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1996 Chrysler Sebring - Consumer Reviews

1996 Chrysler Sebring

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By nord
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2dr Convertible


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I wanted this car new, but I was moving back in 96. Now in 2016 I've owned it for a year. Picked it up for around $2G it had 81G miles on it. After a year of my daughter using it as her first car and putting about 8G miles on it, It's been Great! Just put a nice Subaru red on it(my daughter hated the gold color, & I lost that battle lol) If you can find one in the condition mine was BUY IT!


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A really underrated car
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By Stan
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2dr Convertible


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Bought my used 1996 Sebring JX ragtop 2 and a half years ago. The engine had caught fire due to a problem that had been misdiagnosed by the previous owner so I got it cheap. I also made all the necessary repairs. Now I have a good looking (candy apple red) rag top that I can take on 1000 mile road trips and get 28 mpg. I replaced the top (yes ladies, all rag tops leak to some extent and at some point tops will wear out)It handles well and is a very practical car that is a rag top. The Mitsubishi 2.5 V-6 is a much better engine than the Chrysler engine used in later sebrings. It is a tough car to work on though. When my engine finally dies I will replace it with a 3000 GT engine.


Best Features

Styling. I think the 96 Sebring rag top was one of the best looking cars of the decade. Practicality. What other rag top seats 4 people, their luggage and gets 28 mpg?


Worst Features

The 2.5 engine should have been the base engine, and the 3.0 Mitsubishi 3000GT engine should have been an option.


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Driving a ragtop
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By sirjerryk
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2dr Convertible


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I had a pony convertible before and did not realize when I sold it I would miss having a small convertible. I found the '96 Chrysler Sebring to be both stylish and fun to drive. The car handle well on the freeway and hills slow it down. I realize that this car has some problems as the Tack and Odometer did not work as well as the gas gauge. I am looking at some $$$ ahead but I still think it worth it.


Best Features

The over all looks and the handling of the car make it worth while.


Worst Features

better front brakes and electrical components to won and drive.


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My toy
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By James
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1996 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2dr Coupe


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I have owned this car for 3 years and i have had no problems at all with it. I have replaced the battery. I average about 32 mpg on the road and 25 around town. 4 cyl is peppy and reliable.


Best Features

sound system and convertible, gas mileage and always a favorite with my friends.


Worst Features

the interior is to plastic and cheap feeling. But after i left the top down and it rained in it all night i appreciated the plastic. did not hurt the interior at all nor any electronics.


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Death Trap
1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Maddie S
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2dr Convertible


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This car has swayed me against convertibles and Chryslers forever. I recieved this car 13 years after it was made, but that is no excuse for the quality at which it operates. I got hit in this car, flipped, and it almost killed me. One time I was riding with the top up, and the wind nearly ripped it off. The brakes were bad. And the rag top leaked, eventually leading to a nasty case of mold growing in the back. Horrible gas mileage as well, maybe 14 miles per gallon. This car was not only a hazard to my social life, but to my actual life as well.


Best Features

Easy to manuver


Worst Features

Everything


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