2005 Chrysler Sebring Ratings
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2005 Chrysler Sebring - GTC Convertible
Cons: A tie between the steering, transmission, and brakes
Advice: Do not buy ChryslerI test drove this vehicle in several years and ended up purchasing the 2005. Talk about a big mistake, so far it's been to the dealer 3 times for 3 different problems. Not only that, but I had such bad experiences at the repair shop that I went to a different dealer each time. Unfortunately, Chrysler warranties don't help you if you need to go somewhere with competent mechanics. So, if you're willing to drive 1 hour to the 3rd closest dealer only to have the mechanic say, 'I don't understand why it won't work' only to have to pay out of pocket for a local company to fix it straight out in 4 hours, than maybe Chrysler is for you. Otherwise, try a company with reliable cars and reliable mechanics.
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
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 Sebring - Base Sedan
Pros: two tone leather seats-nice
Cons: one color dash trim; will channge
Advice: get the leather seats in 2006 and buy signature series; good valuemuch nicer than my 2000 Ciirrus. improved comfort and style. I dismissed this car since 2001 but I bought my 2005 Sigature series 2-7-06 for 13,535 out the door. This was a steal and I love the car.
2005 Chrysler Sebring - Touring Convertible
Pros: The fact that it's a convertable!
Cons: The lack of a boot for the top - there's one you can buy, but not included.
Advice: If you are buying used, go latest model you can afford - early ones had problems.This is my second Sebring Convertable (The previous was a '96 jxi 6-cyl) and the car continues to impress me - no wonder this is one of the best selling ragtops around! I'm a very big guy and find that most convertables are too tight and unconfortable to drive, but the Sebring is in a small group of convertables that are made with plenty of interior room, top up or down. The 6-cyl version has plenty of power and handles well, with less interior noise than I would have expected - but prepare to get windblown in the back seat. The 4-cyl is underpowered though, avoid it if you can. Still the biggest trunk I've ever seen in a convertable.