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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loveoverpride writes:
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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Joseph writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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Fun to drive, esp. with the top down, good standard features, great Infinity stereo, generally handles well, general good ride quality, decent highway mileage, well-insulated top, handles well in all kinds of weather

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HORRIBLE over bumps, funny brakes, intermittent suspension/alignment problems, noisy ride with top up (b/c it's a convertible, I know...), somewhat uncomfortable driver's seat, bad city mileage, mediocre interior fit and finish (dash, controls, etc)

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Beautiful Car, Loads Of Fun, More Of A Cruiser Than A Sporty Car, Not Very Solid-feeling — Have owned for 7 years! If gas prices continue to skyrocket, though, my next car is a hybrid. Otherwise, my next car is also likely to be a convertible (most likely a Toyota Solara, though). This is a good car if you want a convertible at a decent price, though if you get it pre-owned like I did, be prepared to spend $$$ following the maintenance schedule to the letter.

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Nicole writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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it looks pretty nice, nice rims and wheels, but looks can be decieving

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VERY bumpy ride, hard to see out of the back window, likes to be at the garage a lot.

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Horrible Car... — this car was not nice to me. i bought it in 2005 for $4,200, and over the 3 years that i had it, it cost atleast $6,000 in multiple repairs. my dad calls it the demon car. i was VERY happy to see it go.

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Andrea writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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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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David writes:
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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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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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Scott writes:
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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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Carl writes:
1997 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LX Coupe Review
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fast
roomyer than most small cars

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comfyer seats would be nice

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Fun Car To Drive — great car to do plenty of things with

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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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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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1995 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Good Looks, Mitsu Engine, But Repairs And Insurance Are Costly! By Joel

not too fast of a car but not slow either! handled well and looked good, the build quality was very good, it felt like a luxury coupe. depreciated faster than any other vehicle i've owned. When th... Read More

Fast Enough But A Gas Guzzler By Jonny

Although this car guzzles gas like fish breathe water, I can definitely say that I love her speedometer for a Chrysler Read More

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1996 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

A Cruiser At The Most By Rjonas96

The only thing I dislike about this car is how small the engine is for it so much more to be desired from it. Comfort is amazing even after sitting 10 years in my garage. Needs a bigger engine for it ... Read More

It Was Good When It Worked By xmasfrog

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 rel... Read More

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Fun Relitivly Low Cost Convertable. By Arddrea

I purchased this car in 2000 with 60K and has been a rock solid reliable for the last 14 years. Luckily (or unluckily as there is not one good mechanic in the Chicago metro area and was forced to lea... Read More

I Loved This Car. By Amanda

I miss it. I would drive it now if I could. It was passed down to me and It only has 130,000 miles on it. I love convertibles and because it was my first car, those are the only cars I will ever drive... Read More

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1999 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Cant Go Wrong With A Convertible Sebring By Marc

For the money you can get a convertible sebring for, I dont think you can beat it. They are beautiful, bad a** looking vehicles that allow you to let the power top down for sun, fun and really some th... Read More

Good Looking Reliable Coupe. By Rob

It has lasted me for over 16 years and 250k miles. It's hard to make sharp turns and handles rough. It still looks slick despite its age. Handles great in snow and ice. The way the door closes and win... Read More

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2000 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Totally Different By Brieanna

I have had this car for about 8 months and I must say I love this vehicle I've grown to get used to it , this is by far a car great on gas and highway and it drives so smooth Read More

Sexy Look By ahmed_oregon

Well I bought this car brand new on 2000.still same engine running strong with 186000 miles.super fun with roof off.beautiful look.i got nice stereo system.not a family car.never broke down on me.what... Read More

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