I have the 200 S and the six-speed tranny is a problem. I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this issue.
This is the first time Iím posting here. Iím a newbie!
First of all, this is not a very smooth transmission even by a six-speed tranny hooked up to a V6 motor standard, at least based on my experience. It shifts roughly and offers what I would describe as a very unrefined transfer of power. It feels like an old manual transmission with a worn out clutch would feel like - jerky and clunky. Itís a shame, really, because the car is such a great little car. I love a lot of things about it, but not the transmission.
Now things are getting a little more troublesome. The car surges forward at times, or shifts very loudly (clunky and harsh shirting with a tug and a noise). Often while cruising and when lightly pressing the gas pedal the car will seemingly hesitate only to engage the gear in the same fashion. Itís loud enough and can be felt well enough that the passenger will ask ďIs everything alright?Ē
Dealer says all is ďnormalĒ and they cannot reproduce the problem. Now Iím to keep a log of the events to help pin point the problem. I was excited to buy this car and now after only 10K miles and 7 months of ownership I am very much regretting my decisionÖ
Any thoughts on what is going on with the transmission? Anyone experiencing the same thing?
Thanks for reading!