2008 Chrysler Sebring Review
The Chrysler Sebring Convertible has been America’s best-selling convertible for seven of the past eleven years. The newly redesigned 2008 Sebring Convertible will arrive in the spring of 2007. It has been completely redesigned, but not only will it look different from its predecessors, it will also have some exclusive features that are sure to set it apart from its competition. With Dollar, Thrifty and Enterprise Car Rentals stocking this convertible, you can be sure to enjoy the open roads of Hawaii on your next visit.
The Chrysler Sebring is the world’s first car line to offer three different convertible tops: vinyl, cloth or a retractable metal hard top. The 2008 model’s vinyl and cloth soft tops are much more refined than those offered by the competition. The top’s three-layer construction, serviceable rear glass window and electric defroster make for comfortable driving, regardless of the weather outside. While the vinyl and cloth tops deliver a more traditional convertible look when the top is up, the retractable hard top provides a sleek, coupe-like appearance. Each of the three tops can be dropped easily with simple the press of a button.
When developing the new Sebring Convertible’s body structure, Chrysler took extensive measures to make sure that the top being down doesn’t sacrifice the overall driving experience. The car’s extremely rigid body structure ensures a quiet, comfortable ride and a solid feel with no shake, regardless of whether the top is up or down.
Compared to the previous Sebring convertibles, the 2008 model is 6 inches longer, 2 inches wider and over 3 inches taller. The wheelbase has also been stretched 3 inches, and the seating position has been raised by 2.5 inches. The interior can accommodate four adult passengers comfortably, while the larger trunk can also haul four golf bags with the top up. Rear seat passengers also have plenty of leg and head room, making this a functional convertible that can be enjoyed year round in all seasons. This is important to consider when traveling to Hawaii .
The Sebring Convertible’s finely crafted interior features soft surfaces, rich grains and selective gloss levels. Soft surfaces on several interior touch points, including the instrument panel cover and door arm rests, compliment the Sebring’s luxurious interior. The instrument panel also includes a locking glove compartment that can safely store important documents and small items – even when the driver wants to park the car with the top down. The center floor console features dual storage bins and a sliding armrest that moves 3 inches to provide a comfortable position for all drivers. A standard tilt and telescoping steering column allows the driver to better adjust their seating position.