2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Reviews from North America

2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 6 cylinder

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance257000 miles
Previous carChrysler Spirit

Summary:

Outstanding. I will miss mine a lot!!!

Faults:

Fuel pump went out around 60,000 miles.

It has the "foghorn affect" from the air conditioner.

The water pump went out at 70,000 miles and is a minimum of ten labor hours.

Must be exact on the oil schedule or sludge may begin to form.

A/C heater fan failed two different summers.

General Comments:

For all the faults, this was an outstanding car!!! I put almost 225,000 on it in five years with very little problem. I wish another had not totaled it; it would still be going!!

Had good pickup, 30+ MPG on highway, and had a good AC.

The cab forward design and being low to the ground did hurt and stiffen up backs when on the road for several hours.

Cab forward design made the rear view mirror create a blind spot when looking toward the right for traffic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2010

2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LXi 2.7 V6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance235000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Fantastic domestic family car

Faults:

Changed timing chain and water pump at 160,000km.

Replaced front struts (owner preference).

Replaced rear strut mounts ~ $50.00 CAD.

Replaced front passenger wheel bearing at 180,000km.

Replaced front control arms and tires at 210,000km.

General Comments:

Purchased car in summer of 2006 for 5900 CAD with 137,000km on it after our Grand Prix died due to the intake manifold gaskets leaking (car actually refused to die; it just ran and ran and ran with the temperature needle pegged - the engine made such scary heat related pinging and popping noises that my wife wouldn't drive it anymore).

Impressed with the performance right away - the 2.7 has plenty of power for merging and passing. The ride is comfortable, and the leather seats have made two trips to Florida a breeze.

Gas mileage averages roughly 25 US MPG in mostly city driving (80/20), and on longer highway trips we consistently get over 30 MPG.

Many people have talked about sludging issues on the 2.7 - I replaced my timing chain before it failed, and have always changed the oil every 5000km (3000mi) - never had a problem with the engine.

Only two complaints about this car:

1. The aluminum wheels corrode from the salt on the roads, and some of the wheels have developed a slow leak.

2. The climate control panel seems to have a mind of its own - when air conditioning is selected, it chooses whether or not it wants to work - sometimes we have to select defrost to activate the compressor.

Overall a terrific car, and we are looking at buying a 2010 right now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2010

2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 2.7L V6

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired260000 kilometres
Most recent distance268500 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

V6 power with the economy of a 4 cylinder

Faults:

Rear strut, broken tail light from previous owner, headlight switch, water outlet on top of motor, front calipers need to be replaced yet - they rattle.

General Comments:

Previous owner neglected the car, bought it for $600 and have fixed many things.

This is by far the nicest car I have owned! The seats are comfortable and the fake wood on the dash looks good.

It goes like snot on the highway, no problem passing anyone.

It has the infamous 2.7L V6 with 268,000 kms on the original motor, and is still running strong. I am not easy on this car at all, but it just keeps going without many issues. From my experiences with the 2.7L, the key is to keep the oil changed, every 5000 kms.

Headlight switch is going on it again, my dash lights are starting to flicker, will buy a new switch instead of a used one this time.

I've only had this car for 3 months now, but intend to keep it for as long as I possibly can, recently got 39 Canadian MPG combined city/highway driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th November, 2009

2001 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LXi 2.7L

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carChrysler New Yorker

Summary:

I will never buy Chrysler

Faults:

Water pump, timing chain = $1600.

Head gasket = $1800.

Most of the mechanics did not want to fix the head gasket on this car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th January, 2009

16th Aug 2010, 16:25

It was an old, miled out car to begin with. Things happen when a car is worn out.

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