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" 5 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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SheilaBee writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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5

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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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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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navycvn65 writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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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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Jeff writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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4

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The top comes off...

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Low on power, only available in an automatic

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96 Jxi — I like this car purely because the top comes off and I think overall its a pretty decent looking car. Its low on power, but other then that its an average FWD car. Goes well in the snow, handles ok, its just slow. Its held up well as only now it needs a top after 12 years.

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David writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LX Coupe Review
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Looks, Styling

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Transmission Whoa's

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Great Car With A Great Value — Its one of the best cars I ever owned. Looks like it could be a newer car cause the styling is beautiful but some minor problems make it a hassle. Interior is comfortable & space is abundant. The 5 Speed manual makes it a blast to drive but its not as fast due to its heavy weight.

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Tom writes:
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Chrysler Sebring Jx — First off, i'm ashamed i've owned it, it's a chicks car. Additionally, it's terribly underpowered with its 2.5 V6, noisy and kind of plasticy. The trunks aren't very well sealed and the tops tend to leak. Also, transmission issues may occur past 100k miles. I can only recommend this car to a pretty girl (ugly ones shouldn't drive convertibles) who wno't mind never being able to nicely back up since the rear view is quite restricted due to wide c-pillars.

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Lindsay writes:
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nice in summer

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to many

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Crummy — acceleration good, idols hard, steering squeeks, odometer doesnt work, not bad on gas, doors pop, windows jam, does not want to stay running, transmition leaks, uses oil like nothing else.

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krodgers1s writes:
1996 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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3

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legroom, gas mileage, convertible

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electric working, warmth during winter

krodgers1s
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Good For Atob... But Other Than That... Meh.. — I owned this car for about a year just to get to and from work and it was fine for that, good leg room, which is important cuz im really tall, but on road trip i was really uncomfortable.. The lights flickered all the time, the electric components would get all jumbled up.. This is good for like a first car for a 16 year old..

Owner for 1 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Reviews From Other Years

2010 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Awesome Car! By augrpeters

This vehicle has been the best investment I have ever made, it has been extremely reliable and deserves more credit. I now have 70000 on mine and the 3.5 v6 and 62te transmission still function like n... Read More

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

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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

Nice Family Vehicle By Anarchy32

Overall the Sebring is a good family car. It's roomy and hauls three children with no hassle. It has been very reliable thus far, but we are starting to see signs of the battery wearing down. It doesn... Read More

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

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