The Truth About Cars » Sebring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 A Long Last Dance With The Chrysler 200 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/a-long-last-dance-with-the-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/a-long-last-dance-with-the-chrysler-200/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:04:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=732690 I was shivering, I think, because I was low on blood. Ten days of internal bleeding, of cauterization, of six vials a day donated to the unworthy cause of redundant testing, of the dark brown surge through the catheter, of the bright red bloom in the water of the toilet bowl. Your blood keeps you […]

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I was shivering, I think, because I was low on blood. Ten days of internal bleeding, of cauterization, of six vials a day donated to the unworthy cause of redundant testing, of the dark brown surge through the catheter, of the bright red bloom in the water of the toilet bowl. Your blood keeps you […]

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Unsponsored Content: Learn With Me At Shenandoah Or Sebring This Month http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/unsponsored-content-learn-with-me-at-shenandoah-or-sebring-this-month/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/unsponsored-content-learn-with-me-at-shenandoah-or-sebring-this-month/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 18:56:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488488 It costs a thousand dollars a day to hang out with Jose Canseco nowadays, but you can hang out with me for much less. And I’ll even throw in some laps around two of America’s most popular road courses. This upcoming weekend, I am coaching with TrackDAZE at their Summit Point Shenandoah track. I have […]

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It costs a thousand dollars a day to hang out with Jose Canseco nowadays, but you can hang out with me for much less. And I’ll even throw in some laps around two of America’s most popular road courses. This upcoming weekend, I am coaching with TrackDAZE at their Summit Point Shenandoah track. I have […]

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The Best Dash Cam Footage: Sebring 1965 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-best-dash-cam-footage-sebring-1965/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/the-best-dash-cam-footage-sebring-1965/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:04:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485649 Since the Mosport footage was so well received  here’s another one from the archives. Sebring, 1965, with some very crude dash cam-style action.

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Since the Mosport footage was so well received  here’s another one from the archives. Sebring, 1965, with some very crude dash cam-style action.

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Review: 2012 Chrysler 200 S Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2012-chrysler-200-s-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/review-2012-chrysler-200-s-convertible/#comments Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459073 So you want your next car to be a cheap drop top that seats four? If you live in America, your options are strangely limited. By my count, only five convertibles are available on our shores that seat four and cost under $30,000. If you cross the “convertible hatchbacks” (Cooper and 500c) off the list […]

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So you want your next car to be a cheap drop top that seats four? If you live in America, your options are strangely limited. By my count, only five convertibles are available on our shores that seat four and cost under $30,000. If you cross the “convertible hatchbacks” (Cooper and 500c) off the list […]

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Review: 2011 Chrysler 200 Touring Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/review-2012-chrysler-200-touring-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/review-2012-chrysler-200-touring-take-two/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:08:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409811 I have always rooted for the underdog, except when (for no apparent reason) the guy decides to start punching himself in the face. And so it was with Chrysler’s final Sebring. When the Cirrus burst forth along with the LH sedans almost 20 years ago, they were extremely competitive in style and price. While reliability […]

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I have always rooted for the underdog, except when (for no apparent reason) the guy decides to start punching himself in the face. And so it was with Chrysler’s final Sebring. When the Cirrus burst forth along with the LH sedans almost 20 years ago, they were extremely competitive in style and price. While reliability […]

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Piston Slap: It’s Not A Fox Body… So What Is It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-its-not-a-fox-body-so-what-is-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/piston-slap-its-not-a-fox-body-so-what-is-it/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:03:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=405963 TTAC’s personal window into the CAW, mikey writes: Sajeev, as spring approached our frozen north, I couldn’t face another summer sans convertible. As a proud, retired UAW and CAW member, my choice was limited to domestics. What to buy? The Sebring? No way. New is out of my reach, so rule out a 5th gen […]

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TTAC’s personal window into the CAW, mikey writes: Sajeev, as spring approached our frozen north, I couldn’t face another summer sans convertible. As a proud, retired UAW and CAW member, my choice was limited to domestics. What to buy? The Sebring? No way. New is out of my reach, so rule out a 5th gen […]

