Last post on Jun 24, 2008 at 2:00 AM
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Chrysler Sebring, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#69 of 79 Re: Leasing an 08 Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series [flygirldi]
Jan 08, 2008 (8:41 pm)
08 Chrysler Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series/4 cyl w/power sunroof.
I'm having a hard time trying to determine which Sebring this is. Chrysler lists a Touring and they also list a Signature Series. I priced them both for you.
Touring with sunroof -
Signature Series value package with sunroof -
Both of the Friends discount prices include the $500 rebate, which expires 02/29/2008. Also, I used a zip code in the St. Louis area for the discount price. If you'll provide me with a zip code in the NY area I can give you a more accurate estimate.
Although the MSRP stays the same across the country, rebates and discounts vary by region.
Go to www.chrysler.com and click on the Build My Own tab. Go through the build process and let me know which model it is and the MSRP when you're through and any options you select that cost extra.
#70 of 79 Re: Leasing an 08 Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series [tedebear]
Jan 09, 2008 (5:57 pm)
Sorry for the confusion, the paperwork shows it as a Sebring Touring Signature series, but on the website you're correct, you just select Signature Series when building your own. So the car I've been quoted for at the dealer is an 08 Sebring Sedan Signature Series with a power sunroof as the only option. I'm in Detroit, MI the zip code I'm dealing in is 48075.
The Friends price you list for this car is much cheaper than what the dealer gave me. He gave me $21,477. I thought that seemed high when I saw the employee price listed on the invoice as $20,533. The dealer took the invoice and I did not get to keep a copy.
I appreciate you getting me this information and for also getting me a better estimate with my exact zip code.
Thank you again for your efforts.
#71 of 79 Re: Leasing an 08 Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series [flygirldi]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:27 pm)
I checked the Friends price again, using the new zip code you provided. The discount and rebate are the same as what I quoted before. You didn't mention a color and the only one with an additional charge would be the Red Inferno, which is $225 more than the others. I used the default color silver.
Although the EC program is no longer available I included it if you were curious. Both discounts include a $500 rebate which expires on 02/29/2008. An additional $200 program fee would be added to the EC price by the dealer. Not much difference between the two discounts after all that.
If you change your mind and want to see how much other options would increase the price you can build one on Edmunds. They will show you the MSRP as well as the dealer invoice. The Friends discount price is 1% below invoice. Any rebates or other price incentives are subtracted from the Friends price for even more savings.
#72 of 79 Re: Leasing an 08 Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series [tedebear]
Jan 11, 2008 (7:37 am)
Thanks so much. This is great information to have. The car is in silver, so it was great you did the default color. I do like the Red, but I did see that it was an extra cost and chose not to go that route.
Now the question is to lease or buy. I drive a lot so everyone is telling me not to lease, but I don't see myself driving this car for the next 5 to 10 years. I'm getting quotes for leasing prices with 18k and 20k mileage. People say that is nuts and I should just buy. I'd appreciate your opinion if you have time.
#73 of 79 Re: Leasing an 08 Sebring Touring Sedan Signature Series [flygirldi]
Jan 11, 2008 (10:43 am)
Since I've never leased anything I'm probably not the best one to give advice on that. I do know that you're limited on annual miles with a lease and there are penalties if you go over. I would imagine a lease with an 18-20k mile annual limit costs a lot more than something with 12k/yr terms.
You might try a Google search on lease versus buy. There are several good articles.
BTW, I bought an Inferno Red Sebring in September. The chrome accents make the whole package look very nice.
#74 of 79 Money Factor and Residual %
Mar 11, 2008 (12:39 pm)
Can you tell me what the current money factor and residual percentage are for the 2008 Sebring Convertible Limited edition for 36 months and 10, 500 miles.
The dealer in New Jersey is offering MF of .00163 and Residual of 49% thru Daimler Chrysler
#75 of 79 Re: Money Factor and Residual % [jgreenberg]
Apr 08, 2008 (1:51 am)
Here's the information that you're looking for, jgreenberg. Chrysler Financial's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited with 10,500 miles per year are .00163 and 49%, respectively. As you can see, these numbers match the numbers that you were quoted by the dealer.
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#76 of 79 New lease info
Jun 12, 2008 (3:50 am)
Hi im currently in th emarkt for a convertible... interested in leasing possibly the sebring limited hardtop convertible with the mygig navi and heated front seats anyone have any invoice pricing info as well as mf and residual info for nyc? or any leasing experiences in the area?
#77 of 79 Employee Discount
Jun 13, 2008 (9:28 am)
I read somewhere that Chrysler has discontinued their "friends and extended family" discount; however, that employees can still help to get the cost down to invoice cost. Can someone explain this to me, or better yet, be the one to help out a college student in getting a new car!
#78 of 79 Re: Employee Discount [stater09]
Jun 13, 2008 (1:36 pm)
Several months ago someone popped on here and said the Friends and Family discount was being discontinued and that they read it in a local Detroit area newspaper. The rumor was quickly disproved and the person hasn't been back since.
The Friends and Family discount is still alive and well. Unfortunately, I gave out all of my 6 numbers for the year way back in January.
I've suggested to others who want one to post requests on different Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep forums - not just here on Edmunds (do a Google search). Many Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep employees are also owners of these vehicles and regularly surf the forums.