. Dealer says it's about $100 but the photo isn't real clear. Does anyone have experience with these? Are they good quality?
  • The "5 inch strap" is for a child safety seat retention strap. Any accessories for your Crossfire can be purchased from the dealer.

    The Crossfire is a niche car it is not for everyone, it is the "love child" of MB and Chrysler. The Crossfire was overpriced to many when introduced, I paid $41,636.00 for my 2005 Roadster Limited in 2004 and have never regretted it. If you bought your Crossfire with the intention of reselling it later, you brought the wrong car. Chrysler had no intentions of building these cars past the 2008 model year. In order for dealers to get the cars that they want they have to take a certain amount of Crossfires. The Crossfire resale values have tanked and based on the price that I paid, Chrysler is basically giving them away. Value is like the old maxim "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" those of us who really love the car know its true value. If you have the oppurtunity to purchase a Crossfire at todays prices whether it is used or brand new you are getting a great deal in my humble opinion.
  • Most people on my crossfire forum have got a set of 4 for about 800.00 that mounted and balanced
  • I think you bought the car for the wrong reasons, flats happen to everyone.....so really not a fair statement...oh and benz oil changes are 210.00 so you are getting a great deal at 120.00.....
  • Xfiregirl...you are correct. by the way its me from the other forum...crossfireltd.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    I didn't mean I thought they cost $185.00, I was saying that on my new car sticker the tires on mine were an additional $185.00 option.....they are "W" rated All Season. I was just wondering if I'm reading the sidewalls correctly....."W" means rated for 168 mph......

    I was a little stunned to read in the owners manual 8.4 quarts of Mobil One.....that stuff's $6.00 -$7.00 a quart. I'll definately let it go till the oil change dash light comes on. I had no idea there were ANY engines that hold 8.4 quarts of oil.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    I've noticed that with the 6 speed manual you can start out in 2nd gear and it pulls away just fine as long as it's not your intention to race someone or "get on it". It's actually very smooth & probably saves some gas.....The 1-2 shift can be a little clunky unless you rap it out to higher RPMs (close to 3,000 at least). It seems to me this transmission WANTS to be shifted at higher RPMs .....the shifts get smoother at high RPMS.
  • I've noticed that too. On the rare occasion that I take it out during the snow, starting in 2nd provides a great deal more traction than does 1st. 1-2, 2-3 shifts are pretty clunky on mine, but after that its smooth sailing.
  • slnrdslnrd Posts: 3
    I recently bought a white '04 six speed coupe with 17k for under $15k - unbelieveable, everybody loves this car. I was hesitant to get a manual shift (it's been many years) but I LOVE THIS CAR !!! I find using 3 gears (2, 4 and 6) is sufficient for 90% of my driving. 2nd gear is fine for rolling off on level pavement and revving the rpm's to shift into 4th gear around 45 mph is just fine. Dropping into 6th at 55 mph works as well. Overall, this scheme makes it much more fun to drive - using 2 or 3 gears rather than 5 or 6 is a lot less work - of course I can always use all 6 gears if I want to have a little fun . . . :-)
  • "W" rating is correct - these cars will go upwards of 150 MPH.

    If you just now found out about the 8.5 quarts of synthetic oil needed, wait till you read about the 12 spark plugs.....
  • zq8zq8 Posts: 82
    For Crossfire owners ONLY.

    Would you buy one again? Why would you or why would you not?
  • IN a heartbeat!!!! I just had to trade mine as I have a new baby girl and wouldn't risk putting her in the passenger seat even with airbags disabled. The ONLY thing I would change is I would have gone with the SRT-6 vs. the Limited. I like the extra speed.

    This car garnered more looks and oohs and aahs from people than anything I've ever driven, and I've driven a lot of cars. I fell in love with it from the day I drove it home. I could care less about resale value. The car held up like a dream for the 2 years I had it with regular maintenance. No issues. I am saddened that I had to get rid of it. :cry:
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    12 spark plugs......you're kidding....right? I knew it was 3 valve/cylinder & VVT....but 12 spark plugs???? No wonder it runs like a striped [non-permissible content removed] ape!!!
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Hey zq8, after about 800 miles I have to say.....WOW, this thing is so much fun...the more I drive it the BETTER it gets! (6-speed). >24MPG rocket! Fantastic daily driver & part time rocket. At 1/2 the price of a Corvette & $2K less than a MazdaSpeed 3 (10 times more solid than the Mazda...I tested 2 of them). Took 200-300 miles to get accustomed to the travel/throw of the clutch....now I'm a PRO! The throw of the clutch now seems perfect for easy city stop & go traffic...the car won't jump out from underneath you unless you're really trying to be stupid in traffic.

