1997 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

1997 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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David writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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4

Pros

Sports car looks
Nicely appointed, attractive and comfortable interior
Top worked well and sealed well, aside from a problem which is common for this car to have-the back window fell out

Cons

Sports car only applies to the looks
Brakes-for lack of a more diplomatic term-sucked big time
Power with the optional 2.5L V6 was lacking (my old '91 Escort LX with a 4 speed automatic could beat it)
Disappointing fuel economy from a small-bore V6

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Handsome But Can't Dance — The 1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi is an attractive cruiser with a comfortable and well-appointed interior, but a lackluster engine, disappointing brakes and sloppy handling mar it's overall appeal. Comfortable also applies to the ride, though there is a tradeoff in poor handling at higher speeds. Brakes were spongy underfoot and pedal feel did not inspire confidence-stopping power was marginal at best. The uplevel V6 engine (up from a 2.4 liter inline four cylinder) was underwhelming in it's power delivery, although the optional Autostick might have mitigated any qualms with acceleration-power delivery was smooth at least, and the four speed electronically-controlled automatic shifted smoothly as well. Fuel economy was disappointing for such a small-bore V6, the 1997 Plymouth Voyager SE with the 3.0 liter V6 and three-speed auto that I owned while I owned this got better mileage on the freeway cycle. As long as you're not expecting to carve any canyons, and plan to just use it for it's intended purpose-looking good and comfortable cruising-you'll find much to like here.

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SnglGrma writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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5

Pros

The Color, The Convertible Top, The Handling, The List Goes On!

Cons

The Water Leaking.... But That Is An Easy Fix, Now That I Know Why It Was Doing It!

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She's My Baby!! — I Love Everything About Her, Except The Water Leak! Men Always Had Their Over The Hills Thrills, and I Always Told Myself Ever Since The Beginning Of Time... I Would Own My Own Over The Hill Thrill! I Have Her!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Casey writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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convertible

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winter convertible

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Nice Look Low Miles 3800 Obo — it is not the fastest car it is built good but need tune up around 60,000 miles after that runs great has tune up new plugs and wires some other parts and oil change 61,500 miles very low red paint convertible black rims tinted tail lights sumer and winter rims will cost alot on gas it is a point a to b car not fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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Pros

Fun and sporty convertible

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Pretty decent gas mileage unless you're using the air conditioning

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Bottom Line The Car Is Fun And Reliable, But It Could Use A Few Upgrades. — I really enjoy driving this car. It handles just as well as the sportier Avenger even though it's considerably heavier. It's a great summer car, put the top down and cruise around town. Just need to fix it up now and it'd be perfect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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handling, drop top, ease of used parts

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small mitsu engines

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Sebring — these older sebring are the best they made. such an incredible improvement finally over the old k car body. the handling is way above what you would expect. a more powerful V6 engine besides the 2.7 would have been great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joe writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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fun car to drive, looks good to

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foreign motors suck to work on

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Great Car Gets 30 Mpg — Auto Body project car, rims, paint job, stereo etc Just being in this car is cool red painted center consol banging stereo hurting your ears red rims that turn heads rolling down the highway and the clean body cuz of the shaved trim and moldings. car is hottttt!

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

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Carmen writes:
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because i love it

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nothing

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I Love It — performance is great built quality is great apperance is great cost of ownership is great fun factory is great i love my car because it is a great car on gas and it a sporty car and its big on the in side

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jake writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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Two door Coupe

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Too low to the ground

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Sebring Lxi — Good for driving arround town, but try to avoid going onto step drives as it sets really low to the ground. Pretty good on gas mileage if you keep your foot out of the pedal. Not really any back seat so dont carry to many people.

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

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Levi writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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Its a 97 buy you wouldnt guess it!

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Just about all the speakers are fried.

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You Take Care Of Her, And She'll Take Care Of You. — Shes got 182000 miles on her and hasnt had any major repairs. It has slowed in the past few years but thats to be expected. Still drives smooth and gets a reasonable 25-27 mpg. I still handles great and if it explodes today I couldnt complain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrea writes:
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The wonderfull style and the wonderfull infinity stereo

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the accelleration and fuel consumption

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Electrical Is Going Fine — This car has got a beautiful style and a wonderful stereo. The seats are comfortable and made of leather. The only small problem are the huge consumption of fuel and the lack in accelleration. The size are impressive and thanks to this the luggage van is huge.

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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

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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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