2001 Chrysler Sebring Coupe Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2001 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXI 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48600 miles
Most recent distance54600 miles
Previous carMercury Mystique

Summary:

Ultimate piece of junk!!!

Faults:

I have had many electrical problems! lights go out when they want.

My transmission just went at only 54,600 miles!

General Comments:

The car is quick and sporty, but that appeal quickly fades with its lack of reliability and poor build quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th April, 2007

18th Jun 2012, 18:13

The 2001 Chrysler Sebring Coupe is a very sporty looking vehicle. It has a nice design, and is made for 2, but because the only thing that is Chrysler is the body (the motor and all other parts being Mitsubishi/Lambert), the damn thing is very costly to fix, and parts are not easy to find cheap.

I love my car, but would never buy another one, even if they made the same thing now, and would recommend that if you are not rich and don't want to lose money, don't buy one.

20th Jun 2012, 01:14

These cars are pretty awful. Sporty, yes, but they are the very definition of why people have switched from American cars to imports in droves. Which is ironic, considering that the Sebring is actually a Mitsubishi underneath. The worst thing Chrysler ever did was getting involved in Mitsubishi, known the world over for some of the worst quality vehicles in the industry.

I wouldn't buy another one either, even the newer, redesigned Sebring/Chrysler 200 (the 200 is the exact same car with a minimal restyling and slightly better interior). I had one for a rental, and it was truly an abysmal automobile.

2001 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXi 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Buying Wheels and a Paint Job, No substance

Faults:

There is not a major area of the car I did not have a problem with. The first was the power window motor, no big deal $200. 53,000 miles at this point.

At 55,000, the alternator went 60 miles away from my house, a friend picked me up and I installed it roadside. Parts were difficult to come by, my car was left for 11 days, and it still ran me near to $400. On the way home with the new alternator, the A/C was not functioning, so I took it in for service. I was told the compressor was bad, $250 installed.

I had a trouble free and smooth month and then it began making a front end noise/ vibration. Turned out to be a wheel bearing, ran me $175 labor on me. Not even a week later, I got cut off, and had to hit the brakes, and nearly rear-ended someone because the right front caliper bolt/pin assembly snapped, allowing the caliper to flap around in my rim. Exhaust had been making noise since I bought it, patches weren't holding anymore so I went ahead and replaced it for $900.

I at this point begin to shop for vehicles and slap a for sale sign in the window for quite a bit less than I paid.

The car must have been hurt by this, I noticed coolant when I changed my oil, and dark coolant in the radiator. We are now at 60,000 miles, and I'm looking at a head gasket?

That would have been lucky. After careful inspection, there was actually a crack in the rear of the cylinder head of the motor. Estimates were in excess of $2500.

I would also like to mention that this car was driven by an older adult woman, and then I babied the car from the day I bought it, It got a daily highway warm up, mainly in the right lane.

General Comments:

Overall a disappointment, I gave Chrysler another shot because I figured since the engine was Mitsu, that was a good thing. Apparently they are a lethal combination. Problem areas within the 13,000 miles of ownership : Major Engine + Cooling System failure, exhaust, brakes, A/C, Engine Electrical, Interior electrical Accessory issues, minor front suspension repair, WHO KNOWS IF I WOULD HAVE KEPT IT!!

I have now been driving a Honda Accord for the last 25,000 miles, and I have never been happier with a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th January, 2007

17th Jan 2007, 13:15

I also put a lot of trust in Mitsubishi (Diamante), and had several of the same problems you experienced. The leaking heater core was an unbelievable mess... It leaked into the cabin, took out the ECU and ultimately cost me ~ $3,000. to repair!

Apparently the leaky heater core is a common ailment (according to the Mitsubishi mechanic)... too bad they did not see fit to warn their paying customers!

20th Jun 2012, 01:21

Mitsubishi components and design are the reason Chryslers have been so unreliable for a long time now. Aside from personal experience, with every Mitsubishi owner I've ever known having atrocious problems with their cars, Mitsu has been ranked consistently at the bottom of reliability ratings for years and years. Their transmissions and engines just do not hold up over time. Some of the Mitsu cars like the Eclipse may be appealing, but don't bite!! Ask anyone with a Chrysler from the 80's and 90's... it's the Mitsubishi parts that don't last.

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews