Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern Colorado
Jeremey Clarkson says the backend of the crossfire looks like a dog taking a dump :
I am laughing so hard now.... I have been saying that for several years every time I see a crossfire go down the road. I actually didn't realise it was Clarkson's quote.... I had attributed it previously to this Car and Driver article:
The Greatest Automotive Flops of the Last 25 Years
Bad cars come and go, but flops are forever.
BY PHIL LEITZ
The Crossfire fell victim to that most heinous of sporty-car sins: It did nothing uniquely. Its chassis was borrowed from the 1997-to-2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK, and like the SLK, the Crossfire was a decent, if not brilliant, sporting GT. Potential buyers were put off by the art-deco looks and the $35,000-plus buy-in, and many simply bought an SLK instead. Or an Infiniti G35 or a BMW 3-series, both of which were more fun to drive than the Crossfire, and neither of which looked like a dog in the middle of a life-altering dump. (Incidentally, whose bright idea was it to name a car after multidirectional gunfire, anyway? In what world do you want a car whose name implies that it might go off in any direction at any moment, killing innocent bystanders?)
How’s this for flop: In the second year of Crossfire production, Chrysler actually resorted to dumping excess inventory on Overstock.com. Flop, flop, flopperoo .
But with a little research I just found this: Jeremy Clarkson on Chrysler Crossfire:
"I've been trying to think what it is that this shape reminds me of, and last night it came to me. You know when a dog is doing its Number 2? That kind of arched back thing? Thats what it is!"
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