When this car was purchased at 147K, the horn worked when it wanted to (only the left side works and you have to press and hold in just the right spot). Not a big deal, I passed my driving exam with it.
Also, the cruise control has never worked. I took some advice that I found here, and got the cruise to turn on by turning on and off several times.
The leather on the seats is worn, but that's to be expected.
At 162K I had to replace 2 motor mounts at about $150 total cost. I also think there's something electrically wrong with the car, because the light for the stereo only works sometimes, and the overhead lights (on the mirror) only work about half the time, and never work when the passenger door opens. I'm thinking that it's possibly a fuse, but I'm not sure.
And about 500 miles ago I had to replace the right front headlight.
Overall this car has been very good to me. With regular maintenance, I would expect this car to make it past 225K. It has good pickup, and in the nearly 25000 miles I have had it, it has never failed on me. Even in our cold northern IL winters, it starts like a charm.
The only time it ever had issues starting was when it ran out of oil. And even then with a couple of groans she started for me.
The handling of the car is pretty good, although could be tighter. The turn radius is a little wide, but you can make a fast turn and not feel like you're gonna flip the car. I would highly recommend this car.
11th Aug 2007, 15:19
Yeah... it's Chrysler's fault the tire was flat and the front end was totaled.
You review isn't really helping anyone decide about buying or not buying a Sebring, since you're ranting about faults specific to your car. There are a couple of things on your list that should be holding up better than they are, but most of the stuff you mentioned can easily be attributed too bad maintenance by the previous owner, like the previous poster said.