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2001 Chrysler Sebring

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Worst Car Imagineable
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sjc3
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my '01 Sebring with 75k mikes on it. After two months the heater and air conditioning stopped working, which was only the beginning of my problems. Once it hit 85k miles, it was needing $300 plus repairs every month - everything from leaking water pumps, to broken axle and ball joint to leaking fuel rails. Don't, don't, don't buy this car!


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If you love sinking money on poor made cars...
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By kovacic_frank
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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It had about 74k miles. Since day one i had problems. Heater went out and windows would freeze up and would only blow cold air, The headlights would flicker on and off, the cd changer when in the cold would make some robotic squeal and change the cds at random. clock would die out. The car would not start half the time and the other half id be driving and the oil temperature would skyrocket into overheating. Twice on the highway my car would almost catch fire. my ball-join broke off the car and had to get towed going 12mph. and last but not least, the 2.7 engine died on me at 80k. all this happend in a span of 8 months. I will never buy a Chrysler again


Favorite Features

The frame itself was built like a tank felt very safe if anything hit me. Leather seats are nice except they deteriorate very very quickly and crack. The front window was pretty big and easy to see out of.


Suggested Improvements

Stay away from using the 2.7 engine, in general this was the worst car ive ever driven and I will never buy a chrysler ever again. Id have gotten more use and saved more money out of a Cavalier or an avo or even a Grand am.


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So many bad things.....
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By jdvdsn13
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Okay, so we bought the car back in 2005 when it had just over 100,000 miles on it. I just inherited the car, but I wish I had inherited something else. It now has 166,000 miles on it. Positives: pretty fast car for a V6, nice sound system, great handling Problems with the car: the interior driver door panel has come loose, guzzles oil, ac went out and is not repairable, passenger and back seat power window switches do not work, power locking and unlocking system does not work, starter just went out, interior overhead light does not work, had to get three new power window motors installed, and because of old age, the clear coat is peeling off the top of the trunk and the roof (normal).


Favorite Features

I love how fast this car is for a V6. If you need to get somewhere quick, it will definitely get you there quick. Great braking and handling. Nice sound system and amazing bass for a stock system as well. People tell me all the time that it doesn't look like a 12-year-old car on the outside or on the inside. Great car for the very cheap KBB value.


Suggested Improvements

Interior design quality is definitely lacking--even for a cheap car. They could have used better quality materiels. Everything is plastic and breaks easily. Fake leather materials on dash and steering wheel. Steering wheel material is some kind of rubber and is rubbed away over so many years of use. Very creaky, rattly, noisy interior parts. The 2.7L engine definitely could've been replaced by Chrysler. I'm lucky that mine doesn't have oil sludge. It's not very reliable, but it performs well when there's nothing wrong.


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This is my sebring Lxi 2.7L v6
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By heyoka9
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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This car is an awsome vehicle it may had 85k miles but i raised it 115342 miles and still may had a little problems here and there but it was mainly an easy fix like the coolant pump broke and the oil pump. both easy fix but of course. mine has a part economy and performance parts....like piston 1-3 are racing and has a shifting kit on it 1-2 (manual) automatic it doesnt have one...tires are ment for long distance travel on 21-25 mpg in town and 22-29 on highway other than that its and awsome car :) i say...an i had it for almost a year


Favorite Features

HID 8000k bulbs (no fog lights but has fog light housing) 2.0 in exhaust


Suggested Improvements

try to make the engine bigger and a little bit more sound to it deeper idle and louder noise when acceleration applies not to loud like instead of 2.0 in exhaust pipes...have 2.5 to the catyalac converter and 3.0 inch to the muffleer


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Better than what you might think
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By jbusc
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

For years I was reluctant to purchase a Sebring Covertible because of the reliability issues I had heard about. However having recently sold a wonderful Saab 9-3 Convertible I decided to give a used Sebring Convertible a try. Although the build quality might not be quite up to Saab standards, it is very acceptable for this price point in the market. The LXi sold for approx. $28,000 new as opposed to nearly $43,000 for the Saab. What it may lack in build quality it makes up for with better structural rigidity, a smooth ride and smooth V6. (Just be sure to maintain the engine religiously) The most pleasant surprise is the exceptional gas mileage, and the roominess also desrves mention.


Favorite Features

Great sounding Infinity Stereo - AM-FM Cassette and 4 CD changer all in dash. Well laid out controls. Exceptional fuel economy over 30 mpg in all highway driving. 27 mpg mixed driving. High teens to 20 in city driving. Roomy, attractive interior. Beautiful styling. Lack of cowl shake or chassis flex (much less than in the Saab 9-3 I owned. Roomy trunk. Decent power - smooth V6 engine. Great value. Relatively inexpensive to repair (parts are not grossly overpriced) Again - Just make sure to change oil regularly and perform all preventive maintenance.


Suggested Improvements

These really are nits being picked but here goes - Build quality could be better - still acceptable for this price range. Weak door stops that tend to crack with use. Can be suspeptible to water leaks as with most convertibles, but fairly easy to trace and repair. One issue to watch for - the 2.7 liter engine reportedly can be prone to engine sludge issues - so be sure to service it regularly. Please note I consider a score of 3 "good or average" a 4 "very good or above average" and a 5 "excellent"


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