I owned the Convertible version of this car and if I never had so many problem's with this car, I would still own it. The merc engine is faultless, 1st point. The looks and the way people stare at you when you drive it are 1 of a kind. Onto the bad stuff, the roof leaked in heavy rain, took it back to the dealer and they were adament it didn't so I made the manager sit in the car while I put the jet wash on it. He eat his words. The main front light's stopped working, so I couldn't drive it at night until they were fixed. The heated seats didn't work (over a grand to fix), the stearing wheel was off centre, fixed and went back to being off centre within a month. Would I have another (if it was under warranty I would)
Check the bad points before buying!!!!!!
I have owned my Crossfire for nearly a year now. Having previously owned BMWs, TTs and the like and i can honestly say that in my opinion it wipes the floor with them all.
I can`t understand why it got slated so much by clarkson.It has just had a major service at the main dealers which was very reasonable with decent customer service too.
I had problems with both TTs I owned and this car is so much more reliable.
It looks like a car that should cost much more and still turns heads everywhere.
The engine sounds great when driving at high revs and is nice and refined at lower speeds. The only thing I feel lets the car down a little is the interior build quality which feels a little cheap.
I have owned my crossfire for just over 8 months after buying it from a dealer, second-hand, for a bargain. The car is used as a company car and travels many miles a year. Overall, The car is very good.
PLUSES: Speed- (extremely powerful) Motorway driving- (a dream) Sound- (awesome) Looks- (Head turner) Practicality- (Every day TVR) Running Costs/ Servicing- (Very good for 3.2 v6/ shop around) Ride quality- Solid
Minus: Not totally convincing around corners at high speed (like 3.2 boxster)
Buy one from a dealer secondhand! Its a bargain! Highly recommended!!
I have to agree with many of the other reviews listed, what is Clarkson on about? Sure the suspension is firm, but nothing like the ride in my friends 350Z, and the grip is phenomenal. Fantastic styling, proper 2 seater cabin which feels very cosy, my wife loves it. I have owned mine for about a year and bought it with 17k on the clock for £13k - which is a bargain, it turns heads everywhere, in fact the only thing that turns heads more was when I followed an R8 the other day. Why do the journalists bang on about American build quality and reliability?? This car is all Merc, the 320 V6 and auto box has been in every class of Mercedes since 1996 and is bomb proof, and the whole car is built in Germany by Karmann, the thing has never been 'stateside' thankfully. If you want a sexy 2 seater, 150mph (I had mine up to an easy 135mph on the continent and then my wife woke up so had to slow down (!) stunning looks all for under 15k - then by a decent used example and you wont be disappointed. Alternatively buy a 350Z and look like a chav or a TT and look like an estate agent who is a cross dresser at the weekend.
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