2000 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

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Average Ratings from 24 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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"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
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"power" 5 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews

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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

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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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scottwithconvertible writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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A design thatis Moddern in 2008

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2000 limited Sebrings?  Not many in my area

scottwithconvertible
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Sebring Convertible 2000 Limted — Sebring Jxi Limited I bought with 63000 miles. In mint condition. Jaguar dark green in Color. With a nice black and tan two tone seats. Perferated tan inserts. Wood trim and infinity sound system with tape and cd. Every one says its a fancy Car. It looks like a modern car in 2009. It gets better gas milege than most american products. Not the fastest but it was never ment to be. It was ment to be refined. Yes you Can talk on a cell phone at 90 miles per hour in trafic in this convertible? Its quite and handles good. And it is fun to drive with the top down. Put the top down and leave it down when parked. its a statment. Dont think others will notice then you would be wrong. Its a car in a class of its own. Not too expensive in price but good enough to say you are are sugsesfull. Brakes and motor and suspention are quite. This is a touring Car. A stealthy ride to where ever you want to go. Unfortunatly I have seen no other Sebring convertible with the limited package. The wheels and tires and interior are very much different. You would almost feel that the non limited cars are very different. They dont look as rich. 2000 cars of this model are all close to 120 000 miles by 2008. So its not the center of attention at a car show. Low mile colector cars of this type are hard to find. And their are a huge difference in price between clean colector cars and ones that are drivers in low income areas. My point is if you find one in great condition the 2000 sebring was a refined modern car that is very nice among more expencive audies and lexus and BMWs. It is a convertible. And the Sebring convertible has some respect in any car lovers mind. It rides and drives like a regular car with the top up in the winter. Its not too small. The back seat can be used by big people. It feels like 50 mph at 90 mph with the top down. No wind flutter. No hair pounding. That is almost incredible in its self. Try that with a MG. Or a VW Bug Convertible. This car wiould be a rocket ship that is 10 times as safe. American cars are very fun to drive. Dont count out Chrysler. The 2008 is a nice upgrade. This is overall on suggsesful car. You can find a car easy but not easyer to drive than this Sebring.

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John writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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Roomy comfortable interior, 6 disk cd changer with infinity speakers, chrome rims

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Needs stronger engine, typical Chrysler brakes

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One Of The Nicest In Chrysler's 2000 Lineup — Looks good, could use a little boost in power I have owned this car for at least 2 years now and i must say that even though it has had its quirks, it is an amazing car. Where it really shines is when the top is down and the sun is up on a nice warm day. I got mine used fully loaded so basically whatever was available on this trim level i got (with the exception of a spoiler). Its got a good ride quality but the engine is too small for a car like this. Except for some casual maintance when i first got it the car has held up quite nicely.

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Sparky222 writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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4

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Stunning appearance, good space utilization, reliable mitsubishi engine, butter soft leather seats, confident handling, amazing infinity stereo standard. Excellent visibility with large greenhouse, mirrors and heated rear window.

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Brakes always squealed, winter traction so-so, (Goodyear Eagle GT's improve it) low ground clearance, OK power, especially with 4 passengers, and little back seat storage. Weak A/C. Pollen clogs door bottom drains each spring,

Sparky222
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Head Turning, Good Handling Daily Driver. — This car is an amazing feat really, witness the rental fleets of sebrings! The car looks great and holds 4 adult passengers comfortably WITH their luggage. As such I loved it for travel as well as short hops in the city, confident handling. It ran reliably, no engine or battery issues, just squeaky brakes that the dealer could never silence. If ungaraged, the top requires replacement after 7 years or so, the sunbrella type fabric is quiet and soft but prone to sun fade and bird stains. The heater was excellent but A/C weak. Controls and displays were simple and clear, day or night, I liked the courtesy lights everywhere- doors, console, glovebox and the night illumination made finding small items or drinks in the console easy. Fuel economy was around 20-22 on regular, not bad fo a heavy car. Overall a good car, fun, nothing perfect, but nothing really bad either, and I really miss the exhaust burble too.

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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ces13 writes:
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4

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Fun to drive - sharp looking car. Fun for Summer Drives. Good on gas.

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Not a lot of headroom or legroom in the backseat

ces13
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Happy So Far — Too soon to tell, however, after owning this vehicle for six months - I am happy so far. Car was well maintained prior to my ownership, didn't get a lot of miles per year on it. So, figuring this 11 year old car has about 6 years worth of mileage on it - I am pretty happy with it. The body/paint has held up well. On average (using the EcoAvg Guage on the dashbord, the car averages about 21 mpg.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ahmed_oregon writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Limited Convertible Review
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My first and best car

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Brakes not strong

ahmed_oregon
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Sexy Look — 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 else do I expect with really small budget:).1 more thing never take car for a cash wash.it will mess up the roof.i had bad experience

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

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Steven writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi Convertible Review
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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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Annie writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe Review
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Nice body style, good gas mileage...

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nothin really exceot for the leaking problem mentioned earlier that will be fixed

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2000 White Chrysler Sebring Lxi — I love my car but theres this one thing that confuses me and makes me very angry...it leaks. I cant seem to locate the source of the leak and thats what irritats me. But other than that its a great car and I love it!

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Brieanna writes:
2000 Chrysler Sebring JX Convertible Review
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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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2010 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

Awesome Car! By augrpeters

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2009 Chrysler Sebring Reviews

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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

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

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

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