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My black beauty
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By haydenbe
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2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I just bought a used 2011 200 just over a week ago. So far i like it it quite a bit. Im coming from an S10 so im not used to driving a car. So far i really like it. The interior is vastly improved over the old Sebring. I only have the 2.4lt but at least it has the six speed auto. While it wont win any drag races its perfectly adequate most people. The exterior is really nice also.


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No Lemon Here!
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By chrysler200
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2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 2dr Convertible (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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After reading some of these reviews, I have to say I must have a properly assembled 200 convertible. I purchased the 2011 new, drove it to the mid-west and back to California and it performed beautifully. Loved the comfort level with the seating. I still have it, have done the proper services and it has had absolutely no issues what-so-ever. Nothing. The interior is actually quieter than my previous convertible. Almost 40,000 miles later, it still feels like a new car. Oh, it is a 4-cylinder, so great gas mileage. It has been reliable, comfortable seating/roomy, Good trunk space, and interior buttons easily assessable (on steering wheel AND on front console.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seating, ambient lighting, UConnect phone, interior buttons extremely assessable (most functions can be performed by a button on the steering wheel: Radio station scan, volume controls, phone, other vehicle info from the menu button (i.e. tire guage, directional/compass, miles left to empty, etc.), sliding center armrest for convenience, roomy trunk and interior, Steering wheel size, and love the retro dash clock.


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Nice little car
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By bobntina
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2011 Chrysler 200 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car came to me with my new bride. She bought it new and it had 3,500 miles on it when we met. It now has about 30,000. No real problems. The breaks squeak when backing up, plenty of life left on em. We're fixing to replace the tires, just worn out. Mechanically sound, very reliable. The only thing I hate, the chrome around the clock is a wicket reflector at certain times of the day. I have to throw a shirt over it. BLINDING!


Favorite Features

Good gas mileage 30 on the hwy. Wish it had a larger gas tank.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the chrome in and around the dash! Put a larger tank in. Sunroof.


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200 Transmission Problems
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By covington2
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2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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In December of 2012 I purchased the 200 Chrysler 4dr V6. At about 3400 miles on odometer - it began with engine light of and on (have photo) but dealer can not find issue nor reproduce, along with a thump/jolt when shifting gears, when driving between 10 - 40 mph. I have been to the dealer and had Chrysler representative ride along and the thump occured on 3 occations within 15 min test drive. Chrysler rep stated "this is a normal experience with Chrysler auto's" Dealer but Mopar additive in transmission to "help the gears shif smoother" it did for short while and then the thump started again. Now at about 9000 miles on the auto and a week in the shop for diagnostics, dealer offers a trade i


Favorite Features

U-Connect, auto-start, room


Suggested Improvements

REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION, the transmission thumps as shifting gears at random times, dealer denies after test diagnostic drive with dealer and chrysler staff. dealer not able to honor trade-out to other auto to resove this issue - started at 3400 miles on odometer, very disappointed in CHRYSLER AND WILL NEVER EVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN NOR THE DEALER PLANET......


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2011 Convertible - owned 15 months
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By dave1974
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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this car in November of 2011 - white S convertible with V6-drove it about 13K miles. In response to other reviews: -Headlight distance is fine high or low beam -Handling (except torque steer) is great -Hard to soft accelerate from start -Convertible top itself worked well -Gas mileage was only 17 in town and 28 highway at best -Torque steer is HORRIBLE -Windshield visibility limited due to heavy bracing on header and sides -Convertible top operation good -Transmission started 'bucking' at 2,800 miles - never fixed on 4 tries - know 2 others personally with this problem - had to file lemon law on them and make them rebuy this car


Favorite Features

-seat comfort -handling (except torque steer which was horrible under strong acceleration), almost no body roll convertible top worked well (but drivers window wouldn't go up all the way sometimes) -I thought the looks/styling was better in person (on Chrysler site pictures made it look old and fuddy duddy) -included removable mesh 'wind break' though it does not stay in place well, when installed does a nice job of removing wind buffet


Suggested Improvements

Transmission was horrible!!! - they replaced the battery (yup, even though it would raise and lower the top without the engine running), the power train control module, the carburator throttle body, power train throttle valve, and finally - dielectric grease on all wiring harness connections - that was their final (and 4th failed attempt) to fix transmission bucking at various speeds. Also the radio, left channel, went bad, some soft touch switches on the steering wheel and finally sticking in 5th gear which they never even tried to fix. I know 2 others personally with transmission problems. Do not buy this car - you were fairly warned! They haven't fixed this issue.