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Review: 2011 Chrysler 200 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-2011-chrysler-200/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/review-2011-chrysler-200/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:02:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389892 I wasn’t planning to review the Chrysler 200. Renaming a lightly revised car to escape a well-deserved bad reputation always strikes me as a lame tactic. And the Sebring, on which the 200 is based, was so far off in so many ways that I didn’t see the point. We don’t just review cars to […]

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I wasn’t planning to review the Chrysler 200. Renaming a lightly revised car to escape a well-deserved bad reputation always strikes me as a lame tactic. And the Sebring, on which the 200 is based, was so far off in so many ways that I didn’t see the point. We don’t just review cars to […]

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Book Review: Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 by Paul Parker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/book-review-sports-car-racing-in-camera-1950-59-by-paul-parker/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383435 A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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A proper coffee-table car book ought to be heavy on the grainy action photos, light on the words, and include photographs of Škoda 1101 Sports and Renault 4CVs at Le Mans. Sports Car Racing In Camera, 1950-59 qualifies for inclusion in even the most crowded coffee-table real estate. Normally, I give review copies away after […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Sebring Connection Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-sebring-connection-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-sebring-connection-edition/#comments Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:08:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372505 Now that Chrysler has released full side-on images of its new “200” sedan, its Sebring heritage is plain to see. But will a new name, a new V6, improved handling and a new interior be enough to get D-segment shoppers to forget the Sebring’s ignominy and head back to Chrysler showrooms?

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Now that Chrysler has released full side-on images of its new “200” sedan, its Sebring heritage is plain to see. But will a new name, a new V6, improved handling and a new interior be enough to get D-segment shoppers to forget the Sebring’s ignominy and head back to Chrysler showrooms?

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Sebring Is Dead Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-sebring-is-dead-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-sebring-is-dead-edition/#comments Tue, 12 Oct 2010 16:44:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368390 Chrysler has taken advantage of the kerfluffle over GM’s Volt to release the first full images of its most important car to date: the Chrysler 200, or the artist formerly known as the Sebring. As with the Volt, we’re not entirely convinced it’s as revolutionary as Chrysler’s making it out to be, but we’ll obviously […]

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Chrysler has taken advantage of the kerfluffle over GM’s Volt to release the first full images of its most important car to date: the Chrysler 200, or the artist formerly known as the Sebring. As with the Volt, we’re not entirely convinced it’s as revolutionary as Chrysler’s making it out to be, but we’ll obviously […]

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The Sebring Resurrection. In China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-sebring-resurrection-in-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-sebring-resurrection-in-china/#comments Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:23:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365301 I had a beer and a pizza yesterday night with Ash Sutcliffe of China Car Times (us expat car bloggers need to stick together) and he swore on a stack of bibles that he had seen the resurrection of the  Chrysler Sebring over at Beijing Auto. But it won’t be a Sebring. It will be […]

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I had a beer and a pizza yesterday night with Ash Sutcliffe of China Car Times (us expat car bloggers need to stick together) and he swore on a stack of bibles that he had seen the resurrection of the  Chrysler Sebring over at Beijing Auto. But it won’t be a Sebring. It will be […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Sebring Improved In China? Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-sebring-improved-in-china-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-sebring-improved-in-china-edition/#comments Tue, 11 May 2010 19:50:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356207 We’ve mentioned that Beijing Auto (BAIC) showed a Saab 9-3 rebadge at the Beijing Auto Show, but we have thus far failed to highlight another re-style of a Western also-ran by the Chinese automaker. This C70 sedan is ostensibly an electric vehicle prototype, but under the skin it’s all Chrysler Sebring. BAIC built the unloved […]

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We’ve mentioned that Beijing Auto (BAIC) showed a Saab 9-3 rebadge at the Beijing Auto Show, but we have thus far failed to highlight another re-style of a Western also-ran by the Chinese automaker. This C70 sedan is ostensibly an electric vehicle prototype, but under the skin it’s all Chrysler Sebring. BAIC built the unloved […]

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Out With The Sebring, In With The… Nassau? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/out-with-the-sebring-in-with-the-nassau/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/out-with-the-sebring-in-with-the-nassau/#comments Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:14:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354677 Chrysler won’t officially confirm it, but the Detroit Free Press cites Chrysler dealers who say that the tarnished-to-death Sebring nameplate will be replaced with the name “Nassau,” when Chrysler brings out a Fiat-facelifted version of the midsized sedan later this year. The Nassau name first entered Mopar history with the 1955 Windsor Nassau, a a […]

