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2008 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

2008 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
CONS
"doors" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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namllits2002 writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Review
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5

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3.5 liter engine is powerful, 6 speed automatic is state of the art

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plastic inside, leather not soft and subtle, seats a little hard, doors and trunk very hard to close

namllits2002
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Very Refined And Finally A Decent Engine And Transmission — I had a 2005 Sebring Convertible Touring and it was underpowered so I looked for a 2008 soft top Limited model (I am a purist and do not like the hard top). Once I found and bought the car, I could not believer that it was a Sebring. It looks great, has a quick 3.5 liter engine and an amazing 6 speed automatic. Also thrown was electronic stability control and positraction so that all of it together yielded an awesome car for the money. It is a true boulevard car that now holds the road and is fast. It is not a Bimmer, so those who want one would be disappointed. All in all for about $36,000, I got a sensational car with all of the bells and whistles and one that can get out of its way too. I love the soft top as it folds like the hard top. With the top up , the trunk is enormous.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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barryfly69 writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring Review
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5

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Stylish, comfortable, nicely equipped, fun to drive, and it's a drop top!

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Water leaks in when doors are open when car is wet...

barryfly69
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Now That You've Read This, Realize You've Made The Right Choice... — I've written a few reviews here and there regarding my 2008 Sebring Touring convertible and once again I gotta' back her up... This car is GREAT!... It seems that some of the reviews I read are based on someone jumping out of a V12 Lambo' then raggin' on the acceleration of the Sebring... Stumbling out of the rear of a Maybach then complaining about the "plasticky" interior, then challenging her handeling after winding through the mountains in a M3 5 Series stressing how unpredictible and aloof the Sebring is... Well, once again I call BS on all of ya! Look, this is a well built, smooth sailing, adequately equipped convertible cruiser. She is what she is and makin' her something she's not just aint' fair to the lady. The 4 banger may be a bit "sluggish" but if all your looking for is a nice cruiser to sled around town in while having enough money in your pocket for a bite once you get to where you're going, it'll do you just fine. The Touring has plenty of power for me and I'm never "left behind" from the start... I'm 5'8 / 150lbs and it's comfy as could be. The engine prrrrrs and it has a real nice growl when you hit the accelerator to pass up, how do you say... "Lesser" of vehicles that may cross your path. The sound system rocks and one cool little tid-bit, with the 1/8 jack built into the stereo and an adapter my Strat sounds pretty neat out of her too. Passengers I've had in the back had nothing but kind words regarding the comfort and smooth ride. Gas mileage is adequate but I'm a bit of a lead foot. I can't really say enough nice thngs about her... Favorite thing to do is stand about 40 feet away and drop the top with the key fob when there's a nice lil' crowd around... A kid once marvelled that he just witnessed a live "Transformer"! Now in this world, as with anything NOTHING is perfect. When the car's wet and you open the door you get a bit wet as well. Water leaks from the top of the door when open. Chrysler should have corrected this before production. Also, the top leaks in the rear corners a bit. Not enough to hurt anything though and it really no longer bothers me. When I wash her I put a paper towell in the corner. When done, I remove it and all is well. It hasn't rained hard enough (I think) for me to tell if the winter's gonna be a problem... Still, nothing a car cover can't cure I'm sure and it hasn't changed my thoughts on her one bit. (I haven't driven the Limited so I can't comment on the difference... NOTE to the negative reviewers: If you don't know, don't make crap up... There's some negative coments on this ride that just aren't true...) The Sebring handles its own without appoligies... I've gotten many compliments on previous cars I've owned and it's a good feeling to get em' just as much if not more in my Sebring. Chrysler's past was that of luxury rides always striving to push the envelope a bit more each year... The current situation is what it is and shouldn't defer you away from this car. There are incredible deals that I see out there and strongly suggest you jump on one. Besides Chrysler's current financial standing, another factor that sinks this Baby is the fact that the majority of the LX and Touring's were sold to rental car company's... Still, it's not enough to put 'em down like they're the plague of the convertible automotive underworld. The car's a blast to drive and I look forward to getting into her & dropping that top every chance I get... I haven't a doubt in my mind that I'm currently driving a piece of automotive art and this car like many, many, Chrysler's before her will be held in high regard to the true collector's for years to come. If your looking for one I wish you luck, if you own one congraduations, and if you don't like em' that's alright by me too... I wouldn't feel so regal if every Tom, Dick, n' Harry on my street was in love with the same girl... The Chrysler Sebring was named after Sebring, Florida, the site of the renowned endurance car race called the 12 Hours of Sebring. There, now she's gotta' bit of race car in her... Happy? UPDATE: 05/21/12 - Over 2 years and she's still treating me well and receiving compliments daily... Atta' girl!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Nicole1806 writes:
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Everything but the appearance

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Very Poorly Built Car — When i got this car a month after it was in the shop...ALOT of drive train problems! It was built poorly, gas milage is horrible and its just all around a horrible vehicle! I do like the looks of it and i think its a sharp looking car but thats all i got good to say about it. I wouldnt recoment this car to my worst enemy.