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BUYING THIS CAR: A BAD DECISION!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 40willys
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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Let me begin by saying this is my wife's car and she is mostly happy it. However, she is not a car person. This is a car for old folks; there is nothing young, exciting or sexy about this short, stubby looking, boring car. It has a dead spot in the accelerator and the car doesn't move until you've pressed pedal down over an inch; dealer says that's normal. It had a water leak where the driver's door glass meets the "A" pillar; took 3 tries to repair it. Handling at speed is almost dangerous with lots of torque steer and no road feedback through the electric power steering. Fuel economy is poor (17 MPG combined). Trunk lid is very heavy due to convertible top mechanism that's attached to it.


Favorite Features

We bought this car because it was the only 4 passenger convertible with front wheel drive in its price range. Head rests are very comfortable (Mustang could learn a lesson from that).


Suggested Improvements

Restyle this car so it is attractive, youthful and exciting. Go back to a conventional top that folds into a well behind the rear seat. That will reduce the height of the car as well as the price, as there won't be all that mechanism that opens and closes the deck lid to allow the top to store there. Drop the hard top option; it's pricey, adds weight to the car and reduces performance and fuel economy. Fix the suspension to reduce torque steer, enhance road feedback through steering wheel. Front seat bottom cushion is too thin; the seat heater can be felt through the cushion. due to wedge shape of the body, vision through the back window is limited. Fit and finish is poor.


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Middle front seat console
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By arnold123
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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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I have a 2011 Chrysler 200 with only 13,000 miles. While getting into the car I leaned on the center console. It totally shattered. The whole thing was made of plastic holding the console on. Chrysler told me that this was not a warranty item and I have to pay for it. I even bought the extended warranty. Cheap materials make for a bad car.


Favorite Features

I like how it looks.


Suggested Improvements

Interior quality must be improved or at least be covered by the warranty.


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What Chrysler Doesn't Tell You...
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By ktaylorm
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2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


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Bought my 2011 200 Ltd. brand new and sadly from day one I have had a constant vibration from 50-70 mph, the front end sounds like its falling apart and the car cannot be aligned. The vehicle only has 27,000 and its had the front axle, brake caliber, struts, sway links and tires replaced. The dealership has done everything physically and mechanically possible and states "they cannot fix the car". Chrysler's response is these are characteristic of this car; funny I don't remember seeing that on the sticker or in my owner's manual. And the fun continues, as of yestserday, there's now a clunking in the steering column. And, Chrysler says this car doesn't meet the Lemon Law.


Favorite Features

I absolutely love my 200 and only have one request that Chrysler fix mine. The ride is fantastic; well, minus the vibration and the front end clunking - oh, and the the fact that you have to keep a hand on the left hand side of the steering wheel at all times to keep it on the road. At this point the only features I'm happy with is the look of the car - sporty, yet elegant. It does have a snappy response, which is nice but make sure you keep both hands on the wheel if your car cannot be aligned or you'll be off the road in the woods.


Suggested Improvements

I've purchase many Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles and have never been so disappointed. My suggestions are simple... build cars that don't have defects from day one and stop telling the consumer that they are 'characteristics' of the car - stand behind your products and if they're defective make it right. As a proud, hard working American I can honestly say that I won't buy another American made car... the only thing the bail out did was allow the auto industry to continue building junk and screwing American consumers.


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AFTER 9 MONTHS
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 200sowner
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2011 Chrysler 200 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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After 9 months and 22,500 miles several problems engine shuts down at red lights happen so far 2 times in a month. looked it up on-line seems like alot of 2011 owners with the v-6 has the same problems and of course Chrysler can't figure it out why this is happening, front end noise ? overheating (FIXED) overflow tank had crack in it After spending $24,000 on this car in (Nov2011) think it shouldn't have any problems Thats it will keep you up dated. center arm rest keeps moving when arm rested on it. Transmission does not shift smoothly.


Favorite Features

Comfortable ride,nice seats and quite Great radio and navi system travel 100 miles a day at 65 mph car get an avg of 34.6 MPG around town 24.5


Suggested Improvements

FIX THE ENGINE PROBLEM better transmission larger gas tank maybe 18 gals.


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Many issues
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 19joe66
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2011 Chrysler 200 S 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Vehicle purchased as new and have had many issues. Honestly, do your homework before purchasing this car. 1)Brakes squeaking horribly within the first 3000 miles. 2)Transmission slams into gear intermittently from park to reverse or from park to drive. 3)Transmission has intermittently hung in fourth gear on highway at any speed. 4)Extremely noisy in cabin. Sound from behind driver almost like the rear windows are slightly open. 5)Has surges badly when cold from day one. 6)As of two weeks ago stalled twice when coming to a stop. 7)Driving at night very difficult. Headlights do not display enough light on the road surface. Road lamps do help.


Favorite Features

1)3.6 engine has plenty of power. 2)33 miles per gallon on highway which is much better than expected. 3)Fit and finish for both interior and exterior very nice.


Suggested Improvements

I would tell anyone looking to buy this car "Buyer Beware".


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