2004 Chrysler Sebring Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Spacious interiors, solid performance, long list of standard features.
  • Lacks refinement, build quality and resale value not comparable to class leaders.

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

2004 Highlights

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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4 out of 5 stars
If you are looking to buy one, read this first.
coyote102076,03/18/2014
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.
4.75 out of 5 stars
Great Car!
junoghonk,05/18/2013
Limited 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my '04 Sebring convertible limited brand new in August 2003 and it has been a truly fantastic car since. With just over 108k miles, the only significant repair required was a transmission solenoid pack (or something like that) that started leaking at around 45,000 miles but was covered by the powertrain warranty. I also replaced the original 2004 stereo so I could have bluetooth and all the modern audio ear candy. Bottom line, if you maintain this car, it will last you a long time and you will have a blast driving it.
4 out of 5 stars
Nice for the price
fuzzy82,11/19/2013
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.
3.63 out of 5 stars
Disappointment
nflatow,04/19/2012
GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
OUr 2004 Chrysler-Sebring convertible has ONLY 51,500 miles. Yet the front catalytic converter got so hot, that it burned a hole in the converter. That is extremely disappointing. Of course, the warranty for the converter was ONLY 8 years, so we are out $1,000 for a replacement. All the cars I have owned in teh last 50 years, have never had a catalytic converter fail. Shame on Chrysler!

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2004 Chrysler Sebring

Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring Overview

The Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring is offered in the following submodels: Sebring Sedan, Sebring Coupe, Sebring Convertible. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Touring 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Touring 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), LX 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Touring Platinum Series 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Touring Platinum Series 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A), GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A), Limited 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 4A), Limited Platinum Series 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Coupe (2.4L 4cyl 5M), GTC 2dr Convertible (2.7L 6cyl 5M), Limited 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M), and Limited Platinum Series 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M). Pre-owned Chrysler Sebring models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine or a 2.7 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 200 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 7 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited is priced between $3,400 and$3,400 with odometer readings between 163677 and163677 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Chrysler Sebring?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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