The Crossfire is another fine example of Chrysler manufacturing.
The car we own is an auto and in second gear engine at 3500rpm through a tunnel, the sound is like driving a F1 car through the Monaco tunnel. Build is good, and the engine is a Mercedes lump. Ecomony is good for a V6 - the car averages about 30mpg, and it goes very quickly.
Why pay thousands of pounds more for other marque sports car with posh badges when this at £28,000 gives you all you need?
First and formost. DO NOT listen to motoring 'writers' and people who make a living out of writing what THEY think of a car. This car is perhaps the best car ive driven. The first 'test' drive was when I bought it. I drove it from London to Scotland and it was as if id just driven 5 miles! Fast, responsive, 'fits' the driver and holds the road more than anyone will ever need it too. Things written about the ride being to firm is bull. The car was certianly not soft but it wasnt the solid jarry ride some people talk of. ITS A SPORTS CAR! if you want a soft ride then go buy a seasonal rail ticket. If you can afford it BUY it. It will take more at the pumps thats for sure,but you wont be overly scared, and youll have your share often of people looking at it but its more than that, its perfect for what it says it does. Seats 2, and there was PLENTY of room for luggage and plenty room for the driver and passenger. The plastic lets it down but not enough to stand out. The radio tuning has to be studied in your handbook, but the sound is superb. If your only reason is buying for the way it looks then so be it.
I have only owned the car for a short while but have to say that I am impressed.
Good Bits? The looks, level of kit and performance are all pretty decent. Performance is especially good along with a great exhaust note. The interior is very well thought out, with some nice touches (I like the 'spine' detail running through the car). The grip is also excellent (although I agree the ride is on the firm side). The boot was the big surprise, it was much bigger than I thought it would be. Sound system is also excellent.
Niggles? The centre console trim feels a bit low rent and the visability hinders parking. Front windscreen tends to mist up frequently.
Overall, very good. Practical, fast, comfortable. If it weren't for that plastic centre console.....
I have owned my Crossfire Coupe Auto for 18 months and am dreading having to change it(due to baby) because overall it is a brilliant car, I love it. As long as you don't pay full price (second hand values shaky) it is superb value for money, looks a million dollars ( I have had about 20 people come up to me and compliment the car) and drives solidly. Auto gearbox is much better than the manual which is very sticky whilst it also comes with tiptronic function and has same 0-60 and mpg as manual.Only good thing with a manual are its' different tyres which give marginally better turn-in. Very high speed on-limit handling is probably not as good as competitors but you have to be going really really fast to notice which is easy to do - blink or sneeze and you are having to slow down from very high speeds. Also ride is hard for our city where there are lots of potholes. Reliability (touch wood) has been 100% and our local dealer has been great. 1st service was only £220. Get about 240 urban miles / 340 motorway miles out of a tank of £50 with a heavy right foot. Engine is powerful and sounds great with lots of grunt especially in the mid-range. Sometimes I just drive in 2nd just to hear the music that it makes. You only have to drive a 100 yards and end up with a smile on your face. Costs as much as a new BMW 318 makes you feel as if your driving an Aston Martin- if only there was a four seater version!
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