1997 Chrysler Sebring Coupe Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1997 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXI from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5800 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

This is the money pit of cars

Faults:

The sebring LXI is junk.

It is parked in my driveway while I drive my new buick.

The transmission went out at 52,000.

I should have dumped this car years ago.

Everyone I know that has had a sebring has traded it in with in a year.

The bearings have went out in several wheels.

Struts, transmission leaks, valves sticking.

I can't even list them all. 3 CD players and it still doesn't work.

General Comments:

This car looks good, but Chrysler couldn't give me another product because I would go broke fixing it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th April, 2003

1997 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LX 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

One expensive 57,000 miles ride!!

Faults:

Starter had to be replaced at 37,000 miles.

Front end too low, gets caught on all parking blocks and slowly rips the plastic apart.

Outside door panels fall off easily.

Interior light is fickle and only comes on when opening the door on random occasions (Stars aligned properly?).

Windows leak during car washes.

Clutch master cylinder went out at 80k.

B/C of clutch master cylinder, had to have 3 diff clutches put in it before they realized the problem wasn't the clutch, but the clutch master cylinder.

Battery wires had to be replaced.

Engine is burning oil internally which causes this junker to smoke. Due to a head gasket leak or a leak somewhere else.. piston, or valve. Not sure. It's in the shop right now.

Flimsy piece of cardboard that covers the spare tire in the trunk is warped so bad, anything that goes in the trunk rests in that divot.

General Comments:

It's a comfortable car, but there are just too many problems with it. As soon as I get this POS out of the shop I'm going to drop it like a bad habit.

Don't waste your time on this automobile unless you like stress and lots of repair costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th March, 2003

11th Mar 2008, 21:12

This review is very accurate. My Sebring has had many of the same problems listed here. If you ever have to replace the the front exhaust pipe, it's a Chrysler only part (no aftermarket available). They will charge you over $800 for it.

16th Jun 2009, 16:25

As far as the car being low, you just need to learn how to drive. It's not the car's fault you hit things lol. I have have no major problems with mine, but I agree with the spare tire cover thing. I recovered a thin piece of mdf with carpet to fix mine.

1997 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXi from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Good looking sporty car, but a lots of problems!!

Faults:

Well, I just purchased this car from an authorized Chrysler dealer. When I test drove it, I got on the freeway to see how it runs at high speeds, when I got from 65-75mph the car started to shake a lot. I got back to the dealer and told them about the problem, they told me they would just install new tires in the vehicle and that they were going to check the problem. They said they going to do an alignment to the tires. Well I told the owner of the dealer if he got that jumping problem resolved I would come back and buy the car the next day, so I did and he told me that the problem was taken care of. So I took it back on the freeway and it did not jump. So I bought the car. The very next day the "Check Engine" light started to show up on the panel.

I like the idea that cars are low, but the Sebring is too low at the front of the car, so every time I park in my stall at my apartments, the front of the car hits the curve.

General Comments:

The car is nice looking sporty car.

Will buy another one if they make changes on the way it's built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

4th Aug 2009, 22:11

I know they're low, but that's the design... much like say, a corvette etc. Scrapping driveways and running into curbs is no ones fault but the driver. My 97 is still like new, because I'm cautious. Sebrings' also have big doors, which are prone to hit stuff when you swing them open, should those be recalled too? (just kidding). Just my 2 cents.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 24 reviews