2002 Chrysler Sebring User Reviews

2002 Chrysler Sebring Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 32 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 12 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"design" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews

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AJ writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring GTC Convertible Review
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Fun in the sun

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Get the 4 cylinder engine, get better  gas mileage and drive it longer.

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Was Fun While It Lasted! — Sebring WAS doing fine up through about 129,000 miles, then suddenly the engine started knocking really bad and then died. We needed to replace the engine for about $4000 or we could scrap the car. We ended up scrapping the Sebring and bought a 1998 Chevy Malibu beater until I could save enough for another and newer car. Still trying to save today. Since we got rid of the Sebring I found out there is a class-action lawsuit being filed against Chrysler on behalf of those owners of Chrysler's 2.7L V6 engine which resides in MANY of their vehicles. There seems to be a design flaw with the engine that creates sludge, even when oil changes are done regularly, and causes the engine to seize like our did.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DMAC writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX Review
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stylish

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Allot Of Road Noise And Many Nuisance Problems — Allot of road noise particularily at higher speeds. The tires wear out quicker than they should. At 100,000 KM on 3rd set of tires. Car vibrates when braking, no fault found by dealer. Window seals don't seem to fit properly. A/C Heater fan operates only at high speed. This is apparently a common problem but chrysler is ignoring it.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Londonlad writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Review
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2

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Excellent bodywork quality.Sleek, good looking car. Cabin is tasteful, has good ergonomics and is made of quality materials. Crisp handling, smooth and powerful engine.

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Truly eye-swiveling, window licking insane engine design. The water and oil pumps are INSIDE the crankcase and run off the timing chain. A water pump failure will wreck the engine by fouling the oil if you don't catch it quickly. And if you do, the repair will set you back at least $2,500, as will an oil pump replacement. I know, I've been there.

Standard brakes are really weedy. I fitted cross drilled and slotted rotors along with ceramic pads. That made a big difference, but my wife's 1998 Sable Wagon still brakes better with standard hardware.

If only the mechanics and electrics matched the body and cabin quality!

The front suspension is badly designed and prone to premature wear. Electrics are iffy.

Londonlad
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Valley Girl On Wheels - Nice To Look At But Very High Maintenance. — Hideous mechanics with even more hideous repair costs. Battery is in a loony place. You have to jack up the car and remove the driver's side front wheel to get at it. Even if you buy a super clean well maintained example, chances are it's a dog in disguise. For the kind of money I've plowed into this car, I could have bought and maintained a Jaguar XJ8. If you're tempted by this car, don't be. If you want a car that will beat you up and steal the contents of your wallet on a regular basis, buy a Jag. At least you'll get mugged in style.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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liarocks123 writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible Review
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5

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Great looking and fun to drive

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Brakes aren't great, hard to see out of when pulling out of a parking spot.

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Love May Car — Over all the quality should have been better for the money. I am the original owner and love the car. Car looks like new, but after thousands of dollars in front end work the car still has noise in the front end. I would buy another one because it seats 4 people and ample trunk space.

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

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Suntime12 writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible Review
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4

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Sharp looking car with comfortable seats and a decent rear seat. Peppy engine with good torque and excellent fuel economy. Ecxellent Harmon Kardon sound system with multi CD changer. This car has been carefully maintained with particular emphasis on keeping clean oil in the engine and keeping it garaged to keep the paint good. Putting the top up and down is easy!

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Rear view visibility with top up is poor. You lose some storage space as the car needs room to stow the top. Car requires clean oil as sludge problems have been reported. These mechanical problems have lowered the resale values so you need to check the maintance records if you buy one. I also think it could use a stiffer suspension for performance but Chrysler designed this car for non enthusiasts- i.e to be beautiful and comfortable, have power and look good. It's not for cranking around hairpin turns at speed!  If you want to change your oil every 8000 miles forget it!

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Fun In The Sun And On Summer Nights — Comfortable and smooth this is a peppy car with comfortable seats and roomier back seats than most convertibles. Gas mileage is excellent! Look for car with regular oil changes. Using the top is easy. A fun good looking car that is fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rowan writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX Review
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zippy, fast, and fun

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nothin

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Its A Fun Car, And I Miss It — she had great acceleration, and good handling. the gas milage is around 22mpg when i dove her. maintenance wasn't bad i had to replace a hose that dry rotted, but she wasn't really drove before i owned her. it was a beautiful color when it was washed and waxed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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biggerthanlife writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible Review
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Great fun car to drive, above average reliability and maintenance costs.  Kooks great going down the road and was very comfortable.

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Not a great winter car, but that is probably to be expected with a convertible.  

biggerthanlife
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I Liked This Car A Lot, Had Fun Driving It. — Overall, we really liked this car. It had great features and options, was large enough to use for more than just riding in, but was a great good looking cruiser too. We would definitely purchase another one in the future. Loved to ride around with the top down. Used to ask my wife if she wanted to go riding around topless (she never did appreciate my humor with that question). Never the less still a really fun car.

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

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Lisa writes:
2002 Chrysler Sebring LX Review
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its nice, spacious, and a lot faster than people think

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its a 4 door

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I Love My Car — Its beautiful, its has very good performance, it accelerates very quickly, handles well, and it stops a lot faster than other cars on the road, it has needed minimal repairs after the 40,000 miles i have had it. it is easily kept clean inside and out. it gets an average of 28 MPG on the highway and 20 in town, and its very fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002Chrysler writes:
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Great styling

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It has been a money pit.  Transmission quit on the interstate, It has sensors everywhere, I know because I have replaced nearly every one of them.  Interior lights  go on at random times and seem to be related to whether door is locked or unlocked.  Leave it alone for a couple of days and your battery will be dead.

2002Chrysler
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Money Pit — It has been a money pit. Transmission quit on the interstate, It has sensors everywhere, I know because I have replaced nearly every one of them. Interior lights go on at random times and seem to be related to whether door is locked or unlocked. Leave it alone for a couple of days and your battery will be dead. I would not recommend the LX Coupe with the 3.0. Seats make your legs go numb after an hour and getting out of the car requires leverage as you pry your body out. Don't buy this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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- nice looking car, sporty with good handling characteristics

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- it's poorly engineered with it's 2.6l V6 DOHC:
- not designed well for repairs: fuel pump is in the gas tank, battery inside the front bumper, another repair had to have the engine jacked up inorder to access and repair an inexpensive part.
- engine in this car is poorly designed and usually only lasted for about 200k.

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The Newer Ones Loose It's Only Benefit Which Was Looks. — good car, but poorly designed for everyday use and repairs. It's low slung design didn't suit boat launches, but it handles extremely well. It was bought used as a stopgap to avoid buying 2 new cars in one year. Thanks

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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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