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Chrysler Sebring Owners - Meet the Members

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Sebring!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

Also, if you are interested in a live chat, I can arrange that for you. All Club chats are set up on

Tuesdays:
4:00-5:00 pm PT/7:00-8:00pm ET

-or-

Thursdays:
5:00-6:00pm PT/8:00-9:00pm ET
6:00-7:00pm PT/9:00-10:00 ET
7:00-8:00pm PT/10:00-11:00pm ET
(The latter may be rather late for East Coasters, but is available if you want.)

Let me know if you are interested in a chat and the day/time convenient for you.

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

KarenS
Host
Owner's Clubs

Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

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  • stevemcsestevemcse Posts: 1
    How about adding Dodge Stratus Coupe owners also? The cars are almost identical.
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    2001 Sebring LXi coupe
    Ice Silver Pearlcoat
    AutoStick (Sportronic)
    ABS
    Traction Control
    Leather
    Moonroof
    Silver wheels (no chrome for me, thank you very much!)

    No mods at this time, although I'm thinking constantly.

    Steve: there is a Stratus board as well. I'm hoping they're linked, so we can all share the info we get!
  • russklassrussklass Posts: 389
    2001 LXi sedan
    Inferno Red
    all options
    About 7,000 miles so far, one problem, a resistor in the HVAC went, leaving only high speed fan operational. Fixed promptly by our 5*.
    Other cars are an '01 Chrysler 300M and a '90 Mazda MIata.
  • dski69dski69 Posts: 3
    with a:

    Black 2001 Sebring LXi coupe
    Grey leather interior
    5-spd manual transmission
    4 wheel ABS
    Chrome wheels
    AEM cold-air intake
    Eibach Pro-Kit springs
    Kumho Ecsta Supra 712 225/45-17 high performance tires
    Magnalfow Mirror Finish Street series muffler
    Moonroof
    Tinted windows (35% front/25% rear)
    Momo Burlwood/Brushed aluminum shift knob
  • adeckadeck Posts: 1
    2001 LXi Convertible
    Bright Silver
    ABS
    4 CD Changer
    Taupe Leather

    Got it Thursday and Georgia weather has been perfect. I am loving the top-down life. I finally have a car other than my wife's hand-me-down kidmobile's (minivan, suburban).
  • stoosh95stoosh95 Posts: 14
    Ordered: 9/3/00
    Picked up: 11/7/00
    Current Miles: 10,300

    What I got...

    Deep Indigo Blue Metallic
    Beige Leather
    5 speed manual
    ABS
    4 CD, in-dash

    The rest is standard LXi equipment

    Problems: nothing major, just the standard set of issues everyone else seems to have.
    Water on the side windows upon roll-down/roll-up.
    Weird 'creaking' noise out of the rear suspension.

    I plan to deal with these shortly before the warranty runs out (mainly, gonna keep it as-is for another 22,000 miles ... as long as nothing ELSE crops up)

    Satisfaction Quotient (out of 10): 11, this car is a dream to drive. I have ZERO regrets buying this car. I also love the 'exclusivity' of owning one of these ... since 11/00, I've seen maybe 5-6 other coupes on the road (seen plenty of sedans tho, go figure).

    That's all for now.
  • karlsu99karlsu99 Posts: 3
    Hi I'm Karl. I got my Silver LXi sedan two weeks ago today. It's got:

    - Dark Grey Leather interior (though to keep the floors clean)
    - Luxury Group (autostick, prem. speakers, alloy whells, etc.)
    - Moonroof
    - 4 CD Changer
    - Side Airbags
    - ABS

    No problems so far, other than the alignment a bit off. Five star dealer fixed that up today. So far so good!
  • Hi, I'm Jean >:-) Got my Sebring in March, dealership wrecked it in April... you can read the sad story on the board, msg #232... <:-(

    2001 Sebring LXi coupe
    ice-silver
    grey leather
    5-speed

    pros: NO blind spots! fun to drive, great infinity stereo and cd changer

    cons: creaking noise, windows wet for days, cheap looking plastic dashboard, poor resale value!
  • vlisvlis Posts: 28
    Took delivery of my Sebring LXi sedan in December, loaded except for sunroof. Just over 7K on the clock now. Still in heaven. Plan to install a 300M chrome shifter today or tomorrow.
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    I've clocked about 1800 miles thus far, and I'm noticing a few gravel stings on the nose already.