    Would I buy another.....my thought is if I was wealthy I'd buy every one I could find & store them away......

    If you can find a new 6-speed Limited & get it for less than $23K like I did...with a lifetime warranty......Jesus Man...go get it before it's gone!!!!

    I'm 55 ...a little over 6 ft tall & I fit OK, & hope to drive it till I can't push a clutch anymore.
  • Yes.....in a heartbeat, but it would be an SRT6!!!!
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Wow, I'd probably get myself in trouble with that one.....go for it! Keep in mind....nobody is ever gonna call these suspensions mushy......
  • sue05sue05 Posts: 4
    OMG, in a heartbeat. I have had my roadster for 2 years, black on black on black. I am the envy of all those moms driving minivans, SUV and mercedes too.

    My husband is 6'4" its a little tight but I drive him around. He feels like a KEPT MAN when hes in MY CAR!

    Don't hesitate, just do it!
  • Most sport convertibles are little hard to get in/out. But this Crossfire is for keeps. I could do 140MPH no problem, very smooth and stable on the highway at 140. But, watch out for other cars at that speed, you are just seconds from there rear end. If Chrysler decided to contuine production for this car, I would like to see them with few more inches of leg & head room and also I would perfer upgrade to SRT option.
  • I bought a 04 ltd auto with only 11,500mile in white with grey interior, for $15,000
    this for a car that looks like it was never in the rain the underside is so clean.
    The car attracts people like bees to honey, and it is a blast to drive. Why they are
    not holding there value better is strange seeing what a fun car they are.
    After driving it for 1,500 miles the brake lights don't work , the cruise control
    quit and the ESP/BSA warning light came on. It's under warrantee so chrysler will
    fix it but I was wondering if anyone else out there had a similar problem. I think
    the problems are related because the are all somehow connected to the braking
    system.
  • Sure, I would buy one again. In fact I did, I am on my second Crossfire.

    The car is a great piece of automotive design and execution. I have a roadster and they really attract attention.
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Chrysler Ends Production of Ill-Starred Crossfire

    Date posted: 12-20-2007 Edmunds Inside Line article

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. &#151; Chrysler apparently hoped that its slow-selling Crossfire would die a quiet death this week. The end came, without any official word or fanfare from the company, on December 17, when production of the vehicle ended at the Karmann plant in Osnabrück, Germany.

    Chrysler officials confirmed the end of production for Inside Line and noted that the Crossfire's demise will not be marked with any ceremony. The final Crossfire off the production line is apparently bound for obscurity, too. "There are no plans to put the final vehicle in a museum," said Michele Tinson, a Chrysler spokeswoman, on Thursday.

    Pulling the plug on the Crossfire is "part of our initiative to have the right products at the right time," Tinson said.

    On November 1, Chrysler announced that the Crossfire, Pacifica, PT Cruiser convertible and Dodge Magnum &#151; all slow sellers &#151; were being discontinued in response to "dealer requests.

    "These actions reflect our new customer-driven philosophy and allow us to focus our resources on new, more profitable and appealing products," said Jim Press, Chrysler vice chairman and president. "Further, these product actions are all in response to dealer requests."

    Tinson said she was unable to provide 2008 volume numbers for the Crossfire, saying "We don't track it. Germany does."

    But statistics compiled by Automotive News show Chrysler sold only 193 Crossfires in November and still had 1,000 unsold cars left in stock on December 1.

    What this means to you: Look for some year-end fire-sale pricing on those last 1,000 Crossfires.
  • I am about ready to purchase 2007 Roadster in Houston. The MSRP is $37,365.00. Dealer has offered a discount of $12,500.00. It appears that some have done much better. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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