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#1238 of 1538 Purchasing a used Chrysler Crossfire
Feb 05, 2008 (7:29 am)
I've been researching the Chrysler Crossfire as a replacement for my 1990 Corvette. I have owned the Vette for almost 8 years but now I'm itching to move on to something different. The Vette is my third vehicle and I've only put 10,000 on it since I purchased it eight years ago. I'm not a hard driver and I enjoy driving a sporty vehicle. I prefer manual transmissions to automatics.
Although I haven't driven one yet, I do like the different look of the Chrysler Crossfire. I have an appointment to test drive one this coming Thursday. My dealer friend has offered to let me take one for a couple of days to see if I like it. It is a 2004 Coupe with the 6-speed manual transmission. I would also like to test drive a convertible to see if I would be comfortable in a roadster. I understand the convertibles weren't made until 2005. My aim is a 2004 or 2005 model.
My first choice would be a yellow Crossfire Roadster which are few and far between. Second choice would be a red convertible. After those two I would probably go for a red coupe. My pending test drive in the coupe will give me a rough idea if I'll fit in it. I understand the convertibles are a little less roomy inside, so I would have to test drive a roadster after the coupe before I would consider buying one.
If perchance my test drive reveals I should seek a different model of vehicle, I would probably consider another Vette. Spring fever has struck and a change of cars is what's on my mind. I would like to hear from Crossfire owners to get their opinions about their vehicles re reliabilty, comfort, fun to drive (?), etc. I would also like to hear from anybody who may know of a Crossfire owner who is selling a vehicle as I described in the paragraph above this one. I would like to spend $14,000-$18,000 on this purchase.
Thanks for the read,
#1242 of 1538 Re: Purchasing a used Chrysler Crossfire [rjmck]
Feb 06, 2008 (6:57 pm)
Someone on the UK Forum said this:
My wife went and traded her crossfire in. She was tired of not being able to drive it in the snow. She bought a Mazda 6 and is bummed out. She really liked it but not how it handle the snow and we have kids. Anyway, if anyone wants a decent '04 crossfire in Colorado. Macdonald Automotive group in Littleton has it. They only gave us $12,500 trade in. You can haggle them for 13K on it. I saw it today, at the lot, and must say it blows anything away as far as looks go in their used car area.
#1243 of 1538 Re: Purchasing a used Chrysler Crossfire [smogdung]
Feb 07, 2008 (2:27 am)
Thanks for the replies, guys. I had trouble sleeping last night. My ultimate color for a Crossfire is yellow. I searched the country and only found 4 or 5 yellow roadsters. The closest is in Wallingford CT which is around 100 miles from here. The yellow roadster they have is loaded and also has the Nav system. The only drawback is it has 71K on the clock.
I called my dealer friend last night to make arrangements to test drive a white coupe he has on his lot. While I had him on the phone, I asked if he had any other Crossfires on the lot. He told me he had a black coupe but sold it. He further added he was expecting more in from the auction. While we were speaking two car carriers drive in and he tells me there appears to be a couple Crossfires on them and on is a yellow convertible. I almost fell out of my chair! I said, "A yellow convertible?" He replied, "Yes, I can see it on the truck."
Needless to say, I will be test driving the yellow convertible on Friday. I don't know what year it is or how many miles on the clock, but I'll soon find out. I just hope it's in my price range ($17000-$18000). I have two other vehicles and really don't want to spend a ton of money for a third vehicle that may only be driven a couple of thousand miles a year. Even my 2004 Hemi Dodge Ram Laramee which will be three years old next month only has 12K on the clock.
Watch for more posts regarding my search for a Crossfire!
#1245 of 1538 Re: Purchasing a used Chrysler Crossfire [rjmck]
Feb 07, 2008 (10:11 am)
I do remember someone on that other forum complaining that it cost him about $2300 to replace his convertible top already.......
#1247 of 1538 Re: Purchasing a used Chrysler Crossfire [rjmck]
Feb 07, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Have you seen the yellow color in person yet?