A mainstay in touristy towns everywhere, the Chrysler Sebring was, in its day, the darling of the rental car fleet. Available in four-door sedan, two-door coupe and convertible iterations, the Sebring was as versatile as it was ultimately uncompetitive.
Ironically, the Sebring started out as something pretty nice, even though Chrysler introduced it with a rather complex scheme of basing the coupe and convertible on different car lines. Thus, if you have a problem with an early coupe and think you can scavenge used parts to solve the problem from a convertible of the same vintage, you’ll be sorely mistaken—unless both cars are equipped with the V-6 engine. Other than that, they’re two completely different cars.
Chrysler offered three generations of the Sebring, before ultimately killing the nameplate at the end of the 2010 model year. Chrysler went into model year 2011 offering the Sebring with some styling updates as the Chrysler 200, in a bid to enable the revised car to bask somewhat in the radiance of its popular 300 sedan.