2000 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

2000 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 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:4.2 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:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 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" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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DJLobster writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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4

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A smooth, comfy ride, w/ Front Wheel Drive, and a champ on the Hwy. I wanted a convertible, and had rented one a few years before and liked it, a lot.  Especially, cargo capacity.  Large Trunk where top fits in a little compartment and you can pack things in all the way under to the back of the rear seat.  Has been reliable for a long time.  Body style was basically same for number of years, and 2000 was the end of the line for this could be classic look.  Sebring is now 200.

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Front discs would squeak, until I finally got parts that don't.  Burn through pads and rotors, but that could be because of stop and go in the Hills in SF.  Having the manifold on the top seems to lead to leaky gaskets, and the 3 rear plugs on the sidewinder engine can only be accessed when removing head gasket and valve cover.  As it passed average life expectancy, parts now fail with more frequency, including the top around rear glass window.

DJLobster
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A Good Car Is Like A Good Horse. You Take Care Of It, And It Takes Care Of You — I got the "pick of the litter" at a now defunct dealership. Checked out VIN #s on 4 2000's they had bought from a Rental Company in September, and 3 of them were still on the lot on NYE 2001, when I made a great deal. Low miles when I started, had them fix everything up under warranty afterwards, and been driving it as everyday transportation ever since. Performance is all that. Fun car to drive, peppy with small 6, handles and feels safe. The Top doesn't automatically cover itself (Boot is foldable and can be stored in trunk), but that makes for more trunk room. LOTS more. Latter year boxier models aren't as sporty. Although now it's aging and getting expensive to repair, it was reliable for many years. Almost self-healing. Always gets me where I'm going. Still. Not ready to put it out to pasture yet.

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Brieanna writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JX Convertible Review
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5

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Car is great on gas and love the convertible

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It's hard to figure when dealing with problems

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Totally Different — 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

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

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Adam writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe Review
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2

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its american

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it has no balls

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Its Been Reliable Thus Far So It Alright — bought it for 1000 bucks, its no muscle car but it gets me from a to b til i get my muscle car, its not bad looking, its 2 door, american, and not a 4 cylinder, those are all pluses.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Divanana66 writes:
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Nice car for good weather; good on gas; reliable;  well maintained; 3 owners took care of it. Reasonable maintenance costs

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a few minor scrapes and small dents

Divanana66
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I Would Purchase It Again On The Mainland---i'm In Honolulu For A Year — Good acceleration, braking, handling; I feel safe and in control. Definitely a fun car. See many Sebrings on the road; there are many, many new and older models. Popular in Northern CA and Honolulu. Fun to drive and good on gas too!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ShoalSide writes:
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see 1st car in garage

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see 1st car in garage

ShoalSide
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See 1st Car In Garage — this is in addition to 1st car in garage. handles great,brakes great, smooth acceleration. solidly built, but materials are the newer type & you know what I mean compared to older cars like my Chevy Corvair. Must clean & treat convertibles alot.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sybersyd5 writes:
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the top being down is the best !

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Some passengers don't like the wind as much as I:O(

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Goldie U Will Be Missed:o( — Meet "Goldie", her n I have had a lot of fun but the kids dont have enough room and want mom to drive something with more cargo ect! It's been fun but not practical for me so she must go!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steven writes:
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just fun to drive and have any papers that you leave in the car blow away while driving topless

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nothing

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I Like It And Thats All — Love it, fun to drive ... believe it or not it handles like a European car, stiff to the road. Please get good Kuhmos or Yokohamas and you will notice how kool it sticks to the pavement. Good one for the price.

