Hi, thanks for the comment, I think the problem with the 2.7 is fixed, I had an 03 before this and had no problems, my 07 still seems to be a great car. I change the oil every 3000 miles anyway.
Is Chrysler still selling cars with the 2.7 V6 that is prone to sludging or has that problem been fixed?
Chrysler are still no good. I personally will NEVER believe in them! I have a 2001 Dodge Caravan. Transmission dies, costing $1800 to replace at 97000 miles! Speaking of which, today I went to the wrecking yards. I COULD NOT BELIEVE I saw a 2007, YES a 2007 Chrysler Sebring sedan there!!! It was a case of the engine of this 2007 catching on fire!!!
I can't believe that Dodge/Chrysler still makes those 2.7 liter engines! I just can't understand how the car company can still survive, with the worst reputation of those 2.7 engines! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
I own a 1999 Intrepid with the notorious 2.7 L engine. I'm not sure, was I lucky, but contrary of what I read here, my car and engine is still going strong at 170k miles. I will drive this car until the day it dies. I like it very much, as it has a smooth handling and quiet engine. As some other people said, you'll be surprised of how nice those Chrysler cars are.
This car only gave me joy, and low maintenance. I never changed the coolant, transmission fluid once at 100k, and this is the second set of spark plugs I replaced. All original, including the battery that came with the car, and it's now 10 years old. I only used regular oil and sometimes diesel oil, as it has a higher content of detergent.
There is no perfect car, and no car manufacturer is making all its cars 100% alike.
My mother has a 2003 Sebring Touring with the 2.7L and she still drives the crap out of it, with 150,000 Kilometers on it and it's still fine, same with the transmission.
I think this 2.7L in the 2007 is different, because the 2003 Sebring with the 2.7L was 200HP, then 07 has a 2.7L with a smaller output of 186HP, so maybe they took the power down, I don't know, all I know is the motor looks different under the hood. Again, proper maintenance is key.
I bought my 2007 Chrysler Sebring new in May 2008. It had the unlimited mileage engine and transmission warranty. So I took them up on it.
I drive greater than 50k miles a year. I just hit 105k miles in April of 2010. The dealership has changed the oil every 25,000 miles. So I just finished my 5th oil change.
Of course this is not a petroleum based oil. I use Amsoil synthetic. The car runs great. Gets around 29-32 miles per gallon on highway and rides smooth.
I installed a top of the line stereo system (1600 watts by MB Quart); sounds great. The only problem is the communication error identified by the Electronic Control Unit Sensors. It identifies a loss of communication with the original stereo. This has been very annoying. If anyone has a suggestion on how to bypass this communication module, please advise. It causes all the lights in the dash to act very erratically. It also causes the yellow light to indicate by the transmission indicator on the dash panel.
I would recommend the car to anyone who is in the market.