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mgilbo1 writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring Review
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5

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Plenty of room, great ride, comfortable, big trunk, good MPG, sharp looking, good in snow.

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glove compartment, seat controls, floor mats, tires

mgilbo1
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I Love It And Have Had No Issues With It So Far. — I love this car. Tons of room in it even though it doesn't look like it from the outside. The trunk is surprisingly big for the car, again, compared to its size. My car came with the IGIG radio and I will never buy a car again without it or something similar to it. I have leather seats in mine and they are very comfortable, considering I am a big guy and require room. Handling is great. My fiance loves taking it because she can zoom in and out of parking lots much easier. Highway ride is also excellent and I never find myself having to stop due to being uncomfortable. The only thing I wish is if they put a little better tire on it, but the ones that came with mine were ok. I have leather seats that came heated and they are great. I live in Syracuse,NY and they make a BIG difference in the morning when the car is still a little cold. Driving in the snow has not been as bad as I thought it would be. I used to own a Chrysler Concord and that car was much worse than my sebring because the front end was too low and the snow would get caught under it. The sebring comes with 17" tires and the front end is higher than the concord so getting through deeper snow worked quite well. And my city is the snowiest city in the country folks! Highway mileage per gallon is excellent. I drove 3 hours to Buffalo last month and I averaged over 32MPG per gallon. Not bad considering I had heavy luggage in it. The 4 cylinder engine is peppy, fast and quiet as well and again it really does help on gas if you can go without the 6 cyl punch. Interior layout is great and sharp looking. The glove compartment is annoying because when you open it everything falls out of it due to the angle at which it was built. The car comes with 2 jacks so you can plug in your cellphone or gps etc. One is under the radio and the other is inside the middle console box. I wish they added another due to all the things people are using in their cars today. I never use the one in the console box because I hate running the wire to it. One thing I do miss from my concorde is the change holder. There isn't one on the sebring and I wish they would put that back in the design or add more compartments on the dashboard to put stuff. My only main issue with the sebring is adjusting the seat with the electronic controls. There is no way any normal man can adjust his seat with the side buttons without getting his hand stuck between the seat and the door. You have to adjust your seat before you drive or your pretty much SOL. This was really annoying to me since there are plenty of better places to put the seat controls like the side of the door near the window buttons or in the middle console near the shifter. I don't know who tested this car but if they gave a thumbs up to the seat controls, they need to be fired. Floor mats are ok at best but workable. The drivers side needs to be heavier so it stops getting stuck up under the break and gas pedal. I went to Wmart and bought a new pair for $15 and they are working much better than the factory installed ones. Other than that, its a great car and has lots of features. Price is good between 22-26k depending on how many options you have or what rebate programs were going on. Of course, I still think its too much for any car so I'll always complain about the price no matter what car I buy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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idleidol writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Review
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3

Pros

comfortable car nice to drive full electrical spec. Looks good on the road. Good driving position. Nice seats. The crd model is easily the best of the Sebring  models for fuel economy.

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boot space is pretty good though awkward to gain access with larger items as access gap is small. Warning lights are shown regularly due to electrical issues.

idleidol
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Dissaapointed — horrrible battery location which requires wheel arch trim removal to gain acess. Electrics can be temperamental. I don't like the tipm idea with no relay switches for wipers, headlamps etc. If the TIPM is faulty it is very expensive to replace it. Parts are difficult to obtain in the UK and if you manage to find them they are expensive. I wouldn't buy another for this reason. UK mechanics do not like working on these cars! When buying this car I thought I would give US car market a try though this has put me off trying again. My model is 2008 and only done 28000 MLS and there is rust coming through on the front of the bonnet. This was a shock to me. I will stick with the old UK or German models from now on.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mrbankangler writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring LX Convertible Review
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4

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Convertible, Sound quality from the factory stereo, good gas milage, power seats, auto power windows, cruise control.

