Posted Apr 26, 2004 in Personal.
My wife has a 2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited. I encouraged her to buy it a couple of years ago, and we have never regretted the decision. It is fun to drive, and the powered roof remains one of the best I have ever seen. The image shows a picture of an identical car.
On Friday, we both drove down to Raleigh, North Carolina in it. It was in the eighties, with plenty of sunshine. Despite lashings of factor 45, I started to burn after about 5 hours. Although the painful redness above my left eyebrow still bothers me, I enjoyed the experience very much. I would love to have my own convertible.
But I am not sure what I want. I'd like it to have a powered roof, like the Sebring, but I am not a fan of the car's high-revving 6-cylinder engine. I have always wanted a V8, mostly because it wouldn't need to be thrashed quite as much, but also because of it's throatier sound.
I have considered the 2005 Mustang, out later this year, but not having seen one in the flesh yet, I am uncertain. So tell me, can you think of a good V8 convertible that is in the region of $25-35,000?