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Pros: The appearance
Cons: visibility / blind spots
Advice: If you want a sports car, consider the Crossfire!The minute I drove it...I knew it would be mine. This car is awesome. I love attention and boy, do I ever get it with this baby! If you don't own a sports car, it takes a bit of getting used to. I already had a small car, so the size wasn't really a problem for me. But, if you are going from a mid-size or full-size, it could be disturbing. There is more storage in this one than my compact. I love the classy look and feel of this vehicle. While it is the sexiest vehicle out there, it still has a nostalgic charm to it. The drive is tight and the handling is superb. By all means, go drive one...you will know what I mean!
Pros: Tight Cornering
Cons: Cup Holder
Advice: Make sure you are comfortable in the car before buying.My first day in this car I drove 1000 miles from Boise ID, to Santa Fe, NM. After 16 hours of freeway, backroads, and some snow I fell in love with it, yet couldn't wait to get out. The car corners and brakes beautifully. The 215 HP engine was almost fast enough. Having never owned a true sports car before, I found the ride somewhat rough, especially over uneven pavement. The seat while supportive, was very firm. It could really use lumbar support. I discovered that if you use all three mirrors and don't try to look over your shoulder the blind spot goes away. All in all, I love driving this car to work everyday.
Pros: Dual tone leather.
Cons: The silver paint
Advice: See if the car fits your style of life. Yes there is not even a faux back seat like the Audi TT. But the car is a lot more masculine and equally powerfulA car that will put a grin on the face of any driver inside and the onlookers outside. Well worth the price considering the few produced each year. Truly a specialty car that won't be seen at every traffic light. Cupholder works well when you purchase the matching crossfire mug from their website.(Only for water, hehe). No doubt a car that excites people. Price can be bargained down. Just use Chrysler incentives to your advantage. I like the coupe hatchback/fastback design. It is large enough for a medium sized dog. Perfect function and fashion.
Pros: speed-sensitive spoiler, when it works.
Cons: super-wide doors, short warranty, small opening into the trunk-space.
Advice: don't buy it yet. it's already on recall. my spoiler has malfunctioned from day one. my windshield sprayer doesn't work. the clock advances on its own 3 min per day. i have to wait 15 days for a chip to arrive to fix these problems!looks fantastic. runs well. MASSIVE blindspot!
Pros: The sexy look of the car, inside and out.
Cons: The cup holder, or lack thereof...only flaw at all I've found in the car.
Advice: Drive it, you'll fall in love.Well after weeks of searching, researching and test driving cars...I met my dream car! I'm totally in fell in love at first sight. Saw, drove and leased this car within an hour and have never looked back. I get stopped 2 or 3 times a day asking about the car plus a gazillion head turns. I was lucky to find out they offer great lease specials on this car...if you think you can't afford it, look again. I did and I'm glad.
Pros: the entire look of this vehicle
Cons: the blind spots
Advice: Make sure you test drive in all conditions (parking, backing up, passing, changing lanes) to confirm if lack of visibility is a problem for you.This car is just beautiful! You have to see it in person. The interior is very comfortable -watch out though if your tall - it has 2 inches less headroom than the 350Z. But on the other hand, PLENTY of leg room! (I'm 5'10' and had plenty of room) The consoule was somewhat cheap - could of splurged on a better quality material but the chrome finish is attractive. I drove an AT - very good pick up as well as cornered well. It has more of a luxury ride than a tight sport suspension feel. 2 flaws - radio display has very low illumination - can not see in daylight and the bigger flaw - extremely bad blind spots. Because of the design (which is sweet!!!) of the back end - visibility is very minimal. That will be my deciding factor.