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I bought this car used in 2010. The electric top has always worked flawlessly which is a testament to its mechanical design. I like the lines of it and like driving it. However, I have been plagued by electrical problems. I've found out that this is a common complaint for other Chrysler owners. Since I've owned the car I've had the following issues:
- Power drivers seat intermittently stops working.
- Passenger window switch intermittently stops working.
- Trunk randomly becomes unlatches.
- Battery randomly goes dead if the car is left to sit for a week. Most times it's fine after a week at the airport garage, but like I said, randomly discharges completely, requiring me to keep a battery jumper device in my trunk.
- Power mirrors stopped working (not a blown fuse).
- Battery is behind fender wall of front tire. As it gets coated in water and salt, the terminal corrode easily and need maintenance.
- Batteries never last more than 3 years. I bought nice batteries but they will stop holding a charge at 3 years.
- 2 years ago the instrument cluster had to be replaced and reprogrammed ($1000).
- 2 years ago the engine computer had to be replaced and reprogrammed ($2000).
- 1 week ago the engine computer died AGAIN. This is highly unusual for any car other than Sebrings. But for this reason and the reasons listed above I have to get rid of the car.
This car has 148k miles on it, all new brakes and otherwise drives fine. It kills me that I have to scrap it, but I can't afford to keep replacing expensive items that shouldn't be dying out like they are. I have had people ask my opinion about used Sebring Convertibles and I caution them strongly against. I also caution people against Chrysler products in general as they are known to have quality shortcomings.
Over the time that I've had this car it's given me very little problems. It's very comfortable and I would recommend it as an all purpose sedan for an economy minded individual or family. The 6 cylinder version is the way to go.
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My 2006 Sebring Convertible is still my gorgeous girl. Other than two little rust spots, she is still beautiful and still attracts looks. My grandchildren love riding with the top down and so do I. I have also used her to transport things that you might usually need a van or truck, like a 60 inch TV and a very very tall ladder. I just put the top down. Letting the sunshine down on you while riding with the wind blowing thru your hair is a fantastic destresser. She is my fourth convertible and I highly recommend them.
This is not about one car per se. I am searching for a used 2008 or 2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring Convertible. Every one I see has a non working convertible touring top. Does not go up or down. What is the deal wth this? Will this cost a lot to repair? Is this why there is a glut of 2008s on the market, many of which were sold at aucton?
The Chrysler Sebring convertible is a very good car. A lot of people had good things to say about it and it's good looking. I got silver with a black top and it works for me. The car is sturdy, good on gas, comfortable, plenty of room in the trunk, roomy back seat and roomy section behind the back seat where the top goes when you put it down. But I wish for better stitching on the roof and the engine should be placed for more convenient access. Although the regular fill-up tanks are convenient, to do any other engine work is very difficult.
This car has been the best car I have ever purchased. I've had this car for 11 years and I haven't had to do much work to it. It is still running and everything still works. I loved that it was silver with a black top. I certainly loved that is was a convertible car. The price was very good also and I bought it brand new! That was the first car that I ever bought brand new off of the showroom floor. I love riding with the top down. However, one thing that I would change about my car would be that they make a four door version. Mine is a 2 door and is annoying trying to get people in the back seat. Still, I would always recommend this car to anyone that is looking to buy a new car.
I love how in the summertime you can drive with the top down. A really hot day out and driving on the highway makes up got a wonderful cool ride. Perfect for a great tan. Perfect to look like you're in style. So many of my friends love my 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible. It was cheap, paid a little amount for a car that had very low mileage plus it was 1 out of I believe 3 cars to choose from but love the car very much. The car sits way too low though. It's really bad with frost heaves and with pit holes. The other thing I'm not a huge fan of would be how the back window wants to constantly come on done. It's pretty overall great though.
I bought a used 2006 Chrysler Sebring in 2011 for about $4,000. It was what I could afford. Plus, I felt safe in it because it had a large crash zone. But it had so many problems that were all expensive to fix and I ended up junking it a couple years ago. The computer went out shortly after I got it and in the end, the engine needed to be replaced. I spent as much fixing the car as I paid for it. It looked nice on the outside and the interior was in really good condition but was a hassle.
Top would not go down. Brought to Dealership. Paid for a diagnostic dealer. Said they had to order two parts. Special ordered parts did not fix issue. Dealer says they have no way to scan codes because Manufacturer Dodge removed convertible top code from scanner. Was asked to bring car back a third time. They need a specialist to look at top. After several days they found broken wires to the top. Said manufacturer ran wires too tight cause wires to break under when used overtime. Wrote to Dodge. They refused to help in any way. With diagnostics. Labor. Tow vehicle to take car into Dealer. It cost over $1500.00 for five broken wire. Since Dodge refuses to take ownership of poor workmanship. Our relationship of over 38 years is over. I will never purchase a product that was not made to be used. Very disappointed.
I own a 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible Jxi. It's the best car I've ever owned! Cheap to maintain, no car payments. All the money I saved on purchasing it for cheap (like 3000) I use for maintenance whenever it need any. One problem most people have with it is the fact that they have never owned a convertible. Period. It's not a Camry, not a Volkswagen, not a pickup truck that you don't have to do much to. Just usually drive those into the ground and do the maintenance when you have to. If you do that with these convertibles, you'll get to the point where one thing leads to another and it can become overwhelming.
I've had 3 of these gen1 Sebring conv's. A 99, two 2000's. I can't keep one because somebody always wants to buy them from me! For the past 6 years I pick em up for cheap, fix them with about 2 or 3 hundred bucks, then drive the BEST car I have ever driven! Now, when I say that, I mean just that, DRIVEN. There's nothing like the top down! Nothing like the 4 wheel independent suspension on these cars that makes them feel like you're driving an indy suspension car! To drive and actually FEEL something, that's where it's at! I know for a fact you are never going to feel what you feel in a conv sebring. No, there isn't this 8cyl hemi that does a hundred in 4 seconds. But yes, you can get on the freeway with NO problems. It's fast "enough" as they say. They're a cruiser type car. And they get 23 in city, 33 on highway! Parts are CHEAP! They LOOK GOOD! I can't say enough about them. And they don't have 14 computers to deal with!! HA!
You can drive for cheap and FEEL GOOD when you simply go get some ice cream with the top down or go to California from the east coast on a nice long road trip. I dare anyone to say they don't like to DRIVE one after they get out of a test drive. You can find these cars with extremely low miles, ex condition and rarely many owners for about 3 to 4k at the most in any city USA. Just look on your local craigslist. Don't go to a dealer and get one. Or do. But I've found the best way to get these are from the grown up mature owners selling theirs because they've had it for 10 or 15 years and are ready to pass them down (because they last forever!) JMHO, thanks.
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