Sign in | Register | My account |

2005 Chrysler Crossfire User Reviews

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 15 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 28 2005 Chrysler Crossfire reviews.

ReliableRon writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

I love my Crossfire as it combines cool chrysler design with mercedes drivetrain, quality, and reliability and built by Karmann in Germany uniqueness. Has a great forum following for info and repairs (www.crossfireforum.org )

Cons

Not a lot of dealer support. Some parts are pretty expensive. Not a great resale value but a good buy at current prices.

ReliableRon
55

The Best Of Chrysler,mercedes And Karmann — It is a beautiful car and even now at 8 years old it still turns heads. It has a very good solid feel and rides pretty good for having 18 and 19" wheels on low profile rubber. Tracks like a go cart. I have had minimal issues with the car and have fixed most of them myself with info from the forum. It goes fast enough for most people but is also available in a SRT6 model with an extra 100+ HP for those who need speed! It is the most fun car I have ever owned and with the top down it just adds to the great feeling of driving it.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Crossfire
Looking for a Used Crossfire in your area?
CarGurus has 432 nationwide Crossfire listings starting at $4,995.
ZIP:
Robert writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Some good buys out there on this summer roadster...

Cons

none, it's a very good car.

95

If You Get A Chance, Get One, You'll Love It — Performance for the normally inspired V6 is very good, not excellent, but good. The quality has been fine, no issue accept with the alarm system. I love the look, people ask me if it's a prototype, yeah, a 5 year old prototype! Oil changes are expensive $112. I love the car, it's fun, fun, fun....it hold the road like glue with the Sumotoyo HTR tires, I get thumbs up everywhere I go, someone is always trying to prove their car is faster (who cares) not what I got it for. Found the 3 pc luggage set on Ebay for $100, good price. Would I want something else, well, maybe a Alpha Romeo C8....a beautiful Italian!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Natasha writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Sooooo much fun!!!

Cons

Service= costly and hard to find a qualified mechanic

65

It's A Car To Buy When You Can Afford To Have It! — I LOVE this car!! It handles excellent and has plenty of power for me. Maintenance is quite high but if you don't put alot of km's on in a year it works out. Need a good high car Mechanic to work on it as the Chrysler dealerships don't seem to work on them enough to know what they are doing. It has been my dream car and I look forward to spring/summer/fall driving even though it can be driven it the winter, we park it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
mightymini11 writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Drivability is superb, a real head turner. Won it's class in several Car Shows.

Cons

No room for luggage, but I made do. I drove it to Florida from Rhode Island and back. It was comfortable, except the fact that my ex-wife was with me.

mightymini11
195

A Disguised Mercedes-slk — There wasn't much to dislike, it was gorgeous, nimble and quick, beautiful and well built. All of the Crossfires were built in the Karman Factory in Germany, the very same one that builds the SLK Models. One drawback is the wheels and tires, because they are staggered with 18" in front and 19" in the rear. Very expensive to replace all 4 wheels and tires. But, worth the money.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
muta writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

fun to drive
i toke care of it and did maintenance when it needed

Cons

maintenance cost a lot

muta
40

Cool — not family car and the spare parts cost a lot because it has parts from Mercedes-Benz engine : 3.2 L M112 E32 (195 cu in) V6 - power : 215 hp (160 kW; 218 PS) Transmission: 5-speed automatic Related to Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
bubblehed writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Handles great, quick, classic looks

Cons

Tires cost an arm and a leg!  Cup holder is useless.

bubblehed
45

Fun, Classic Looking Sports Car — The car is fun to drive. It's quick, fast and handles great. I love the look of the car, especially from the rear. The manual transmission is a bit choppy though, sometimes it resists going into gear. The interior is nice, no electronic gadgets to muddle it up - Radio, analog gauges, shift knob and the normal AC, and window controls...nice and clean.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Ryan writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Gas mileage.
Exterior styling.
Mercedes powerplant.

Cons

Numb feeling steering wheel.
Small.
Plasticy interior.

