2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan 2.4 from North America

Summary:

Not worth the money paid

Faults:

The body on this car is rusting, just plain water or washing makes it rust.

General Comments:

I would never buy another Chrysler product.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th September, 2007

4th Aug 2008, 11:06

Motor has seized on 2004 sebring! I will not buy another.

2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan Limited 2.7 liter from North America

Summary:

Zippy, but has a rough transmission

Faults:

The car has a lot of body noises even though I've heard Chrysler tried to minimize those noises with this model year. When I turn at a slow speed it clunks and creaks quite a bit.

Recently the brakes started jumping as though the rotors are in need of turning. When I took it in for PA state inspection to the dealer and told them it may need brakes and/or rotors turned, I was told the rotors on this car are almost impossible to turn and usually must be replaced. The car has only 43,000 miles on it! I was told others have had problems with rotors at even 15,000 miles.

The car shifts roughly at certain times, sometimes when going slowly or accelerating. On the highway where I have been driving through a five mile one lane construction zone lately, if I try to down shift to 3rd gear and then back to drive, it often jumps. I thought the transmission was going to completely go out on me on the highway the other night. It just seemed to hesitate between shifting gears completely for a few seconds. I had been avoiding the brakes through this construction zone since they jump, but downshifting to 3rd gear and up to drive is even worse that the jumpy brakes.

General Comments:

I love the car otherwise, but the transmission performance worries me. For a smaller car it is fairly roomy inside. I like the back seat which can be opened into the trunk if necessary to carry something long that otherwise would not fit into a car of this size.

I can get 30 mpg or more on the highway which is where I mostly drive it. I rarely get below 28 mpg.

I also like the standard fog lights that came with the car.

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

Review Date: 30th September, 2006

2nd Oct 2006, 13:50

You must be driving at 40 mph on the highway, 'cause the 2.7L does not return 28 mpg period. Hell, the 2.4L 4 cylinder has problems returning that kind of economy.

2nd Oct 2006, 15:23

Unfortunately Chrysler isn't known for building cars with the best transmissions & brakes.

At 43,000 miles and only a year old, your car is probably worth less than half of its MSRP, too.