2006 Chrysler Sebring Sedan 2.7L V6 from North America
OK to rent, but would buy something else
The transmission takes longer to shift than other cars I've driven; this is especially noticeable when accelerating from a standstill.
This car was a rental I drove 1300km on a road trip with two people.
Both my friend and myself thought the seats were quite comfortable.
The handling is not very stable at higher speeds (ie 70 mph) as the steering feels loose; you would feel very uncomfortable letting go of the wheel even for a second; in comparison my old 89 Honda and my friend's 88 Volvo were unbelievably stable at high speeds!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 23rd June, 2006
12th Sep 2006, 00:58
I agree, my dad just rented one the other day, it was a joke that this thing is supposed to compete with the Camry and Accord!
19th Sep 2006, 13:43
It is true that Sebrings can't compete with Camry & Accords as far as quality, refinement, fit & finish as well as reliability. Where they find their market (as small as it may be compared to the competition) is that the base model Sebring that listed for around $17,000) with discounts & rebates could be had for around $14,000. This is with power locks, windows, AC & stereo. Some buyers are limited by budgets, others just see a low price and don't think ahead (rapid depreciation for one thing), so they were somewhat marketable.
I would rather spend my $14,000 - $17,000 on a low mileage late model high-line vehicle (or at least higher line), where someone else already took the huge depreciation hit.
If I just had to buy new, I'd rather spend the same money on a Civic or a Corolla. But a late model Saab or BMW would be my first choice.
In my opinion, for a family that's just looking for an inexpensive second vehicle, the Sebring is okay, but there are better choices out there if you shop smart.