• Apr 3, 2007
After five years of stagnant sales, Chrysler may finally be killing off its latest attempt at a sports coupe. According to AutoTelegraaf, production of the Crossfire is likely to end sometime this summer, due in part by the model's slow sales, as well as the production contract with Karmann ending after a five-year term.

Based off the previous generation Mercedes SLK, the hardtop and convertible have continued to be produced since the car's introduction, however, production of the SRT-6 variant ceased over a year ago. The execution of the Crossfire leaves a small hole in Chrysler's lineup, but its doubtful, considering all the uncertainty surrounding the automaker, that Chrysler will have the resources to focus on a successor.

[Source: AutoTelegraaf.nl via Winding Road]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I have one (a 2005 Roadster) and I have to tell you it is the most underrated auto I've ever driven. I love my car and am sorry that Chrysler isn't going to make them, but, on the other hand, it just makes my car that much more unique!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Those of you who dilike the car, I don't even believe you've seen one up close nor even driven a crossfire. THey are very inexspensive cars, and cost the same as a Hyundai Tiburon. YOu get German handling and horsepower for the price of a japanes econo car. One would have to be a fool to pass this deal up.
      The SRT6 is even built by mercedes own AMG division. how can you even bash this car. This blog is BS. and no one on here knows what they are talking about.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too bad,was a nice car,maybe chrysler should of advertised it more,Should of been built in the u.s,It was made by Karmann that's why it's costly.The srt model rocked,Most people knock car's without knowing anything about them never ever drove/rode/looked in or up close,to them a beater 98 civic is the best thing in the world.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The back end of that car was one of the prettiest shapes ever. Made the Audi TT, obviously its inspiration, really look like a dog taking a poo.
      • 7 Years Ago
      @ #4...obviously you've never owned the car because there are no reliability issues so far with my Crossfire or the many Crossfires within the community. Alas you probably have never driven the car as well so how would you know about bad handling. Do some research or back up your statements with some fact (i.e personal experience) before spamming the blog with useless comments.

      Also, I find it funny that on your site you claim a CLK320 as your top picks for cars when it shares the same engine as the Crossfire but yet cause it's a Benz it probably doesn't have reliability issues, no?
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think its a cool car. Overpriced, yeah, but it sure beats a Nissan 350 Z anyday. I see this as a collectors item in the future. Bye bye Crossfire!
      • 7 Years Ago
      The best thing about all of this is now you can get an srt6 for around 25k. You cannot find a better performing car for less.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I never understood the look of this car. It's essentially styled like a (decent looking) sedan from the front bumber to the windshield, like a sports coupe from the windshield to the rear wheel arches and like god only knows what after that. Basically three different designs trying to co-exist on a wheelbase that's too short (so the SLK two-seater would be much, much shorter than the SL two-seater for Mercedes purposes), with wheels that were waaay too big for the car and some plastic bits stuck on that were supposed to look like vents. No wonder it's rarely seen and it won't be missed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler dealers have never been able to sell an upmarket car - minivans yes, even 300s yes. A Crossfire kind of car, no way.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Chrysler dealer once told me in reference to selling a Crossfire, "It's the only thing harder to get rid of than the clap."
      • 7 Years Ago
      I own a 2005 Crossfire Limited coupe and and I LOVE this car for many reasons. I've owned a Vette, Z, and Boxter S. The Crossfire is a KEEPER!
      You'll wish you had one. Collector car? NO DOUBT!
      • 7 Years Ago
      WATCH THE MARKET VALUE "TANK" ON THESE LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THESE DAYS!!! NO RESALE VALUE !!!
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