Mercedes-Benz underpinnings, rare sight on the roads
Cheap and plasticky interior, dull to drive, poor gearboxes
The Crossfire is based on the old Mercedes SLK underneath. It manages to outdo the Audi TT in the look-at-me stakes and it uses some interesting design cues - on the outside at least. It's let down by the interior though, particularly the naff silver plastic trim and cramped driving position. It's not involving to drive either but the V6 engine offers decent pace and works well with the auto gearbox.