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2011 Chrysler 200 LX 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
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!
Good gas mileage 30 on the hwy. Wish it had a larger gas tank.
Get rid of the chrome in and around the dash! Put a larger tank in. Sunroof.
2011 Chrysler 200 Touring 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
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
U-Connect, auto-start, room
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......
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
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
-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
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.
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
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.
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).
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.
2011 Chrysler 200 Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
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.
I like how it looks.
Interior quality must be improved or at least be covered by the warranty.