Used 2008 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe
Chrysler Crossfire Coupe
2008 Chrysler Crossfire Pricing
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2008 Chrysler Crossfire KBB Expert Review
The Crossfire was created during the now-terminated merger between German giant Daimler AG and the Chrysler Corporation. The car's stunning exterior quickly went from paper to concept to production vehicle, where it is currently available as both a coupe and convertible. Using the previous-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK's underpinnings, the Crossfire inherited much of that car's admirable performance and handling, but it also inherited such shortcomings as a cramped cockpit and lofty price tag. Now in its last year of production the Crossfire still stands out in crowd, and it can still turn heads -- as well as accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you are a sucker for great styling and like to own what will no doubt be a future collectible, check out the Crossfire. This is a true driver's car, with terrific performance, a great interior and a very comfortable ride.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you are over six feet, you may find the interior is a bit too cramped; a rear bulkhead prevents the seats from reclining when they are fully retracted. You also should be prepared for the replacement costs associated with the 18- and 19-inch tires: They won't be cheap.
What's New for 2008
Model choices are reduced to a single trim: Limited.
The Crossfire comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission that feels solid as a rock. Going down the road and around corners, you can feel the big wheels and tires doing their best to keep the car planted firmly to the pavement; the Crossfire's tires were specially designed for the car and are available in two types: Summer or all-season. As long as the road stays fairly dry, you will find the Crossfire to be a driver's dream car. It goes into and through corners with snappy response, sure precision and very little lean. Though its handling prowess easily rivals all but a very few of the finest sports cars, the Crossfire does not punish its occupants with a harsh ride, returning instead a surprisingly smooth one that gets harsh only on truly uncivilized roads.
Side Air Intakes
Functional side air intakes are a nice touch.
Retractable Rear Wing
Retractable rear wing automatically extends at speeds above 60 mph.
Inside the Crossfire is where the Mercedes' influence can best be seen. The dash is a mixture of Chrysler colors and gauge fonts with Mercedes mechanicals (the radio and cruise-control stalk being the two most obvious.) It's a tight fit for tall adults, and there is not much room in the rear hatch for much more than a few pieces of soft luggage. The Roadster gets a small trunk in place of the hatchback's cargo hold.
Conceived by a visionary young Chrysler designer on a piece of scrap paper, the Crossfire has remained fairly true to his first few drawings. From its elegantly sculpted hood to the spine running down the back of the car to the side air vents, everything about the 2008 Chrysler Crossfire says classic. Big 18- and 19-inch wheels truly bring the design to life, and in roadster form the stunning design becomes even more beautiful.
Notable Standard Equipment
The Crossfire comes loaded with dual-zone air conditioning, leather seats, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, AM/FM stereo with CD and six Infinity speakers, four-wheel ABS disc brakes, traction control, six-speed manual transmission, electronic stability control, leather-wrapped telescoping wheel, cruise control, heated power seats (eight-way for the driver, four-way for the passenger), side-impact airbags and a retractable rear wing. The Roadster adds a power cloth top and glass rear window.
Notable Optional Equipment
A five-speed automatic transmission, two-tone leather seating and onboard navigation are the only options.
Under the Hood
To be sure, no one would accuse the Crossfire of being all show and no go. Chrysler has adapted the Mercedes 3.2-liter V6 for duty in this stylish coupe. Rated at 215 horsepower and 229 lb-ft. of torque, this smooth-running engine develops great power and produces an equally impressive exhaust note.
215 horsepower @ 5700 rpm
229 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy:15/23 (manual), 19/25 (automatic)
The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at just over $35,500, while the Roadster is about $40,000. The V6-powered Audi TT Coupe costs about seven grand more than the Crossfire, but also comes with all-wheel drive. Rear-drive competitors include the Infiniti G37, starting at $35,000, and the Mazda RX-8 that starts around $27,000. The Roadster undercuts the new Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4 by a wide margin. Before you set out to purchase your Crossfire, be sure to check our Fair Purchase Price. It shows the typical transaction price being paid in your area. Comparatively, the Crossfire holds only an average five-year resale value, well below the Audi TT, Mazda RX-8 and BMW Z4.
Chrysler Crossfire Consumer Reviews
December 15, 2018
ONE OF THE BEST
CROSSFIRE IS ONE OF THE BEST KEPT SECRETS. MADE IN GERMANY WITH MERCEDES ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN..........150 M.P.H. FUN MACHINE.....
January 18, 2018
Got a used 2008 crossfire not too long ago. great for my hight I am 5 5 it took me a bit to get used to the power, acceleration and...
July 29, 2017
AT 8K FOR A ORIGINAL 42K VEHICLE....OMG TERRIFIC CAR
June 18, 2016
Most underrated car, a sleeper...
I have a 50th Anniversary Corvette and a Dodge Ram with Hemi.. enjoy both,....BUT, the Crossfire is as much, (or more) fun to drive as...
March 04, 2016
An SRT6 "roadster" for sale is dang near impossible to find. The coupes/hatchbacks you can find all day. All these cars are future...
February 24, 2016
Fast, fun and rides like a Cadillac.
Just love the car. Had Camaros, Corvettes,MG,Triumph, Jaguars and a 356 Super Coupe, this little car handles great, fast and fun, good...
December 30, 2015
Crossfire's should be valued higher
I bought my 2005 Crossfire Limited Coupe in 2013 with 37000 kms. It is like new. The car is a real head turner and not like the cookie...
November 13, 2015
The most exhilarating ride I've ever had!
Mercedes engineering, build, and reliability with American body design. Supercharged performance, racing suspension with 52-48 balance...
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October 16, 2015
IT'S A MERCEDS BENZ
MERCEDES BENZ PARTS THROUGH OUT ASSEMBLED IN GERMANY WHEN MERCEDES BENZ WERE THE BEST CARS IN THE WORLD NOT ANYMORE.
July 08, 2015
It's a Mercedes
built on the same assembly line as the SLK cars in Europe, it shares lots of parts with its Mercedes counterpart, including the sweet 3...