21st May 2003, 08:30
I purchased my 1995 Chrysler Sebring LXI brand spanking new with all the options. It has never been in an accident. All the oil changes, tire rotations, high-octane gas requirement, tune-ups, and etc., was done IAW the owners manual. The body is holding out great. There is no rust, the paint is still sparkling, and the interior is in excellent condition. Appearances can be deceiving. The engine and the transmission is an engineering disaster. I have experienced the routine problems such as that annoying $25000 knock, hesitation in power (sometimes no forward momentum at all), high pitch reverberations from windshield while driving, and rattling. A more serious problem was the crankshaft. The Chrysler dealer claimed they had to replace the entire bottom half of my engine because they could not locate the part number for my original crankshaft. They also did not know what caused the crankshaft to go bad and I was told it might happen again. The car was still under warranty and it took over 45 days to complete the repairs. Most of this time was spent waiting for Chrysler to approve the work. Currently, since the warranty has expired, I am faced with spending in excess of $2000 to have a brand new transmission installed. The mechanic told me not to waste my money. He recommended getting rid of that lemon and purchasing a Toyota. Needless to say, I am taking the mechanics advice. I am going to drive this lemon until the bottom falls out and then send it to the junkyard. I have already purchased a 2003 Toyota Highlander and I could never be happier. J.
10th Mar 2004, 11:45
I have recently purchaces a '95 Chrysler Sebring LXi. Before I bought it, there was the "traditional" knocking sound so we had to looked at before purchasing. The mechanic said not to waste our time buying it because we would soon have to replace the engine because there was a problem with the pistons. Well, they called back telling us that the sound was not coming from the pistons, it was something minor that was not a problem at this point. So we went ahead and bought it.
By reading the reviews, the knocking sounds seems to be familiar. I still am not sure what it is, and if I could find that out without having to pay mechanic efforts ($$$) that would be great.
Overall, so far I love the car. Its fast, very sporty, and extremely comfortable. Handles beautifully, paint is sparkling new, and nothing else has been wrong with it. Please comment. Thanks.
14th Dec 2004, 19:39
I purchased a 1995 Chrsyler Sebring Lxi in May of 2003, paid too much money to begin with, then on top of that it has been nothing, but trouble ever since! The transmission leaks bad, I have to put at least 1 qt of fluid every week! I have had to replace the starter, AGR, rotors (twice), tires, shocks... I cannot drive the car on wet roads because the back end sways when the car hits a bump in the road. The windows rattle, the trunk rattles, the door panels are popped out. The interior is cracked, the head liner is falling down... The radio went out, the speakers fry (infinity)..All of the other comments are very real and familiar to me. The car has had the tires rotated, new tires put on, balanced, and the car still shakes. The rims have gotten bent! And it burns engine oil! This car is worthless!
15th Apr 2005, 16:35
I'm looking at buying a '95 Sebring LX for $2800CND, taxes in, with 1 year war. (power train + headgasket etc) and a new paint job... engine has been flushed and fluid replaced, new side panel installed too (the passenger side needed to be replaced), plus exhaust system has been replaced, new tires, and rotors have been tuned up... my only problem is that it has 200K km on the engine, is this worth it? I'm only looking at driving this thing for a couple of years tops...
16th Oct 2005, 09:35
I would recommend it. I paid 895+taxes for my 95 sebring.
It had 250k on it, and I have, but about 15k more on it. I put an O2 sensor in it, it passed emissions, but check engine light was on. Brakes, and oil changes. That's it.
The car has the patented knocking sound, but I don't think it is from the engine, because it doesn't knock with the revs of the engine, if I hit the gas, it doesn't knock more. I love this car. It is AMAZING!
27th Oct 2005, 18:20
Well I purchased my 95 sebring lxi about 6 months ago for $1800. It has 200K + miles on it. So far I have replaced the starter, EGR valve, front struts, rear wheel bearing, upper and lower tie rod ends on both driver and passenger side. As I type this the car is in the shop, because the ball joint broke on my way home from work. This caused the Axle to bend, so Now I must replace that too. Oil leak around the gasket. The trans fluid was leaking for a while, but that finally stopped. My door panels are coming off, the drivers side outside door handle has broken off, headliner is falling. There is a knocking noise under the hood, although I have narrowed that down to the A/C compressor (it only knocks when the compressor is on)... The work still to be done... Rear Struts/Shocks whichever you want to call them, replace the Rims (mine are bent for some reason) I believe that is it for now, hopefully for a while... All in all I do like the car, its sporty, fast and gets great gas mileage (28 mpg) I figure everything I've had to repair is typical for a vehicle with over 200thousand miles on it.
27th Nov 2005, 14:37
Has anyone realized yet that these cars are basically the same as the Mitsubishi Eclipse? They therefore speak for themselves as piles of crap. Mitsubishis are reliable in that they always start and get you there, but the transmissions are junk and they all burn oil after about 100,000 miles.
16th Oct 2006, 14:16
My father purchased a 1995 Sebring Coupe LXi two door for me getting my licence. After reading over all the comments on the 1995 Sebring, it has come to my attention that this is a very faulty car.
I have owned the car for 4 weeks now, and the water pump has already gone. I see there are a lot of common problem, and I am pretty sure that my left front bearing is starting to go too. I don’t know what else will happen with it, but for owning the car for only a month, and knowing that a very old couple owned the car, and maintained it before, it’s kind of scary. It would be a suggestion to get a real professional to look at the car before you purchase it.
28th Oct 2006, 18:37
I bought a 1995 sebring about 2 years ago. I have had some problems with it. I just recently had a new engine put in. before that I had the rack and pinion replace and then the whole front end do to the recall on the ball joints. other than those problems I love the car it handles good. the people complaining about the brakes and new tires this and that. that is just regular maintance. stop slamming on the brakes and tearing off your tires and brakes will last a lot longer.