12th Feb 2003, 22:52
My advice is to just watch out for the front end, don't park over any stones. And The radio is almost always defective, so either replace it or take it to a specialist. Little things are different in each car. I've been in three and each ones had different problems. Mines got none at the moment...
20th Apr 2003, 17:02
Watch out for the wheel bearings, ball joints, rotors, transmission, brakes, and the list goes on. Still wanna buy a Sebring??
24th Jan 2004, 19:57
I have one now, and so far so good. I bought it at 70k and now it has 83k, no problems yet. Make sure to maintain this vehicle, when problems arise, fix 'em!!! Comments on the cars look all the time, nice paint. Low front end, always broke, just cut it out!!!
15th Sep 2004, 14:28
My last comment was at 70k, now I'm at 101k. Small problems, self maintained all. Biggest one was the fact that the water pump went out, Don't GET ONE PUT IN FROM THE DEALER!! I did it myself, bought the part from napa auto parts and installed 2 days time, cost 100 bucks compared to 1,000 dollars at a dealership, chrysler dealership that is..
29th May 2007, 17:03
If you like to spend a lot of money and have your car towed to a mechanic, then I'd have to say you're in luck.
I have a 1996 Sebring LXi, it's at 170,000 miles.
I've replaced all 02 sensors 5 times.
All 4 ball joints twice, and the back wheel bearings 3 times.
I've had a problem with the transmission in the winter. When it's cold, the transmission is stuck in low gear or no gear until it warms up.
The heater inside the car recently took a crap.
The front head lights are fogged on the covers on the inside, I've replaced them 3 times.
The radiator leaks, I've replaced the thermostat and water pump too many times to name, and it's still leaking, and no one can find where it is coming from.
The tires wear on the inside. Brakes and rotors seem to go fast on this car, and the gas mileage is not all that great.
The most recent problem is that the car won't start, and the dealership says that this is a common problem with the car; most times you'll spend 4 thousand trying to replace and fix parts and the car still won't run. So it's a nice lawn ornamant.
It's a very nice looking car, but everything that has gone wrong is a common problem with this year and make. Looks aren't everything, especially when it leaves you broke in the long run.
20th Dec 2009, 20:12
I just bought a 96 Sebring LX coupe with 242,000 miles on it. Before you start laughing and calling me an idiot, let me tell you that it has had a new motor and transmission. Mostly highway miles. I paid $700. Body and interior are so clean, you'd think it only had 100,000 miles. I'm sure it will break down soon.