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Buyer Beware! Its a Chrysler! by Mike C on 09/05/2008. Trim: 2002 Chrysler Sebring LX Sedan, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Bought used with 78,000 for less than $5500.00. New retailed for $18000. Mid Size car with Large Trunk, 150 HP 2.4 Cylinder adequate for car this size. Stereo. Automatic Shifter handle fits hand well. Comfortable seats. Thought this car might be a little safer for my daughter than a smaller econobox. Disc brakes all around on this car.
Cons: Resale bad, Tires can be noisy if you don't buy the right set. Brake dust builds up quickly on front wheels. Automatic door locks kick in at 10-15MPH, then stay locked until switch set to unlock, annoying when picking up people to work. Lint builds up on cloth seats. Not sure of gas mileage yet, but not too pleased so far. Gas gage seems to drop quickly when topped off. Have given up gas mileage for a little safety. Was sure to stay away from the 2.7L engine since they have been documented on several web sites to have oil sludging problems. Possible class action lawsuit if you are wondering. The ony manufacturer so far to deny extending warranty for this problem.
Overall review: Overall I like the styling better than the Taurus and this is the second Sebring I have owned. (Had a 2001 til it was wrecked) But if I had the money to buy a car again in this class size, I would have chosen either the Accord or Camry. They have much better econmy and reliability. I would really love to see some updates to these reviews and see what people are saying 5-6 years down the road. I bet these ratings would be vastly lower. So for someone interested in this car I would have to recommend you stay away from the 2.7L engine. If it goes bad you're looking at a very expensive engine change whether you do it at a garage, dealer or yourself. Used 2.7's run in excess of $2000.00 used from junk yard. I researched it all believe me. Bought some new tires from tire rack last week and it really quieted down the road noise. Still trying to gage the fuel mileage.Chrysler claims of 21-30. Hoping to get on average 24-26 range. Don't expect anymore than that though. I hope this was helpful.
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