24th Feb 2007, 17:58
My 96 has a 2.4L DOHC 16v 4 cylinder. Like the previous comment states the JX came standard that way and the JXi with a 6 cylinder.
25th Feb 2007, 10:53
I question some of these reviews. For instance:
"Transmission problems that could never be found - even with numerous trips to the shop."
So WAS there actually any problem? If they could never find anything wrong, it sounds like you just thought there might always be something wrong when there wasn't. This is like people who keep going to the doctor because they're convinced that they're sick, when they're perfectly healthy.
"Windows didn't seal properly and leaked."
Well, maybe, but under what circumstances? Driving into gale force winds will make any window leak, but it's hardly worth complaining about.
"Head Gasket blew, resulting in approximately $4,000 in repairs."
This doesn't sound right to me. Either you kept driving the car after the warning lights came on and totally trashed the engine, which is your own fault, or somebody ripped you off and convinced you to buy a whole new engine when in fact all you needed was to have the head machined and the gasket replaced. It should have cost well under $1,000, and maybe more like several hundred dollars depending on who did it.
"Starter had to be replaced."
This is hardly the end of the world, especially on a 10-year-old car. It's immaterial where it left you stranded.
31st May 2007, 13:19
I've have a '96 Sebring Convertible for many years. It has developed leaks at the top of with windows right where the gaskets overlap. Started in the carwash, them highway travel and now every time it rains (even sitting still).
I pulled off the 2 door panels to "tighten" the glass by tipping them inwards, but they are already maxed out.
The gaskets themselves are fine. No cracks, wear etc.
Any ideas for next steps?