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I was thinking about purchasing a 2003 Chrysler Sebring convertible Lx from a friend with 11,000 miles on it. I was wondering how reliable that particular model is, and how I would take care of the top throughout the year since this would be my main means of transport even in the winter. I live in the mountains and own a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina it is beginning to nickel and dime me every month. It is a front wheel drive like the Sebring so I am just wondering would it be a reliable choice with as few miles as it has?

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Patricia Algier , Owner at Valley Dealer Exchange Inc Dear Cyndi, The Sebrings are good cars especially with such low mileage. However, not what I would consider a mountain vehicle especially with snow. They are low to the ground and the weight of snow on the top is not good. As far as taking care of the top, keep it out of the sun and snow as much as possible. When you park it always close it so it does not loose it's shape and operate the top every couple of weeks even if you are not driving with it down. Patti

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Cindi, Living in a winter climate I would hesitate to advise you to drive a convertible during the winter. Been there... done that... It's cold, and the top will wear out a lot quicker because of the harsh weather. 11,000 miles sounds great, but you would still need to take this vehicle to a trained auto technician to have a thorough used car inspection done to make sure there are not any repairs that need or any problems that are brewing. All My Best, Amy Mattinat

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