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Old 03-08-2012, 06:31 PM
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I put a deposit down on a 2004 Sebring Convertible with only 37,000 miles on it. I love it and it drives well on the test drive, but I am leery because of all the consumer reports that I am reading online about the engine problems with the 2.7 engine causing sludge etc as well as other things. Should I get it and hope for the best or listen to other reviews saying sty as far away from them as possible?????? HELP
 
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Price?
 
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i to have heard bad reports on the 2.7 motors depends on the previous owner if they serviced the car right an changed the oil at the right intervals as TNtech asked what is the price
 
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:05 AM
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asking price was $6900, I got them to take off some of the service fees etc there was only one previous owner and the carfax was clean, 21 service reports...How does that sound? I was also thinking about switching to synthetic oil...Thanks
 
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Originally Posted by jessicer88 View Post
asking price was $6900,
I wouldn't.
 
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@ TNtech: you wouldn't what? buy the car? or switch to synthetic?
 
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this is the service record from carfax...

03/15/2003
Pre-delivery inspection completed
04/15/2003
Power steering pump replaced
08/18/2003 3,390
Fuse(s) replaced
09/25/2003 4,375
Tire repaired
One tire mounted and balanced
03/30/2004 6,959 East Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge
Pre-delivery inspection completed
03/31/2004
Vehicle sold
03/31/2004
New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registered as
personal vehicle
05/12/2004 7,020
vehicle serviced
05/17/2004
New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
06/28/2004 7,945
Airbag clockspring/reel replaced
07/30/2004 8,604
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
10/18/2004 10,052
Oil and filter changed
12/02/2004 10,695
Maintenance inspection completed
03/30/2005 11,399
New York
Inspection Station Emissions inspection performed
Passed safety inspection
View what was inspected
03/31/2005
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected
07/17/2006 17,304
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
09/27/2006 18,538
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
Fuel filler cap secured
04/10/2007
New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roslyn Heights, NY Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/18/2007 19,778
New York
Inspection Station Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected
07/03/2007 20,396
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
08/24/2007 21,524
Vehicle serviced
09/25/2008 26,683
Oil and filter changed
04/24/2009 27,842
New York
Inspection Station Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected
05/12/2009
New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roslyn Heights, NY Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/25/2010 32,191
New York
Inspection Station Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected
04/04/2011
New York
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Roslyn Heights, NY Registration issued or renewed
Registered as
personal vehicle
Passed safety inspection
04/19/2011 34,389
New York
Inspection Station Passed safety inspection
Passed emissions inspection
View what was inspected
02/15/2012 37,293
Vehicle offered for sale
02/21/2012
Washed/detailed
02/28/2012 37,301 Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
 
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6500 would be max for that car
 
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also forgot to add have a qualified tech check the car out for you
 
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