And for new cars I looked up Chrysler.de (can't get them in the UK -- very
odd as the UK must be Europe's biggest convertible market and Chrysler sells
plenty of Jeeps and Grand Voyagers).
(By the way, I discovered, surprise, surprise, a convertible version of the
Another surprise: the Sebring starts with a 2 litre engine. In the US it
starts at 2.4 litres (chrysler.com), which I knew about.
The 2.0 starts at about EUR 29 500 incl 16% VAT.
The 2.7 (203 HP) starts at about EUR 35K incl 16% VAT.
The CLK Cab 240 (170 HP, actually a 2.6-l, stupid MB nomenclature) starts at
EUR 45 000 incl 16% VAT.
I have not analysed what you get for your money but it seems that DC is
aiming at brand/price differentiation as the CLK Cab 200 starts at the much
higher EUR 42K incl tax.
So yes, I agree that price is a factor after all, something I had not fully
I still think that the Sebring Cab is only worth it at US prices. Maybe if
they brought out an updated version at similar (European) prices I might
change my opinion. The roof mechanism was the obvious, immediate
difference: two locks when up and old-fashioned stowage of roof when down.
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