2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
There are 19 user reviews for the Touring trim shown below
- Great looking car, very comfortable, very stable on the road
- rear seat belts, conv top button/trunk release, leaky window, conv top slow
Purchased As New
This is my 3rd Sebring convertible, and I love it! I also owned a 1999 JXi and a 2002 Limited. The 2008 is a totally different car, a real improvement over the others. It took me a while to get used to just how much bigger this car was, but I like it. Now I hate to say, the older cars look really outdated and junky compared to this one. I have the 2.7 L engine, and while it is not a muscle car, I have no problem flying down the road. The drive is very stable, corners nicely. My biggest complaint is the conv. top - it opens/closes fairly slowly, and it makes clunky noises. My older Sebrings I could pop the top at a red light - this one you need to plan ahead. The top did get stuck halfway in the open position one time - luckily the car was under warranty. They located the trunk release right next to the conv top button - a very poor design flaw. If you're not paying attention, or if you get a mechanic working on your car and they are not familiar with it, they can accidentally hit the trunk release button when they meant to hit the conv top button - which will cause a "convertible top malfunction". This is what happened to me when the top got stuck. The ONLY way to fix this is to take it to the dealer. The console has plenty of room for CDs, but the problem is, you can't lock it. I frequently leave my top down when I go out to lunch, and have been "lucky" nobody seems to know my CDs are easily obtainable. I have also had a problem with the weatherstripping on the drivers side. I had the weatherstripping replaced at 5k miles under warranty because of this. I now have 50k miles, and it is leaking again. Now it is NOT under warranty, and Chrysler claims it is NOT a design flaw (yeah right). My other Sebrings never had this problem. If it starts raining when you were already in the car w/the door closed, no problem. But once you open the door and close it again, or roll down the window - you have a leak. Another annoyance is the rear seat belts flap in the wind - the only way to minimize this is to buckle them. They totally changed the seat belt layout from what the older Sebrings had "just to be different", and they failed in doing so. They KNEW they had a problem because this flaw is even listed in the owner's manual. Probably the biggest problem with this car is depreciation. I bought this car brand-new, and with 1 year it had depreciated to HALF of what I paid. Pretty pathetic, and makes you not want to buy another one. But maybe I was stupid for buying brand-new, next time I will buy used. Mechanically, the car has been very reliable. I have never had ANY problems other than the top getting stuck. I always maintain my own vehicles, changing oil, trans fluid, radiator fluid myself. Overall, I am very happy with this car, and would buy one again....read morehide
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- comfortable ride, excellent mileage
- Tneds to sway
Purchased As Used
I love the hardtop convertible My wife said that the ride in the passenger seat was comfortable on a 3,000 mile trip. The average gas mileage was 33 miles per gallon and that included highway and city. This is an enjoyable car to own.
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- Great styling, smooth ride, enough power in the V6, it's a drop top!
- Interior is a bit "plasticky" yet still pleasing to the eye....
Purchased As Used
The negative reviews on this beauty just blow me away... Let's get it right out in the open. IT'S A CONVERTIBLE CRUISER! It's not a sports car, an overpriced $100k luxury vehicle, a truck to tow 5000 plus pounds, and it's not a fuel economy wonder machine... However, there is a just a little bit of everything here if you choose to find it. With the top down you can't help but sence a bit of a sports car feel with adequate power and handeling for a "heavy" ride... the luxury features within her are plenty full and won't leave you dissapointed, if you must tow the V6 can pull 1000 pounds, as well as the flex fuel V6 allows a clean burning ethanol/gas mixture. There... now you got it all. This baby is simply for the feel of the sun on your shoulders while listening to your favorite tunes and comfortably cruisin' from destination to destination. Yes the 4 banger is a bit sluggish yet still, if you're just an in town, from the club to the beach driver it'll do just fine. I prefer the 6 only for personal satisfaction yet I was originally trying for the 4 to save on the gas. I lOVE this ride and as good as she is to me I think she digs me too... Nice job Chrysler... get USA back in the game!...read morehide
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- Looks good with the top up
- trunk a little hard to close
Purchased As Used
I have had it about a Month and love it I got it form my wife and cant get her out of it!! I was surprised how well it drove the 2.7 is a little bit of go It is by no means a sport car but for a nice size 4 seat with style good gas mileage and overall it is a convertible
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- it looks good, and thats it
Purchased As Used
