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Love my Crossfire but...
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By Mark Crossfire
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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The Crossfire is based on the long-in-the tooth Mercedes 320 SLK, and has the same virtues and vices. Expect relatively high maintenance costs (just like with the MB). Others have reported the usual suspects, including sticky key, TPS, several twerky sensors, and inevitable oil leaks. If you buy the Roadster know the rear window will fall out, and the hydraulics are very $$$. Do not buy a roadster unless the window has been reglued and the hydraulic cylinders replaced or plan for an unavoidable expensive repair (or seriously negotiate on the price). Center-line handling is bad due to obsolete design. The interior has too much plastic, and the radio and GPS is, as to be expected, pretty outdated. Many Crossfires are higher mileage so expect leaks with gaskets, main oil seal, engine mounts, and transmission mounts. Now the good news... maintenance is very Mercedes-like and can be predicted. The car is still a head-turner, and I find the 215 hp sufficient for normal road use and has surprising acceleration due to light weight. Grip is phenomenal, especially with good summer tires, and nothing beats driving with the top down. I put a Magnaflow cat-back on mine and it sounds awesome. The seats are good and have the usual adjustments. Treat the Crossfire with some TLC and you'll get many happy miles out of the vehicle. This is a car for the love of driving without breaking the bank (except for maintenance), and is meant to cruise with someone at your side.


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The two seater convertible I've always wanted!
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By Larry Vaughn
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I haven't had the car long enough to write a proper review


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Sporty Roadster
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By Jim Napier
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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These are unique sporty cars. They are not suitable for a family car due to the fact they are two seaters. They are increasingly hard to find in good condition so the value should increase with time. Also, one other thing.....I am 75 years old and when I drive the car, well, you can guess how I feel!


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An unknown gem
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By Mark V
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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I like owning a fun car, and the Crossfire certainly qualifies. It is sporty, nimble and gorgeous. It gets lots of attention since nobody knows what it is. What it is is a re-skinned Mercedes SLK turned into an art deco boat-tail roadster. It is also mechanically bullet proof and cheap enough to have worked on.


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Sharp rock solid fun sport car
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By John J.
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited 2dr Convertible (3.2L 6cyl 6M)


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Check top condition... rear window will fall out due to glue failure after 11 years.


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