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Making its return after a short hiatus, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible brings a fresh face to the four-passenger drop-top game. Its rebirth comes with new exterior and interior styling, different engine choices and an available infotainment system. Sporting a standard cloth or vinyl soft top, this new Sebring also offers the option of a hard top, something that competitors the Toyota Solara, Pontiac G6, Volkswagen Eos and Ford Mustang convertible all lack.You'll Like This Car If...
If you're looking for an affordable convertible with the choice of a hard top, the 2008 Chrysler Sebring could be for you. Available audio and entertainment systems make this car even more attractive for those who like to cruise.You May Not Like This Car If...
The Sebring Convertible's interior isn't as refined or as spacious as the Toyota Solara's, and it is definitely more of a cruiser than a sports car. Those who want more pep in their ride might be interested in the Volkswagen Eos or Pontiac G6.What's New for 2008
The all-new 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible is wider, longer, and sleeker than ever, but what really takes the cake is the optional hard top, which can drop at the touch of a button on the key fob. Underneath the Sebring's hood are three expanded engine choices: a fuel-sipping 2.4-liter four-cylinder, a Flex-Fuel 2.7-liter V6 and a 3.5-liter V6.Driving It Driving Impressions
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible isn't as sporty as the Volkswagen Eos or Pontiac G6 drop-tops, nor does it have the "coolness" of the Ford Mustang Convertible, but it could suit those looking for an open-air around-town cruiser. We found that the Sebring's soft suspension made for a comfortable ride and the 3.5-liter V6 engine, in particular, delivered enough power to pass and climb hills effortlessly. The cloth top made the cabin surprisingly quiet, and even when retracted, wind noise was not a problem, especially with the available windscreen. The leather seats left something to be desired, but, when equipped with options like the MyGIG entertainment and navigation system, along with the heated/cooled cup holders and hard top, this car offers a lot for the money.Favorite Features
This optional hard drive-based system includes navigation with real-time traffic information, MP3/WMA music and JPEG image uploading, a high-speed USB 2.0 port, auxiliary audio input, voice recognition, voice message recording and playback, Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity and more.
Hard Convertible Top
The optional hard top gives the Sebring a sportier, more coupe-like look that cloth and vinyl tops just can't match.