Mercedes started making the SLK in 1996. The car was based on the C-Class
launched in 1993. Now the Crossfire shares most technical components with
the old SLK, while Mercedes will soon launch the new SLK with new
suspension, new engines and new gearboxes. So the Crossfire is based on
outdated technology, which explains its quite low price. OTOH the crossfire
is manufactured by Karmann in Osnabrueck/Northern Germany. These guys have
quite a good reputation for making quality cars. When german car mag Auto
Motor Sport tested the Crossfire, they liked it very much. However they
did no comparison with the SLK. Hint: If you want a two seater convertible
with Mercedes technology and canvas top, wait for the Crossfire
convertible, because Mercedes roadsters feature retractable metal roofs.
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From what I heard its based on the SLK, which in turn is based on the
previous generation C-class which is now a 10 year old design, and rather
stodgy to drive.
The Crossfire is a "quick fix" to try and help Daimlerchrysler sales to
Most people agree either the Nissan 350Z or Mazda RX8 are much better cars,
and cheaper to boot.
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