2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Reviews from North America

2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring 6 cylinder

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring Convertible

Summary:

Feels like I got a good deal

Faults:

Rear window defogger doesn't work at the moment.

General Comments:

I got this car one year after it left a car rental fleet. It's been solid, reliable and comfortable.

For a 6 cylinder engine, it feels a little slow on acceleration.

The suspension isn't sports car quality, but the car is roomy, comfortable and has a functional back seat!

The top goes up and down easily. The heater and A/C work well.

I don't know why reviewers have complained about squeaks and a wiggly ride, the car feels tight and comfortable for a convertible.

The radio/CD player has quality speakers and sounds terrific.

The fuel efficiency is what you'd expect.

There's a lot of car here for the money. I don't know why this car doesn't get better reviews, it deserves them.

I've had the car for 2 years now with no serious problems. If you want a comfortable family style convertible, this is for you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2009

4th Jul 2011, 15:41

I agree this car gets bad reviews for what? It's fun and has never given one problem. The only thing I wish it had was something to protect the oil pan; we broke ours on a parking bumper, but now I know not to park that close to them.

I was informed that the 2.7 V6 is not reliable, but most all problems were in early years, and it has sludge issues, but I use synthetic oil and change every 4,000 miles.

We have 91,000 trouble free miles on our 2006. Our friends have 185,000 on their 05, and it has never been back to the dealer.

Oh yeah, water, I know water pumps are EXPENSIVE, but no car is perfect!

2006 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Touring 2.7

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance15500 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Should have bought one years ago

Faults:

I've only had it for a month, but it's been absolutely trouble free.

General Comments:

Okay, so I've always wanted a convertible. I actually rented two convertibles in the last year so I could decide if I really wanted one or it was a passing fancy. The first rental was a 2006 Mustang convertible. Nice car, but old body style. It was fun, but the back seat was really small and anybody that rode with us complained. So I went back and rented another one. This was a 2008 Chrysler Sebring. What a car. Roomy and fun to drive. However, two things in particular that I disliked about the 2008 was the top folds into the trunk. It's a rather complicated piece of work and looks like a future nightmare if anything goes wrong. The car looks GREAT with the top down since all the mechanism is hidden. However, the trunk-space disappears when the top is down. Forget hopping in a 2008 with a few pieces of luggage and the top down. Also, the door panels were very "plasticky" and cheap looking. So... we decided to look for a used model.

We found a 1 year old 2006 (I discovered they didn't make a 2007 Sebring because of the redesign) that was a former lease vehicle with 14,000 miles on the clock. Bought the car for about 3 grand under NADA retail, so I feel like I got a great deal.

I love this car. It's an absolute BLAST to drive. Top goes up and down easily, controls are well laid out, everything works as it should. I especially like the Sirius radio in this model. Mine has the cloth top which is MUCH nicer looking than the vinyl top, but has the cloth seats (I would have preferred leather) but couldn't locate one with a cloth top AND leather interior. It seems you get one or the other.

I read some of the professional reviews on this car where they fussed about body flex, squeaks, etc. I have no idea what they are talking about. I've driven this car 90% of the time with the top down, and I don't feel any body flex and it rides solid as a rock. No squeaks either (yet). Fit and finish is as good as I'd expect--nothing to complain about. Engine is PLENTY powerful--can't imagine needing any more than this car can give. Put the top up, and it just ain't as fun to drive.

Drive this car and you'll have a grin on your face--I promise. It's just a fun car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th July, 2007

18th Aug 2007, 09:55

I drove (rented) a 2006 Sebring convertible with the 2.7L V6 and the 4spd automatic, and it was noticeably weaker than my 2002 Ford Taurus SEL w/the 200hp Duratec V6. The Taurus also has more precise steering. By the way, the body flex is that quivery feeling when you go over bumps, again I found this glaringly obvious. -I would've gone with the Mustang.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews