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Pros: Appearance and style
Cons: Cup holder placement
Advice: Convertables are different from hard tops. Be sure you can live with one before you buy.If you want to blend into the background, don't buy this car. It attracts attention no matter where it goes, and it deserves the attention it gets. Most people like its apperance - from the car hop at the local Sonic drivein, to the car nut at work. They all agree - cool car! It is not a hot rod. You will lose stoplight drag races to Mustang GT's and others of that ilk, but the V6 is quite adequate in normal around-town and extended Interstate driving. It performs quite well. A cruise down the local drag with the top down on a mild fall night will draw nothing but good comments from the gathered multitudes. The ride is smooth, but well controlled. The heated leather seats are comfortably firm, and ladies appreciate the suade leather inserts in the front seats. Wind noise is minimal, but don't expect it to be as quite as a hard-top. With the top down, front seat occupants are not buffeted by wind, and wind noise is still relatively low. The top is easy to lower and raise, despite the fact that one must release two latches. The sound system is good, with a second set of controls mounted on the steering wheel. The rear seat is actually usable. Some things could use improvement. This car is a convertable, and, as such, its top limits the view to the rear somewhat when the top is up. Slightly larger side mirrors would help a bit. It's not a major thing, but the front cup holders are poorly placed and difficult to use, and some trunk space is lost to the convertable top well. I like this car. This is a sylish, comfortable comvertable with more room than most. It's performance is up to most requirements, and its fun to drive.
Pros: FWD Convertible
Cons: The new front facelift and the 'decontenting' of standard features
Advice: More items are made optional (that were previously standard) every year - so check carefullyA delight to drive. Very comfortable and agile to manuver. Not crazy about the front end face lift for the 2004 model year, but can live live with it. This is my 4th Sebring Convert. since '98 and each year Chrysler decontents this vehicle a little more. This year the power window and door lock switches are no longer illuminated. Other items removed over the years - door panel courtesy lights, light over the cup holders, heated side view mirrors, and glove box light. That's right - a $30,000+ vehicle and it doesn't have a glove box light. Not even available as part of and optional 'light package'. Instead I get 2 power outlets (ie. cigarette lighter outlets-without the lighters) - What do I need 2 for? At least put back the glove box light instead. Additionally more items are made optional every year (that were previously standard) - so check carefully.
Pros: Handling is tops for me.
Cons: Cup holder positioning
Advice: Drive it, drive it, and drive it.The 2004 Chrysler Sebring LXi is a firm handling and sporty mid-sized sedan that allows the driver to actually enjoy the process of driving. The 6 cylinder front wheel drive of this American automobile is ready to respond to all your driving needs - on the highway or just around town. The passenger compartment-both front and rear- allow for full sized adults to ride in comfort with plenty of head and leg room. Installation of 'retro' guages results in a first class effect that any driver will appreciate. Not only is this car able to go - with it's anti-lock disc braking system - it can stop when needed - fast!! The Sebring LXi sedan is a great all-around car for both younger drivers and those of us who have a few years behind the wheel.