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Old 02-28-2010, 02:48 PM
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Thinking of picking up one of these to replace an old beater daily driver.
Seems with some miles they can be had for $10-12k if you get a coupe.
I would not want to be fixing a lot of things--just routine maintenance.
Maybe it's be ok to allow 1 fix in 2-3 year ownership cycle but no more.

Does anyone here own one? How reliable? Can you still get parts at a reasonable price?
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:29 PM
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I have no first hand knowledge about a Crossfire but my wife works
with a guy with one. He has had no issues with owning it for three
years.
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I have one. A 2005 that was new to me with 12k on it last year. It now has about 30k and not a speck of trouble. It is really a rebadged Mercedes at about 1/2 the price. I have enjoyed it so far.
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My buddy bought one and shipped it back to France. He loves it. Has had his NY plates on it for 3 years now....lol I think you only get 6 months but he hasnt gotten caught!

I like them for a cheap little car.
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I almost bought an SRT6, and from what I know they're pretty reliable considering it's essentially an SLK Mercedes reskinned.

They're friggin go carts and handle impeccibly.

Do it son!
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I almost bought an SRT6, and from what I know they're pretty reliable considering it's essentially an SLK Mercedes reskinned.

They're friggin go carts and handle impeccibly.

Do it son!
How is the interior quality? I'd like something a lot nice than the C5.
Would you say the handling is better than a C5Z? I think my tastes are changing with priority going to interior quality in addition to handling and exterior style with hp as last.
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How is the interior quality? I'd like something a lot nice than the C5.
Would you say the handling is better than a C5Z? I think my tastes are changing with priority going to interior quality in addition to handling and exterior style with hp as last.

You're asking the wrong guy. I'm not big on interiors as long as they're clean and rattle free. I guess the interior is alright. There seemed to be some cheap mock-aluminum plastic on the center console that seemed cheesy.

Handling will be subjective I think. The SRT6 is the only one I drove and it was very nimble. Z06's feel heavier.

Go test drive one.

Might want to keep in mind that they only made about 200something SRT6 convertibles. Could be a collector some day.
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Originally Posted by vvv90 View Post
it's essentially an SLK Mercedes reskinned.
Originally Posted by Ironswims View Post
It is really a rebadged Mercedes at about 1/2 the price.
I notice that some SLK's are also quite affordable...on the front end. A quick eBay search reveals that 280's & 320's are bringing ~10k. Which one of the SLKs is the crossfire... underneath it's skin?
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I notice that some SLK's are also quite affordable...on the front end. A quick eBay search reveals that 280's & 320's are bringing ~10k. Which one of the SLKs is the crossfire... underneath it's skin?

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I notice that some SLK's are also quite affordable...on the front end. A quick eBay search reveals that 280's & 320's are bringing ~10k. Which one of the SLKs is the crossfire... underneath it's skin?
On the front end huh...what is the maintenance & repair like per year?
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Originally Posted by sothpaw2 View Post
On the front end huh...what is the maintenance & repair like per year?
IDK....hopefully someone will chime in. I did not intend to say they were bad as far as maintenance....I do not know. I am curious though.
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Originally Posted by solid dobe View Post
IDK....hopefully someone will chime in. I did not intend to say they were bad as far as maintenance....I do not know. I am curious though.
Feedback has been good so far! Thanks everyone!

I'll go find 1 I can test drive when the roads are more salt free and temps warmer.
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there are popular with the gay crowd it seems...not that there is anything wrong with that.:o

All in all I haven't head anything bad about them other than the stigma. If the price is right, go for it.
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there are popular with the gay crowd it seems...not that there is anything wrong with that.:o

All in all I haven't head anything bad about them other than the stigma. If the price is right, go for it.

Whatever
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I've driven one and thought it was a great car. I really enjoyed the view out the small side windows. It felt like I was driving an old school chopped top Hot rod..(except for the acceleration)

I do think the parts costs will be expensive though as the repairs roll in so keep that in mind.

Good luck and have fun.
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