Chrysler's Sebring comes in a hard-top or convertible version, with three different engine options.
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The Sebring uses Chrysler's signature grille strakes and its winged badge. Under Chrysler's new management, that badge is going away in favor of the old pentastar badge.
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Our Sebring Limited came with a 3.5-liter V-6, a powerful but not very economical engine. Other options are a 2.7-liter V-6 and a 2.4-liter four cylinder.
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The Sebring has a power cloth top. With the top down, the view is very nice.
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The trunk deck is expansive. Along with the straked hood, the similarity to a boat is pronounced.
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The 3.5-liter engine in the Limited gives the Sebring almost too much get-up-and-go, bringing the car close to fishtailing when accelerating through a corner.
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With the top down, the trunk space is compromised more than we would expect.
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The double-layer top offers decent sound insulation from the outside world.
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Power seat adjustment in front was limited to lumbar and forward/back controls. Seat recline is manually operated.
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At first glance, the interior looks nice. But on closer inspection, the materials feel cheap and plasticky, and the fit is poor.
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Controls for the stereo are located on the backs of the lateral wheel spokes. They are easy to use by touch.
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White-faced gauges give the Sebring dashboard a refined look.
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Although it has six gears, we weren't impressed with the Sebring's automatic. It hunted for gears and took its time downshifting.
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The base stereo interface works well, and includes an auxiliary input on the faceplate. There are also buttons for the optional UConnect Bluetooth hands-free cell phone system.
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We found it easy to navigate folders on an MP3 CD.
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Here is what the MyGig interface looks like. We didn't have it optioned up on our test car, but when we've seen it demoed before, we came away impressed.
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