Unique-looking car ~ very advanced inside ~ Quick
December 16, 2018
200C AWD 3.6 Liter:
Have had car year and a half (Had one previous owner) .. Now has 48K, on it. Terrific road trip car ... 500+ watt Alpine stereo, with touchscreen, makes it awesome to play all my albums on my usb.
2018 and 2019 cars, American and import are just catching up, in mid-size class .. This car was the absolute top, in it's model year. AWD makes you safe, going in a thunderstorm ... 3.6 Liter motor gets you where you need to be, FAST .. 300 horsepower when you fill it with 89 octane+ gasoline.
My steering-mounted shifters, with S-mode on the trans are sweet, for really moving from a stop! ..
Ride of a C all wheel drive is tout - like the 200S suspension.
Although Chrysler cheaped out on tires (on the 19 " rims), I have since upgraded to Goodyear Z-rated performance tires ->> 255/40/19s. These help the back end, on hard acceleration on the highway.
Replacement items under warranty - Power Transfer Case, ABS module.
Other than that got new wheel bearings, on front both sides .. But that was from hitting a pothole from he!! (More like a crater) on 64 West, in WV - one of the worst-maintained arteries in the country - heading towards freeway 77, last year.
The 9-speed transmission yes isn't the most refined thing, but dang this car goes [A decent tradeoff, for me] .. And - Hint: If you buy one, and the trans shifts quick ... DO NOT LET THEM update the transmission. The new flashes make it worse .. Make it stiff (especially 2nd-3rd gear), and make your car literally slower .. in Regular-mode driving. If you have car in for an oil change, and the dealership does update - next time you're in there make them put the old flash, back in. When I got my 200 I did nothing but let the trans learn how I drive .. And it did.
Chrysler made a fantastic car .... But their advertising, while this car was made, was not great ... They didn't differentiate this model, and sister model 200S V6 from the base 200s ... And this car is a wholly different ride. (Although it's my understanding the LX and Limited 2016-17 models work substantially better, than those of the first year)