2002 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Reviews

2002 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX Plus 2.7L V6 from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.7L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired24000 miles
Most recent distance62000 miles
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great car / great value

Faults:

Climate control blower motor control stopped working on the low speed setting - Chrysler dealer parts department advised me of the TSB and gave me a print copy. Bought the part and installed it myself for $40.

General Comments:

We are very happy with this car. We bought it from my wife's grandmother who had leased it. We got a great price considering she put only about 20,000 miles on it before her lease was up. Other than the small problem listed above, we have done only normal maintenance - a set of tires, new front brake pads, transaxle fluid/filter change at 50,000 miles and regular oil changes every 3000 miles.

The car is quiet and spacious for four people and it has a good ride without sacrificing secure handling. The 2.7L V6 is a smooth runner with great power and decent fuel economy. The car still looks new at 7 years old and the styling (I think) is beautiful. Even my 15 year old isn't embarrassed to be seen driving the family sedan.

It makes me feel good that this vehicle is built in Sterling Heights, MI and that we love it so much. Great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2009

2002 Chrysler Sebring Sedan from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance61000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Good car, tough on tires and brakes

Faults:

Have had tires blow out on this car like no other... usually front tires. Rear tires seem to hold up very well but front tires go fast on this car.

Ignition cylinder went bad... could not turn key. Had to replace cylinder.

Brakes! Have had two sets of front brakes this year, going on second set of rear (second set of rear was only caused by brake hoses that collapsed).

Cheap fabric on seats - the fabric rips/tears very easily. I live alone and can count on one hand the number of times people have sat in the back seat. Yet I could be pulling a grocery bag out and I swear the fabric will rip.

General Comments:

Despite the faults mentioned above, I do enjoy this car. It is a very smooth ride - my parents have a Pontiac, which I get to drive once in a while if I head home, and I would always rather drive mine - very smooth.

I have never had a complaint from passengers the few times I have had passengers in the back seat. Yet, I have to say I wish the back seat was larger or the trunk was larger and the back seat was smaller. I used to be able to easily haul a bicycle in my old Pontiac - now it's a near impossible feat.

I do enjoy the controls of the car, sensibly laid-out. No other faults that I can find.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2008

2002 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired103408 kilometres
Most recent distance139000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Grand Prix

Summary:

The best buy, it's a V6 2.7 liter, go for it!

Faults:

Things like wear & tear such as ball joints, tie-rods needed to be changed.

After that everything was okay!

General Comments:

The car is nice very stylish. I am usually aware of Chrysler problems, but I would say that I am quite impressed with the handling of this car! I knew that I would still be better off with a 2.7 liter than a 4 cylinder American car. With 4 cylinders it's just too risky to buy!

It's either they are too fragile and noisy, or they consume too much gas! But this one is good on gas, and it's better for my insurance or cheaper! And on top of that, it's a very nice looking vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2008

2002 Chrysler Sebring Sedan LX ? from North America

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission ? Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

For mechanics only

Faults:

This car began reading "no bus" at 63000 miles, found out that meant it needed a new computer and battery well 1300.00 dollars later the multifunction switch went out. I could not afford to keep repairing this vehicle and Chrysler did nothing to ease the pain.

General Comments:

Good looking car, really sharp (when it works) but the repairs can get very pricey very quickly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st January, 2005

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews