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Hello, I want to buy this car, but many advise me to stay away from it (all of them have not even tried the car)

I want to consult you guys @[email protected]

  • Are car breakdowns a lot? Especially for everyday use?
  • How can I check the condition of the car? Is there a way or something that I should pay attention to before buying?
  • What are the prices of consumable parts for a car? Oil filter oil air filter..etc ?
  • How much is the average price of this car (it has driven less than 80 miles, without accidents, and one owner)
There are such dents on car wheel rims:

I do not know the extent of the damage or the cause of those scratches


plz help me #_#
 

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I have owned 3 Chrysler 200's. There is no guarantee of reliability with any car, the 15' was the only one I had any real issues with and it wasn't that big of a deal, no transmission problems. Get an aftermarket warranty if you have found something you really like. Do some seaching on the forums and you will find some issues, but keep in mind, like most famoly sedan forums, most people that join here didn't join for modification suggestions but rather help with problems.
 

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Hello,

My 200 currently has 94,000 miles on it. It is a 2015 200S with the 2.4. It has never left me stranded. Overall, I'd say that the reliability is good. That being said, mine does have it's quirks. I've learned to live with them.

Things to watch out for:
  • 2.4 has had a history of oil consumption problems. Mine hasn't, but something to look out for.
  • Harsh shifting - mine has a hard shift from 4-5.
  • Suspension - Check to make sure there is no rattling from the rear and that the rear struts aren't leaking.

Take it for a long test drive and you'll take care of knowing if the car your looking at has the last two of the above. As far as oil consumption, looking at the oil change history may help but honestly it's a shot in the dark.

Oil changes are about average for a new car, I use Pennzoil Platinum and change it myself with a Wix filter. Cost about $35.
Tires are a bit more expensive depending on the rim size you get. Mine are 19's and run about $150 per tire. Haven't had to replace anything else.

I'd suggest Kelly Blue Book to see if you're getting a good value. I see many 200's in the 12-17k range for a ballpark figure.

Good luck! If all checks out, it's a pretty decent car. It got a bad reputation in the beginning. Overall I've been satisfied with mine.
 

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I have had a 2015 200S AWD since 2018 20k miles to 58k only oil changes up to this point. Just did a coolant flush. It’s never left me stranded. I did notice when I was inspecting the engine compartment that there is oil pooled at the filter housing but oil isn’t low keeping an eye on that.
 

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I have had a 2015 200S AWD since 2018 20k miles to 58k only oil changes up to this point. Just did a coolant flush. It’s never left me stranded. I did notice when I was inspecting the engine compartment that there is oil pooled at the filter housing but oil isn’t low keeping an eye on that.
That could be spillage from a filter change. It could be a cracked housing also. Over tightening and or not applying oil to the new o ring seal are the usual reasons. Clean it and keep a close watch on the area.
 

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That could be spillage from a filter change. It could be a cracked housing also. Over tightening and or not applying oil to the new o ring seal are the usual reasons. Clean it and keep a close watch on the area.
That the plan. I ordered a new housing and filter from mopar parts going to do an oil change and clean it up. It’s not much only on one side of the housing. I hope that’s all it is not even hit 60k yet. 😂
 

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I think that more of these oil filter adapter (OFA) housings get replaced than need to be. Granted, the housing had a vendor quality issue in the past, but since then technicians will replace both the housing and the o-rings (instead of just the leaky o-rings) because it is such a PITA to take back apart if it does turn out to have a leaky housing.
Flat-rate technicians don't get paid twice.
The techs I spoke with don't think that over-tightening was causing the cracks. There were 2 plastic injection-molding vendors used by FCA, one had quality issues.
FCA has released this:
 

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That could be spillage from a filter change. It could be a cracked housing also. Over tightening and or not applying oil to the new o ring seal are the usual reasons. Clean it and keep a close watch on the area.
That’s the plan I orders something to suck out the oil from that area. And I’m making sure to use the mopar filter and orders a new housing too.
 
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