2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 from North America - Comments

6th Nov 2007, 06:55

I own an SRT6 Roadster. It is a wonderful car that I thoroughly enjoy driving. At age 60, I don't want to cruise around on my Honda Gold wing and pretend I'm having a good time while freezing to death and further aggravating my skeleton. My wife and I take out the SRT-6, sit in comfort, side by side, and outperform most motorcycles while listening to the radio without a helmet. She can drive it and I can take in the scenery. This car only comes out on nice days and will serve me well for many years to come. Now that they quit making them, I can be happy in the knowledge that "I've Got Mine." It may not be a true sports car to some people who don't get it, but it's the closest thing that Chrysler has put out that anyone can afford.

19th Nov 2007, 04:37

Dollar for Dollar best sports type vehicle on the market.. Except maybe for the Pontiac solstice GXP... Own both of them and love them!!!

17th May 2008, 10:52

We love our 2005 Crossfire Roadster. Only negative is the excessive tire wear, on really expensive tires. 5 tires in less than 1 year. Wear much worse on inside of tire treads. Tire dealer says this is common for this type of car. It’s still a cool car!

3rd Aug 2008, 20:55

I've owned 3 Chrysler Crossfires. 1 limited, and now I own 2 SRT-6's, 1 coupe and 1 rag-top. The Crossfire is a very well built vehicle. It's very solid and safe. I use 1 for a daily driver and the other for weekends. I've had only good experience with all of my Crossfires. Finding a Chrysler dealership that has a good technician to work on them is kinda hard. But overall it's a great car. Every time I drive them, people always give me great comments about them. Also, to get a supercharged car with styling like the Crossfire for under 50 grand is nearly impossible. I'm also a member of crossfireforum.org.

2nd Sep 2008, 22:56

I drove an SRT-6 on the Mid-Ohio track... absolute blast to drive, most underated vehicle out there!!! Fast, and nimble. I own an SRT-4.

21st Jan 2010, 01:21

This car is 100% Mercedes. Virtually every mechanical part is ripped straight from an SLK320. The rest is custom-stamped by Karmann coachworks.

Zero Chrysler, sorry haters!

21st Jan 2010, 17:28

I've seen a Crossfire SRT in action on the highway, and it was very impressive in the way it forcefully gathered speed and blasted away.

It looked to be a combination of Chuck Norris and The Boogeyman...

Why?

Because it can kick the ass, and can scare the crap out of other sports cars and their drivers!

22nd Mar 2010, 22:55

I have 2 SRT6 coupes; love them both. If you are looking for a unique, fast and handles great car, you better get them quick. Only made 2016 coupes in 2005 and maybe 25 in 2006. Many people have 2 or three of these; I have had 3. You do not know what you are missing, until you hear and feel the supercharger kick in, and you are gone!

There are faster cars, but not many that can be bought for less than $20,000, and you get German built to boot. You will have people ask you about your car, most have no ideal what a xfire is, much less the SRT package.

It's not the same old sports car, that you see so many of on the road every day. So go find one; if you drive one, you will see what it's all about!

20th Apr 2010, 08:25

Let me start by saying I don't own a SRT6 or a crossfire. But I think they are quite distinctive, and in my country Australia, where we pay a lot for cars, they have had a true free fall in value; 90K new, now high 20's still with low miles. A similar age Cayman in Australia would still be 70K now, so the SRT6 puts a compelling story, even if it is not quite as good a drive. So I would certainly consider one second hand.

For the doubters out there, they are german built with a combination of Merc and Karmann build.

I have read a number of different car reviews on this site, and many have a lot of bad things to say about their cars; read some of the horror stories for new Aston Martins.

From what I can tell on SRT6's, all the owners love them and have no complaints, and all the would be journalists on here bag them. Get over yourselves! If owners love cars, it is usually a good sign in my books.

13th Aug 2010, 14:53

I own a 2005 SRT-6. I am amazed at the amount of complete strangers who come up to me asking what the car is. The compliments more than make up for any complaints that I have for the car.

It rides rough, it's loud by my modifications, and it takes very little to improve the performance. I could have bought a Vette, Camaro, 370Z, Mustang 5.0, and many more. I will keep this car, and hand it down to family. Future collector's car.

14th Aug 2010, 06:14

Another from Australia.

Well! We certainly do pay heavily for these cars, even though we do not make any thing like them.

I agree though, as a second hand vehicle they are good value because they are under rated. Here, Chrysler dealers seem to be a much weaker mob than the Big 2 who dominate our market.

James.

12th Apr 2011, 18:38

I had the good fortune to babysit a 2006 Crossfire for a year or so and I have to say I absolutely loved it, and still miss it!

My only real criticism was rear visibility, which freaked me out a few times, but once I got the mirrors set and adjusted my driving style accordingly, I got used to it...

For sure, it requires an alert driver... The radio also stopped working at about -30C, but came right back on after the weather warmed up...

A few things were broken on it, due to what I assume was rough use from a previous owner. I replaced the windshield, which only cost $225, very reasonable for a car of this caliber. Passing power at speed was sometimes slow in coming, but once it did kick in, look out! This thing can really haul...

Overall, just a great vehicle and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in it. I should also add, an absolute bargain for anyone who is looking for a fun, used sporty car, and doesn't want to spend a fortune...

26th Jun 2011, 06:48

Hi, I got a question? What do you mean by 7 year warranty? Is it a dealership thing or what? I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know. Thank you! :)

4th Jul 2014, 18:20

I don't know where you got your facts, but there is plenty of Chrysler content in the Crossfire.

4th Jul 2014, 18:20

A Crossfire & a Solstice. You picked 2 winners there!

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