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THIS WEEK'S CONTEST

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What is it?

Can you tell us the make and model of this 2010 car? If you think you are accurate, call (706) 823-3419 or send an e-mail to glynn.moore@augustachronicle.com.

We need your first and last names (please spell them clearly), telephone number, and city or community.

Pass along any personal comments you might have about this vehicle. Your deadline is noon Wednesday. A winner will be chosen randomly. Thank you.

Last week's photo showed the front end of a 2010 Chrysler Sebring, and several astute readers identified it as the convertible version of the midsize car. See this week's road test for a better view.

Chosen randomly from the correct readers was the name of LaKesha Moss, of Augusta, who said that both she and her mother like the car.

She wins a prize from The Augusta Chronicle. Other readers identifying the vehicle were:

AIKEN: Bob Hardt wrote: "This week's was the easiest; it jumped right out at me: the Chrysler Sebring. Not one of my favorites, just lots of them on the road."

AUGUSTA: Carolyn Ogles wrote: "I spotted the Chrysler Sebring in the Consumer Reports magazine.  The small amber light to the right of the headlight was the clue."

Also: Lowell Fritsche

CANTON, GA.:  David Anderson wrote: "I have really liked the looks and idea of several Chrysler products over the years: the Chrysler 300 "letter" cars of the late '50s and early '60s, the first and second generation (1964--1969) Plymouth Barracuda, the first generation (1966--1967) Dodge Chargers, the original production "Supercars" the 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1970 Plymouth Superbird, the Viper, the Prowler, just to name a few. Of Chrysler's current offerings,  the 300 and the PT Cruiser excite me, but the Sebring, not so much. The Sebring moniker has been used by Chrysler off and on for many years now. What better way to evoke a certain performance image than by adding the name of a prestigious raceway to the name? This most current offering is dated with its styling.  There is too much to remind one of the bland, blasé Dodge Intrepid, Chrysler Concorde offerings of the '90s ; very uninspiring despite the spiffy hard-top convertible offering.  As for that performance image, it's just not there with this one.  I'm sure that it is a fine car to own and drive, just don't expect anyone to ooh and ah over your arrival in one."

CUMMING, Ga.:  Chris Rhodes wrote: "Based on the lack of visible B- or C-pillars in the photo (and your current gravitation to topless vehicles), I will go one step further and state that this particular vehicle is a convertible version of the Sebring.

"The Sebring has soldiered on as Chrysler's primary 'bread-and-butter' sedan over the last decade or so with only minor, superficial revisions. Given Chrysler's recent financial woes, I can only assume that money was not available for additional product investments. This trend may soon change, given Fiat's new ownership.  I would expect to see more, smaller cars over the next couple of years.

"The Sebring convertible is available with three different tops: two soft tops of differing materials and an optional hardtop on the upscale Limited model. Until recently, the Sebring convertible was one of the best-selling drop tops in the U.S. market.

"Recent offerings, such as the Volkswagen Eos and the restyled Mustang convertible, have added competition to the market segment.  Even so, the Sebring has seen a recent resurgence in sales, most probably due to its relatively competitive pricing and practical interior layout (four decently sized seats)."

EVANS: Wayne Wilke

NO CITY LISTED: Herman Williams


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