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Hard to change the battery.

Mrbankangler
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Love That It Is A American Branded Car. — Love that it is a American branded car. And that is not to say that I am a USA snob. Its just that I feel good when I buy USA. So, the car.... A solid drive, does not feel like your in a small car nor does it feel like you are in a tank. I feel safe driving it. Even when the top is down. The sound quality from the stereo has been my favorite part of this car. AM and FM sounds great, but When I plug in my phone, the sound from Pandora is even better! There has only been one thing that I had to fix twice, and that is the seat back release on top of the seat. It has a seat back releas on the bottom of both seats and on the top. The top ones dont seam to be the best. So, with that said I think its a great solid car over all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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SteveHeckman writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible Review
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Very quiet and comfortable convertible with little wind noise even at 75mph. Great style without a high price - reliable and inexpensive to own.

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Folded top takes much of trunk leaving space for only a few bags.

SteveHeckman
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Adult Fun — The seats are high and firm enough that an all day drive is a pleasant experience - top up or down. The Mercedes design influence is evident from the seat height to the build quality. Not a hot-rod by any stretch, but makes me smile whenever I am behind the wheel. Much better build quality than I thought possible from an American production plant.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eric writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Convertible Review
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hard top convertible

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poor line of sight

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Nice Wife Car — not bad... for my wife. Not made for anyone over 5'6". So far have not had any issues. It doesn't have very good brakes or handling. But it is comfy and the seat heaters are awesome. Nice stereo too. yup

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Terrence writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Review
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4

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comfort and handling

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doors rattle when the bass hits

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Great Car For All Weather — Love the looks and feel of the car, Handling is amazing for a seabring. AWD is a huge plus. Interior lacks alot doors rattle with the stero system, navigatin cost t much to update and tires are very expensive, minue the few flaws i love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Priya writes:
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited Review
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3

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huge car and very comfortable to drive

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it's fully automatic can't find the parts easily

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But Nice And Perfect For Families. — its superb car and huge car very comfortable for family, we can enjoy the drive. all facilities there. so explorer.it'll be cost around 38-45 thousand dollers,this is the fun car to drive, we have the facilities as VIP on the spot corrections.

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2010 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Great Choice For Me. But Only If You Get The Limited Model. By rchiare1

It feels like a big american cruiser from days gone by. If you remove the Sebring badge (a 5 min job.) It looks just like the newwer Chrysler 200. With the top up it is a great choice for the winter;... Read More

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Wonderful By Suzyku

This car is a great looking vehicle. Drives like a dream. You can really be noticed when you are driving it. Have had many comments on its style. Has a 6 CD changer and Sirius radio.I have nothing... Read More

Great By meemo59

It's a great car,the moment I saw the car I loved it,the reviews I read means nothing. for me it has the enough power. the style in my opinion is so uniq. Gas mlg is great. the waranty is amazing,... Read More

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Great Car At A Great Price By Skawalawu

I've owned my Sebring for about 4years now. The ride quality of this car is among the best I have experienced. Where the rubber meets the road-where handiling meets performance, this vehical is solidl... Read More

Smooth, Pretty Vehicle. By coatesa1

Comfort, smooth drive, space, and base extras. All mechanics able to work.on vehicle. I did have trouble at one point getting the parts I needed for a repair but with a dedicated mechanic ended up onl... Read More

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2006 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

A Nice Looking Car, Comfortable To Drive/ride In, Power Train Needed Improvments. By andrewdhager

We liked the look of the 2007 remodeled Sebring. It looked really nice, it drove really well, very comfortable and it got great gas-mileage. We were disappointed in the engine/drive train components... Read More

Chrysler Sebring Convertible...the Touring Edition By starla_Richard

The Sebring is fun to drive. The only other convertible I like more is the Mercedes convertible but since that is out of my price range, this vehicle is well worth the price. I would not recommend th... Read More

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2005 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Good Looking Car By d_aauto

there is nothing i dilike about this car it runs great looks good drives really nice interior in great condition the car has low miles on it and its real good on gas gets 22mpg on the highway thats a ... Read More

2005 Sebring Coupe By Jamie

Gray 2005 chrysler with only 40,000 miles. few scratches on the outside and the inside is in mint condition. it gets about 24 mpg which really could be better. and on empty costs gas $35 to tap of... Read More

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