    I'm not much of a fan of bras (ummmm), but has anyone else added or considered a little front-end protection?
  • leebealeebea Posts: 25
    Hi,
    I'm Lee and my auto is a two month old 2001 Sterling Blue Limited. It has everything but the smokers package (and I would have paid the $20 to eliminate it). NOBODY smokes in any of my automobiles.
    It's my toy. It has about 650 miles on it and has never been out in the rain. It will not see any snow in the winter either. That's what my Blazer is for.
    This is my first ever Chrysler product so I read every review I could find before I bought it, even though I fell in love with it the first time I saw one on display in the shopping mall. So far I like the treatment of Daimler-Chrysler and my dealer.
    I've never been one for computer forums, but this one has been fun. I check it at least once a day to see what people have to say.
    Thanks Karen S. if you're responsible for this "owners club".
    Lee B.
  • venez68venez68 Posts: 2
    I have an LXi sedan with:
    ABS
    Sunroof
    Side Airbags
    Chrome Wheels
    Stereo Upgrade
    Deep Sapphire Blue W/Taupe int.
    Got about 2K on it and no problems so far. Except about a month ago some dope backed up into me and scraped the bumper and put a dent on the edge of the hood. No problem though his insurance co. paid for everything including the rental. The body shop did an excellent job,can't even tell it was fixed. This is also my first Chrysler product and all i can say is what a sweet ride! I get alot of people doing a double take when i blow by them. Good Luck with your new Sebrings everyone.
  • dski69dski69 Posts: 3
    I've got the hood mask on my car. Not the entire bra that sits over the fender and all, just the part that goes over the hood. I went onto Chryslers' website to the accessories page. Then I ordered it from my local dealer, took about 2 days for it to come in. It looks pretty good, I think alot better than the full bra. The only problem is when it rains or you wash your car, you must take it off and dry it or else the paint under the mask will eventually fog. A little extra hassle, but it really cuts down on the stone chips.

    Dave
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    Thanks. I'm going shopping.

    venez68: "I get alot of people doing a double take when i blow by them..." It IS sweet, isn't it?

    Congrats to all who have made the purchase!
  • This is Steve from New Jersey. My company ended its fleet car program this spring, and all us employees have been forced to use our own cars. After 20 years driving company cars (and dreaming of convertibles), I was forced to buy a car for the first time in my life. After test driving a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi convertible, there really was no other car worth considering.


    Ive had my silver Sebring for about 7 weeks (and about 3800 miles) now. When I wake up in the morning, I cant wait to hop in the car for a top-down drive. At the end of the work day, nothing feels better than that top-down drive home!

    The car is polished with 2 coats of Zaino so far, and I wash it weekly. You can see my pride and joy here. My wife laughs: the company car got washed maybe twice a year.

    My only complaint about this car is that it doesn't have as much pickup as I'd like. But that aside, I love my Sebring convertible!

    Steve

  • vlisvlis Posts: 28
    Gorgeous! Quite a contrast with that car in the background. ;-)
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    Too bad it's such a boring car, eh?...;-)

    I knew it wouldn't take long before we got a Sal clone in here...[-P
  • btevesbteves Posts: 1
    Hi all Sebring owners!
    I have:
    2001 Chrysler Sebring Coupe Lxi
    Black w/beige leather interior
    moon roof, chrome 17" wheels (ABS), 4-disc cd in-dash changer.
    So far 11,500 beautiful km's.
    I always get all sorts of compliments on this car for how good it looks and how smooth it rides.
    Great interior space for a sports luxury coupe (esp. in the rear seats)
    I keep looking at this car after I drive it and I feel like adding stuff to the car to make it even better (ie. tint windows, perf. muffler, intake system, maybe a spoiler), but seriously it looks sooo good just the way it is. There are not a lot of cars out there, especially in this price range that you can say that.

    I would also like to thank everyone here for their opinions, concerns, and advice.
    Brian.
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    Well..there's another word to be added to the Spellcheck list! Searing is substituted for Sebring. I'll pass it on to the CM.

    Anyone care to suggest other discussions for your club? Accessories & Modifications? Dealers & Service? What Did You Pay? Problems & Solutions?

    Also, I'm aware the the Stratus and Sebring are virtually the same, but the clubs are set up by manufacturer. SO, what about a Sebring/Stratus Owners Hang-out (or some other title better than that)? I can link it to both clubs. Let me know what you think.

    Nice to meet you all!

    KarenS
    Host
    Owner's Clubs

    Community Manager If you have any questions or concerns about the Forums, send me an email, karen@edmunds.com, or click on my screen name to send a personal message.

  • dski69dski69 Posts: 3
    All those things you mentioned do make the car look nicer and run a helluva lot better...I'm not sure about the spoiler however...After much debate, I decided not to install the spoiler, cuz I think it would detract from, not enhance, the look of the rear end. The 300M style rear on the Sebring is so clean and elegant, it just flows. A spoiler would do much to destroy that sophisticated, European look (IMHO)...BTW tinted windows on the black LXi look incredible, gives it an almost menacing aura...the car looks like it means business...I will try to post some pictures eventually, but for now I LOVE MY LXI....

    Dave
  • jarrod4jarrod4 Posts: 3
    Hey, I'm Jarrod and I've had my LXi coupe since December 15, '00. I've got almost 14k miles on it and everything is going smooth. The only other problem I've noticed is that the little scrathes show up pretty easily on this particular color. Plus, commuting an hour to work everyday doing 75mph gives me a crap-load of bugs on the front and those show up like the scratches. Everyone loves the car as I am pretty easy going about letting people drive it. Sometimes, however, I wish I woulda gotten the 5-speed then throw that AEM cold-air intake on there. A friend of mine has the Stratus coupe, which I convinced her to buy, just so I can trade with her every now and again since she has the 5-speed! I still don't see too many 2001 Sebring or Status coupes out there, which, as we know is quite nice!
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    I looked up those two bras on the Chrysler site. The small one won't work for me, since the few chips I've gotten are right on the nose (one on the hood, though). So I'm thinking seriously about the full nose treatment.

    One thing: says it's precut for the license plate. I have zero intent of re-installing that bracket (without a fight)! Does it only come that way?

    Gave a ride to a co-worker to a company lunch yesterday. On the way home, she suggested we could perhaps become lost. I attribute her rather pleasant suggestion soley to the car...
  • sebargesebarge Posts: 50
    Hi all,

    We bought our car new in 1998, but I am still as excited about it now as if it were a brand new 2001.

    Ours is Candy Apple Red Metallic Tint with Sandalwood Cloth Top and Camel Leather Interior.

    It now has almost 54,000 miles on it, and has been ultra reliable. We plan to keep it for many more years.

    We have added several things to it, so please check out my site to see pictures of it:

    http://convertiblencats.homestead.com/mycar.html

    Beth
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    You goof! "Oil painting!"...;-)

    Nice looking ride. Are you happy with the bra? I'm contemplating one for my LXi coupe.

    Mark
  • sebargesebarge Posts: 50
    Hi Mark,

    Yes, I am pleased with the bra. I got it at the Chrysler dealership a couple years back, and the fit is very good. With love bugs twice per year, I was forced to do something, as those buggers will take the paint off the car. I also always use it for long trips so that the paint won't get chipped from whatever is flying back from trucks or cars. I don't leave it on all the time, and I make sure there is a good coat of wax underneath.

    Good luck with your coupe, & thanks for checking out my site. :)

    Beth

    http://convertiblencats.homestead.com
  • ldarbyldarby Posts: 1
    I just bought my car yesterday. It's a 98 white exterior with camel interior. I've never owned a convertible. (Actually, I'm still in shock that I bought it! I'm a very practical person by nature.) Any tips on care would be appreciated. I've already discovered the need for the bra. Summer here brings out lots of bugs!!
  • sp01sp01 Posts: 81
    Congrats!

    Welcome to the club!
  • silverkatsilverkat Posts: 1
    Hi: I'm Glen, also known as Silverkat, my sign in name.. I just put up a site featuring my LXI with some pictures, ordinary, but, it makes me happy. http://www.lxi.cc My car's a

    2K1 Black LXI coupe with a 5 speed. Has gray leather, chrome 17"wheels, moonroof, basically the whole package...I've tinted the windows 35/25, which is legal in Virginia, and added a cold air induction system.. Will be doing more,as time goes by. Haven't seen another coupe, yet, got mine in March. Only have 3K on the odometer, so far...Love it...
  • venez68venez68 Posts: 2
    Great looking car,good luck with it!
  • I've had my '97 Sebring Convertible for over a year now. I love it (except for the brakes - see other postings). I bought it with only 36K miles on it and plan to put many more. It's black with Tan Vinyl Top and a V-6.

    I would like to see a problem and solutions discussion.
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