2008 Chrysler Crossfire Review

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The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire is a sexy roadster with gobs of power, a tight cockpit, and a style all its own.

TheCarConnection.com's editors read the latest reviews on the new 2008 Chrysler Crossfire to write this comprehensive review. Our car experts also drove the 2008 Chrysler Crossfire to be able to deliver our definitive opinion on the car, to compare it with other cars in the class, and to help you decide if the Crossfire is the best car for you.

The 2008 Chrysler Crossfire coupe and roadster are the last of their breed: A rebodied version of the last-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, the Crossfire has already been dumped from the Chrysler lineup due to slow sales.

Even before the decision was made to drop the Crossfire, Chrysler had paid little attention to the basic two-door coupe and convertible. Last year, it received knee airbags but no other updates. Then again, the basic idea needed little in the way of dramatic change; the Crossfire drew its power from a strong 215-horsepower V-6 and sent it to the rear wheels through a compact, notchy-feeling six-speed manual gearbox or a smoother five-speed automatic. The 330-horsepower SRT6 version is a distant memory.

The draw with the Crossfire has always been its muscular exterior styling, complemented by a twin-cockpit interior, finished in metallic accents, and dolled up with amenities like dual-zone air conditioning and power locks, windows, and mirrors. All-speed traction control and stability control are standard on 2008 models, as are dual front and side airbags.

Underpinning the Deco-fantastic shape are massive brakes, a racy double-wishbone independent suspension, and unfortunately, a slow-responding steering rack. The Chrysler Crossfire might not have super-car power, but its ride is relatively good, even if it feels a step slower than competitors.

The few remaining additional options include a navigation system and two-tone, heated, leather, power seats. Tire pressure monitors are now standard, and the Crossfire earns five-star passenger side-impact ratings and five-star rollover protection for both the coupe and convertible models.

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August 18, 2016
2007 Chrysler Crossfire 2-Door Roadster

Beautiful, fun, humorously impractical little convertible that has stood up to harsh treatment

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My roadster currently has 106,000 miles and counting and I've overseen them all. This poor thing has flown down pot-hole filled dirt roads at 60 mph, been parked outside for at least 7 years of its 9 year life... + More »
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April 19, 2015
For 2005 Chrysler Crossfire

Awesome convertible with striking features

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Have owned it for six years and it has been outstanding. I continue to get comments on it appearance and the Mercedes drivetrain is superb. It's the only thing my older son has asked to inherit but hopefully... + More »
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February 3, 2016
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 2-Door Coupe

Super good looking car

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Super good and cool car Have owned it for 3 years and had no problems , at purchase it had 22000 km run so just like new and i had to sell the car due no more job , Let some tears to say goodby to it !!! if in... + More »
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