Some like it hot, and if you do, then a two-door car that turns into a convertible is likely a cool thing.
The good news is that you don’t have to drop big coin for a rolling hair dryer. The even better news is that this year’s crop of contenders is hot stuff. Just take a look at the 2011 Chrysler 200.
The car has risen Phoenix-like from the ashes of what was better known until recently as the Sebring.
And although the basic structure has been carried over, there have been a number of significant upgrades to improve the mid-size model’s overall performance and create a more elegant appearance, both inside and out.
The updating of the Sebring-cum-200 wasn’t too long overdue since the current body style has only been around since the 2008 model year. But the adjustments and name change were deemed as vital to reinvigorating the Chrysler brand by the automaker’s Fiat-based management that now runs the show.
The 200 convertible is 100 per cent about soaking up some relatively affordable summer fun for up to four passengers, heading to the beach or simply cruising in high style.