2009 Chrysler Sebring
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Surprisingly efficient

by from San Angelo on August 3, 2009

Well, I took advantage of Cash for Clunkers and retired my 94 Blazer. There was nothing wrong with it, but with Chrysler matching the govt money, I knew I would never get more money for my Blazer. I ...
Well, I took advantage of Cash for Clunkers and retired my 94 Blazer. There was nothing wrong with it, but with Chrysler matching the govt money, I knew I would never get more money for my Blazer. I first test drove an 09 Compass, then I stepped up to the Avenger/Sebring twins. The Avenger handled a little better and the seats seemed more supportive than the Sebring, but the dash looked a little on the cheap side and was all hard plastic. The Sebring I bought is an 09 Sebring SE, black with the black interior. It has the 2.4L 4-cylinder and 4-sp automatic. Features include remote keyless entry, power windows/locks, cruise control, and an MP3 capable CD player with a year of Sirius for free. The first thing that struck me as I sat in the Sebring was how much nicer the interior was when compared with the Avenger. The dash is covered with a soft material, as are the arm rests and other places you touch. The interior was simple yet modern. The only thing I didn't like was the absence of some of the storage nooks that were included in the Avenger. The seats were comfortable. There was an unexpectedly large amount of room in the backseat, which impressed me. All in all, I was quite impressed with the interior. On the road the Sebring is very quiet on the road. The ride is smooth and it soaks up bumps without a lot of noise making its way into the cabin. Engine power is more than adequate and the transmission shifts smoothly. The steering is light, lighter than the Avenger's. I asked if the electric power steering could be recalibrated to match the Avenger's and was told no by the tech. He told me it was a different rack and that the suspension parts were different as well. Road trip: I immediately took the Sebring on a road trip to Dallas. I set the cruise at 70mph and enjoyed the Sirius radio. When I got to Dallas, I filled up and was pleasantly surprised to see 36mpg, especially considering the Sebring is rated at 30mpg highway. On the way home, I hit Dallas traffic for an hour, which was pretty much a parking lot, before hitting the road. When I got back to San Angelo and filled up again, I got 31mpg. Out the door, with the Cash for Clunker's money, the dealer matching cash, the military discount, and owner loyalty discount, I paid a little over $12k. Not bad for a shiny, new mid-sized sedan.
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Impressed

by from Layton, Utah on October 9, 2009

I love my Sebring. It cost less than the competition and the ride is just as nice if not nicer. I drove my 2.7 v6 home and have taken it on several trips on the highway and get 33 miles per gallon at ...
I love my Sebring. It cost less than the competition and the ride is just as nice if not nicer. I drove my 2.7 v6 home and have taken it on several trips on the highway and get 33 miles per gallon at 70 miles per hour. Glad I have a v6 for the extra power.
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chrysler always seems to get a bad rap

by from on August 15, 2009

i just purchased sebring limited with the 4 cylinder so far after 1000 miles i find nothing wrong with this car i drover others before purchase mazda 6 ford honda toyota the only thing that is higher ...
i just purchased sebring limited with the 4 cylinder so far after 1000 miles i find nothing wrong with this car i drover others before purchase mazda 6 ford honda toyota the only thing that is higher end ont the others is their price sebring was reasonable price with alot of extras. go ahead and buy your boring hondas toyota which are over priced
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Good Car

by from Company Car on August 4, 2012

Good car change the oil put in gas I have 139,564 miles on mine with no issues. Great car on the highway.
Good car change the oil put in gas I have 139,564 miles on mine with no issues. Great car on the highway.
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This car is a dream

by from Connecticut on February 9, 2011

The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible turned out to be much better all around than I had expected when I purchased mine, used with 30,k miles on it. Comfort, one-button to take the top down and put i...
The 2009 Chrysler Sebring Convertible turned out to be much better all around than I had expected when I purchased mine, used with 30,k miles on it. Comfort, one-button to take the top down and put it back up, smooth ride, awesome handling. It's my beautiful, classy-looking, no hassle car.
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Sebring equals good value.

