2005 Chrysler Sebring Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Chrysler Sebring

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 No

Review of the 2005 Chrysler Sebring

  • An average-performing sedan, coupe and convertible lost in a sea of higher-caliber vehicles. Low prices make the Sebring family attractive, but most shoppers should consider other options before signing on the bottom line.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Solid ride and handling characteristics in sedan and coupe, large trunk, low pricing.

  • Cons

    Unrefined drivetrains, sloppy handling in convertible, uncomfortable backseats in sedan and coupe, subpar build and materials quality.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Limited sedan receives automatic climate control and automatic headlamps. A CD audio unit with navigation system is optional.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good car -- mixed reviews

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I just traded in my 2005 Sebring Convertible after four years. It was a great car overall but not without it's flaws. Very cheaply built & even though the body was mostly plastic, still had the standard Chrysler problem of pealing paint. Interior plastic was cheap as well. Reliable with one exception, brakes!!!! I only put 40,000 miles on it and had to replace the brakes twice. My two previous cars, Chevy and a Ford, I only replaced the brakes once on each with 60,000 to 80,000 miles on it. My only other complaint is road noise. Very noisy!!!




Bought this car cheap

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this 2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible with 56,000 miles @$6500.00. I wont say as this car hasn't proven reliability but it is a decent car. For the price I paid for the car as I am going to use it to drive back and forth to college should do ok. The car shimmys at 45 mph and i just put on new tires, done a 4 wheel alignment. My recommendations since Chrysler has had a reputation (bad) for the 2.7 liter v6 is to use full synthetic oil. This is my first convertible ever and I do like driving with the top down.




2005 chrysler sebring gtc sun

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I purchased my 2005 Sebring GTC by accident, looking for a Chrysler 300, the cute little Pearl Firemist Red GTC grabbed my eye and my heart, and the rest is history. I live out in the boonies in the shadow of the Montana Rockies, and my car has performed flawlessly in temps from 110 to minus 35, always starts instantly, and has never had a mechanical problem of any kind. I have used Mobile One every 5000 miles since new, and it uses no oil at 50000 miles now. Has averaged 28 MPG with 90 % highway miles, and 22 in town, or with the top down on the highway around 20. Great comfort, looks and build quality. I plan on keeping it for the rest of my life. I would buy it all over again.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Ragtop love

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car used with 18,000 miles on it June 2006 for $14,000. It was a fleet car prior. I can't say enough nice things about this car. The only negative I could find is that it has some blind spots with the top up, but after driving it a while, it's easy to compensate for them. I intend to keep this car a long time. The new ones are too small and don't hold turns like this one does. It also accelerates quite well. I know people have complained about acceleration in this model, but all I can say is they probably don't keep it properly tuned. My friend paid a fortune for a Jaguar and he's kicking himself. My car accelerates faster, has better performance, mileage, and road huggability.




I'm glad its legal

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

The car is just really fun to drive. For the price it is the best value. Not to mention the top goes down, what a bonus:) Only one draw back I have to put Gas in it to go anywhere.




Dissappointed

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Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Beautiful car however, the build quality is lacking. The car just feels flimsy. Don't know if its the design or the craftmanship. Braking is horrible and do not feel comfortable having to brake at speed. What the car lacks in quality it makes up for in appearance. If you must have a reliable car that will stand the test of time, this ain't it but if you have some extra money lying around and want a fine looking car to drive it is. I would not recommend to a friend, just look at all the recalls this model has endured.



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Full 2005 Chrysler Sebring Review

What's New for 2005

The Limited sedan receives automatic climate control and automatic headlamps. A CD audio unit with navigation system is optional.

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Talk About The 2005 Sebring

2005 Chrysler Sebring Discussions See all Started By

starlite
starlite
09-07-2007
I AM THE OWNER OF STARLITE MOTEL ASSINIBOIA WE HAVE 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING AS A RENTAL CAR .THE CAR NEED FUEL PUMP PART # 5093455AD NO DEALER IN CANADA HAVE IT I CALL THE DEALER HE SAID BACK ORDER WA...


neonitis
neonitis
04-25-2006
I have a 2005 Sebring Touring convertible with V6-2.7L motor with 28800 miles and has leather/suede seats,great cd/stereo. The vert works great and what a chick magnet!Oh the ride is nice allright.The...


peachy12
peachy12
07-26-2005
Sorry to hear about all the problems with the Sebring. I myself have been experiencing problems since I purchased mine. I bought a used 2002 Sebring LX with only 21,000 miles the end of January 2005...



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