1997 Chrysler Sebring Convertible JX 2.5 Liter V6 from North America
The most beautiful pile of garbage I've ever owned
Water trapped in quarter panel, interior light keeps flickering whenever I hit the slightest bump, thermostat, water pump, air got trapped in cooling system, top starting to malfunction.
My summary of this car is that it is a mechanical NIGHTMARE! I first bought this car with the intent of giving it to my wife after I finished school, and since I was going to an automotive school, I had no problem keeping the car well maintained. I did all this vehicle's service intervals religiously, but apparently it's not enough. It first had minor problems like the flooded panel, a loose tie rod, and worn brakes, but those repairs are normal, and I had no problem fixing them.
Then it just got worse, this car has overheated on me a total of 6 times within the same year, all due to different components in the cooling system (3 T-stats, air in the system, radiator cap, and worn water pump). The wiring is so bad in this car, it looks like a 5-year old put it together. The RR speaker comes on whenever it feels like it, I had to change the instrument cluster, because the tach and digital display decided to stop working, I still have yet to find out where the cross short is happening for the interior and mirror lights that flicker on and off. Sometimes I drive down the road in this thing, and it looks like it's possessed with all the flickering going on. I've been stranded on the highway a total of 4 times thanks to this Anti-Christ.
The sad part is, I had a Pontiac Sunbird before this car, and despite the rust that ultimately killed it, it stood up for the 5 and a half years I had it. The only time I had major problems like the one I have now with the Sebring was before I scrapped that car. I plan to sell this abomination upon graduation, and buy a Honda. I will never buy another Chrysler as long as I live.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th September, 2007