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

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whoa17 writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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convertible top, rides like a Cadillac, nice interior/exterior, few engine problems

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road noise with the top up on the highway, many problems with rear window, problems with alignment and tire wear

whoa17
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Great Car To Cruise Around In. Rides Nice & Is Fun To Have During Summer. Has Some Defects Though. — I bought my 2000 Sebring JXi convertible in September of 2005. At that time it had about 64,000 miles, and it now has about 137,000. I have driven this car on gravel, little country roads, highways, and in the city. I use it for commuting to and from college, about a two and a half-hour drive one way. I have also driven on a few 600-mile trips via interstate. Performance: This car has some get-up-and-go, but it's definitely not the fastest thing out there. But, it was never meant to be a road racer. I like the v6 engine, and the car runs quiet. I've yet to see any engine problems. The brakes feel a bit soft, but that might just be old age and lots of miles catching up to my car. This car handles like a low-end Cadillac; pretty smooth turns, no jerky movement at all. For the money, its a decent, lower-end luxury convertible that the "poor man" can afford. Build Quality: When I got this car, there were no problems at all that I noticed right off the bat. But after driving it for 4 years, the rear brakes have been giving me some trouble. This car comes with disc brakes on front and drum brakes on the rear. I don't know if this problem is just with my individual car, or if it's a common defect in the Sebrings, but the rear brakes squeak like crazy all the time. I've had it checked out, and I was told that they are no longer readjusting like they should. So, every couple of days I have to take it to a parking lot and back up then brake hard, back up and brake hard, and so on, to readjust the rear brakes. Then they stop squeaking, at least for a day or two. As far as other repairs, the rear window fell out of the threading and broke into a million little shards all over my backseat. I was putting the top down because it was a nice day, and it just shattered. Had that checked out, and was told that there is a defect with these Sebrings' rear windows. I don't remember all the details, but the guy has seen a lot of Sebrings in his shop with the same problem. So be careful with that back window! When driving on the highway, there is a lot of road noise- not from the tires, but from all the air leaks in the top. Also, I have to be extra careful when washing this car because the seal between the windows and the top is not tight, and water will drip through and damage the upholstery. One last thing on build quality- I have had to replace the tires more often on this car than any other car that I or my family have owned. My car eats tires! The strange thing is that I take really good care of my car, keep the tires at the right air pressure, and don't drive the crap out of it, so I don't know how it is going through so many sets of tires. Appearance: I love how this car looks. I think this generation of the Sebring convertible looks the best by far. It's very futuristic, and has a little of that sporty look without losing the luxury. The canvas top doesn't look trashy, or like plastic. The interior is comfy, and there's quite a bit of room in the back seat compared to other convertibles in it's class. The leather seats have their drawbacks though- really hot in the summer sun, and not very warm for your bottom on those below- freezing days of winter. Cost of Ownership: The gas mileage is pretty good on the highway (I can get about 33 on average), but it is significantly less in town. If you are a careful driver and plan ahead, you can keep the mpg over 20 in town. But, you have to keep track of the real- time mpg display on the dash. As I said before, my dad was a mechanic, so he graciously does most of my maintenance/upkeep when I'm home from college. I also mentioned that my car eats tires, so that has become a real nuisance. In addition to the tire thing, I've had at least one alignment done every 10 months that I've had the car. My dad and I have noticed a lot of abnormal wear on the tires, hence all the alignments. This last time it was the rear alignment that was out of whack. Strange thing, because I hadn't been in any accident, ran over, or hit anything to screw up the rear alignment. And that's pretty rare to have the rear alignment go haywire. Overall, maintenance for the average Sebring isn't too bad. I haven't had any engine troubles; just the problems with the alignment, tires, and rear window. Fun Factor: This car is obviously fun to drive because of the convertible top. It's an eye catcher, and when you have the top down, your favorite song playing, and the wind in your hair, people will be envious!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Trisha writes:
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It is a convertable

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It is low on the ground... be careful going down a steep driveway

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Great! — I like that my care is purple. It has leather seats, the gas mileage isn't bad at all! I have my oil changed every 2500 miles and my fluids get checked quite often. I have never had any major problems other than a brake light going out with it and just normal wear and tear of a car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
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Great fist car fun and cheap to take care of

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performance was really not great

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Nice — Handling was great on turns. Few repairs needed due to fender benders. Over all tune up was easy. car is roomy for a 2 door car. gas was about $35 a week. Fun car to drive i had all types of woofers, and audio devices.

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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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