2012 Chrysler 200 Limited 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I actually sought this car out; it was everything I was looking for. I purchased my 2012 200 Limited convertible in April 2015 with under 30,000 miles on it for $21,800.00 (a bit over priced but at the time I was ok with it). We test drove it at high speed on the highway, with top down and up, as a driver and a passenger. Since we travel one of the top things I was looking/listening for was noise, and the only noise at the time was a small wind coming through the rear driver?s side window- I decided to deal with it since it wasn?t in my ear as a passenger, proving I?m not unreasonable. Then the fun began.
I used to have a 2008 Mercury Sable Premier, so I was spoiled. Even though they were both priced at almost $30,000 new, the 200 has nothing on the Sable. I have had several issues since buying it and after several trips to the dealer I?m left with ?It?s normal?. The top squeaks when it?s up, sometimes worse that others and after a rain I can NOT put my windows down without a flood of water coming in? consistently. Not drips either. The drives side window would catch on the trim but they adjusted that. I have a bad wind noise in the car now, not sure where the hell that cam from but? IT?S NORMAL!
During this process I had been emailing Chrysler and they were getting back to me and following up regularly. After I got the final exam done on the car with the same ?it?s normal for a convertible? I then responded to Chrysler telling them I expected more for a 30,000.00. They did talk to the dealership and agreed? here?s a quote.
? they drove your vehicle and found the noise was the air rush on the outside of that car that would be due to it being a convertible. It is a normal noise. He stated you may experience a creek noise as it
will move due to it being a convertible. They found no water or air leaks. He stated there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. He stated the body shop adjusted the windows. Some water will come in when the windows are put down. This is a normal condition when dealing with a convertible sports top. After thoroughly reviewing your request and the files on this matter, we respectfully concur with the decision rendered by the dealership.?
So I?ve owned a had top and a soft top, the hard top was a Mercedes so I can let that slide but the soft top was either 96? or 97? Sebring. I wanted a better car and a quieter car which is why I got the hard top AND the Limited. What a waste of money! I could have spent less money and got the same quality.
Delay in transmission- after you accelerate then let off the gas it will hesitates and drag back down. I was also told this is normal.
Uncomfortable- even if it?s listed as ?premium? leather.
Navigation- Pain in the butt.
Gas millage- not so good
I wish it had memory seats and retractable gas peddle (I', only 4'11")
Drives nice, little actual 'road noise', takes bumps well
Heat and air work well
Heated seats go up the back
I bought this car almost exactly one year ago. It's been in for repair way more than a car as new as it is with as low miles as it has. Cylinder head back in February. Then they rebuilt the transmission in May, brought it back in July because it was doing the same thing but they supposedly didn't find anything, then because it obviously didn't change brought it back in August they replaced a valve in the transmission, September the torque converter(which is something I told them to look at the second time they didn't find anything) AND the Cylinder head AGAIN. It's all under the extended warranty that THANK GOD I purchased. I bought it with 53K miles, it now has 70K miles. A car in my opinion should not need all those major repairs with those miles. Plus I kept asking them to look at the torque converter The buying exp. was terrible too, I was pressured into buying the car and he didn't give me a chance to look at many other vehicles. Outside of the major repair issues I love the car. I think it's sharp looking, rides smoothly when it's working, has great features and amazing power. Around 290HP is pretty awesome plus gets GREAT gas mileage for a V6. I love the LED lights around the headlights and the taillights too.
This car is beautiful inside and out.
It is really, really fun to drive.
I would say it is a cream puff.
However, the part that is disappointing is the mileage.
The mileage is terrible on this car.
The very best we did on the highway was 22mpg.
It seems like for a smaller car the mileage should be much better.
2012 Chrysler 200 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
My car was bought in Jan of 2012. Since then I have kept the car well maintained. Having an oil leak I thought the people that did my oil changes messed up the oil plug. It turned out to be the engine oil seal. The dealership told me this is a common problem. Also at 26K miles my tires went bad. For this car being able to get tires with warranty at 100K miles this is bad. I was told the tires were not balanced. They were factory tires but are not covered. Also make sure you check your alignment often as this destroyed my front tires. I can now see the quality difference between Chrysler and Toyota. I owned my Toyota Corolla for 8 years no problem. Can not say the same about my Chrysler.
The Boston Acoustics stereo is the best stereo I own and I am a theater sound freak. Lots of great options for the price of the car. Power windows, leather (high quality), blue tooth phone connection, DVD video, power seats, cruise control, paddle and automatic shifting, LED lights, day time running lights, and light night detection. I added a sub-woofer and it honestly was not really needed. Huge trunk space. Great for a family with two kids.
Seating could be more comfortable. More quality control on tire install. Fix the common oil pan seal leak problem. Get new brake system, the common problem of break disks glazing over causing it to squeal making me look like I can not afford to replace my breaks is ridiculous. Study and learn from Toyota, I should not have so many problems in two years with a well kept car.
I have had this car for 2 months and love this car,s handling and options. The engine is fast and effortless when accelerating. Feels like i am driving a expensive sport car. The sound system and navigation is fantastic and easy to use. I store all my cd,s in the hard drive. they are all automatically filed in different categories in the hard drive. The sound is fantastic. Great car for the money. I am fully satisfied with this car. Traded in a Lexus es 330 and enjoy driving this car a lot more than my Lexus that I traded in.