by pcast99 on Feb 16, 2014 Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2dr Coupe
I bought this car January of 2013 and have had it over a year and it has been a money pit. I've had to replace the brake lines, tie rods and various other items. The radio stopped working and the emergency brake broke. It is also rusted out under the body and I'm told it's only a matter of time until it comes to a point it can't be driven. However I'll admit it is an old car and the previous owner(s) didn't take care of it well. It looks and feels decent but the ride is noisy and it is a painfully slow car. If you are considering buying this vehicle be sure to examine it closely and consider another vehicle first.
by blacabanne on Feb 26, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2dr Convertible
Positively the worst car I've ever owned.
Bought this piece of crap for $1,500 with 105,000 miles on it and over the course of 10 months was able to drive it only 2,000 miles.
Spent over $5,000 in repairs and finally couldn't take it any more.
Brakes, calipers, seat belt module, timing belt (after it broke and destroyed the cylinder head valves) cam position sensor, crank position sensor, distributor, oil pressure sending unit, transmission module, shift soenoid, ball joints, sway bar links, just to name a few things.
Mechanics hate this car, it's a nightmare to work on.
I wish I had listened to the guy who said his mechanic used to run and lock the door, he wasn't kidding.
by barleypopplz on Feb 14, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2dr Convertible
this was a last option buy for us, our honda was totaled and we needed a car now. we paid 2600 for it, it has 80k original miles now we have had her for 6 months now and have fallen in LOVE with this care
by george7861 on Aug 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2dr Coupe
Even though the car is really a Mitsubishi Eclipse with a Chrysler body it is a nice sporty, fast car. It handles really good, mine has 140,000 miles on it and it starts better in the winter better than my neighbor's VW.
After just one year in production, the Sebring Convertible receives several changes. The most significant are a quieter intake manifold for the 2.4-liter engine and the availability of Chrysler's AutoStick transmission. Other changes include the addition of new colors, auto-dimming mirror, trip computer, enhanced vehicle theft system and damage-resistant power antenna to the options list.