2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible LXi 2.7 V6 from North America
I like the Sebring Convertible a lot!
Really has held up well for its age & miles.
Needed starter, HVAC control unit, and blower motor resistor at 95,000 miles.
Tab came off rear window defogger.
Door stops are known to crack/break on this model.
Much of the work is easily done by the home mechanic, however some is best left for an experienced tech.
In any event, relatively inexpensive parts & labor compared to other makes and models.
Just be sure to keep the 2.7 liter V6 serviced regularly.
Beautifully styled car, well laid out interior, with quiet and comfortable ride, and also exceptional handling.
Plenty of power with the much maligned 2.7 V6 (change the oil regularly) and exceptional miles per gallon (over 30 mpg highway).
Infinity stereo system is fantastic - AM/FM cassette with a 4 disc changer - sounds great.
Roomy trunk and rear seat made for adults are pluses as well.
This is the first car in a long time that I actually look forward to driving - It is roomy, comfortable, and exceptionally fun to drive, especially with the top down.
Again, the styling of this car is exquisite - gorgeous inside and out.
Chrysler may be often criticized (and some of it may be deserved with their putting the battery in the wheel well, and burying the thermostat etc.) However for the money, the Sebring is an exceptional value. As much as I enjoyed my Saab 9-3 Convertible, I must admit that I actually prefer driving the Sebring. The Sebring is roomier, has a better and quieter ride, and a very attractive interior. Yes, it is a less expensive car with a few flaws - the tabs coming off the rear window defogger is pretty common, as is the door stops cracking - but these are minor, and not all that expensive to repair.
Overall, one of the most enjoyable vehicles I have owned, even though it is 10 years old and has over 95,000 miles on it. I would buy another in a heartbeat, but I hope this one serves us well for many years to come.
I should add having a good dealer that you can rely on for service means a lot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th November, 2011
I find it interesting that in my review I mentioned the name of a dealership (where I did not buy the vehicle) but where I have found it to provide exceptional service. Yet this was edited out of the review.
I have NO financial interest in this dealership, nor have I ever been employed there or have any relatives employed there. It is just refreshing to find a dealership with exceptional parts & service depts. But apparently giving credit where credit is due isn't allowed on this site.
This is most confusing as I have read many reviews where the reviewer has criticized a dealership or slammed a manufacturer, yet this is been allowed. Wow!
I've been a fan of this site for years and years, but find this policy a bit odd. Just saying...