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2004 Chrysler Sebring

Chrysler Sebring Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Chrysler Sebring

  • The Sebring family offers good value without sacrificing style or performance. They're worth a look if you're tired of the status quo.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Spacious interiors, solid performance, long list of standard features.

  • Cons

    Lacks refinement, build quality and resale value not comparable to class leaders.

  • What's New for 2004

    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.

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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)



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Engine died from sludge

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Engine died w/approx 45,000 mi. Oil changed as recommended. Shocked that Chrysler put the 2.7 Liter engine in some of these 2004 Sebrings when there were hundreds of complaints about these engines.There's class action lawsuit re this 2.7 L engine which is apparently built in such a way that coolant gets into the engine,oil doesnt filter properly due to structural design and turns to sludge, and the engine holds less oil, thereby requiring more frequent oil changes.Chrysler and extended warranty co.'s refuse to cover cost, due to sludge even when customer produces oil change receipts.I still owe $9600 on the loan and new engine will cost half that.




The engine is dead

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

After several problems with this vehicle, I am giving up. The fuses tend to blow - windshield wiper fluid, windows, etc. and are "specialty" fuses that you can't replace. The transmission started sticking and now, the engine is dead - busted a rod out of the blue. Spoke to three mechanics - when I told them it was a Sebring, they all said, "Yeah, they tend to do that."




The best car made

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

My wife and i have really enjoyed the car it has not given us any problems and handles very good. We will be buying another sebring.... very dependable automobile.




Greatest car i've ever had

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

We have used this car for a lot of traveling long distances and have had nothing but pleasure from it. It is so easy to put the top down and up. We will definitely buy another Chrysler Convertible when we are ready to purchase a new car. We were going to buy a PT Cruiser, but we're so glad we didn't do that and instead have this car. It's a beautiful color of dark cobalt blue and gets much attention on the freeway. We have had great service from our local Chrysler dealership for our checkups and that is always reassuring to have service that you can trust. WE go to Airpark Chrysler in Scottsdale, AZ. Our model has cloth seats which is much better for this climate! Thank you.




Super fun car

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Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

i love this car !!! i have worked in the auto industry for twenty years and i find this car to be the most fun car to drive. i would recomend this car if you want to seat four people in the car and it is roomy enough for all four to be comfortable.



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What's New for 2004

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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