2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Review

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited 3.5 liter from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.5 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring Convertible

Summary:

Not very well made

Faults:

I have the soft convertible top that has stopped functioning 4 times. The last time, Chrysler took it apart and fixed it as I was about to invoke the Lemon Law.

Car is starting to groan on turns.

Trunk mechanism has broken 2 times.

Factory installed pin striping fell off.

Various parts of car are starting to come undone.

General Comments:

With the 3.5, 235 Mercedes derived engine (from the old Daimler alliance) and the 6 speed transmission, it has nice performance.

Handling is sloppy on turns and not at all tight.

Interior is all plastic not fitting for this class of car.

It is a good value for the money.

One of the few convertibles in this price class with a soft top.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th June, 2009

2nd Oct 2011, 17:30

I actually prefer the soft top - IMO a convertible should look like a convertible. I've owned 6 convertibles - All were soft-tops.

As far as price - my previous $43,000 Saab had a soft-top, I wouldn't want it any other way. Hardtop convertibles take up way too much luggage space, and the tops are far too heavy IMO.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review