Last post on Jun 13, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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Chrysler 200, Sedan
#21 of 30 Re: 2-Day Drive [seolbro]
Sep 06, 2012 (12:25 pm)
The a/c and fan would have been acting on its own because you had the car set to automatic climate control. The air will automatically adjust to maintain the comfortable temperature set for the car. You can turn this off by having both the fan and temp controls off of the 'auto' positions and set to exactly where you want it.
#22 of 30 Re: 2-Day Drive [seolbro]
Sep 17, 2012 (10:57 pm)
"Durability is a big unknown with this car..."
Modern cars generally can run more than 200,000 miles without any major problem, and this one is no exception. This one uses a GEMA I4 engine, and Chrysler claimed they tested and ran 1.7 million miles in it with no problem.
#23 of 30 Re: 2-Day Drive [waltchan]
Sep 18, 2012 (3:08 pm)
Thank you, Mr. Chrysler, for that insightful analysis.
#24 of 30 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
Sep 23, 2012 (10:13 am)
I love my 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible with the 3.6L Pentastar and 18" wheels.
It took me a little while to get used to accelerating, from a dead stop, because the power, of the 3.6L, combined with front wheel drive does produce manageable torque steer.
Other owners say that upgrading the Goodyear Eagle LS tires, which come with the 18" wheel option, will eliminate the torque steer. I've heard good reports about Yokohoma and Michelin.
Likewise the 6 speed automatic " feels " different from other auto trans vehicles I have driven.
The projector headlights, also, take some getting used to.
Aforementioned quirks aside, this is a great car at an excellent price.
The actual sale prices, after rebates and dealer discounts, is reasonably low. This is because the so-called experts continue to denigrate the 200 as nothing more than a dressed-up Sebring, with a different name. IMO, as someone who actually owns, and drives, a 200, I strongly disagree.
#25 of 30 Re: Interior Stinks- Literally [black200]
Oct 26, 2012 (4:38 pm)
how on earth did u get them to replace your seats..i have a 2012 200 i got at the start of august and i have the same smell its terrible i took it back to my dealer but they dont seem to want to do any thing about it
Nov 19, 2012 (5:00 pm)
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Mar 11, 2013 (8:37 am)
I've driven quite a few of these 200's at work, both with the 17" and 18" wheels, and am very impressed with the smoothness of this car...it shifts unobtrusively and just soaks up any road imperfections with nary any hesitation...it feels like a magic carpet! And I can not tell a difference in ride quality between the models. I know the top of the line model has a leather wrapped steering wheel and sat radio with the cool alloy wheels. I really like this car and surprised there aren't more in the public's driveways. They are rental queens though and they do get 1/2 way decent mileage. What are the designations for the different models as there are hardly any badges on the car. Comfortable seats and the power seats work for me and my bad spine. I now look for these when the cars are lines up for us at work and am happy to get a 200 especially with the alloys as I know I'm gonna have a nice smooth ride where ever we're going and the sat radio just makes it easier so I can leave my iPod and aux cable packed away in my backpack.
Great car here Chrysler! Haven't driven the Dodge Avenger yet but am assuming it's basically the same vehicle. Will have to try one next time I see one in line. These cars are definitely getting better and more competitive.
#28 of 30 roll bars? 6th gear?
Mar 26, 2013 (7:28 pm)
I'm considering buying the Chrysler 200 convertible. Questions:
1. Does this vehicle have roll bars? I see what looks like roll bar housings behind the back seat, but cannot find confirmation on edmunds.com or at Chrysler's website.
2. Is it possible to manually shift up into 6th gear in sport mode on the automatic transmission? During a test drive, I went from 1st to 5th gear, but it stopped there. When I put it into drive, drove it 65mph, and then put it into sport mode, it reported that it was in 6th gear as expected.
May 01, 2013 (5:06 pm)
Does this car come with a 4 or a 6? Seems like the one's I drive with the allots seems more responsive when I hit the gas pedal...it just takes off so nicely. Not sure if these are the Limiteds's as there are no special badges to denote this model. The one's with the bolt on covers have the smaller wheels, 17" vs. the 18" alloys. Personally, the alloys look so much better on this vehicle and I'd want one of them. Also a shame that in most comparisons, they don't include the 200 as it's so similar to the Altima or 6 and has similar interior space. See so many in the rental fleets but hardly any in people's driveways. Would think they would make the perfect work vehicle...not too big with decent mileage figures to boot. Chrysler just needs to market this car more as it is a real sleeper and very competitive...a great vehicle as it does everything right. Especially love the adjustable head rests!
#30 of 30 Re: Interior Stinks- Literally [black200]
Jun 13, 2013 (1:06 pm)
My certified pre-owned Chrysler 200 has an unpleasant odor that could best be described as a fishy smell. I bought it in February in Ohio and apparently the cold weather masked the smell. As the weather got a little warmer, we started noticing the odd odor. It's not an overpowering smell, but it's noticeable and kind of sickening and embarrassing. I can't tell where the smell is coming from, but I do have cloth seats. Keeping the vents on and using a Febreeze clip in the vent helps, but I don't want to have to use a fragrance to mask the scent of my car. The service manager at the dealership said they could not smell it, could not find anything wrong (no leaks, etc.), and could not offer anything but a deodorizer or maybe to try taking the carpet out. I paid to have the car detailed and deodorized elsewhere, but the smell came back shortly after. I saw others' posts about the car seats being a problem and even the one about Chrysler replacing the cloth with leather. I called Chrysler and they said they had never heard of this problem, and they offered no solution unless it becomes a recall. I see that Chrysler 200 ranks high regarding toxic parts. The good things about this car are the V6, the sound system, the headrest, the interior and exterior lights, and that the car handled okay on snow, but overall I regret my purchase. I loved the 2001 Town and Country that I replaced with this car, but I am not sure that I would buy a Chrysler again after this experience. I don't have a good feeling about the quality of this car.