Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible?
Nice looking car, comfortable, smooth ride, great hard-top roof, handles well, nice gizmos (stereo, heated seats, etc.) and price.
Trunk space with the top up is huge for a convertible.
Bought a new '08 model in March '09 and got a fantastic price.
Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible?
The engine (2.7 V6) lacks some oompf.
The clean look of the interior diminishes upon contact - a bit plasticky.
Leg room in the back is tight.
2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Review:
I owned a 2001 Sebring Convertible, which was a terrific car. Never had any problems with it. With all of the incentives out there, I decided to trade it in for a new model. Here's some comparisons:
- 08 model rides much higher, which is nice.
- 01 model had a notably bigger cabin. That's true of both the front seats and (especially) the rear seats. That said, the 08 is still a comfortable, smooth ride.
- The V6 engine in my 01 Sebring had more pick up (and indeed, more horsepower.) The '08 2.7 VJ is adequate, but I can feel the difference in power.
- The 08 model has tighter handling and a better turning radius.
On balance, the 08 Touring model is a tremendous value. It's a sharp looking, comfortable car with a lot of great features.
I might add that I am struck by the hostility expressed in some of expert reviews about the exterior design of the new Sebring convertible. Yes, it could be described as boxy or chunky. You may not like it (I do) but you can't argue it is not a distinctive look. The hostility, however, is mystifying because you don't see such vitriolic statements made about other convertible models. One of the Sebring's closest peers in terms of price and features is the Toyota Camry Solara. It may well be a reliable car with great features. But the design is completely bland and uninspiring. The rear of that car is totally ungainly. But you almost never read a negative word about that -- or of the boring, if not ugly, designs of the Saab, Volvo or VW convertible models on the market.
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