Chrysler Crossfire
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Chrysler
Model: Crossfire
Chrysler Crossfire

It is doubtful if anyone knows that the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class automobile they just purchased shares over half of its components with a Chrysler that certainly retails for much less. The Chrysler Crossfire is in fact the Chrysler sister to the car previously mentioned. It is a rear-wheel drive sports car sold by DaimlerChrysler and replaces the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler. The Crossfire is built in Germany for DaimlerChrysler by Karmann and it is available as a coupe and as a roadster. The Crossfire gets its name from the distinctive character lines that run from front to rear through the body sides. The name also seems appropriate given that it shares elements from Chrysler and Daimler-Benz, from which some stipulate that the name is a reference to their collaboration Given that the Crossfire is really just a Benz in disguise, it is a wonder that the sales of this model have been so poor. Sales have been so bad and under-expected that a 230-day supply of the vehicle existed as of November 2005. Nevertheless, not that it is really any consolation, but the Crossfire has been outselling its predecessor, the Plymouth/Chrysler Prowler. For those who sit and shop online while their bosses think they are working, they may have spotted the Crossfire on where it was placed to clear out inventory. Perhaps the problem here is that the model has not been very widely offered in the United States. In fact, very few Crossfires were imported to the US or to Mexico. In hopes to change the tide, Chrysler has stated that they plan to bring the Crossfire back in full to the United States and Mexican markets for 2007. Whether or not this will really make a difference for sales is yet to be seen. Those online shoppers should keep their eyes out for a second appearance on just in case.

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