by from Grove City, PA on October 20, 2009

I purchased a new '09 Limited in April. It has been a great car. The 2.4L has plenty of power for most real world driving situations. Ride, comfort and handling are all quite good. Paint and build qua...
I purchased a new '09 Limited in April. It has been a great car. The 2.4L has plenty of power for most real world driving situations. Ride, comfort and handling are all quite good. Paint and build quality are also impressive.
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it's a good car

by from Ringgold/Ga on August 19, 2009

So far so good,I bought this car in exchange of 8syl 1998 crown victoria,I loved it I even did not even check it out. After I took it home,I start reading some reviews,I mean some of them are so mean,...
So far so good,I bought this car in exchange of 8syl 1998 crown victoria,I loved it I even did not even check it out. After I took it home,I start reading some reviews,I mean some of them are so mean,and all the things they said was a matter of taste .for examble they wrote that the car has an ugly body style,but who to say? I personaly loved it. However....the Engin is awsom,the waranty is awsom,the gas milg is great,smoth ride,safety is amazing,I mean the main things we look in a car when we buy it are all in this car,as I said,Engin,Transmition,waranty,Safety....etc,It's an excelent American made car,and much better than Honda,Mazda,Nusan....and cheeper.
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Very nice car love the ragtop

by from Alliance Ohio on May 2, 2011

I really like the car but it is very under powered! This car has really good fuel mileage and the ride is very nice! I think the car is sharp,just a liitt
I really like the car but it is very under powered! This car has really good fuel mileage and the ride is very nice! I think the car is sharp,just a liitt
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Getting ready to buy my 3rd sebring

by from middleboro ma on September 13, 2010

Chrysler gets a bad rap but they keep getting better and better! My current, still very reliable 125k mile 2001 LXi convertible has held up even better than my last 68k 1998 Jxi and now i'm moving ont...
Chrysler gets a bad rap but they keep getting better and better! My current, still very reliable 125k mile 2001 LXi convertible has held up even better than my last 68k 1998 Jxi and now i'm moving onto an 08 or 09. I thought I had my heart set on the Limited (bigger engine, leather, all the bells & whistles) but i've gotta tell you after test driving the Touring model that is one hot little ride for less money and almost just as many options--it just has a smaller engine and cloth interior. The only complaint i have since the new 2007 power top came out is it's not carefully designed as it hogs up more than half the trunk when the top is down so forget about packing the trunk with too many beach chairs and a cooler...a sacrafice I'm willing to make for Sebring! I even Test drove the Toyota Solara Conv and I'm sorry it doesn't even compare! Sebrings have a much more luxury car feel than the plain jane toyotas so I'm sticking with american! :)
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It's not the best car I've owned

by from Phoenix, AZ on May 23, 2017

I purchased the car with 50,000 miles on it. I still have the car and 75,000 miles later, I've gone through 3, yes 3 alternators. It may have something to do with the aftermarket viper alarm I install...
I purchased the car with 50,000 miles on it. I still have the car and 75,000 miles later, I've gone through 3, yes 3 alternators. It may have something to do with the aftermarket viper alarm I installed on it. The exterior design of the car is okay. The interior of the car is okay. The seats are not very comfortable, The quality of the cabin is not great. My wife and I were playing around and the center arm rest broke off the cheap plastic is was attached to. The gear lever is hard to clean. The whole cabin feels cheaply made. The sound system is nice but that's about it, The performance of this car is just okay. it can get moving during emergency situations. The handling is too tight but it can maneuver okay in tight situations like U Turns. The main issue with the car is that it's just okay. There's nothing really special about the car. When I'm on the freeway and I just want to go a little faster to pass traffic, the speed goes faster but the rpm slowly goes down. I don't know why I never noticed that before. I wish i was smarter and did my research before I purchased this car. I know much more now and I will never buy a just okay car again. Overall the car is just Ok.
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