1997 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

1997 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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  • 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews

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1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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Great handling when making sharp turns. Awesome car for the spring and summer, makes you feel lighthearted and free.

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Brake and electrical problems up the a**. Leaks!!! (electrical and brake problems started long before that though.) This car tried to kill me around 3 times though. (read below)

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I'm Pretty Sure This Car Tried To Kill Me About 3 Times. Reminds Me Of The Movie Christine! — This car tried to kill me around 3 times though. Our last (and hopefully final encounter) was when I was going around 55 miles down a highway at 8am (perfect morning traffic) and literally without warning my brakes just gave out (for the 3rd time in 2 years- 1st time it kept literally going over a hill, that I wasn't even parked on at a gas station, and it tried going up the hill straight into onto ongoing traffic.) Anyway so obviously I couldn't stop and was about to hit someone in front of me, I'm no fool- I pulled my e-break (which never fails right) it barely even slowed down!! If even at all! So I pulled it harder, and I got nothing! My only option was to veer off to the side of the hwy, and hit a pack of bushes! Scariest experience of my life. It wouldn't even let me turn the car off (because it was clearly still on, even though my e-break was pulled up all the way.) Those freakin' bushes saved my life.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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The Color, The Convertible Top, The Handling, The List Goes On!

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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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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

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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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1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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

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

Great Scholtes Auto World Car! By Rachel_L

The color is perfect, the seats are very comfortable and the radio is great! It drives very smooth! I love everything about this style/make and how it looks, and I really love the reliability of the c... Read More

Beauty And Beast By Kriscasey

I love everything about this car. I've owned a lot of cars but this is my favorite by far !! The power is adequate, the look is spectacular, the my gig is far above any other radio in its class. What ... Read More

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Spacious And Sporty By KevinRay1979

Great car. Sporty and fast very reliable. Spacious enough for the family. Sporty enough for The younger crowd. I love this car and would recommend it. Great price range for what you get. Handles very... Read More

Sporty By KevinRay1979

Love the style and overall performance of car. Very nice power And has been really reliable great car. Handles really well. Very Roomy and comfortable everything is placed very well . The mp3 connec... Read More

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2006 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Dependable Car! By maximusautorich

I enjoyed driving this vehicle. It was great on gas and was very reliable. Minus the oil light sensor being an common issue with this model car, it really was a good car. I would buy another Sebrin... Read More

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

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