2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Reviews - Page 4 of 4

2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible LXi 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance55000 miles
Previous carNissan Pickup

Summary:

A dependable performer

Faults:

Front brake pads need replacing soon.

Front rotors will have to be replaced along with pads.

Stock Goodyear tires are lackluster.

Convertible top tries to fold under back window when putting top up sometimes.

During heavy rain or car washes, water seeps in from top a little.

General Comments:

Has had no maintenance issues whatsoever.

Handling is excellent, cornering is solid. Pickup is speedy, but it downshifts quite a bit.

Last October I took it on a 3000+ mile trip over New England, it performed like a champ. No problems whatsoever.

My only complaint is that the front rotors have to be replaced even though they've never been turned. They're basically throw-away. However, replacement rotors are inexpensive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Limited 2.7L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance10125 miles
Previous carChrysler Sebring Convertible

Summary:

A great touring car!

Faults:

Not much. I had the trunk wiring harness extended as it was crimping the weather stripping when closing.

Other than that, the car is perfect!

General Comments:

The car handles much better than the previous model. The additional power is very useful when on the highway and I haven't noticed any differences in the fuel economy from the previous model.

Very comfortable with the premium cream leather inside. Love the 4 disc CD changer in the dash!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2002

2nd Feb 2009, 13:35

Update on this wonderful car:

So far, it's at 64,500 miles in almost 8 years. Never left me stranded. Did have to replace the Transmissions Control Module and solenoid pack (over $700 at dealer), but other than that...it's been nothing but basic maintenance. Top still looks/works like new. Interior has held up well too.

I expect I'll be keeping this car forever at this point. Paid for, low mileage, loads of fun!

17th Sep 2011, 22:03

I just purchased a beautiful 2001 Sebring LXI Convertible with 95,000 miles on the odometer - It started and ran great for one day, however the day after I registered it, the 20 amp starter fuse blew so the car wouldn't start. I replaced the fuse and it blew again. This problem continues just keeps blowing the starter fuse - It's in exceptional condition and would be a great car if it would only start - has anyone experienced this problem? If so, how did you diagnose whether the problem lies with the solenoid/starter, the fuel pump or a short somewhere?

Thanks in advance - JB in Massachusetts.

4th Oct 2011, 22:38

Update on above comment - the selling dealer sent me to his mechanic who put in a "re manufactured" starter. Within a day or two, the starter fuse started blowing again. I then took it to a Chrysler dealer, who searched for a short but could find nothing wrong - then as he was programing a duplicate key, he heard the starter solenoid start making weird noises. Turns out the "re-manufactured" starter was a dud. I had a OEM starter installed, and thus far no further issues.

I'm loving the car - comfortable, quiet, good power and excellent fuel mileage - I'm getting mid-twenties in mixed driving and over 30 highway. I think that is pretty impressive given the size (and roominess) of the car. Plus the styling is in my opinion absolutely gorgeous. Mine is Black with a Black top and a taupe interior. Love the stereo with both cassette and 4 disc in dash changer.

Great AC/Heater, fairly comfortable seats and great interior design as well.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 8 reviews