2004 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Touring 2.7L from North America
Can be bought for a bargain; very reliable, decent on gas
Just minor stuff.
1. Alternator bearing is making noise (probably due to the car sitting a lot before I got it). It also doesn't help that the alternator is near the bottom of the engine bay, where it gets more moisture on it.
2. Front windshield leaks. I expect it was a shoddy seal job. It is not the factory windshield however... meaning it was replaced by someone.
3. Tire pressures keep going down. The car was driven in the salt before I got it, and I started using steel rims in the winter like you're supposed to.
4. CD changer displays an error message.
5. The power steering pump has a minor whine to it (also likely due to it sitting a lot before I got it).
Overall I've been happy with the car. It averages 23 MPG in the summer and 22 MPG in the winter with combined highway/city driving. It always starts perfect and I've had no engine or transmission problems.
I replaced the front brake discs and pads recently myself for about $60.
Oil has always been replaced before 5k with 5w-30 synthetic.
The transmission is slow to shift when it's cold, however that is just to help it warm up I found out.
The car has 190HP/torque, but the auto and the weight of the car mean it's no drag car; however it gets going and goes pretty well, and supposedly runs around 16.0 in the quarter (my 174HP Daytona Shelby will blow to doors off this car).
Also the car has an unnecessary 2 cat design and a pointless resonator. This only serves to hurt gas mileage and increase costs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2014