2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe Reviews

2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXI 3.0 V6 200hp from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 200hp Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150 miles
Most recent distance20230 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

Great car, No problems

Faults:

The power steering stopped working at 5000 miles. Was fixed under warranty and only needed to be flushed. They said that there was air in the hoses. How it got in there I have no idea.

General Comments:

Lets start out by saying this is a Mitsubishi under a Chrysler skin. The coupes always have been. The engine transmission and frame are Mitsubishi, all Chrysler did was stretch the frame and add new sheet metal.

This car has had no major issues like the old model has had. They were redesigned in 2001 and they are a thousand times better. The only problem I had was the power steering in all of the 20,000 miles.

This car is suprisingly fast. It can really throw your head back.

The seats are a little hard for long trips, but great at adjusting to make you feel like you belong in the car.

The rear seat is tight for three, but holds 2 OK.

The trunk is huge and the seats fold down to make it even bigger. It has come in handy many times. This car is a lot larger than it looks.

I get about 25 MPG average. That's pretty good for a high tuned V6. I do a lot of around town driving too, not just highways.

This car has been very reliable and is very fun to drive. It looks awesome on the road.

The Infinity sound system with 7 speakers sounds better than most aftermarket systems.

I recommend this car and will buy another.

If you have any questions e-mail me at friedo82@yahoo.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2003

20th Aug 2004, 08:55

If you drive a 1999 Sebring LXI Coupe, and the battery dies prematurely, it is due to the power amp located in the trunk of the car.

6th Nov 2006, 22:39

Have your transmission checked and flushed. Just had mine blew up without any signs. Cost of repair was a bit over 5000$

19th Aug 2010, 01:12

Great review... these are great cars.

2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LX1 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Good car thus far

Faults:

Leather seats have started to wear despite how much leather cleaner and conditioner I apply.

Engine skips while cold, and sometimes even when car is started again after it has just been driven.

General Comments:

Car accelerates like a champ.

Has more than enough power for any situation day to day driving will present you with.

Stock "Infinity" speakers with original 5-disk in-dash changer sounds great, even with two twelve inch speakers added.

Stock 17-inch rims do not absorb the impact from minor bumps in the road.

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

Review Date: 19th October, 2003

2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LXi 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Good car with minor problems

Faults:

Annoying rattle in rear, somewhere near the rear seat area on interior panels.

When cold, engine will miss or bog down at 3000 RPM.

General Comments:

After finance charges and dealer add ons, purchase cost was $32,000 -- much too high!

Regular maintenance will cost you between $150 and $300 every 7000 miles.

Minor annoyance: air conditioning frequently reverts to outside air when I prefer recirculating interior air to avoid sucking in the exhaust of the car in front of me.

Stereo lacks line-in type inputs for connecting after market audio sources.

I would have got the Acura RSX if I could go back and do it again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th September, 2003

2002 Chrysler Sebring Coupe LX 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Great car, but too many repairs

Faults:

Check engine light came on twice-replaced fuel pump.

Rotors Warped at 12,000.

CD player stopped working.

Part of the dash had to be replaced-because of squeaks.

Every bushing was replaced in the front end until they found a Cracked Engine Cradle.

Spent 20 days at a dealer over one year.

General Comments:

It is a great car, just got stuck with a lemon!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews