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Pros: Ride and smooth application of power.
Cons: Metal trim rather than wood
Advice: Don't hesitate... its worth far more than its competition in the luxury world.Exactly what you'd expect from a Mercedes 'E' model chassis with a 345 hp Hemi strapped to it....WOW!! Incredible ride with the smoothest acceleration I have ever experienced. Others have said, 'If you don't want to spend the money, don't test drive it!' I test drove a dozen Japanese and German luxury cars. I bought this American Beauty. There is a reason it has won Consumer Guide and Car and Driver awards 3 years in a row. Dollar for Dollar, no other car on the market gives you as much. The ability to run on 4 cylinders in overdrive is seemless and flawless.
Pros: bad boy body style........HEMI !!!!
Advice: not your everyday ho hum sedanMy husband & I have always wanted one of these bad boys and it just happened one weekend that we had the opportunity to test drive one. My advise to anyone who is considering buying one is if you don't want to spend the money.....DON'T TEST DRIVE IT!!! We bought it the next day! We fell in love with this car. It rides like a dream, more power under the hood than we ever imagined! We always loved the design of the car, but after we drove one, it was a done deal! Rather pricey, but worth every penny. Absolutely an awesome automobile!
Pros: unique looks. not another clone on the road.
Cons: tiny radio dials.
Advice: its a sports car. expect limited visability & a rough ride, but get one anyway.just picked up my new 05 crossfire limited with GPS, for the amazing price of $ 20,500.00. this is less then the price of a stratus. the car looks & handles excellent.
Pros: Interior and power
Advice: Purchase the best maintenance policy you can...you will need it.My Chrysler 300C was in the shop 14 times in the first year of purchase (August 04). Problems still exist from day one that Chrysler will not fix. I am frustrated to say the least!! Luckily, I leased the vehicle. It's definitely going back at the end of my lease. Nice looking car, but Chrysler has a long way to go on improving the durability of the car!
Pros: Stereo CD player audio system - It is like a concert in your car if you enjoy music.
Cons: Plastic Door Panel Trim (under car doors-entire length of vehicle. It fell off my 300C, and also, fell off on two other 300C owners. No warrenty service granted, yet is under a warranty protection plan.
Advice: A $40,000 car, you don't deserve plastic trim falling off vehicle. Any trim parts of plastic form should be securely glued during attachment. Trim is not glued. It is moveable, you can pull it off, near the real wheel attachment.Am a recent owner, with roughly 9,000 on mileage. Purchased used at 3,000 on the mileage. V8 engine, and drives with excellent handling and impressive speed. On gas mileage, air-conditioner not running, the car performed 63 miles (city and highway drive combined). With air-conditioner running, on a highway drive of 2 hours, the car used 1/2 gallon of fuel, one way trip. With gas prices, be somewhat conservative on utilizing a/c to preserve gas mileage.
Pros: It's all about the HEMI, man!!
Cons: Interior material quality could be better
Advice: Buy it now!!Fantastic power, with good handling. Very comfortable interior. Outrageously great sound system!! Can't beat it at the price!!
Pros: Styling, inviting personal space for two with high fun to drive quotient
Cons: Poor rearward visibility and fairly rough ride on broken roads.
Advice: Take an extended test drive - you'll love it.I've had my 2005 Crossfire Ltd for two months. The Crossfire is a unique, standout sports car. The six speed brings the best out of the superb engine. You'll love the sound of the motor as it revs above 3,000 and the way it flies through corners is astounding. The stereo is fantastic. Caution - drivers must get mirrors adjusted correctly and be comfortable using them versus shoulder checking - critical because of large blindspots from c-pillars.