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Chrysler Crossfire Roadster 3.2 V6


IT divides opinion but I’m a bit of a sucker for the Chrysler Crossfire’s retro American styling – and in convertible form I think it looks stunning.

I’m getting a bit of stick from one or two people in the office for forming this view, and they question why anyone would choose a Crossfire over, say, open-top versions of a Nissan 350Z or Audi TT.

And while its road manners and handling are not as impressive as those cars, and its interior would greatly benefit from a better quality finish as it’s a bit plasticky, the Crossfire still gets my vote mainly for its looks rather than any other attribute.

I’m aware that looks alone won’t always prove a big enough draw to convince user-choosers that this is the car for them, but it’s a worthy contender.

Factfile: Engine: 3,199cc
Power (bhp/rpm): 215/5,700
Torque (lb-ft/rpm): 229/3,000
Max speed (mph): 155
0-62mph (sec): 6.5
Fuel economy (mpg): 27.2
CO2 emissions (g/km): 256
Price (OTR): £25,995

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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