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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible
Jan 25, 2008 (5:50 pm)
I just bought a 2007 sebring with 28, miles on it
i have never had one of these cars before
but it seems to me that the engine is a little loud when i drive and push on the gas to go
does anyone know anything about this ???
#31 of 64 Re: Why is it loud? [jackie82va]
Jan 25, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Which engine - 2.4L, 2.7L or 3.5L? I have a 2007 Sebring with the 3.5L and I haven't noticed any abnormal engine noise. Get a second opinion by driving a friend around and see what he/she thinks.
If you both think it's too loud you might have a shop check for an exhaust leak. Muffler shops will usually check it for free and if it just needs a bolt torqued down they'll probably do that for free with the hope of gaining your future business.
I know it's still under warranty but the dealer would probably keep it overnight.
#32 of 64 Re: Why is it loud? [jackie82va]
Jan 25, 2008 (10:10 pm)
I have the 2.4L four cylinder.... the base model. Yes, you definitely notice the engine noise in the cab. It's one of those "you get what you pay for" situations. I paid $15k for an '07 with 12k miles on it... base price new, I think is $18k? It's sad they didn't invest in better sound insulation or engineer it with reduced engine sound in mind.
However, I really don't mind it that much... I got used to it quickly. I like the gas mileage, and I like the rest of the car.
#33 of 64 Re: Why is it loud? [mikeinca]
Jan 27, 2008 (2:32 pm)
its a 2.4L
i just bought it this week i only payed 13,$ for it and its a 2007 with about 28k miles on it , so i thought that i got a good deal its really nice , i went from a 05 Dodge Neon to this so yeah i am happy with it i think that you are right about the sound that it just has bad insulation on it and all . but i love it just put my Sirius Radio in it , i had a friend ride with me and they just think thats how its suposed to be and im not used to it and all
so its ok
#34 of 64 Re: 07 Sebring
Feb 09, 2008 (11:05 am)
Leased a 07 Sebring. worst car I've owned sofar. Slow as heck. More importantly just wondering if anyone has or is having problems with the driver's seat and the lumbar. The lumbar is so extended its crazy. It sticks so far out that when i drive it my back kills me. Never had any back prob before this car. I obviously adjusted it both ways but the extension of the lumbar is far out. Any body experiencing same thing?
#35 of 64 Re: 07 Sebring [jjmang]
Feb 09, 2008 (12:17 pm)
No problem at all with the lumbar support on mine. If I adjust it all the way in I can't even feel it.
On the performance, you apparently have the 2.4L 4-cyl. I test drove a 2.7L and wasn't happy with it. I bought the Limited with the 3.5L V6 and 6-speed autostick, which works well for my needs.
#36 of 64 2003 LXI Tie rods
Feb 13, 2008 (12:05 pm)
Hello there....Has anyone replaced a tie rod? Local repair shop wants $225 (includes alignment) for a left outer tie end. Is that too much? Is it difficult to do at home?
Thanks All !!
#37 of 64 Re: 2003 LXI Tie rods [jtimko]
Feb 13, 2008 (2:28 pm)
Has anyone replaced a tie rod?
Look for a copy of the February 2008 Popular Mechanics. There's a very detailed 3 page section on replacing tie rods, complete with photos, starting on pg 93.
The degree of difficulty is rated as being moderate.
#38 of 64 Took the plunge
Feb 18, 2008 (8:37 pm)
Just bought an white 07 2.4 21000 miles for $9,650. Seemed like to good of a deal to pass up. Anyway the only real complaints I hear(read) about this car are the looks(which i like, maybe I'm crazy) and the engine noise which I didn't notice on a long test drive and the 30 mile drive home. So far so good . Gan i put 18' wheels on the base model or will they only go on the touring/limited? Thanks in advance and look fwd to posting my experiences here.