I have had my 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible since July of 2008. I purchased it as a "certified new" being promised that it was just as good as new, but its just as good as waste of my hard earned money. This car has been the biggest regret and disapoinment, as being serviced for over 40 problems and counting. Many problems have been with the windows not shutting or opening( 4 times), trunk popping open on the highway( 2 times), top not going down or opening. It needed a a new lifter on 11/19 which is un-heard of in a new car with such low miles. On 1/2/09 it needed a new radiator because it was leaking and there was no heat in the middle of winter. Today i came out of the store and the windows were half way down again for no reason. I have to call again tomorrow morning because of the current problems with the windows going down, which as a 23 year old woman that is not only a safety issue but things could get stolen out of my car. Chrysler has done nothing to help with the situation and ignoring my complaints and request for help getting rid of this dangerous undependable car. The dealership wants nothing to do with me anymore and they said they have never seen so many problems with a new car, and they have no answers for the issues. The extended warranty guarantees me a car everytime my car is serviced, but the dealership i purchased this car from gives me a very hard time and tries to deny me the right every time i bring it in which has been over 14 times. Last time they said "they were only doing it to be nice to me at the time" If you are going to buy this car (please dont!) research it as much as possible so you dont walk into the night mare that has been on my shoulders for the past 7 months!...read morehide
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- great fuel economy hwy 29, quiet ride no wind noise, excellent radio, great AC and heater, holds roa
- hard trunk to close, limited trunk space with top down
have received more thumbs up and comments of sweet ride than I ever expected. Great looking car with great style.
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- It's very good on gas. I have taken my baby on the road and loved it! It has some get up too!
- The trunk is a bit small when top is down but overall I love it!
I like the interior features great job with the touch screen and adding Sirus radio to the car
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- Love MyGIG, smooth ride, keyfob, sporty look and fuel economy
- Still adjusting to blind spots. Roof leaks, backseat leg room.
Would like to see Chyrsler do something about roof leaking. Looks like a very common problem. Other than that, I enjoy driving much more. I get excited about nice weather now. This car came with the touring package with heated leather seats, MyGig, alarm, autostart, fog lights and a system information panel. Most comments to me are sporty, but classy....read morehide
10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks great, nice ride, top folds into truck so no "open look" when down
- Back seat belts, trunk lid heavy
Have inferno red w/blk top and have had now about 3 weeks. Have soft top -- wanted the covertible look, not cracks in roof look. Have had no problem with leaks. Must be hard top problem. This is my 4th Sebring convertible and they get better each time, maybe because I keep getting more gadgets. Have had no problem with room in truck with top down. Plenty of space for my 3-4 bags of groceries. Don't play golf so don't need a lot of space. Don't like the seat belts in the back coming from the center. With top down they flap with the wind. Had to connect them as if a passenger there to keep quiet making it look funny. Have not tried the wind screen yet. Probably won't. It's a convertible, it is supposed to be windy!!!! As stated before, the trunk lid is very heavy. When open is high and hard to grasp and pull down. Sometimes have to slam a couple times to get closed.
Basically very happy with car....read morehide
9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great value, good gas mileage, the hardtop gets plenty of positive comments
- back seat room is tight but it's a small car too
This is a great little car. It combines the best of both worlds: a hardtop And a convertible. I have the inferno red and the paint looks great and is flawless.
It really is a two-seater though. The backseat will fit "small" people. It's well-made (no squeaks, leaks or rattles) but the trunk lid IS heavy. With the top down, there is room in the trunk for thin items (~6") under the roof as well as some larger items behind it. It will manage a set of golf clubs with the top down too.
Contrary to some comments, the roof has never leaked on my car (a good way to test it is through a car wash).
Beware of unscupulous dealers though. With this car being in high demand, 2 of 3 dealers in my area (Vegas) expected to charge a $2K premium (over list) for the hard top. I told them that I hoped the car tasted good on their dinner plate because I have never paid list for a car let alone above it. Needless to say, I found a dealer who didn't charge a premium for it.
Overall, I am VERY happy with the car. I have ~3K miles on it so it's still "new" but it rides well, handles ok (for the extra weight), gets good gas mileage (~26 mph, mixed driving) and turns heads....read morehide
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