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Chrysler won’t officially confirm it, but the Detroit Free Press cites Chrysler dealers who say that the tarnished-to-death Sebring nameplate will be replaced with the name “Nassau,” when Chrysler brings out a Fiat-facelifted version of the midsized sedan later this year. The Nassau name first entered Mopar history with the 1955 Windsor Nassau, a a […]

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New New Chrysler Buys Sterling Heights Plant From Old New Chrysler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/new-new-chrysler-buys-sterling-heights-plant-from-old-new-chrysler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/new-new-chrysler-buys-sterling-heights-plant-from-old-new-chrysler/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:59:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346079 Chrysler Group LLC has some serious faith in its planned Sebring “intervention,” as it has purchased the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant back from the estate of its bankrupt predecessor for $20m. According to the Detroit News, the move was necessary to secure $8.2m in local tax abatements, and as a result, the Sebring and Avenger […]

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Chrysler Group LLC has some serious faith in its planned Sebring “intervention,” as it has purchased the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant back from the estate of its bankrupt predecessor for $20m. According to the Detroit News, the move was necessary to secure $8.2m in local tax abatements, and as a result, the Sebring and Avenger […]

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Marchionne Confirms The Death Of The Sebring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/marchionne-confirms-the-death-of-the-sebring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/marchionne-confirms-the-death-of-the-sebring/#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:43:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345822 Well, the death of the Sebring name anyway. The Detroit Free Press reveals some of the first details about Chrysler’s all-important refresh of the Sebring/Avenger, a vehicle that CEO Sergio Marchionne recently admitted (in what was surely a Lutzie-award-worthy understatement) is “not the most loved car by car enthusiasts.” The biggest detail: it won’t be […]

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Well, the death of the Sebring name anyway. The Detroit Free Press reveals some of the first details about Chrysler’s all-important refresh of the Sebring/Avenger, a vehicle that CEO Sergio Marchionne recently admitted (in what was surely a Lutzie-award-worthy understatement) is “not the most loved car by car enthusiasts.” The biggest detail: it won’t be […]

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The Product Development Pause That Refreshes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/the-product-development-pause-that-refreshes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/the-product-development-pause-that-refreshes/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2010 21:17:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345057 Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was supposed to give a speech in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show today, but backed out at the last minute, sending Dodge honcho Ralph Gilles in his place. The Chicago Sun Times was able to snag an interview with the globetrotting CEO though, and it features some of Sergio’s more […]

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Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was supposed to give a speech in conjunction with the Chicago Auto Show today, but backed out at the last minute, sending Dodge honcho Ralph Gilles in his place. The Chicago Sun Times was able to snag an interview with the globetrotting CEO though, and it features some of Sergio’s more […]

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A Note From The Editor On Our Most Recent Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/a-note-from-the-editor-on-our-most-recent-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/a-note-from-the-editor-on-our-most-recent-review/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:28:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344000 Today’s review of the Fiat Bravo is more than just a unique look at a European-market vehicle that will never be sold in the United States: it’s an(other) early look at the future of Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne has called the C and D segments “critical” for US-market success, and the C-Evo platform that lies beneath […]

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Today’s review of the Fiat Bravo is more than just a unique look at a European-market vehicle that will never be sold in the United States: it’s an(other) early look at the future of Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne has called the C and D segments “critical” for US-market success, and the C-Evo platform that lies beneath […]

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Alfa Romeo Strategic Review Ordered: Chrysler-Based Models In The Works? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/alfa-romeo-strategic-review-ordered-chrysler-based-models-in-the-works/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/alfa-romeo-strategic-review-ordered-chrysler-based-models-in-the-works/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 17:24:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337488 Automotive News Europe [sub] reports that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has ordered a strategic review of the Alfa Romeo brand, citing declining sales and mounting losses. Alfa’s sales have fallen from 203,000 units in 2000 to 103,000 last year, and the brand has lost between €200m and €400m in each of the last ten years. […]

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Automotive News Europe [sub] reports that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has ordered a strategic review of the Alfa Romeo brand, citing declining sales and mounting losses. Alfa’s sales have fallen from 203,000 units in 2000 to 103,000 last year, and the brand has lost between €200m and €400m in each of the last ten years. […]

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