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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible
#73 of 473 New Touring Sapphire Blue over Sandlewood w/ Sandlewood Cloth Top
Jun 27, 2004 (6:02 pm)
Purchased a new 2004 Sapphire Blue over Sandlewood Sebring Conv. Touring model, loaded with everything except ABS Traction Control. I have been looking at convertibles for a while, with my short list being the Sebring, 2004 Toyota Solara Conv. and 2001 Saab 9-3 Conv. So far I am quite happy with my choice. We have had good luck with Chrysler/Dodge products in the past, which was certainly a factor that influenced my decision. Also, the current rebates make a the 2004 Sebring Conv. an attractive choice. I was able to make a deal for about $300 below dealer invoice. We'll see how things go from here.
Jun 28, 2004 (6:23 am)
Well, gas does expand when in the sun. I don't know exactly how Chrsyler set up the guages and sensors, but it's not inconceivable that the effects of the sun cause the guage to read high.
Just ask the dealer the next time you have it in.
Jun 28, 2004 (11:31 am)
Congrats and enjoy the car!
#76 of 473 Gas gauge/kenitzer
Jun 28, 2004 (5:31 pm)
I guess I should have been more specific about the error on the gas gauge and the reading for miles before needing a fill-up. The gauge reads nearly empty and the miles show maybe 20. This gradually increases as you drive it once it hasn't been sitting in the sun. I agree with you, stickguy. My husband just needs to ask the dealer about it.
Great looking car, kenitzer. My hubby originally thought he wanted the sapphire but we ended up with the red. He actually spent an hour trying to decide between the sapphire, silver or red and finally went with his heart. He has always wanted a red convertible and it is sharp. But your sapphire is very, very cool.
#77 of 473 rear defogger contacts on convertable
Aug 07, 2004 (2:29 am)
I have a 2000 sebring convertable with 34,000 miles. The defogger contact points attached to the rear window have broken off four times( twice on each side)but were able to be soldered back. Has anyone else had this type of problem? If so, what were the results? What was the feedback by the mechanic (if any)?
#78 of 473 Re: Should I...
Aug 18, 2004 (2:31 pm)
buy the sebring convertible or the Solara SLE? I really dig the look of the Sebring and the Limited has everything I want in it (but to be fair, so does the Solara). My biggest concern is the safety rating. While I realize that 3 stars doesn't make it a death-trap, I have short people (kids) to consider. If it were just myself, I'd probably throw caution to the wind, but those days are over.
Aug 18, 2004 (6:06 pm)
Have you driven them both? That may push you further in the direction of the Solara. I like my 02 Sebring Limited but I realize the Solara edges it out quite easily in safety, interior quality and powertrain. Its also more expensive however and I don't like the exterior. My next vert may be the upcoming Pontiac g6.
#80 of 473 Re: bailey1 [vcjumper]
Aug 18, 2004 (6:46 pm)
I have driven them both - the SLE on a 20 minute test drive and the Limited on a two day rental to see if I really even liked the whole convertible thing with putting the kids in and taking the kids out...those darned kids again!
Anyway, the test with the SLE wasn't that great. I had serious trouble reading the LED on the dash with the top down (I think it's my polarized script sunglasses), the back view was down-right frightening, and then when I went to accelerate onto Central Expressway, it seemed as if the car hesitated before doing the get-up-and-go thing. It wasn't the best impression, although it was a very comfortable ride and the safety record (at least as far as the coupe goes) is practically unbeatable. I would like to give it another run, but they are ten kinds of hard to find right now to test.
I appreciate your time in answering and if you have anything to add re: the Sebring that might make me think twice, please don't hesitate to email me.
#81 of 473 Sebring or Solara
Aug 23, 2004 (3:28 pm)
You might want to go to the Toyota Camry Solara site here at Edmunds.com and check out the comments. There have apparently been a ton of problems that Toyota may or may not have fixed in the '05 model. We never could test drive the Toyota convertible but did the sedan and we weren't impressed with the sedan at all. We did notice some neat features on the Sebring not on the Toyota. It is so easy to get in the back seat of the Sebring because of the seat belt configuration and the track the front seat is on. It is a very quiet convertible and also extremely comfortable. We love our Sebring Limited a lot -- and buying the Limited does seem to make a big difference over the Touring. The only way to tell which one you want is to test drive both. We would not hesitate to take our grandchildren for a spin in our Sebring (whereas we never would take them in our Mustang convertible).
#82 of 473 looking for zone manager DC area
Aug 25, 2004 (7:57 am)
I have had problems with my car since I bought it [although enjoying it in between going to the dealership]...oil was low initially, I was told [oil low from the factory] oil leak; transmission line leak. brake problems 3x-wrote to BBB. Now my engine has seized with 42,000miles. Of course the warranty is 36,000. The dealership does not want to repair it under Powertrain warranty as they claim consumer neglect with my last oil change 12/03 [adding oil in April]. any thoughts? I've written consumer Affairs, etc. BBB [again] Attorney General and FCT yesterday.