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Quintessential Luxury Sedan for Middle America!

by from Boston, Massachusetts on March 12, 2011

We traded in our mediocre 2009 Chevrolet Impala LT for a 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited series. After generations of GM ownership, it was time for a change. With an all new grille, host of standard luxury ...
We traded in our mediocre 2009 Chevrolet Impala LT for a 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited series. After generations of GM ownership, it was time for a change. With an all new grille, host of standard luxury features and a barrage of safety features lacking on the Chevy, we are now driving a less expensive car with a better far ride, materials, paint/trim, handling, fit and finish, suspension, creature comforts features, amenities (i.e., dual climate controls, heated seats, Chrysler exclusive Uconnect safety/emergency/entertainment system), youth-like sophisticated appeal, dual-coat pear exterior paint, optimal/supportive seating (horrifying on the Chevrolet), looks of a vehicle costing at least double, premium leather interior and navigation system with largest in class 8.4 inch screen. Our huge disappointed with the Impala is why we nearly switched to a Honda Accord EX, but wanted to explore another American brand first. Not unlike the Accord, the 200 is solid! Not a single complaint... and Chrysler pulled out so stops with the new 200, especially with the best V-6 engine (all new for 2011) ever produced.
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chrysler 200

by from New Braunfels, Texas on March 25, 2011

I bought a 200 in February 2011, the car was totaled in March, missed curve and drove into a dry creek bed. No mechanical problems. The car came to rest on the crushed roof, front and rear damage, yet...
I bought a 200 in February 2011, the car was totaled in March, missed curve and drove into a dry creek bed. No mechanical problems. The car came to rest on the crushed roof, front and rear damage, yet I could open 3 doors, I did not try the last door. All bags deployed. Interior was still in good shape. My wife escaped with bruises and a cracked rib. Considering the damage and the doors could still be opened, Chrysler has built an excellent structurally sound car. My wife loved driving this car as I did. Great gas mileage, 2.4 engine very good acceleration and merging speed , very quiet ride, great in tight turns, brakes will slow/stop car fast,steering response is excellent, highly comfortable interior and layout I will by another 200.
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The Car is 100% Better!

by from Dallas, TX on March 17, 2011

What incredible changes in just a year! The entire range of Chrysler products are leaps & bounds better than prior Chrysler's & know far ahead of Ford, Lincoln & Mercury. I looked at purchasing anothe...
What incredible changes in just a year! The entire range of Chrysler products are leaps & bounds better than prior Chrysler's & know far ahead of Ford, Lincoln & Mercury. I looked at purchasing another Ford product but when Mercury was terminated & our Milan was due for replacement, I happily chose a 2011 200 Limited. The Ford Fusion SEL, a sister product to the Milan Premier lacked the refinement of our Mercury. The new Chrysler 200 has a better ride, feels more spacious & provides better power & mileage over the '11 Fusion. Chrysler's highly acclaimed brand new powerful, economical Pentastar V6 (read Wards Automotive trade publication for review) has earned countless awards & it's very apparent why. The 200 Limited handles nicer than any Ford product in our long history as owners & of the many 2010 & '11 Ford's we looked seriously at buying this year, until we tested the 200 & a 2011 Dodge Charger Ralley. Compared to the Fusion & larger Taurus, the Chrysler looks & drives more substantially & the interior materials, fit, finish & refinement are of a much greater grade. This is our first non-Ford product & the family's very first Chrysler acquisition & based on our months of driving satisfaction, will be one of many Chrysler vehicles & what I expect to be a long love affair with Chrysler.
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Good Fit for a Big Guy

by from North Myrtle Beach, Sc on February 16, 2011

I looked VW CC, Kia, Chevy Cruz. All nice cars. the VW was my first pick, but only offering room for four and difficulty in intering and exiting the car was inconvenient. Premium gas also did not help...
I looked VW CC, Kia, Chevy Cruz. All nice cars. the VW was my first pick, but only offering room for four and difficulty in intering and exiting the car was inconvenient. Premium gas also did not help. I just could not sell myself on the Kia. The Curz didn't offer a v six engine.
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Love the new 200!

by from Richmond, VA on May 23, 2011

I was in the market for a new car after my Mazda Protege started having transmission problems. I test drove the 200 and Mazda 3. The factors that contributed to my decision were the extremely quiet ca...
I was in the market for a new car after my Mazda Protege started having transmission problems. I test drove the 200 and Mazda 3. The factors that contributed to my decision were the extremely quiet cabin, smooth ride, more room than compact cars, great sound system, and general upgrades that you can't get in a Mazda or other foreign vehicles. My 200 Touring comes with uconnect so I can use my iPhone hands free, 1 year satellite radio, nice black cloth seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and leather accents, a sunroof, digital reading of average mpg, tire pressure reading, and exact number of miles left til empty. The rear seats also have their own spot for cup holders and arm rest. I drove this car on a 3 hour trip (up a mountain) yesterday and the drive was AMAZING with my satellite radio, nice speakers, comfortable seats, smooth ride, uconnect phone, and I could tell that people were looking! I read the expert reviews that the 4cyl engine was sluggish but it wasn't driving up the mountain. Of course don't expect to go out racing people with the 4cyl but the 6speed helps and it is very responsive. The engine's noise on acceleration is also quiet and smooth in my opinion. It's also awesome to have a car that is unique- instead of the same old camry or accord that everyone else has! I also noticed the head lights and back lights are very stylish and have a strip of lights similar to Audi's. This is a small feature that adds to the 200's aesthetics! I really love my new 200 and would recommend anyone who wants a luxurious mid-sized sedan at a great price to check one out! Another note: They have an amazing lease deal right now which makes this car budget friendly!
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Solid, Refined, Flawless & Attractive

