For our anniversary, Sharon and I took Mystery Car 92 for our trip. Although we drove to Cleveland and back looking for an interesting restaurant, we ended up eating at Becky’s Bistro in Willoughby Hills. (Try the Buffalo Chicken wrap; it’s really good!) After we ate, we played 18 holes of miniature golf just up the road from Leikin. That’s where I took this picture of my beautiful wife and the car.
If you haven’t guessed it yet, Mystery Car 92 is a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. This car was built when the company was owned by the Daimler-Chrysler Corporation. The end result was a Chrysler two-seater with a Mercedes-Benz drivetrain. And if you ask me, it was a good combination. The 215 hp V6 and 6 speed manual transmission in this car were fun to drive. But as you can imagine, I hit the speed limit long before the ending was done revving. It would be a fun car to drive through the mountains.
But it’s not a very big car. I’m 6′ 2″ and found my knees rubbing the dashboard most of the trip. I also had to lower the seat and put it all the way back to keep my head from hitting the roof. Right behind the two seats is a short plastic-covered wall of some sort. I don’t know what it’s purpose is, but it kept me from putting the seat back enough to get perfectly comfortable. So, in my opinion, this is not the kind of car I’d want to take on a long trip. But it was pretty good for our day trip to Cleveland and back.
For more information, read Edmund’s Full Test: 2004 Chrysler Crossfire.