1998 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

1998 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 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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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"beautiful car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews
"driver" 2 reviews
"wire" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 17 1998 Chrysler Sebring reviews.

Arddrea writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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4

Pros

OK gas mileage.
Good handling.
Fun to drive.
Convertible.

Cons

Power, even with the V6 she is a bit weak in the knees.
Parts! Mopar parts are over priced and after market parts suck.  example: the autozone thermostat ($13) needs to be replaced annually.  The Mopar  thermostat is $53 and only lasts ~4 years.

Arddrea
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Fun Relitivly Low Cost Convertable. — 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 learn everything to fix cars) I do almost to all my own maintenance (and now learning body work as the repair from my last accident was botched by Feeny Chrysler in Elgin.) Beyond the every 6 month oil change I've had to: Replace the passenger side front wheel bearing (4X); Replace the driver side front wheel bearing.; Replace the full front suspension. ; Rebuild the overhead valve train and replace the Spark plugs and wires(around 100K).; Replace the Air Conditioning Compressor and dryer. Last summer (7/14) at auto-zone Reno, NV; New breaks every 25K; Three sets of tires (and ready for the forth); Two batteries; Alternator; I plan on doing a full bare metal overhaul to the car now and looking for a 97-00 v6 2.5 as parts car in the Chicago land area. Note: Some of the replacement parts are a result of how hard I drive her (she's a sports car and I demand that performance out of her.)

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

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Krazyrogue writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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4

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Reliable, great handling, quick pick up.

Cons

Some repair parts are faulty

Krazyrogue
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Great Car And Not Expensive To Keep Running — All in all this car is a great first car, and this car isn't a project car, i currently drive it back and forth to school and i don't have problems at all, i changed the oil every 3500 miles so its well maintained

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Amanda writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible Review
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4

Pros

It was beautiful.

Cons

The gas mileage.

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I Loved This Car. — 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 now!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Logan writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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fun

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none

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Love It — Black PW window pw locks pw sunroof, cd player / casset player leather, tan, comfy 2.5 v6 28 mpg smooth, getting redone soon to be pearl green, fun to drive, needs better sound system but will do okay for now. love my car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Matt writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JXi Convertible Review
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Sporty, Fast, Handles tight, and is a Looker.

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None

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Great Affordable Fun Car. — The Sebring is fun to drive, and is the ultimate tanning machine, if your into that of course. The body style of the 1998 is sleeker, and more sporty than the newer models. Its an eye cactcher just being Stock, so after the Custom exterior paint is applied, people will stare instead of just look.

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

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littlehorn writes:
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Low overall cost of ownership so far.  Some minor electrical problems which Chrysler is known for.  Excellent fuel economy averaging as high as 30mpg on highway.

Cons

Maintenance for the DIY'er is difficult at best.  Spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor are hidden beneath the intake manifold plenum.  Belts are hard to reach.  Looking at or replacing the battery requires removal of the driver's side front wheel to access a hidden compartment where the battery lives.  This car is an owner/operator/mechanic's nightmare!

littlehorn
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Wish The Design Was More Intuitive When It Comes To Repair Work — The 1998 Chrysler Sebring convertible, unlike its 1998 Sebring hardtop brothers, is a Mitsubishi-engined Dodge Stratus/Chrysler Cirrus hybrid. The vehicle was designed to be a convertible from the ground up. Stronger frame bracing, a streamlined design, and excellent handling come together to create a car that really hugs the road as well as provides many years of trouble-free driving to its lucky owner.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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Jennifer writes:
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Very Comfortable Very good on gas 28mile per gallon

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window seals have tendency to leak

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Fun Car To Own — Handles well on all roads very reliable exterior a little on the worn side but my own fault intrior excellent condition. Veryy good on gas. And very fun to drive. Love driving in summer with the top down... THUMBS UP!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dustin writes:
1998 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr LXi Coupe Review
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Nice Sporty Body,  Nice Leather Interior

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Horrible Reliability, Stupid Exhaust Design, No Room Under The Hood, Steering Wheel Doesn't Go Up High Enough, Bad Braking Design, Nowhere to Run Wires Through Firewall, Lacks Power, Poor Front Bumper Design, Its a Chrysler

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Best Look Piece I've Ever Owned — Unless you want your car to spend more time in the garage than on the highway then I would not recommend this car to anyone. These cars have a history of brake, distributor, crank sensor, ball joint, Egr valve, and transmission problems....of course, cause its a chrysler. Well I bought this car last fall for $1,500 after I hit a deer with my stratus. It looked like a sharp car and the the body and interior where in excellent condition and to top it off it only had 115K, which i would later learn is way tooooo much for a chrysler to handle. Even since I bought this car I having been working on it. The worse part about it is when its having an issue it either doesnt give me an error code or some lame code like "multiple cylinder misfire" which could be just about anything. One morning I went to start it up and it was acting like it was out of gas and would not turn over...even though it had a full tank of gas. It turned out to be a bad relay on the firewall thats not even listed or shown in my Chilton or Hanes books. Then I got the infamous "multiple cylinder misfire" and swapped out everything in the ignition system (plugs wires, "by the way you have to take off the upper intake to get at the back three plugs/wires and alternator" distributor, and even the PCM "Powertrain Control Module..aka the computer" and nothing fixed the problem. So I took it into the shop and they had to keep it overnight and it turned out to be a sticking Egr Valve. So my advice is to not only stay away from this car but all chrysler vehicles in general. I can see why they went bankrupt and Ford didnt even after gettin all that bailout money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
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Good looking, Peppy

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Bad brakes

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Sebring Jxi — Handles like its on rails, pretty quick. This car is awesome in the summer. I can put the top down baby, and I have a pretty loud system (bump in the trunk). Gets about 20 miles to the gallon. The only downfall is the dear dent in the driver side fender.

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Samantha writes:
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Everything!!

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The leather seats are way to hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter!

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1998 Chrysler Sebring Convt. — My baby is awesome. It has been wonderful to me since I first got my license! She has needed a new ignition...my bad...too many keys. There is nothing like driving a drop top and letting the wind blow through your hair and having the system cranked up. It is silver with black leather interior and is a sweet ride. Everyone looks at you and all your friends want a ride. The gas mileage is ok and it is a V6. She just needs to be maintained well...just like all cars

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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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1997 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

I'm Pretty Sure This Car Tried To Kill Me About 3 Times. Reminds Me Of The Movie Christine! By loveoverpride

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 war... Read More

She's My Baby!! By SnglGrma

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! ... Read More

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1999 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Nice Style, Good Handling And Fun To Drive By PThomann

I like the car to drive around for fun and on short trips. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a 2nd or 3rd vehicle just to drive to the store, go on short trips where luggage or storage cap... Read More

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

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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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