My wife and I bought a 200 on 3/9/13, we absolutely love the car. I was a bit hesitant due to reading so many bad reviews by the major car magazines. However, after driving one and with the rebates we couldn't resist. Did the reviewers actually DRIVE the car? I'll admit the 4 isn't the quietest one out there but it's smooth and very responsive. My cousin bought a 2013 Malibu, we drove each others cars and his didn't feel any better than mine. I actually think he likes my 200 better! I didn't care for the electric ps on the Malibu, the transmission was very reluctant to downshift too. His car will lug the engine, mine kicks down immediately and very smoothly. He paid a few more thousands than I did too. The reviews have also criticized the steering and handling, well it's not a sports car but it drives very well. I took it through the "ravine" section of Sheridan rd in Glencoe, IL at a brisk pace. It cornered very well with no tire squeal or excessive lean. Why do so many dump on this car?