2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Reviews from North America

2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan 2.4

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance45600 miles
Previous carSebring Ford Taurus

Summary:

Not worth the money paid

Faults:

The body on this car is rusting, just plain water or washing makes it rust.

General Comments:

I would never buy another Chrysler product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th September, 2007

4th Aug 2008, 11:06

Motor has seized on 2004 sebring! I will not buy another.

2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Limited 2.7 liter

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7 liter Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired26750 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carChrysler LHS

Summary:

Zippy, but has a rough transmission

Faults:

The car has a lot of body noises even though I've heard Chrysler tried to minimize those noises with this model year. When I turn at a slow speed it clunks and creaks quite a bit.

Recently the brakes started jumping as though the rotors are in need of turning. When I took it in for PA state inspection to the dealer and told them it may need brakes and/or rotors turned, I was told the rotors on this car are almost impossible to turn and usually must be replaced. The car has only 43,000 miles on it! I was told others have had problems with rotors at even 15,000 miles.

The car shifts roughly at certain times, sometimes when going slowly or accelerating. On the highway where I have been driving through a five mile one lane construction zone lately, if I try to down shift to 3rd gear and then back to drive, it often jumps. I thought the transmission was going to completely go out on me on the highway the other night. It just seemed to hesitate between shifting gears completely for a few seconds. I had been avoiding the brakes through this construction zone since they jump, but downshifting to 3rd gear and up to drive is even worse that the jumpy brakes.

General Comments:

I love the car otherwise, but the transmission performance worries me. For a smaller car it is fairly roomy inside. I like the back seat which can be opened into the trunk if necessary to carry something long that otherwise would not fit into a car of this size.

I can get 30 mpg or more on the highway which is where I mostly drive it. I rarely get below 28 mpg.

I also like the standard fog lights that came with the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2006

2nd Oct 2006, 13:50

You must be driving at 40 mph on the highway, 'cause the 2.7L does not return 28 mpg period. Hell, the 2.4L 4 cylinder has problems returning that kind of economy.

2nd Oct 2006, 15:23

Unfortunately Chrysler isn't known for building cars with the best transmissions & brakes.

At 43,000 miles and only a year old, your car is probably worth less than half of its MSRP, too.

Average review marks: 5.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews