Hello all, I am in the market for a new car and it's currently down to to a 2015 Chrysler 200S, 2016 Buick Regal Turbo, and a 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium, all FWD versions.
The first two have about 65k miles, the Ford at 80k, which is why it's my 3rd choice right now.
I test drove all 3 and absolutely love the power of the 200, but I can see why people have issues with the transmission as it definitely is much, much different than the 6 speed CVT I'm used to in my 2011 Altima. The Regal seemed to drive smoother and has virtually zero cosmetic issues, but just isn't quite as fun to drive, though I didn't get to really test it as I had a dealer with me.
My main concern with the 200S is the reliability of the car. I really need it last me about 4-5 years, or 100k-150k miles. I have read a lot of horror stories about the tranny in this particular model, but it's been a mixed bag. A lot of people say it's the previous models that had the issues, and some say the 2015's are absolute junk. I am unsure when the car was manufactured, I have heard a post-September manufacture date is the best ones to buy, so I'll get back on that.
Has anyone had issues of reliability for the 200S? It has 2 previous owners, and the car was repossessed from the 2nd driver so it's not like he/she dumped the car. My main reason for concern is the "car complaints" website, the 2015 200 has hundreds of complaints, mostly to the transmission, and the Buick has almost none, the Ford around 2-3 dozen.
I know this is a pro-chrysler 200 board obviously, but I want as unbiased of opinions as I can get. Please don't think you'll offend me if I'm completely offbase, I'm just trying to do as much research as possible. Thanks guys and girls!