2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Oct 18, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: BusinessWeek

Chrysler's latest version of its venerable droptop offers three choices of roof and three different engines Chrysler's Sebring convertible hasn't won much adoration from enthusiasts, but in two generations of ... via BusinessWeek

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Bob from New York

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Oct 18, 2007
 
I just received my new 2008 Sebring Limited with retractable top.This car is awesome. It is the first body change since 2006 when I ordered my first convertible. My hat off to the Sterling Heights men and women for assembling such a nice car.
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Oct 18, 2007
 
Glad you are happy with your purchase. It should reward you with about 200K miles of fun in the sun.....if there is that much in NY.
bob maryland

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Oct 20, 2007
 
i have had 10 convertibles over the years. now have an 08 limited with 3.5 h.c.engine and hard top. its the best yet. as of now 3k miles.

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Since: Apr 07

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Oct 22, 2007
 
Stunning!
Rich_St_Louis_So uth

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Oct 22, 2007
 
I have heard bad things, is it really that nice? I even was told by a dealer it wasn't that great.

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Since: Oct 07

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Oct 23, 2007
 
I had a Chrysler Sebring Convertible, but I replaced it, it was really banged up...
adam

Longboat Key, FL

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Jan 1, 2008
 
I rented a 08 sebring convertible, it is worse than a hyundai. The radio went out everytime i put the top down it has cheap plastics, keyless entry went out, really disappointed with chrysler, it only has 1500 miles and was built 11/07

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Jan 1, 2008
 
adam wrote:
I rented a 08 sebring convertible, it is worse than a hyundai. The radio went out everytime i put the top down it has cheap plastics, keyless entry went out, really disappointed with chrysler, it only has 1500 miles and was built 11/07
Shame on Chrysler. Sebring was a decent car, atleast it had popularity, now, it looks like they have shrunk it, and its looks ugly, and nobody wants it exept rental fleets.
David P Sader

Patagonia, AZ

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Sep 28, 2008
 
Kern wrote:
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Shame on Chrysler. Sebring was a decent car, atleast it had popularity, now, it looks like they have shrunk it, and its looks ugly, and nobody wants it exept rental fleets.
The 08 Sebring is about the same length but is 2 or three inches wider and a couple of inches taller.

They had to make the trunk taller to accomodate the newly designed retractable hard and soft tops. As a result, in order to keep the lines flowing, the entire car had to be taller.

The overall consensus from the general public is that this car is fabulous looking. I have had many people in the closest town tell me this is the nicest looking convertible they have ever seen.

I live 15 miles south of Green Valley AZ. Green Valley is a retirement community of about 30,000 people in the extreme southern part of the state.

There are more Sebring convertibles concentrated there than just about anywhere I have ever seen. Although I do not live in Green Valley, when I go there, my car really stands out as I think I have the only 08 in town.

I find the new design to be attractive but for a short guy, such as me, it is hard to reach clear across the rear window for washing purposes. I have to really stretch to reach the middle.

Unfortunately, although I like this car for its looks and functionality, I realize it is very cheaply made. I just sold an 07 Hyundai Azera and still own an 07 Hyundai Santa Fe. Compared to those cars, the Chrysler is very cheaply made.

By the way, the 07 and up Santa Fes are American designed and built. Just goes to show that Americans can build quality vehicles given the right designs and incentives.

It is all about upper level management. As Reagan used to say, "It's called the trickle down theory".

Now I must step off of my soap box before I fall off and hurt myself.

