1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JXI from North America


The Honker


Driver's seat has pretty bad wear, and I am not very heavy, but that's not uncommon.

Tie Rod Arm fell off while turning a corner. Managed to pull into a gas station, where it was towed to Chrysler.

Computer and Tachometer on dashboard comes on and off periodically.

The strangest thing happened just a week ago. The car begins to honk for no apparent reason. Not a steady honk, but whenever somebody opens the hood, or walks by it, even when I turn off the ignition, it continues. It is very creepy. Sometimes honking turns into Security Alarm while in traffic (very embarrassing). Removed horn fuse at dealership, and it continued to honk! The second I drive it into the Chrysler parking lot, it stops, and doesn't continue until I leave the parking lot after they supposedly "fix" my car. Had it into Chrysler 3 times in the last week. They tell me to come back when it is doing it. They finally decided to look at it the second time. They say it is the automatic starter that I got installed by a different company. They removed that, and it still honks. I brought it back, and they said that the relay switch was still activated, so I am going to pick it up in a few hours. Wish the Sebring Luck!

O2 Sensor went on it twice, and causes a disgusting smell.

General Comments:

Flashy, good looking car, but many defects. Considering this is only the second model year, I am not directing all my anger at Chrysler.

Good Handling.

Comfortable seats.

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

Review Date: 21st June, 2003

9th Sep 2009, 00:07

Haha... My 1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JXI does the exact same thing. Fortunately if I punch the wheel at the top of the wheel, it will stop for an unknown amount of time.

1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Don't Know (maybe LE?) 4 cylinder from North America


Junk in a pretty package


Transmission problems that could never be found - even with numerous trips to the shop.

Windows didn't seal properly and leaked.

Head Gasket blew, resulting in approximately $4,000 in repairs.

Starter had to be replaced. (She left me stranded 60 miles from home!)

We put a lot of money into repairs, which when coupled with the monthly loan payments, made the car very expensive to own.

General Comments:

The Sebring was a fun car if you had the money to throw away on it. I still owed $4,000 on it when I traded it in on a brand new car. Of course, that meant the loan for the new car shot up by the additional $4,000! Even with financing in the additional $4,000 on the new car loan, my husband and I agreed that it would be cheaper in the long run.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th September, 2002

28th Oct 2002, 20:11

Are you sure that was a CONVERTIBLE? Because I don't remember there being a 4 cylinder in ANY of the Sebring Convertibles. I may be wrong.

19th Jun 2004, 17:36

No, they did come standard with a 4 cyl. The JX came standard with the 4, and the option for the 6. The top end JXi came standard with the 6, and no option for the 4. I used to sell Chryslers, so take my word for it.

1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JXi 2.5L from North America




Front brakes and rotors replaced at 73K.

That's it!

General Comments:

I absolutely love this car! I get so many compliments on it and it is very dependable. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st October, 2001