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Chrysler cutting 200 Convertible price

by David Zatz on

Chrysler 200

The new Chrysler 200 Convertible will not only be better tuned, trimmed, and equipped than the Chrysler Sebring Convertible was, but will come in at a lower price. oh2o wrote that the 200 Convertible would launch at around $27,200, which would be around $650 less than the 2010 Sebring Convertible. Since rebates are not expected to be available, the actual base transaction price is likely to rise –but buyers will be getting more for their money.

The Sebring Convertible was originally a highly acclaimed, best-selling car, with critics agreeing that it beat any competitors in its range. This reputation ended with the 2007 model; it garnered praise from most journalists until a British commentator called it the worst car ever made. From that point on, the Sebring was the butt of jokes as pundits rushed to scorn a car many of them had just praised. There were also quality issues with the Karmann-built tops, which replaced ASC designs.

The 200 Convertible will reportedly be sold in two forms, Touring and Limited. The four speed automatic originally thought to be standard on the base LX appears to have disappeared, along with the LX itself.

Changes made to the 200 will carry forward to the convertible, including redesigned suspension, new interior and seats, bihalogen projector headlamps, LED tail lamps and front accents, new grille, standard stability control and side airbags, and standard four wheel antilock brakes and alarm. The Touring will have the four cylinder with six speed automatic, said to be quite responsive around town.

The Limited model is to sell for around $32,000. It will come with the Pentastar V6 engine at 283 horsepower, dual chrome exhaust tips, heated leather seats, fog lamps, and 18 inch polished aluminum wheels.

Due in February, the Chrysler 200 convertible is the final Chrysler car to be refreshed.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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