The Chrysler 200
What's really in a name...?
Though it was a nice car, it came out of the ballpark with problems.. It's brake system was recalled for loss of brake pressure in 2008. In 2009 it was recalled again for the fuel storage system (tank), along with the fuel gauges, and then again in 2010 for its brakes.. As the car aged, all of the usual Chrysler gremlins would later show their heads including transmission problems, leaky valves and leaky seals. However if driven easy and taken good care of, the car did seem to last pretty well (given the recommended maintenance)..
The Chrysler Sebring parked at California's Big Sur under the sun..
Sebring's four door also made for a very awkwardly shaped sedan..
....and then comes the 200
A new and much more elegant interior for 2011
The 2011, thru 2014 Chrysler 200 C convertible and a new prodigy in the works...
The 2015 Chrysler 200 will have a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, or an available 3.6-liter V6. All-wheel drive will also be available but only for the six cylinder. Expect the 200 to get 35mpg on the highway on models with the four-cylinder engine and 32mpg out of the six .
The new 200 will be available with features like Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus (which Chrysler says can bring the car to a stop under certain driving conditions), as well as LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus, which can help steer the car back into its lane if it starts to drift out. The 200 will also have ParkSense Parallel/Perpendicular Park Assist, which Chrysler says “uses ultrasonic sensors and video monitors to guide the driver into parking spaces.” Additional features include backup sensors, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.
Standing alone in a crowd of many....
The new Chrysler 200 is in a word, elegant. The designers took great care to not only build a beautiful car but to greatly outclass nearly all of the competition. It's beautiful, it's graceful, it's very solid, does great on fuel, and is a standout value in the midsize segment.. I really don't think these cars will be waiting around the rental lines for us anymore.. It looks like this time will be waiting in line and asking for them..
Thanks for checking us out again and until next time this is Dre' from autoFrenzy.net, reminding you to keep your hands on the wheel and your feet on the gas.. Deuces..!!
(Oh, and by the way, there are no official Pictures of the upcoming 2016 Chrysler 200 Convertible, but when they are available we will jump right on them for you. Thanks again for reading and for your continued support to autoFrenzy.net..)