• Nov 29th 2006 at 1:29PM
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Opinion seems to be split concerning the design of the Chrysler Sebring Covnertible, images of which we posted a couple nights ago. Those of you who have commented on the Sebring's chopped top either love it or hate it. That's an actual improvement over its four-door sedan counterpart, which so far has been almost universally panned on the web for its design.

Convertibles are generally more stylish than sedans, and the Sebring Convertible is no different. We'll admit our icy reaction to the sedan has thawed a bit thanks to the better looking drop top. Chrysler has posted this video on YouTube that allows us to see the three-piece hard top opening and closing, the actual depth of the trunk, and a walkaround of the car and it's interior that better shows off the vehicle's proportions.

[Source: YouTube via DaimlerChrysler}

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      • 8 Years Ago
      there is zero trunkspace with the top down, right?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What is a "Covnertible" in the first line?
      • 8 Years Ago
      May I say it looks like a VW Eos's copy done by a chinese company?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Stop saying "uh" so damn much!!!
      For God's sake you think they could find someone who can speak eloquently especially on a TAPED RECORDING.
      • 8 Years Ago
      nice, i like the eos in red, and the off hand and horribly awkward conversation... maybe it's not always a best bet to ask an engineer/designer who designs awkward looking cars to provide an awkward walk through... “very expressive face of chrysler / eos without chrome front”.. “chryslereque...” jesus.
      • 8 Years Ago
      seems like there are quite a few unsettling clanks and rattles from the mechanisms operating the hardtop. quality does not seem to be astrong point in the design of this car, but we'll see how the sebring convertible fares in reliability.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I think it's a great car.
      I personally am thankful that Chrysler got this recent version of the hardtop convertible out before any other NA automaker.(I think) Don't start yammering about the behemoth Ford from the 50's... OK?
      Chrysler makes awesome cars that do have style and substance over any of the other NA automakers.
      However, I think that F and GM are catching up. Look at what Chrysler does, and then how both F and GM tweak and make it better. Sad to say, but it's true.
      I can't wait to see how they do copy of the Magnum.

      And quit bitching about the 'pops and clunks' of an obvious promotion video, and the stammering speaker. They made it that way.
      Thanks for reading! :-)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Headlights are ok
      Front grill is ok

      Hood strikes… doesn’t add anything to car look in my opinion

      Back seats legroom looks spacitious until u notice that front seats are moved all the way forward, such that its nearly under the steering wheel.

      Analog clock is not really a unique feature as it has been unique feature for infinity for many many years.

      The hard top mechanism:

      About 3 times as loud as other hard top convertibles that I have seen.
      Takes up way more trunk space than other hard top convertibles that I have seen.
      Roof will get ripped off if car is moving at even a low speed due to the fact that it creates a huge wind resistance surface when it retracts.

      Compare it to 2007 BMW 3 retructable hardtop coupe video:


      Just listen to the sound. Watch how neatly and quickly bmw hardtop folds into the trunk and how little room it takes.

      I DO realize these 2 cars are in different price range, but this is something Chrysler should look up to if they want to stay competitive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm impressed overall, the only thing I don't like is the panel gap between the trunk and the body, as viewed from the side.

      Looks much, much better than the sedan. I think it's those hood stripes they're so proud of that are the problem. They fit on a car that looks a little sporty (amazing what going topless will do), but look out-of-place on a regular family sedan.

      I also give major props to the engineering guy to stepping out of his comfort zone and playing PR guy on video. It's harder than it looks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Wow this dude was a natural born speaker (not), and totally corp. brainwashed, btw dude the dash is missing half of it's wing ! and those noises where pretty scary during the top operation, the most important part of this car is not being talked about that will make the vehicle ever sell and that is PRICE PRICE PRICE.............."

      How is the designer going to talk about price? He's not a PR guy.

      The noises are typical of hardtop operation, also note that if they would have did a demonstration outside it wouldn't have been an issue. The empty room creates an echo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Meh. It's better than the sedan... but I'm still not too keen on the hardtops. What I always loved about this convertible is how practical it was... full back seat, large trunk (top up AND down). The hardtop kills one of those. Oh well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's funny that hummmm rips on someone who was obviously nervous on doing the video, but can't even figure out on how to properly make a sentence.
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