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.
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.