flyboyike - 2/12/2006 12:24 PM
endodoc - 2/12/2006 11:04 AM
Crossfire is a total piece of junk. They tried to use some of the engineering from MB, although things didn't work as well as they thought. The SLK is nothing near the crossfire.
If that's the case, the last SLK (R170) is a piece of junk, too. They didn't use some
of the engineering from MB, they used everything, but the body. The entire
drivetrain, engine, suspension, ECUs, center console, brake system, most of the electrical system, steering etc is exactly
the same as on the R170. The Crossfire isn't built by Chrysler, it's built by Steyr in Austria. That would be the same Steyr that builds the G-wagen, some of the W211s and many other things.
It's essentially a hand-me-down vehicle. When the R171 came out, the R170 lived on as a Chrysler, with a different body and a lower price.
I haven't driven one yet, but I've sat in one and I found it cramped, just like the R170.