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Chrysler Crossfire, Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6, Coupe, Convertible
#749 of 1538 Drove in snow last night
Dec 09, 2005 (8:02 am)
Last night during rush hour, Chicago got 7 inches of snow and traffic was a nightmare. I'm driving an 05 SRT-6 Roadster with all season tires. Just wanted to post that the ESP works very well and so do the tires. My only problem was the alley and parking spot that weren't plowed. But cruising on the highway was no problem. The ESP really does an excellent job of keeping you in control. I had an 2004 coupe with the standard tires and it wasn't as good in the snow.
#750 of 1538 Re: Drove in snow last night [cmdr17]
Dec 09, 2005 (4:12 pm)
Also putting a little weight in the trunk will also help.
Dec 12, 2005 (2:02 am)
Has anyone upgraded their stereo system?
Dec 13, 2005 (3:56 pm)
If you want lambo doors, why not just try the custom method which is cheaper than those crappy bolt on kits, and will probably last longer.
You can find the How-to here:
my concern with those bolt on lambo door kits is that after a lot of wear and tear, they will just fall on your head and kill you, since now they are being manufactured in china.
#753 of 1538 Re: ??Are there any HAPPY SRT-6 owners?? [pam48]
Dec 15, 2005 (3:04 pm)
I REALIZE THAT I'M A BIT TARDY IN RESRONDING BUT JUST JOINED FORUM-- OWN A 2005SRT6 ROADSTER-- PURCHASED IN AUG IN MAINE- NOW HAVE IT IN FLA FOR WINTER-- ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT- 12000 MILES AND ZERO PROBLEMS !! TRADED IN A 2004 350Z LOADED WITH 4000 MLS- COULD'NT STAND IT-- BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE-- IF YOU DECIDE TO TRADE- TRY THE HONDA S2000 - HAD ONE BUT TOTALED IT-- GOOD LUCK
#754 of 1538 merry Christmas from DC to all you Xfire fans
Dec 22, 2005 (7:47 am)
Just noticed a really crazy move on the part of DC. On the close-out web site (overstock.com) they have discounts from $7140.00 (23.7%) on a std coupe to over $8000.00 off on the SRT models. What a kick in the head for resale value of these cars. Simply download a "coupon" redeemable your friendly Chrysler dealer.
Man, would I be royally ticked -off if I'd just bought one. Plus how about the "had to be the"first kid on the block" type that paid mucho bux over MSRP when they first came out.
Merry Christmas HO-HO Ho indeed
#755 of 1538 Re: merry Christmas from DC to all you Xfire fans [beliver]
Dec 22, 2005 (11:51 am)
...which is why I chose to lease...(at a very favorable rate).
One of the largest Chrysler dealers in the L.A. area put all 2005 Crossfires on sale $11,000 off MRSP last weekend...
Dec 22, 2005 (2:58 pm)
I have a 2003 Audi A6 with the Xeon light package and while I never would have considered spending the money for them as an option (I bought the A6 used), now that I have them I'd love to get something similar for my 2005 Crossfire Roadster. So if anyone knows about an aftermarket pair of weedburners let me know.
Regarding wind baffles - Chrysler has their own product now for about $175. The only alternative I have seen is windbaffle.com for $250 and the OEM pair looks nicer. I notice a definite buffeting on the back of my neck, especially when I drive across Michigan with the top down and it's below 50 degrees. I plan to buy one next spring.
As far as reliably, I took possession of my new Xfire in May and put 9600 miles on through Thanksgiving, when I put it up for the winter. I had an oil change at the dealer ($14.95), but decided to supply my own MobileOne synthetic. I have had zero problems with the car. I do mostly highway driving and regularly cruise I96 at 70-90. The car handles like a dream and I liked the body style since I saw it at the car show years ago. The tires show hardly any wear.
I agree that the outside rearview mirrors are marginal, so I usually drive with the top down and look over my shoulder, a habit picked up through 30 years of motorcycle riding. The cupholder is a joke, and I would be interested in a nice leather covered shift knob if anyone knows where to get one, rather than the slippery plastic OEM.
By the way, I paid cash for the car and plan to keep it for many many years. This is the middle-aged crisis answer to the 74 Triumph TR6 I bought after college.
#757 of 1538 Re: Light Bulbs [77goldwing]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:31 am)
Get the DChrysler/Mopar wind screen, you can get a HID kit for about ($400.00 - $600.00) or you can go Bi-Xenon (1464.00 Euro/$1765.00 US) you can find the Bi-Xenon Lights here http://www.vmaxx.de/en/public/?fz=30 .
If you would like to see the windscreen on the car go here http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2169665 and take a look at my 2005 Roadster Limited.
Hope this helps.