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2016 New (to me) 200

Discussion in '200, Avenger/Sebring, Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze' started by dodgeismycar, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Active Member

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    Purchased a used 200 from a reputable dealer here in Raleigh. The car is a CPO with 35000 miles. Nothing fancy but I have to tell you that the car and the transmission are wonderful. No squeaks, rattles, I am getting 34 plus miles per gallon and the 2.4 is so much more quiet than the one in my Journey. I am impressed and all the talk of the trans being wonky, well I havent had any isssues at all. Let's hope they consider building a new version 200 in the near future.
     
  2. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    Congrats!
     
  3. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Active Member

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    Thank you Doug. It's quite a car. I am impressed with its road manners and quiet ride as well. I hope it serves our family well for many years to come.
     
  4. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    I couldn't quite convince my wife to even look at one. She much prefers our 2010 Journey (3.5L V6) - especially now that it is paid off. If she really had her way she'd have a new Pacifica (grand children) or a two seater sports car.
     
  5. ImperialCrown

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    I had a 2015 200 rental for a few days in January. I really liked the car. There is something about stitched leather interiors that was the first thing to catch my eye. You know what they say about first impressions.
    I was getting 28 mpg in mixed driving. The 2.4L Multi-Air and 9-speed drives so much nicer than the old 'new' world 2.0L/2.4L/CVT in the Caliber. The shifts weren't perfectly smooth, but I had no sense that anything was wrong with the transaxle either.
    I would consider a lease turn-in or gently rented 200 for my next car.
     
  6. dodgeismycar

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    Funny thing my wife hated the looks of the 200 when I suggested we trade our Journey for one but now we take the 200 everywhere. My daughter rented a Pacifica and loved it! She is a teacher and well, she could not afford one. She bought a CPO Chrysler Town& Country. I raised a a smart daughter.
     
  7. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    That was a lot of the problem with the 9 speeds. Some always worked right (I had one in a 2.4 powered FWD Cherokee that was great) but other ones never worked right no matter how many software flashes were thrown at them.

    Outright failures seem to be rare, but poor quality shifts are all too common.
     
  8. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    Congrats! I'm still loving my 2015 200S 1.5 years since buying it. I've had ZERO problems with the car since purchase. And I agree, the 9-speed is fantastic (or has been fantastic for me).
     
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  9. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Active Member

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    Morning all. Just an update on my 200. It has recently decided that it does not like to start on the first try after going a short distance (less than 4-5 miles). It starts on the second try. Any suggestions. She is a 2.4 and I have had no other issues. Thanks!
     
  10. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    How many miles on it now, and have you done any tuneups?
     
  11. ImperialCrown

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    A 2016 should have the 100K spark plugs.
    There may be a TSB that may help with cold start faults. Ask for TSB 18-020-17.
    There are some more flashes that address rough shifts (21-005-17), better HVAC operation ( https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb/Download/111949/000000003b9bab23 ) and various radio software improvements depending on which radio you have.
     
  12. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Active Member

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    As always,many thanks!
     
  13. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    I hate to say it...but the used 200 is going alot cheaper then almost any other mid size car. So its a great deal.
     
  14. dodgeismycar

    dodgeismycar Active Member

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    Mine was a steal. Runs great and no tranny problems. The dealer sells them as fast as he gets them.
     
  15. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    There are still 1100 new Chrysler 200's in stock across the US according to autotrader.com (which is probably not the actual number, which I'd guess is higher). Works out to about a 4 month supply at current sales volume, though they've got to be well picked over. Discounts can be substantial.

    For comparison, Dart shows 370 new units, but that is still about a 3 month supply.
     

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