By James Bergeron

Day 1:

2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
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It has been quite the busy past few days for me, but it seems like it may have settled down a little bit now that the long weekend is behind me and I’m back to the grind. Why is it when there is a holiday I am always busier than when there is no holiday? I always seem to need a holiday from my holiday to rest up. Anyway, as I said, back to the grind and another car to review for this week.

This week’s car is the new Sebring from Chrysler. Available as both a sedan and convertible, the Sebring has been completely redesigned for 2007.

2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
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The Sebring starts at only $22,995 for the base model equipped with a 2.4L four cylinder engine and a four speed automatic transmission. Other models include the 2.7L V6 engine with four speed auto and my tester which is the high output V6 model featuring a 3.5L V6 and six-speed auto stick transmission.

My tester is classified as the Touring model; besides the larger, more powerful engine and six-speed automatic transmission a few other features are included, such as automatic climate control, a touring suspension package, automatic headlamps and an eight-way power adjustable seat.

On the outside the new Sebring is refreshing compared to the outgoing model, which in my opinion was severely dated looking. The sculpted hood gives the Sebring a sporty demeanor reminding you of the Chrysler Crossfire. While waiting around to receive the vehicle I took a peek in an older Sebring to refresh my memory. On the inside changes are not that drastic from the outgoing model.

Yes, the steering wheel and dash controls are different, as well as the overall colour schemes, but some of the basic design elements are very similar. The four-spoked steering wheel and the black text on white gauges have not changed, and the HVAC controls and radio are in nearly identical locations.

2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan
MSRP as tested: $29,435

For more information on Chrysler and the Sebring visit Chrysler Canada

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