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Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, Coupe, Convertible
#1168 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [badger99]
Dec 27, 2007 (11:22 am)
If you are interested in an SRT-6, they were only made in 2005. As that is the model I have, I am not that familiar with the differences over the years in the base coupe (yes, there are 2006 models). One of the perks about buying an older car is that the taxes and insurance are usually lower. The depreciation is really not a factor in buying a used Crossfire as the dealers are discounting the newer models so heavily.
The answer to question #4 is - Yes. These are expensive cars and repairs can be expensive. I usually think warranties are rip-offs, but for this vehicle I would highly recommend a Chrysler warranty. They aren't that expensive - you can get a good extended warranty for about $1300. These require synthetic oil changes about every 7000 miles which can run around $100 + (these cars take 8.5 quarts of oil!)depending where you take your car to get serviced. Keep in mind an independent Mercedes shop may be a good place to get this done if your Chrysler dealer is too outrageous and you don't feel confident in your own skills.
#1169 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [riddlebox]
Dec 27, 2007 (11:56 am)
You make a good point about the independent dealer. I actually found a shop here in Central Florida that only dealt in German vehicle repair. So much cheaper than the dealership.
#1170 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [badger99]
Dec 27, 2007 (2:33 pm)
Between 2004 to 2007 Same configuration, no changes at all. Find the best deal for 2005 or 2006. Take it. It is a smooth machine at 140mph. Watch out for your speed. The best and safe way to test your car at this speed is at your local race track.
#1171 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [henry125]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:53 pm)
There are "some" 2008s.....the last one was produced on 12/17/07 ....the VIN # was something like 8X076047....the 8X means it's a 2008 model. Someone with a VIN of about 74,000 told me his was buildt in July & it was a 7X.....so, I've concluded that there has to be fewer than 2000 08s. Of the 76047 Crossfires ever buildt.....I'm guessing 20-30 tousand of them went to other countries....
Dec 29, 2007 (3:44 pm)
Made the mistake of stopping by the dealership today...now the old lady wants one of her own.... Gold-Red Leather-Automatic-with Navigation.
Dec 29, 2007 (4:07 pm)
My husband bought me a Crossfire and he's never been so happy...I love my car and he gets the fringe benefits from how great I think he is that he gave me the keys and declared me the official owner of the Crossfire....
#1174 of 1538 Employee choice price code
Dec 29, 2007 (8:45 pm)
Anyone have an employee choice burning a hole in their pocket yet for 2007. Going in to lease a Chrysler on Monday and would love to use it!
#1175 of 1538 Re: Buy her one! [golfergal]
Dec 29, 2007 (10:47 pm)
She hasn't even driven mine yet (cause it's a stick I guess).....had it since 12/5/07.
#1176 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [badger99]
Dec 30, 2007 (2:16 pm)
The only differences are a choice of 2 new colors Oyster and Machine Grey and driver side and passenger side knee air bags. Everything else remains the same as past model years.There are a few 2006, 2007 and only 1300 2008's available and none can be special ordered you would have to take what is on hand. If you want the biggest bang for your buck try to find a well maintained and pampered used SRT6 Crossfire.
#1177 of 1538 Re: 2005 vs. 2007 models [xfireroadster]
Dec 30, 2007 (5:13 pm)
It took great restraint, but, I drove normal for a few days..didn't get on it much...6 speed got 26 mpg....I'm glad that test is over!