by from Boston, Mass on March 18, 2011

The new Chrysler 200 has a nice smooth ride. It hadles well, too. The materials are of high quality and the Limited version adds features like heated leather seats which are very nicely contored and o...
The new Chrysler 200 has a nice smooth ride. It hadles well, too. The materials are of high quality and the Limited version adds features like heated leather seats which are very nicely contored and of superior grade not found elsewhere in its price range. We have taken the 200 on several long trips and enjoyed everything about the new Chrysler. The navigation system and many other features are easy to use with voice actived technolgy, making for your eyes focusing on the road. Other brands we looked at were far too confusing to operate. The 200's V6 engine really sold us. The power is welcoming while mileage is impressive. The car looks like a car costing far more and is that solid, too.
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Chrysler turns the corner

by from on March 13, 2012

Purchased my 200 Limited on February 25, 2012. It is equipped with sunroof, V6,Leather Interior, NAV,DVD,CD player. I have driven this vehicle from Colorado Spings,CO to Albuquerque, and back. The hig...
Purchased my 200 Limited on February 25, 2012. It is equipped with sunroof, V6,Leather Interior, NAV,DVD,CD player. I have driven this vehicle from Colorado Spings,CO to Albuquerque, and back. The highway mileage was 31.5 driving down and 31.8 driving back... the car only has 1200 miles, this should still improve as the engine is broken in more. I opted for the V6 over the 4cyl for power in the mountains, and was worried about fuel economy... I was pleasantly surprised! City mpg is 21-24. My only complaints are a smaller passenger cabin, i.e, little head room(I am 5'9'), and the gauges are a little obstructed on the left side of the dash... perhaps more centering is needed or smaller bezels that encircle the gauges.. especially the fuel gauge. Otherwise, it handled very well, especially over Raton Pass and possess plenty of power. Just wish the trunk was a little larger. From the outside it looks like a mix between a BMW and an Audi. Again, biggest concern is lack of head room, dash alignment... otherwise, seems to be a very good car, more time will tell.
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Best Value / Buy American

by from Albuquerque on June 1, 2011

We were always a Ford family until my wife bought a 2008 Elantra - loved it, a great car. But the new one came out and she "had to have it" but availability, shipping delays and lousey local dealers l...
We were always a Ford family until my wife bought a 2008 Elantra - loved it, a great car. But the new one came out and she "had to have it" but availability, shipping delays and lousey local dealers led us to look elsewhere. Ford has impressive products and solid leases but SUPRIZE! Chrysler beat them hands down with a more comfortable, more luxurious, more quiet and more tech user friendly sedan in the new 200. The Limited model had EVERYTHING we wanted at the same MSRP as a similarly equipped Fusion - but when it came down to making a deal the larger nicer and newer looking 200 won by thousands$$. Don't pass it buy - I was a Sebring hater but this car is significantly better.
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Nicely styled utilitarian convertible.

by from Beaufort, NC on April 25, 2012

Review is for a 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible with all the options (V-6 engine, hardtop, Boston Acoustics speakers, and 730N Navigation system). I bought this car because I wanted a nice conve...
Review is for a 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Convertible with all the options (V-6 engine, hardtop, Boston Acoustics speakers, and 730N Navigation system). I bought this car because I wanted a nice convertible that had a large trunk, with the top both up and down, and the 200 fulfills that need. It only has about 5K miles on it and has been a good car thus far. It's rather stylish inside and out and Chrysler did a good job restyling it from the former Sebring design. Seats are supportive but rather hard. Back seat is more useful as an extended package shelf rather than a place to put 2 adults. Interior controls are mixed bag - some are just inexpensive and plastic-feeling, while others feel a bit more substantial - this area could use some design improvement. The Navigation/Entertainment system seems overly complex to use, but that's typical for most cars these days. You will have to acquaint yourself with the 502 page Owners Manual. Fuel economy with the V-6 averages about 25 mpg in mixed use regular fuel driving. Performance with the V-6 is quite good at 283 HP, no disappointments there. Ride is fairly firm and comfortable in normal driving. Rear window view is pretty small and narrow due to top mechanism, so you need to be careful upon backing up. Top mechanism takes about 30 seconds to raise or lower and so far has worked flawlessly. It can be lowered remotely from the key fob also. Trunk lid is very heavy because it is so large (to cover entire top mechanism), so your biceps will get a workout when you lift it up. I see the Chrysler Limited as a nicely styled utilitarian convertible that fits my needs. Perfect for going on either day or week-long trips with 2 occupants in the front seats.
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Luxury car for middle class price

by from Lafayette, La on May 11, 2011

I test drove several mid-size sedans before buying the Chrysler 200. I test drove Sonatas, Optimas, Fusions, and Malibus before finally settling on a bright white Limited 200 with black leather interi...
I test drove several mid-size sedans before buying the Chrysler 200. I test drove Sonatas, Optimas, Fusions, and Malibus before finally settling on a bright white Limited 200 with black leather interior. The exterior and interior styling is that of a luxury car. I have had several compliments from passer-byes on how good the car looks and every time I'm walking to my car I can't help but stare. I absolutely love driving this car. The leather seats are super comfortable and the whole setup around the driver is amazing not to mention the premium boston acoustics sound speakers and the navigation with uconnect. Absolutely amazing car!
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