1996 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

1996 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"ride" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Jacob writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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4

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low to the ground = nice handling at higher speeds without feeling like my car is gonna fall over

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  low to the ground :-) its rather often that i bottom out EX: driving over a speed bump at over 5 mph not a good idea.

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Not To Shabby — A tad unreliable and sometimes hard to work on, even for simple things like changing the spark plugs and wires. This car can get expensive real fast if you get one in bad shape. However, it does have nice styling and good power for a car of this price range. Lets not forget to mention a comfortable interior, even being a little cramped for a average 6' guy. Lots of room in the back seat for knees, but not necessarily elbows being only a two seater in the back. All in all not a bad car, I've enjoyed owning one. Just be careful if you buy one.

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SheilaBee writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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Never had a problem at all and its 12 yrs old. Still looks and drives like new!

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Road noise and no drip rails!

SheilaBee
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Fun Car — I love everything !The only minor problems are road noise(on interstate) and hard to go thru a drive thru in the rain due to no drip rails(soft top convert.) Hoping to trade for a hard top Sebring Convertible which will solve the road noise issue and rain problem. Its the most fun car ever. Regardless of my next vehicle I will never trade in my Sebring.

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xmasfrog writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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2

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Nice summer car, easy to use drop top, very fun

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maintenance, lots of engine problems

xmasfrog
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It Was Good When It Worked — This was my first car, I loved it when it worked. I took very great care of it; oil changes every 3000, regular maintenance, ect. However, this car was terrible. So many engine problems, even with relatively low mileage. It had a 2.5L V6, and I never knew when it was going to overheat, die unexpectedly while it was rolling, ect. One day it overheated in the middle of a traffic jam, so I pulled over as fast as I could and let it cool down. Got it fixed, didn't think anything of it. Couple months later it kept on dying on me at like 25mph (pretty dangerous when you lose power steering and brakes). Turns out the cylinder heads were warped and the engine block was cracked just from that one minor occurrence of overheating. I also had a lot of work done to it before that. Absolute money pit, do not buy this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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corvetteguy52 writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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3

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It is quick still looks good has good handling

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it has reached 80,000 miles and it has poroblems battery starting chrysler is horrible for recall work

corvetteguy52
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Its Ok — I would not have bought the car but my mother did when it was brand new and it is very nice styling looks better then the newer models actually looks better as a coupe. It has been good so far but spent most of its life in a garage so naturally it has been good but have used it more frequently and now it is a maintenance nightmare no room to work on it and it is just a rotten designed car for the backyard mechanic I have 9 other cars and this one is horrible to work on even worse then my 85 corvette

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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uhmanduh1709 writes:
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4

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Love the rag top and the handling!

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Little stupid problems with the thermometer and such associated.

uhmanduh1709
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Great For A First Car — I'm pretty rough on cars, but my Sebring has held up the longest! I've had it a little over a year now and tires have been my main issue. Then again, I'm rough on cars AND cheap so I go though a lot of used tires. The top has become a problem for me however, it leaks dirt, wind, rain, and snow especially with a missing back window. To get the top replaced would be half the price I paid for it. Yeah...I'll just go without. Besides, I think it adds character :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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navycvn65 writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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5

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Head turner+

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Head turner

navycvn65
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Conversation Piece — Hard to judge. 43k actual miles. Abs module replaced 10/2010. The last oem available? The dealer suggested to drive more. Duh. The oem module ran 750 installed. Apparently the warranty expired. A nice conversation piece. Not a 641/2 mustang. Oh well Lee. Might put my niece thru college in 20 years.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Mandy writes:
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Fun, roomy, and somewhat fast.

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If you tend to hit things, DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR! Cup holders suck.

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Convertable 2dr Jxi... Nice. — Acceleration- Great, Quality- Dose not stand well being hit by a Volkswagen Jetta, Appearance- Sporty yet big and comfortable, Gas Mileage- okay, Maintenance- the soft top at this age tends to start to fall apart, Fun Factor- real fun for summer months, not so great in winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ali writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LX Coupe Review
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It was my car i loved it alot very fun car an reliable!

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Transmissions are not the best even after rebuild. they go every 130k

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Buy A 95-00 Sebring Coupe Lx It Wont Let U Down Just Treat It Right! — I loved my 96 Sebring, Reliable as hell got me were i needed to go just needed a tranny rebuild and it would have gone another 150,000 miles no problem i would love to have another one. the mitsubishi v6 is a die hard engine will always like a kitten on the coldest days.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Lonnie writes:
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3

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smooth ride, and you look good in it for the price

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money pit

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Buy It Cheap — It was my first convertible, it was fast, and it had room and style. But it was heavy, and had really bad electrical problems. It was overpriced when it was new. But you can get them cheap. I would buy another if I was going to rebuild it from the ground up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cj writes:
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4

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girls like it

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its a girls car

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Its My First Car So Ima Drive It Till I Hit Collage — Performance - the acceleration is decent, the brakes aint very good, but it handles like a sports car. Build Quality - i finally got the limiter out, but once it breaks 95mph it shakes. and the breaks squeak after a long period of not driving it. Appearance - its a smooth red convertible... Cost of Ownership - great gas mileage, nothing broken yet... Fun Factor - if you know how to make the most of it, its a fun car to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2010 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Great Choice For Me. But Only If You Get The Limited Model. By rchiare1

It feels like a big american cruiser from days gone by. If you remove the Sebring badge (a 5 min job.) It looks just like the newwer Chrysler 200. With the top up it is a great choice for the winter;... Read More

Valueabliy Reliable By Thomas

The most attaching thing i like about this car is the wheel full of controls which means you don't have to reach to change media, mp3 disc and tracks. Oh yeah and I'm liking the 6-disc changer that i ... Read More

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Wonderful By Suzyku

This car is a great looking vehicle. Drives like a dream. You can really be noticed when you are driving it. Have had many comments on its style. Has a 6 CD changer and Sirius radio.I have nothing... Read More

Great By meemo59

It's a great car,the moment I saw the car I loved it,the reviews I read means nothing. for me it has the enough power. the style in my opinion is so uniq. Gas mlg is great. the waranty is amazing,... Read More

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2008 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Dissaapointed By idleidol

horrrible battery location which requires wheel arch trim removal to gain acess. Electrics can be temperamental. I don't like the tipm idea with no relay switches for wipers, headlamps etc. If the TIP... Read More

Loved The Looks Of This Car. It Will Be Missed By Mrbankangler

Looked great, sounded great! Taking the top of daily was my thing in 2012. did so over 200 days. If it was cold or hot, I droped the top. Having my music on was the 2nd best thing of the car. It had ... Read More

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Great Car At A Great Price By Skawalawu

I've owned my Sebring for about 4years now. The ride quality of this car is among the best I have experienced. Where the rubber meets the road-where handiling meets performance, this vehical is solidl... Read More

Smooth, Pretty Vehicle. By coatesa1

Comfort, smooth drive, space, and base extras. All mechanics able to work.on vehicle. I did have trouble at one point getting the parts I needed for a repair but with a dedicated mechanic ended up onl... Read More

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2006 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

A Nice Looking Car, Comfortable To Drive/ride In, Power Train Needed Improvments. By andrewdhager

We liked the look of the 2007 remodeled Sebring. It looked really nice, it drove really well, very comfortable and it got great gas-mileage. We were disappointed in the engine/drive train components... Read More

Chrysler Sebring Convertible...the Touring Edition By starla_Richard

The Sebring is fun to drive. The only other convertible I like more is the Mercedes convertible but since that is out of my price range, this vehicle is well worth the price. I would not recommend th... Read More

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