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You are in the Chrysler Crossfire
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Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, Coupe, Convertible
#1137 of 1538 Re: Coupe luggage area questions [cmckenzie]
Dec 16, 2007 (12:23 am)
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.
#1138 of 1538 Re: crossfire good or bad price? [cmckenzie]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:59 am)
Most people on my crossfire forum have got a set of 4 for about 800.00 that mounted and balanced
#1139 of 1538 Re: Is it worth it? [lvly324]
Dec 16, 2007 (6:04 am)
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.....
#1140 of 1538 Re: Is it worth it? [xfiregirl]
Dec 16, 2007 (3:20 pm)
Xfiregirl...you are correct. by the way its me from the other forum...crossfireltd.
#1141 of 1538 Re: crossfire good or bad price? [cmckenzie]
Dec 17, 2007 (6:18 am)
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.
#1142 of 1538 When not racing...
Dec 17, 2007 (6:25 am)
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.
#1143 of 1538 Re: When not racing... [smogdung]
Dec 17, 2007 (9:41 am)
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.
#1144 of 1538 Re: When not racing... [smogdung]
Dec 17, 2007 (10:46 am)
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 . . .
#1145 of 1538 Re: crossfire good or bad price? [smogdung]
Dec 17, 2007 (2:28 pm)
"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.....
#1146 of 1538 Would you buy one again?
Dec 18, 2007 (9:21 am)
For Crossfire owners ONLY.
Would you buy one again? Why would you or why would you not?