An overheating headache!
This car is a disaster, a overheating disaster! I can get 20 miles before the engine runs hot! I'm having a nightmare dealing with TKP Auto!
First car I ever owned
I bought my 200S for 11K back in 2017. I may have overpaid, but I got a warranty and the mileage was just under 55000. As a 17 year old, I was so happy with this car. It was a V6, had 283 horsepower, sadly was fwd, but none the less a fun daily driver with a leather and suede interior. Although the materials for Chrysler are known to not be the greatest, I was impressed by the styling and quality of the interior. I have had it for 3 years now and it has served me well until we come to reliability. The only issues I had were with the transmission. At 77000 miles I had to get a new transmission. Why you might ask? The car would jump forward at random times when downshifting (know that this is an automatic transmission). Eventually it got to a point that It would even stall if I tried to pull away from a stop sign or light on a incline or decline. This was also a factor of the fuel filter system having problems giving the engine enough fuel. Anyways I had it get inspected and had to leave it at the dealer for over a week. They eventually had it occur and opened her up. "Catastrophic failure of the transmission" was the mechanic's diagnosis. So I recommend this car as a great looking and driving car until you get to the transmission. If you get this car, I highly recommend a warranty that will cover a transmission change. I was lucky enough to spend 50 dollars instead of 2000-3000 for the new transmission. Afterwards few issues ever occurred but be sure to keep your fuel filter in check!!
Be prepared to budget around $4000/ year for maint
Cool car. Looks good. It’s not a sorry car though. I have the 3.6 and it’s lrett slow for such a large engine. I’m at 83,000 miles now. 3rd too on it it floats on the backroads hard. It makes it comfy but not even slightly sporty. OEM suspension is practically new. A slight jerk of the wheel sends this car out of control if yarent a decent driver. I have wide z rated tires and I can throw it into a drift with a jerk of the wheel. Despite new suspension and better tire this car does not maintain traction. I hate traction control, but I have never turned it of be it gets sideways so easily and it really needs race shocks and and struts if you’re goyto do anything in it. I’m currently shopping all new suspension and tossing OEM parts. Rides like a caddy with air ride. It’s a sporty grandma car. Leans extremely hard. My dad Jeep and my grandmothers buick, both suvs, have much sportier suspension. It’s a fun looks at, but don’t expect to take hard corners fast. It has a single forged beefy looking cross member bolted to the frame, but that’s about it. The Oem parts are luxury and not sporty at all. Brakes are xxxx. I’m getting older, I live in the country, and appreciate a smooth ride, but this car just floats along. I own the 3.6 convertible. I have never put the top down. I don’t know why it has to be replaced so often. I hand wash and treat the top by manufacturers recommendations I spring and summer. I live in Alabama and the convertible top adds an extra half hour to my morning because the car iced over fast. Knobs are cheap half don’t work. Ac vents have all become detected, so they don’t adjust. One owner before me in SOCAL. So I’m sure it hasn’t seen this kind of weather. Again im in AL, so the weather isn’t that bad. Garage kept. I don’t know how it even iced up so quickly. We don’t really get winter weather until March and April. Most of the chrome looking pieces on the interior started flaking pretty quickly. The car is mostly babied, because it’s not a sports car and more of a luxury type. I’m happy with the car overall. I won’t be replacing it with pen parts anymore. New shocks and struts still has it bouncing all over the place. Feels like air ride suspension. Wider z rated tires help me keep traction better, but I almost always spin tires coming out of the driveway or taking off from a complete stop. The suspension really has been my biggest problem, besides interior controls having to be replaced and budgeting a $1000 a year for tops. I’ve never let the top down so it’s not user error. I’m starting to shop non pen parts the dealership has does most of the maintenance. I thought I was getting something a little sporty, but it’s rides like a boat beside the steering components. I took my grandmother shopping, and she liked how it bounced over the bumps compare tho her new Buick suv. With new suspension, the backend drops so much, on take off, your headlights are pointed at the sky. The car always seems to be pointing up and out instead of lighting up the road in front of you. I’m overall pleased with the car at this price point, but it’s pretty expensive to own at 80,00 miles. I can’t turn off the ac. I can’t adjust the vents. I’m looking at replacing the console and the seats. I have to trans pulled to replace two gaskets. Trans shifts great and motor pulls strong. Needs new motor mounts already. The owner before me babies it and so do I. All maintenance has been done by the manual. Chassis is spotless. It’s just a sporty looking car that drives like a caddy.i only know about the sports performance from the test drive and another test drive getting a feel for it the day I bought it. It turned out to be the best front wheel drive drift car I’ve ever been in. It will ride sideways and spin tires for a mile. I’m not sure why it has some great reviews for the the “sporty” suspension because it doesn’t have it. I have brand new suspension, wider wheels, with all season tires that are rated over 200 mph. This car has terrible traction still. It’s far too bouncy , and it spins tires slowly accelerating from a complete stop. You have to roll with the bounce and lean or you’ll end up in a ditch. I still haven’t haven’t driven it without traction control off. It already takes a skilled driver to keep it straight with stock parts. Like I said I pleased with it, but It’s not what it seems to be. As soon as you get over 35 you’re in danger of floating off into a ditch. Previous had ac components fail before 50,000 m