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2004 Chrysler Sebring GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Fun to drive with plenty of zip!
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring Platinum Series 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased my 2004 Chrysler Sebring (base) 2.7L V6 in September and the second day after the purchase I noticed an oil leak that my car had, we fixed it with ease. The seller dropped the price down to $1,000 because I had cash money, but the air condition didn't work on the first day of purchase, but all it need is an A/C compressor and recently my my check engine light illuminated because of my ignition coil that I replaced and bought some new spark plugs.
However, sometime when I drive it hard the engine light illuminate because of the ignition coil that I purchased that triggered the engine light the first time.
The V6 in this 2.7L has adequate power but can use some more power doing passing maneuvers and I wish it could have better gas mileage, but again it is a V6. The rest of the car is plain Vanilla and bland, even my CD player.
More horsepower, better gas mileage, build quality and overall reliability that should have been improved with these Chrysler Sebrings in 2004 rather than modest updates.
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 fair compared to others in it's price range. Touring model ride is a lot on the stiff side though. Have had MANY electrical issues. Engine computer died. Various electrical gremlins. Every moving joint in steering & suspension shot by 130k. And it never seen a gravel road. Rarely old chip & tar roads. 98% just pavement. Even the driveway is asphalt.
The ride is rubbish. The steering is rubbish. The electrical system is rubbish. The whole car is GREAT, , , , , till about 100k. Then , , , , grab your wallet! Good thing is these are getting so old now this updated review is probably falling on deaf ears.
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!
The buttons on the back of the stearing wheel that control the audio are a nice touch. Also the roof doesn't fold into the trunk!! Meaning that your trunk is larger than what most convertibles offer. The stereo is loud enough even with the top down and on the highway. The best thing about this car is the engine, its low displacement makes acceleration great in town, and the car feels sporty on back country roads. Did I mention decent gas mileage? I get 21mpg in city driving
Over bumps it can be a little harsh. Its not extremely rigid, but that is what you get in any convertible. Due to the low displacement of the engine (200hp/190 ft-lb) when you're on the highway, passing someone can be a bit of a challenge.
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.