Chrysler Coupes and Compact Cars Ratings
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2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser - GT
Pros: Style, inside and out
Cons: The original tires that came with the car.
Advice: Up grade the tires to a good high performance tire.Once you get a good high performance tire on the PT Cruiser the ride is good, very sporty ride. With a good high performance tire the car handles excellent on wet and snowy/icey surfaces.
2005 Chrysler Sebring - Base Coupe
Pros: Nice sounding stereo
Cons: Vehicle sits far too low to ground to be a practical driver !
Advice: Steer clear of this vehicle, you'll pay now, and you'll pay later !Bought '05 Sebring Coupe new in April of '05. Super exterior appearance, very aggressive look/ stance, that being, vehicle is so low to ground, and very large tires with attractive wheel design. However, after one year of ownership, that's where my interest of the '05 Sebring Coupe ended ! The Coupe is the most unpracticle vehicle ever ! In fact, the Coupe sits so low to ground, you can't drive up/ down most hills without damaging the under carraige of the vehicle ! After one year, I had to replace the entire front plastic bumper cover due to bottoming out the vehicle from traveling up/ down hills ! If you live in snow country as I do, forget it ! One good snow, and possibly, there goes your muffler, exhaust pipe, etc ! The car's just too low to ground for reasonable everyday use. My vehicle had the 4 cylinder engine w/ automatic transmission. To my surprise, the 4 held its own for pulling around a vehicle the size of the coupe, and the automatic transmission was responsive. The vehicle was really exhausting to get in/ out of because of height of vehicle from road surface. You had to throw yourself in, and then fight to climb out ! Dash design was bland, insturments were dim lit for night driving, too dim, and insturments were small/ hard to read. Nice stereo though, and heat and a/c worked well. In reality, only 4 adults could sit in vehicle, 5 would be pushing things a bit. Build quality appeared solid/ sound with exception of exterior design compromising the build quality as noted above. Once inside vehicle, should you attempt to use your sun visors, you then could not see one half of the road infront of you ! Driver visability was an extreme negative w/ this vehicle, you must be at your best to try and steer clear of hitting someone at all times. Trunk space is more than adaquate. In regard to comfort, this car has a busy type ride that can wear you down fast, it's definately not a long distance cruiser, even though, the vehicle does drive smoothly equipped w/ the touring suspension. Quality of interior is typical Chrysler, 'Cheap plastic', dull design. In the handling dept., the vehicle corners well, remains level in turns, and breaks well. However, on first week of ownership I had to have a rotor replaced, as it was warpped right from the showroom floor.
2005 Chrysler Sebring - Limited Coupe
Pros: nice styling
Advice: give america a ghance. you won't be disapointedi've had 6 nissans, 3 hondas, and 1 toyota, and have found this car every bit as comfortable, just as reliable as any of them. no complaints.
2005 Chrysler Sebring - Base Sedan
Cons: Quality of parts on the car mechanical
Advice: If you dont have a good warranty dont buy it and it will be in the shop all the timeI had two set of rotors already on this car that i have had a year. also drums replaces steering shaft now replaced twice as well the dealer told me the brakes are all like this i owned a kia rio had 115 miles on it and never replace rotors i would say this is a big problem The car is loud and sometimes wont start right away. I have never had so many problems with a car i thought i was buying a better car boy was i fooled
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Touring
Pros: The make and color of the car. I have the red car
Cons: The car eats gas too quickly
Advice: Yes buy - the car is overall a good car so far.I would score higher for performance and the overall rating but cannot because This car does not get the gas mileage it claims. I got more mileage from my SUV which went 17 miles a gallon in the city. The car, however is a 4 cylinder, but the car is supposed to have turbo but it does not go as fast as I expected. It seems like I have to a least go 60 miles per hour just to get some decent speed - so that causes gas to even go faster. I am currently not satisfied with the speed or gas mileage of the car. I do like the car overall though.
2005 Chrysler Sebring - Base Convertible
Pros: nice looking
Cons: warranty coverage protection
Advice: expect to pay out of pocket even in the first 3yrs for repairsmy 2002 sebring conv has to be the worst for repairs of any car i have owned, a quick short list of repairs.the whole front end due to noise under 20k,both tie rods,rear brake rattle had to replace all new brakes started at 22k, overheated no one knows why, rust at 24k chrysler only covers rust holes in their warranty. ar is parked in heated garage 90% of time,heater controls broke, seat heaters broke, windows leak water,rear window defog broke,car has been alligned front and back numerious times,so be weary!! they may look nice but that is as far as it goes.
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Touring
Pros: It is a convertible
Cons: The car's handling on wet streets makes one overly cautious.
Advice: Get a bright colorI purchased the car [new] in December '05 during a smow storm. This is a good time to buy a convertible. I have not had the top down yet, but am waiting for a good sunny warm day. The performance is great with good power [I have a blue touring model]. But you should watch it on wet roads. The car can easily get away from you. There is good room for a person like me @ 6 ft 2 and 212 lbs as the driver and the rear passengers have little difficulty getting in and riding in the back seat. I disllike not driving through the car wash, but self wash is good excersize. I dislike persons calling the car as cute. When they ride with me, I show off the power to dispel the cute label. I'd buy this car again. It's a fun car.