Chrysler Sebring Convertible To Stay In Production

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

The Chrysler Sebring convertible is possibly one of the most maligned cars on sale today. Known for its less than stellar driving dynamics, build quality, styling and, well, just about everything else, the Sebring convertible really only has price going for it – and that’s exactly what its place in Chrysler’s lineup is guaranteed for the foreseeable future, at least in fleet sales.

Apparently, rental fleets made up a big portion of Sebring droptop customers (hardly a surprise) and the low transaction price makes them a favorite of rental fleets across the Sun Belt states. Fortunately, the Sebring will see improvements like refreshed styling, chassis tweaks, an all-new V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, though we have to say, the current car has left an indelible impression on us to the point where we’re skeptical of anything called “Sebring”, even the race track.

[Source: Allpar]

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  • Ronald Ronald on Jun 27, 2010

    The article stated "Known for its less than stellar driving dynamics, build quality, styling.." I currently own a 2010 Sebring 4dr touring sedan and owned a 07 Limited sedan and have to say the vehicle is not as bad as it is made out to be. I test drove a Camary and Accord and I cannot see where these vehicles are any better than the Sebring. In fact the Sebring seats are alot more comfortable the Accord's. The Sebring's interior is not cheap looking like the Accord's. The Sebring's 4 cyl is great on gas, the transmission is smooth, the brakes are excellent, the car is quite on the highway. For 2009, Chrysler reported a "dramatically improved acoustic package for reduced noise levels in the cabin. The Sebring was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, with top crash-test results from that organization. All I can say is that I am very happy with the Sebring.

  • Tom Tom on Nov 26, 2010

    Used Chrysler convertibles are THE best cost/value buys in open air driving available, mostly because of snide opinions such as the one expressed in this article. As long as you're immune to the upturned noses of the elitists, and as long as you enjoy a car for leisurely jogs around town and country, you can get a Sebring or a PT Cruiser convertible for far less than anything else of similar age/mileage. Laugh in their faces, cruise with confidence and (most importantly) enjoy the sunshine!