67 and still luvin the heck out of life.
James

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May 14, 2009
 
Does anyone know the production numbers on 2008 limited? I was also told by a Dealer that there would be no producton of these cars in 2010. I think the car is great.
Nita

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Aug 13, 2009
 

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I have a 2008 soft top convertible sebring and it is the worse car ever. It had 3 recalls and I have had problem after problem with this vehicle. The soft top convertible has embarrassed me 2 too many times by not getting stuck half way down with the trunk open and all the mechanic can say its a mechanism that cause the top not to go all the way down. In which the dealership has fix that issue twice. Also the radio tends to go out. Chrysler has diappointed me with this car.
Eileen - Coral Springs FL

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Feb 15, 2010
 

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My 2008 Hardtop convertible is in for the 6th or 7th time for the leaking top. I bought the LTD with all the bells and whistles. It is my 3rd Sebring convertible,I loved them but this one has had SO many problems and only has 9000 miles. There is something that causes the rubber stripping to bind and then snap which leaves a big gap for rain to get in. I also had issues with the top being stuck halfway up and the radio /nav system is tempermental. I saw some folk with issues with the remote start and top operation, mine has never worked.
MICHIGAN

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Feb 24, 2010
 
i loved this car when i bought it cuz of its attracttive looks, but i am hating it more and more everyday now. it is currently in getting fixed for the 3rd time THIS MONTH for electrical issues. The electrics in this car are horrible. Each of the 3 times i have had to get it towed in and repaired was because it wouldnt start. first time the battery light came on, and wouldnt start after i turned the car off. dealership had to replace the central computer module, said it broke (for no apparent reason) a few weeks later, i had been having troubles with my car not wanting to start, and one day it would not start at all. dealership replaced the starter and said that the starter had shorted out- claimed it had no connection to the first problem. 6 days after i got the car back, same thing happened. car wouldnt start (obviously because the started shorted out again) and clearly they did not fix the bigger problem causing the started to short out in the first place. they have told me that they are ordering a wire harness for some wires that connect to the starter that are the ones shorting out and this should fix the problem, however i dont see the problem being fixed. it seems like they have no idea what they are doing. One more problem... and I see a lemon law case on my hands....
As for the other issues with the car, pretty much the same as other people have mentioned. On driver side window, water pours into the car when you open the window or door after it has rained. The remote control to put the convertible top down rarely works, and the radio goes in and out as you put the top down. My touch screen radio freezes from time to time, as well. So many problems... I would not recommend buying this car. Perhaps their newer models have some of the kinks worked out, but as for my 2008 touring... it sucks
Ulf

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Feb 25, 2010
 
The Sebring is a piece of trash vehicle. Stay away from it.
Chevelle

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Sep 5, 2012
 
i keep hearing all these bad things about the sebring. ive had mine for a couple months now and havent experienced any of these problems... havent had any problem at all actually. its an 08 soft top with 60k and i love it. makes me wonder if the people having all these problem know how to take care of a car in the first place ???
happy owner

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May 6, 2013
 
bought 2008 hard top new in 07. six years later it still looks great, runs great and we are looking forward to another summer of open sunshine. Owned the soft top new before that and loved them both. hard top easier to drive in michigan winters and talk on highway.
Topless in Chitown

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May 19, 2013
 
I love my 08 soft top Sebring Touring. I did have a problem once with the top getting stuck before closing completey in the trunk. Dealer fixed and I have not had any further probs. I am currently having a problem with the dash lights. At first they started dimming and going on and off - now there are no background lights at all. Any tips out there on how to fix or what it could be and cost to repair? 44k
Loving it in Hugo

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Feb 26, 2014
 
Had my 2008 convertible since it was new and have loved every minute behind the wheel. Not a lot of power, but don't need it. Love the looks of it and living in Minnesota the few months we get to have the top down is the best!! I have 100,000 miles and the mechanic says it will go for antoher 100,000. I can only hope.
Lorca

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#21
Thursday Jul 3
 
We have a 2008 Sebring Limited Hardtop convertible. We are the second owners. It now has 32,000 miles with no problems. We love the latch less hardtop and the windscreen. Chrysler will not be building a convertible in 2015. I have had convertibles all of my life, and for the money, this convertible can't be beat. The 3.5 V6 is a good engine for this car. Hands free phone, navigation, automatic climate control, our retirement car for special trips. Otherwise we drive the Jeep.

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