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#1 of 64 2007 Sebring
Dec 24, 2006 (10:40 am)
I was looking forward to the debut of this model but was quite disappointed with the styling. Chrysler made a big mistake. They used the Crossfire styling as a theme. That styling is dated already. They would have been better off using the 300 if they wanted to copy a style. I note that Toyota didn't feel it had to copy a style in designing the new Camry. This is the problem with American designers. Just check out the grill on the new Lincoln SUV.
#2 of 64 Re: 2007 Sebring [zeen]
Dec 26, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Toyota copied BMW in the rear styling of the Camry, this has been widely noted.
I dont think the Sebring looks like anything else on the road and in person it's not nearly as ugly as I thought. It's pretty distinctive and it has a lot of features. I'd rather have an aura but on many levels the Sebring is competitive, especially with the Sonata and Fusion. It's also much cheaper than a comparable Camry or Accord.
#3 of 64 Re: 2007 Sebring 
Dec 26, 2006 (7:16 pm)
Good points 1487. Truth is I guess every car does some imitating. But you can look at what Americans are buying in large numbers and get a sense of what the American taste is. For example GM discovered that we like the dashboard design in the Japanese cars. Take a look at the Aura dash to see how GM adapts. The design of the Sebring, while distinctive, is not in tune with what Americans seem to want. Certainly the design of the 300 was original and hit a home run. My money is not on the Sebring in the design category.
#4 of 64 Re: 2007 Sebring [zeen]
Dec 27, 2006 (10:35 am)
yeah but I bet many people who like the 300 will like the Sebring. I have seen quite a few on the road already. The car would be criticized if it was bland so they tried to be daring. I like the fusion and Aura better but neither offer as many features as the Sebring.
#5 of 64 Re: 2007 Sebring 
Dec 27, 2006 (4:31 pm)
I have seen some criticism in Motor Trend, I think. In any event, let's see how it sells. I truly hope it does well.
Happy New Year
#6 of 64 Test drove Sebring...
Dec 30, 2006 (2:31 pm)
before getting an Optima for my wife.
Despite the fact that they share (modified) 2.4 liter engines, the Sebring seemed a lot louder and cruder than the Optima.
Although the interior looks a step cleaner than the Dodge Caliber it trails the Optima by a fair amount in the fit and finish department.
#7 of 64 Re: Test drove Sebring... [csandste]
Jan 17, 2007 (7:13 am)
We did a test drive as well, as I needed to replace my 300M.
I was OK with the styling, and the accessories were pretty well done. However, LOTS of engine noise and the plastic in the interior is awfully cheap looking.
#8 of 64 No action, real mess...
Jan 22, 2007 (7:51 pm)
OK-- The new Sebring has been out for several months now and there's absolutely no action on these boards-- what gives? No one buying the car?
Also-- The Sebring sub-boards aren't divided between 07 and earlier cars. This will present all sorts of problems in the future as people discuss two completely different platforms on the same forums.
#9 of 64 Re: No action, real mess... [csandste]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2007 (12:02 am)
We currently have two discussions for the 2007 model -- this one and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring: First Drive. Once this discussion for this model gets going, I agree that it'll make sense to split it up according to its specific issues. If you'd like to open another topic now, feel free to do so -- just click the "Add a Discussion" link at the top of the Sebring group.
#10 of 64 Cynics
Feb 06, 2007 (7:42 pm)
I count myself among the many who traditionally bashed the North American car manufacturer and its Union masters for bellying up to the trough for far too long. However, I have recently felt compassion for the rank and file who have been lead mindlessly to the slaughterhouse and to that end saw fit to lay down some cold hard cash in the past year on two separate N/A sedans. the 'o6 Impala was a pleasant surprise but still dissapointing. I dumped it this week after only 10 months and just brought home an '07 3.5 Limited. There is much to like in this 35k (Cdn) redesign of a less than satisfying sedan. Deiter insisted on more and I think he delivered - but still has a way to go. I could go on but suffice it to say this car deserves another assessment. During the past few years I have owned an '02 A4, '03 E-Class, and an '03 S-type. I had never even considered buying a Chrysler in the past. Prior to tasting the imports, I always drove GM's. But, this car caught my eye when I was considering a replacement N/A car for a less than satisfying '06 Impala LTZ. I see incredible value in my '07 Sebring 3.5 Limited. When you consider what they have done here - for the price - I give Dieter and the gang full credit. It's worth another look folks.