45

Great Little Sports Car — Overall this car is pretty good. The styling of the car is excellent. I constantly get looks driving it no matter where I go. The interior could use some work. It has that cheap feel to it and is very plasticy. The performance is what I'm most impressed with. Under the hood beats the engine of a Mercedes 3.2 Litre V6 good enough for 215 horsepower which is more than enough to get this light little car to get up and go. Handling overall is also great, turns on a dime. My only complaint is that the steering feels numb. It feels like there is no connection between the steering wheel and the road. It also get great gas milage.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
mybanez writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited Review
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

I love this car.  Always get a million comments, especially from other women.

Cons

constant maintenance issue at year 7.

mybanez
65

Lovely Car, But Now Has A Serious Limp! — I absolutely love my car! In the past year, it has been nothing but unreliable. New problems every 2-3 months. Wish Chrysler could get it figured out. Now I know why they stopped making it. Aftermarket parts a really hard to come by. Dealer in Lincoln Nebraska doesn't see enough of this model to really know what to do. Thank God for the Chrysler Customer Care people who won't take "I don't know" for an answer. Also big thank you to websites like this where I can track the problems others have with this model.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
MauricioLGR writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Roadster Limited Review
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Great Power

Cons

Not the best with badd weather

MauricioLGR
25

Excellent Car — Crossfire is one of the best Sport cars value in the market. It is a MB SLK 320 with a Chrysler Body. Engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, etc all MB. It drives very nice, excellent power and fairly well equipped. The Crossfire is also one of the most reliable vehicles ever made by Chrysler

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
SRQfun writes:
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe Limited Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Fun to drive and very reliable. I know when I need power all I have to do is push the pedal and WHEEEEE!!! Turns heads everywhere. Plus with the Crossfire International Car Club Inc. and Chrysler Crossfire Owners on Facebook there is a lot of help for the little idiosyncrasy of such a "finicky" car

Cons

Ride is a little noisy and rough. The rough is typical for most small sports cars.

SRQfun
25

Wheeeeeee!!!!!! — I wanted one in '06 when I bought my Pacifica but went for practicality over fun. When I bought this I joined the Crossfire Club and have been on several adventures and get togethers. They are a very supportive group of people from all walks of life. If you have a Crossfire or intend to purchase one you are always going to need some help and so few mechanics (especially dealers) know how to work on them. This group is always there and can save you thousands as they have me. The car is amazing in the handling and speed areas. It is a little cramped for space (oh well) and light on what we consider technical options. You will tend to forget those little things as you enjoy driving.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 28 2005 Chrysler Crossfire reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2008 Chrysler Crossfire Reviews

Nice Summer Car, By Don

Fun summer car, I like the Porsche BoxsterS and the Nissan 370Z but I got a good deal on this car and I liked the styling. If you are taller than 6 foot you might find it to tight in the drivers or pa... Read More

This is my fun car! It gets really good gas mileage and it's a pleasure to dirve. I got an excellent deal on it. $18,000 off MRSP. It's comfortable, classy, and I get alot of comments on how it lo... Read More

Read all 7 2008 Chrysler Crossfire reviews

2006 Chrysler Crossfire Reviews

Great Affordable Fun And Reliable. By rhs3300

i have ownes this car for three years and since then have injured my knees which makes it very hard for me to get in and out of the cock pit. it is very much worth it's weight in gold and a future inv... Read More

Hot! By Jilly

Everything (except for the little blind spot) is great about this car and it's unique too...you don't see them everywhere. I'm asked all the time, "What car is that...it's really cool!" Handles well a... Read More

Read all 15 2006 Chrysler Crossfire reviews

2004 Chrysler Crossfire Reviews

Love It!!! By rnolan110

Acceleration, looks, tight steering Rear window wiper might have been nice Sunvisor doesn't flip around to the side. It sounds as if the doors are hollow when you close them. Other than the above ... Read More

Fantastic Vehicle! By Melbow14n

Its everything that everyone said in the reviews...one of the best kept secrets... An undercover Mercedes. If it said "Mercedes" I wouldnt have afforded it. I got my 2004 with 80K on it for $9K It ... Read More

Read all 18 2004 Chrysler Crossfire reviews

People researching a 2005 Chrysler Crossfire contacted a dealer about

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Coupe picture, exterior
Chrysler Crossfire
34% of the time
Nissan 350Z
11% of the time
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6
8% of the time
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
6% of the time
Crossfire
Looking for a Used Crossfire in your area?
CarGurus has 432 nationwide Crossfire listings starting at $4,995.
ZIP: