New 2004 Sebring Convert.

Discussion in 'Sebring' started by Fredisg, Apr 18, 2004.

  1. Fredisg

    Fredisg Guest

    Hi,

    I just took delivery on a new Sebring Convertible. So, I guess I'll be
    hanging around this group now. I must admit I am a bit nervous about the
    Chrysler reliability issue. I hope that they have gotten better in the past
    years. I took a chance because it is now the only popularly priced convertible
    on the market.

    Currently own a 1996 Honda Accord with 193,000 miles in excellent condition,
    and a 2001 Subaru Outback Wagon with 51,000 miles, condition, like new.

    1. One person on this newsgroup referred to the 2.7 engine as a "throwaway"
    engine". Is this engine trouble prone? What should I be aware of?

    2. Has Chrysler addressed their automatic transmission issues? I tend to keep
    my cars for a long time.

    3. My new car has 127 miles on it. Today, when I came up to a stop sign, the
    car stalled. It started right up and didn't do it again. Is this just a
    breaking in glitch or is this a problem with this engine/trans. combination?

    4. When I open the trunk and pull the cardboard away to expose the metal,
    there is a lot of "goop" smeared on the seams that is painted the same color as
    the car. The finishing inside the trunk and behind the convertible top (under
    the trunk lid, too) seems to be poorly finished. What is is this goop, and are
    all of the trunks like this? I thought that maybe the filler is from when the
    make the convertible and maybe they have to torch or weld part of the car
    especilly for the convertible.

    5. Are these convertibles manufactured as convertibles, or converted later by
    an outside contractor. (Chevy used to use American Sunroof Corporation for
    their converts)

    6. The original equipment Goodyear Eagle LS tires......are they any good?
    would a good road tire such as a Michelin or Goodyear Regeatta 2 give me a
    quieter ride?

    Thanks for your advice you Chrysler experts.

    Fred
     
    Fredisg, Apr 18, 2004
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    mic canic Guest

    it will take up to 1500 miles for the cars computer to learn it's running routine
    and your driving habits so it might stall a few times then disappear
    if you have a 2.7 in it, stay with the same brand of oil and it should work well
    for you so don't get suckered in by those 9.95 oil changers ads
     
    mic canic, Apr 18, 2004
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  3. Fredisg

    Pelle Guest

    Check out www.sebringclub.net, great forum.

    /Pelle
     
    Pelle, Apr 20, 2004
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