by coyote102076 on Mar 18, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
First thing you need to understand is that yes, there has been issues with oil sludge in these engines in the past. However, I very seriously relate this directly to brand/type of oil more than bad design. If it was an engineering error, why then do soooo many of these surpass 200k+ miles.
Have a competent mechanic check the engine before you buy the car. If no sludge, then you are good to go. Just use Shell Rotella 5w30 from that point on and you will not have issues. ( And I do not work for nor "endorse" Rotella, just stating the pure fact) Now, engine aside, the rest of this car is fantastic! Touring model ride is a bit on the stiff side though. (Compared to the base & LX models)
by fionafirst on Mar 9, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring Platinum Series 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I had 5 grand to send on a used car at the age of 18, and went to the dealership and test drove this
Before doing any Vehicle History Reports I bought the car, it was a gut decision. It was a stupid risk to take but I am sure gald I took it.
The car has power, don't let the low displacement number fool you, it can get up and go quickly
The road noise is low with the top up, and the roof never leaks even in the worst rain
Nothing has broken other than the rear ball joints,
only 200 to replace
It's even fun to drive for a mid size car, and comfortable for 4 adults
You'll love cruising around in the summer evenings, and have you seen how good this car looks?? DAMN!
by fuzzy82 on Nov 18, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
While it is certainly no sports car or luxury car my sebring returns nice gas mileage, solid performance for what it is, and in 97000 miles has required nothing outside of routine maintenance.
There are no fancy features like most new cars and no hi-tech info system but the simple straight forward controls have never failed to function as intended.
Its a nice car for the price just don't expect a high end car at an entry level cost.
by junoghonk on May 18, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my '04 Sebring convertible limited brand new in August 2003 and it has been a truly fantastic car since.
With just over 108k miles, the only significant repair required was a transmission solenoid pack (or something like that) that started leaking at around 45,000 miles but was covered by the powertrain warranty.
I also replaced the original 2004 stereo so I could have bluetooth and all the modern audio ear candy.
Bottom line, if you maintain this car, it will last you a long time and you will have a blast driving it.
by kellz92 on Jan 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This was my first car and i bought it two years ago when I was 18. It had two previous users and about 40,000 miles. I wasnt so sure about buying it because I had read so many mixed reviews, but im so glad i did! so far its only had one major problem that needed and needed to be repaired but that was because of my fault and its been great besides that. The gas mileage isnt bad at all, the a.c/heat works so good compared to a lot of other cars and in the summer the convertible is so much fun. I've driven it on plenty of road trips with no problems. The best thing about this car though is the value. I definitely feel like it's a good steal!
by alexander88 on Oct 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car 3 years ago with 160000 km on it
it now has 195000 and is ready for the junkyard.
Pretty much every part that could fail did, also significant rust issues muffler was completely rusted through, skirts and other parts are rusted from the inside out.
Automatic transition doesn't work probably.
Driving performance is poor, it is almost impossible to keep the car on the road at higher speeds around 160 km/h.
All in all the worst car i have ever driven !!
The Sebring's former trim designations have been replaced with base, Touring and Limited while GTC trim carries over unchanged. Sedan and convertible models receive a restyled front fascia and new wheels, while the coupe gets new dash, door and instrument panel trim. Low-speed traction control now comes on all models equipped with antilock brakes.