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#17 of 79 1998 Sebring Convertible JXi
Aug 27, 2002 (10:55 am)
Just bought my first car this past weekend, and after much research, found one in the Dallas area. 98 JXi, 79k miles, Gold, $8,500. The car seems to be in great shape and I just pray I put my money into a winner, since I will be paying on it for a while to come. Although, I did see a few problems with it, such as the "Service Engine Soon" light came on right after I left the dealer's lot and gassed up...the dealership is saying it should be fine and that it might be from the gas cap, but I am still taking it in for warranty. Also, I can't seem to turn the fog lights on...dunno if they are out or if I'm just a little slow at car switches and buttons. Also, I have noticed a little hop in changing of gears from 1st to 2nd, but I guess, from what I've read, that's normal. So, for now, I'm happy driving it around here in Austin with the top down, especially in this hot weather. Anything I should know? Everything welcome...
#18 of 79 2000 Sebring Convertible JXI
Sep 12, 2002 (6:00 am)
I paid off and still have my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic with only 36k miles, but I really wanted a Sebring convertible. So I shopped around for three months and found this car at a dealer near my house. We dickered around for a week, I am not going to buy a car when I have a perfectly good one unless you give me a killer deal, etc. It was off lease, with only 29k miles and every option except autostick and the CD changer. The traction control is pretty nice, as well as the 6 speaker sound system. The color is black, with charcoal grey interior and a black top. Didn't want a triple black at first, but it sure does look sharp.
Whoever had the car took really super car of it, no scratches, no rock chips on the hood/nose, seats look brand new, etc. Everyone that I know thinks it's a brand new car. There is a guy at my office with a 2002 Limited Convert, and he always gets mad when people around the job say my body style is better. I have to agree, when they changed it in 2001, it looks more like a sports car than a luxury car. I paid 15,508 out the door, so I believe I got a smokin deal.
Nov 07, 2002 (10:37 pm)
Anyone buying the new 03 limiteds? What kind of pricing are you getting? I am looking into them. I hear they have 1500 rebate right now. If I get them to sell it to me at invoice, can I get the 1500 and use it towards my down payment?
They also had one 02 new on the lot and he was willing to sell it to me for $100 over invoice, this was without even dickering or dealing at all, like his first offer!
#20 of 79 2002 or 2003: Sebring Convertible Limited?
Nov 10, 2002 (10:06 pm)
Well, I went back to the dealership and test drove the 2003 and the 2002. I guess they are exactly the same car. The 2003 has the dark blue exterior and a 6 disc changer, full size spare/wheel, and the convenience package. The 2002 is Lt Almond with a 4 disc changer, full size spare/wheel and convenience package. He states they are exactly the same. The 2003 now has 20 miles on it (had 10 at the start of my test drive) and the 2002 now has almost 100. He says they are doing some great deals on the 2002 to get rid of them, and will be about $3,000 cheaper than the 2003 (He verbally said about 24 or 25,000).
WHAT SHOULD I DO?! They both come with 3/36 full warranty and a 7/70 powertrain. Either color is fine for me. It just boils down to why a 2003 is $3,000 more? Is there a reason for me to get the 2003?
Thanks in advance!
#21 of 79 Excess miles - fees
Dec 12, 2002 (7:12 pm)
Anybody have any idea why the dealer would want me back in to sign another contract (just leased this 03 Sebring 2 weeks ago) in order for them to just now increase the excess mileage charge from 0.15 to 0.20 per mile? Think I have to, or just say no thks, I'll keep the agreement I already have in writing?
Dec 13, 2002 (5:35 am)
I would say "no thanks", but you better check the fine print on that contract. It may have a clause that says they can change the charge at their discretion?
Also, check out the Smart Shopper and/or FWI boards for discussions on leasing.
Dec 22, 2002 (11:07 am)
Just picked up a 2000 JXi Sebring off lease, candy apple red, black interior and top, all the toys and 26K miles. Got it for $15,500 after looking long and hard at the new ones but decided I liked the look of the older series better. Avoiding the depreciation was also an incentive. This is one of the "Certified" cars by D-C, with a warranty of 8 years or 80K miles covering the drivetrain, as well as the balance of the original factory warranty and so far the car has been exactly what I wanted.
Mar 09, 2003 (5:05 pm)
Just purchased a 2002 LXi inferno red w/ ABS and 4 CD changer (I believe thats an option for that year). Bot for $20,100 with 180 miles, thats right a 2002 - how you say?
This was a return to Chrysler for defect. The disclosure states it was a paint problem on the right front fender above the headlight. Extremely minor. We found three 2002's with very few miles like this all with the same defect - all sold as used.
First dealer wouldn't deal, 2nd dealer had two like this and was very responsive to dealing. I feel we got a good deal, given that the in-service date was 10/29/02 so the powertrain warranty transfers to us and we have the bulk of the bumper-to-bumper left on the car. Essentially a new car purchase, but about $5000 below new car invoice.
If you find one of these, you might want to jump on them, whats funny is that the dealers don't seem to realize that the powertrain warrenty transfers when in fact it does for any car with in-service after 7/9/02.
#25 of 79 02 LXi Price
Apr 04, 2003 (8:36 am)
2002 LXi Convertible - Vinyl Top - Leather - 16,500 miles - $17,500 plus taxes. Fair Deal?
#26 of 79 1996 JX Convertible 84,500 Miles
Apr 18, 2003 (2:25 pm)
Few door dings & bumper smudges otherwise excellent condition. Paid $5,500. Will change oil,transmission fluid, flush radiator, etc to be safe. Runs great. Gold, with gold interior, and beige top. Need boot any idea what color came with it?