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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
“available with vinyl or cloth folding soft top, or with a retractable hardtop”
“standard…AM/FM, 6-disc CD player and SIRIUS Satellite Radio”
Kelley Blue Book
“tilt/telescopic steering wheel, cruise control…”
“Base models … are outfitted on the okay side of not bad”
Car and Driver
The 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible has all the high-tech features buyers want, and some usually found only on more luxurious convertibles.
Most reviewers were impressed with the Sebring Convertible's available sound and entertainment systems. Kelley Blue Book and other sources report that the base LX model includes a six-CD stereo and Sirius hardware. An optional audio system is available. Designed by Harman Kardon, the MyGIG system enables the user to download up to 20GB of MP3 files from jump drives or other portable media via its own USB port. It can be teamed with a “nifty voice-activated…navigation-and-audio system, which includes…available real-time traffic reports,” says Car and Driver.
The choice of convertible tops might be a boon for decisive buyers who know what they want. But USAToday found the mechanism can be temperamental. The paper reports that it’s necessary to pay close attention when raising and lowering the hardtop, as there is nothing to sense obstacles if something binds or something (or someone) gets tangled up in the mechanism. The top does allow the driver—via a keyfob button—to open and close the top without being inside the car.
Car and Driver notes that in case your beverage of choice gets too cooled by the wind or too warmed by the sun when driving the 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible, an optional “heated-and-cooled cup holder [is] capable of warming your latte to 140 degrees or chilling your soda to just above freezing.”
Those who like high-tech gadgetry and a high-quality sound system will find very little to complain about with the 2008 Chrysler Sebring.