In Fact It's a Gas!

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  • Ron Ron on Nov 16, 2008

    And just like German cars, the Crossfire has the resale value of a used condom. If $18K sounds cheap now, just you wait and see what these hopeless machines will be worth in 2-3 years. Besides, has anyone here ever drove one with a manual? UGH. The shifter was so sloppy and flimsy, every shift felt like I was stirring peanut butter with a popsicle stick. Who the hell wants to drive something like that everyday?

  • Dave M. Dave M. on Nov 16, 2008
    Apparently it is known in Chryco circles as “the worst car we have ever made.” There is no way this can top the mess known as the Chrysler TC by Maserati. I mentioned a few weeks ago our area dealer had over 60 of these in stock, and they all had a $4k MARK UP on the sticker. Oddly, it seems they're still all there. I think they're cool looking, and certainly a screaming bargain at >$20k for a coupe and >$25k for a convertible. Sadly, at 6'3"/200, it's a very tight fit.

  • Strippo Strippo on Nov 16, 2008
    The only problem with the Crossfire is that they tried to adopt its styling for the Sebring. No, the problem was putting that styling into production in the first place. They will be treasured oddities one day, no doubt, but most people don't want to be seen driving something that looks like a bad kit car.

  • Rudiger Rudiger on Nov 16, 2008
    seabrjim: "Apparently it is known in Chryco circles as “the worst car we have ever made.”"It is more likely that it is known within Chrysler as the worst recent car approved for production. Like the Edsel, Aztek and, ironically, the Airflow some 70 years prior, the Crossfire isn't particularly bad in any area except styling. Unfortunately, that's more than enough to doom it in the marketplace. As others have pointed out, the 1st gen Mercedes SLK, upon which the Crossfire is based, isn't a bad platform. The difference is the Crossfire looks nothing like an SLK. It's not hard to pinpoint the styling faux pas of the car, either. Like the overall miserable rental-special Sebring, the Daimler Germans overused 'strakes' on the hood and sides, along with the ungainly, circular C-pillar. I guess it was supposed to harken back to some sort of classic 'art deco' style but it just doesn't work. Hence, brand-new, base Crossfire coupes being offered for sale at nearly half of original MSRP.

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