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Paid for it twice!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Richard Shadetree
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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200K+ miles in 13 years and it's near ready for the junk yard. Nightmare to work on because the cab-forward design leaves no room for belt, hose, and accessory maintenance. Timing belts are expensive to replace every 100K miles. Cabin doesn't have heat because the coolant pipes rusted, body work is rusting out, under-body rusting out, and engine bay rusting out. I did not know that a plastic coolant outlet housing could rust out, but it did and blew coolant all over the top of the engine. Burns a quart of oil every 1,500 miles. Coolant "magically" disappears overnight without trace or regular interval. Thirsty GREMLINS! Completely replaced the exhaust--headers to tailpipe-- and front suspension-- including CV drive assemblies, control arms, wheels bearings, etc.


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IT'S A TICKING TIME BOMB.... KEEP AWAY FROM IT!!!!
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By Peyton Moyer
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Do not buy this car unless you have a GREAT mechanic or a GREAT extended warranty! Engine and computer has BUGS and started acting crazy at 132,300 miles valves are sticking and idle is rough. Not an easy car to work on, not worth your time to overhaul and replace engine.


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Original owner, and family car with low mileage.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Michigan Zegota
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Touring Platinum Series 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Where it was manufactured, and that some parts will require metric tools. This model does hold up well in Northern environments and handle well in snow with appropriate tires, great A/C and heater. Mileage is above average for model and year, does not require no-lead gasoline, or special formula, if driven in Northern environment where salt is used on roads. You should look for signs of rust in rear wheel area, behind fender, undercarriage and frame holds up well, so does the 2.7 engine if properly maintained. Do not listen to complaints on this engine, however make sure you do check for any major repair work, I did have to replace the complete power steering unit, include the front right wheel assembly due to poor manufacturing. It is one of the reasons that I do ask you to check and make sure that the Sebring was made in America, and not Canada because of metric bolts...etc.
I still have this car today after fourteen years, with sixty-seven thousands original miles, just replaced the rear struts last year 2016. Now experiencing the oil indicator warning light on, and staying on after warming up, heating indicator showing ok temperature, no leaks, and oil level is ok. Could be pump, however at this stage and year would not prefer to spend that amount of money for a pump, or repairs, guess will drive until tires fall off.
I would not purchase this car new, is I had a chance, way too many issues from date of purchase, I even tried to pursue the lemon law in Michigan within the first two years. No one would listen...got me a brand new Buick 2014 now.


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A Rare Bird Indeed
22 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By acclaimed
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Touring Platinum Series 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Garbage
2 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By alexander88
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car 3 years ago with 160000 km on it
it now has 195000 and is ready for the junkyard.
Pretty much every part that could fail did, also significant rust issues muffler was completely rusted through, skirts and other parts are rusted from the inside out.
Automatic transition doesn't work probably.
Driving performance is poor, it is almost impossible to keep the car on the road at higher speeds around 160 km/h.
All in all the worst car i have ever driven !!


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