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Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, Coupe, Convertible
#1417 of 1538 Re: What % of Crossfire is Mercedes Benz parts? [johnxyz]
Nov 14, 2008 (5:56 pm)
The N/A Crossfire was produced from 2004-2008. The total production number is thought to be around 76,000.
The car was hand assembled in Germany. It is for all purposes a "baby Benz". The SRT6 is upgraded with the AMG C32 engine, suspension etc. If you have seen an SLK, they have similar interior. While there are bits and pieces manufactured from different parts of the world, the car is actually only about 5% American-made.
By all means, if you have the chance go for the SRT6. Prices are incredible - Chryslers have poor resale value. There are a few low mileage SRT's to be found for around $20,000. The original sticker was close to $48000. You won't get a better car for the money. This car is for both show and go. There are numerous people that claim the N/A Crossfires are plenty powerful for them. I know there is about 10 2008 roadsters sitting on a Chrysler lot where I live, so they should be easy to find. Chrysler dealers are trying to get rid of them (along with the Pacifica) since their break-up with Daimler. DO NOT pay anything CLOSE to sticker. You can get them down to about $23000 for a 2008 roadster.
There have been some reports of the supercharger's clutch/pulley going out - if you test drive a SRT6 and don't take off like a rocket when you stomp on the pedal, that's a sign. This is one car I would definitely recommend getting a warranty with - even though there may not be alot of problems with these cars, whatever goes wrong will be expensive. And be sure you realize the expense in maintaining these cars (oil changes, tires, etc). They are not Toyotas - you can't get the $19.95 oil change special.
#1418 of 1538 Re: What % of Crossfire is Mercedes Benz parts? [riddlebox]
Nov 16, 2008 (4:15 pm)
The sticker on my 07 says 0% U.S. and Canadian parts.
If you buy the Mobil-1 0-40 (as required by the owners manual) & the filter & take it to a Walmart & have them change the oil....the whole thing will cost less than $75-$80.
The FSS (Oil life monitor) will easily let you go 7,500 miles. Considering we all used to change our oil every 3,000 miles.....the net increase in cost to maintain your Lifetime Powertrain Warranty isn't really that big a deal. Keep receipts!
Nothing with an "SRT" designation gets the Lifetime Powertrain Warranty.
There is a dealership in Dallas I think that is dumping them for $17K off sticker (or more!!) right now.
#1419 of 1538 Re: What % of Crossfire is Mercedes Benz parts? [smogdung]
Nov 16, 2008 (6:42 pm)
Or better yet.....get an oil extractor and change the oil yourself.
Everything is done from the top of the engine and super easy.
Nov 22, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I know I'm replying to an old post, but I had my 05 base at 140 on int 55 in saint louis a month ago. It was in the city and around curves. It scared me and backed off it. U can do it anywhere u just need the balls.
#1421 of 1538 Re: [crossfire66]
Nov 24, 2008 (2:11 pm)
I also live in SE Michigan and I am just curious as to which dealer you made the positive remarks about.
#1422 of 1538 Re: Possible Purchase [kt2u]
Nov 24, 2008 (2:22 pm)
I also live in SE Michigan (Canton). I found that it handles fine unless there is a lot of snow. Our first snow last February was rough to drive in, but other than that no problem. Do you have the all weather tires? They are the continentals and suppose to be much better than the "sports". I have the all weather, but like I said, it is rough to drive in deep snow.
#1423 of 1538 Free alignment check and wipers first 12,000 miles?
Dec 01, 2008 (9:00 am)
Is it true that if you have bought a new Crossfire you can get a free alignment check and wiper blades if you do so within 12 months and 12,000 miles?
#1424 of 1538 Re: Free alignment check and wipers first 12,000 miles? [ozark2]
Dec 01, 2008 (10:03 am)
I bought mine on 12/5/07, as of today I have almost 18,000 miles on it. At about the 13-14 K miles point I noticed the fronts were wearing unevenly....outer treads on both tires significantly thinner than inner treads. I spoke with 2 dealerships & they both said that I was out of luck ...as the alignment was only covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles - whichever came first. About a week ago I got new tires for the front & discovered that nobody can do the alignment on a Crossfire except a Chrysler or Mercedes dealership.......I scheduled an alignment at a 3rd Chrysler dealership ($89) & as I was checking out....I asked, "Is there any chance this is covered by warranty ?" Service manager said "Yes, first alignment covered during warranty period." I guess he meant the 3 year / 36 K bumper to bumper period???? I was happy!!
Anyway, on another forum ...most say the original Conti All Season tires have rarely lasted over 20-25 K.....I got less than most I guess ...cause mine was slightly out of alignment from the factory.
#1425 of 1538 Emissions state inspection failure
Dec 02, 2008 (4:38 pm)
Just had my newly acquired 05 Crossfire coupe fail the emissions test in NY. They said I'd have to run the car somemore to reset the computer for emissions readings. Nothing was present due to the car either battery unplugged or something along those lines. The car only arrived from a dealer this week where I assume it sat for a month and perhaps had the battery disconnected. Would this cause my failure? I read the manual and turned the key to on and checked the engine light as it says and found no problem. Do you think it may have reset itself or programmed itself already and is safe to go back for a reinspection tomorrow?
#1426 of 1538 emissions state inspection failure
Dec 06, 2008 (9:36 pm)
Yes the codes stored in the computer can be not valid if the battery has been disconnected or recharged. Drive it for a week before trying the test again with at least 15 starts and ignition off stops before trying the test again.