My original reason for posting in this thread wasn't to scream "buyer beware" but to be on the lookout for certain issues. I'm dealing now with a common heating issue that if I had known sooner, I would have addressed in the summer.
I enjoy my 200 and plan to keep t for another two years. With that said, it's worth it to poke around the forums and know what to look out for - that goes for any car.
I don't care to delve deeper into why these cars won't be made anymore.
I agree, but my intent in replying to your post was to point out that the 200 it is a very reliable vehicle but like ANY car may have issues, and to clarify that production wasn't ended because of reliabilty issues that some are common to all FCA vehicles including ones not on the same platform.
Not all pervious gen 200 have the coolant issue, neither of mine did and probably the majority don't, I agree it's always good to do your research before purchase so you know what you may be up against.
Fortunately this forum has good detailed information on recalls, TSB's and other issues for the Chrysler 200, and ways to resolve or prevent things from happening in the first place etc...
You are mixing two different stories. The rollaway issue was on older FCA cars that debuted between the first and second generation 200's, with the joystick shifter. The transmission issue on the 200 was related to poor shifting points, and this was corrected via a software update. Unfortunately some like Consumer Reports never re-reviewed the 200 after this update was released (insert somewhat-valid commentary about dishonest media here).
2015 200S V6 FWD - Mopar Lifetime Maximum Care Warranty
Enjoy you car everyone
In my mind, the issue of shifting into park and the roll away prob were one of the same. You can excuse my reasoning for mixing them up.
For what its worth, I've got a real soft spot for Chrysler as they seem to push the envelope in terms of keeping it old school with the big, strong rwd cars. I just wish they put a bit more effort into the 200s. Later y'all
They were discontinued because no one bought them!
Black Knight (01-10-2017)
Lucky Guy.... Timing is EVERYTHING! What a deal!