Like a single-issue candidate, the Chrysler convertible has stumped on one appeal. Whether you opt for the conventional ragtop or the extra-cost foldable steel roof, the provides an affordable open-air motoring experience for up to four adults, a commendable position that Chrysler is practically alone in offering. However, once you look beyond that point—say, once the sky clouds over—the rest of its agenda has proven distressing. The rent is, indeed, too damn high. Yet the has campaigned on, playing to its snowbird base, seemingly content that the harshest criticism abated once it abandoned the Sebring nameplate for a numeric nom de plume and tidied up its appearance in The biggest changes are reserved for the softtop model and include a front strut suspension with a new rebound spring and percent-stiffer main springs, percent-stiffer rear coils, a thicker front anti-roll bar increased from 25 mm to 27 , and revised damping all around.
First Test: 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible
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Despite Eminem's best efforts, the Chrysler formerly the Sebring remains a lone, sad reminder of the bad old days when Mopar spent a cold, lonely near-decade as Daimler's whipping boy, then had the marrow sucked out of it by robber barons and hedge fund managers before finally being helmed by a former hardware store impresario who received pennies a year in compensation. OK, the Caliber might be a worse reminder of that near and evil past, but at least Dodge is officially killing that one. The , however, soldiers on. But the light blue convertible you see here reaffirmed our feelings that that's two years too late.
2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible V-6
And, considering the sedan and convertible share the same mechanicals, the things that perturbed me with the former are just as present in the latter more on that later. On both the soft-top and hardtop, the power top folds in three sections and automatically latches. One drops the top with a switch on the centre console or via a button on the keyfob. The hardtop takes 30 seconds to do its disappearing act, three seconds longer than the soft-top version.
At the rear, the antenna placement on the Chrysler S Convertible can get annoying as it cuts into your field of vision using the rear-view mirror. With the top down, the back to front slope of the Chrysler S Convertible becomes more evident. The Chrysler S Convertible looks just as good with the top up as it does with the top down. I learned that recently when I tweeted about driving around in the Chrysler S convertible, a pretty nice-looking vehicle, I think. Almost immediately, a few followers pointed out that I was, in fact, driving around in a rebadged Sebring.