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.
by sjt3 on Mar 12, 2011 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.
by Tony on Jul 29, 2009 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.
by Glenn Merideth on Dec 19, 2008 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.
by filigree1 on Jun 19, 2007 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.
by gwhea38411 on Jul 30, 2006 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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