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In 2015 I purchased a white 2015 Chrysler 200 limited from a nationally recognized used car dealership. It had 8K on the odometer. I originally went there to purchase a 300 and the 200 was parked right behind it. I was impressed with the looks of the 200 and the options were perfect to be my "daily beater" so, I bought it instead at 1/2 the original msrp. It had been in an accident but was repaired nicely. Over the next six years the only real failure I had was the radio and I was able to get one from Ebay for $100. A local dealer, Arrigo, was kind enough to give me the activation code for free. Everything else was just tires, batteries, and oil changes. That car became my trusted friend and over 6 years I put 134,000 miles on it. When I traded it over the holidays, it was still running like a new car and didn't burn a drop of oil. The Multiair 4 cylinder proved to be a great engine even though it sounded like a sewing machine when it idled :) I'm old enough to have owned a Plymouth Valiant when I was a teenager and this 200 reminded me of those cars only much, much better. While I realize lots of people have had problems with their 200's, mine was the best car I've ever owned and I was saddened when Chrysler decided not to make them anymore. I gave my best friend back to the used car dealer I bought him from in exchange for a 2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line 4 Motion. That's a mouthful, isn't it? I only hope that the Arteon will be as reliable as my 200 was and as good of a friend. Good luck to all you 200 owners. Maybe Chrysler will build another 200 someday.
 

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Best of luck with your new VW Arteon.
The UF Chrysler 200 is an excellent car with a few minor issues. I don't know of a car ever made that doesn't have some issues.
Check in and tell us how your new ride works for you in the future.
 

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In 2015 I purchased a white 2015 Chrysler 200 limited from a nationally recognized used car dealership. It had 8K on the odometer. I originally went there to purchase a 300 and the 200 was parked right behind it. I was impressed with the looks of the 200 and the options were perfect to be my "daily beater" so, I bought it instead at 1/2 the original msrp. It had been in an accident but was repaired nicely. Over the next six years the only real failure I had was the radio and I was able to get one from Ebay for $100. A local dealer, Arrigo, was kind enough to give me the activation code for free. Everything else was just tires, batteries, and oil changes. That car became my trusted friend and over 6 years I put 134,000 miles on it. When I traded it over the holidays, it was still running like a new car and didn't burn a drop of oil. The Multiair 4 cylinder proved to be a great engine even though it sounded like a sewing machine when it idled :) I'm old enough to have owned a Plymouth Valiant when I was a teenager and this 200 reminded me of those cars only much, much better. While I realize lots of people have had problems with their 200's, mine was the best car I've ever owned and I was saddened when Chrysler decided not to make them anymore. I gave my best friend back to the used car dealer I bought him from in exchange for a 2021 Volkswagen Arteon SEL R-Line 4 Motion. That's a mouthful, isn't it? I only hope that the Arteon will be as reliable as my 200 was and as good of a friend. Good luck to all you 200 owners. Maybe Chrysler will build another 200 someday.
 

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I have a 2015 200C awd drive that is a cracker of a car. All the accessories, the 6VTT that will do over 140mph and a recent trip from Grand Rapids to Marquette MI got over 27mpg. Brakes and head lamps are my only problems until the oil cooler started leaking which I understand is becoming common. My 2nd 200 and love(d) both. I too am sad they’re not being made any longer. We’ll see what the replacement looks like.
 

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I saw the 0 to 120 mph YouTube video & had a 200 as a rental car for 3 days. Opening the drivers door, I was greeted by stitched upholstery & chome bezels. The car was already in 3rd gear just crossing an intersection. Fuel economy was the same as the Caliber.
I already had the '98 Sebring V6 convertible and this car was 'right-sized' for me. Convertibles are a blast. Sedans are practical. I remember thinking that a 200 might be my next car.
In 2019, the UF-body was coming off lease & rental duty. There were some good deals to be had at auctions. I asked a friend to keep an eye out for a nice one. He found it.

The 200 was ended before its time. The 300 was old (the Daimler days) & bigger than I wanted. The new 200 was fresh & a poor-mans Alfa-Romeo. The company needed Sterling Heights for a more-profitable Ram 1500. The Dart went away too. We were down to an old 300 and a new Pacifica minivan (which borrowed a lot of design thinking from the 200).
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Christine Feuell is in charge of Chrysler division now. Stellantis has huge resources at hand. Chrysler brand has 10 years to prove that it is worth saving. We need new product. Could we be all-electric or be some similar defining innovation?
I am encouraged by the Airflow & Airflow II concepts. They have a Cirrus/Sebring/200 vibe to them.
 

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Can't really say it ended before its time, as Chrysler simply changed the name from Sebring, to 200.

The 200 was a restyled, rebadged and re-engineered version of the third generation Chrysler Sebring that began production in 2006 as a JS. Even though the JS platform, a Mitsubishi GS "Project Global" platform, had been retained. The 200 simply got the new cosmetics, and powertrains.

The JS platform (Mitsubishi GS) it still in use with the Grand Lancer, and Eclipse Cross.

They sure do know how to milk a platform.
 

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As 200_s_awd noted the 2015 200 used the UF platform developed by Fiat. The UF generation of the 200 only lasted 3 years and was ended too soon.

The convertible ended production when the JS platform was replaced by the UF platform which I consider as unfortunate.
 

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The 200 was Compact Platform from 2015-2017, all models. They call it the Fiat Compact Platform. They used a modified long wheelbase version that is called Compact Wide (CUSW) and was used for US-built models of Chrysler sedans like the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. While the 2010-2014s were actually called "JS Platfom", they do not call the 15-17s "UF Platform", they designate it Compact Wide.

There are no FIAT tech documents calling it "UF Platform". The UF is a code for "Chrysler/Lancia midsize, SHAP." So,if you're calling the 11-14s a JS, which they ARE "JS Platform". Then how can anyone call the 15-17s the UF, when UF is no where near the name of the platform.

I call it CW, for Compact Wide, because that IS the platform designation, as is JS for the 11-14s.

U-cars: U1 (new/export), U2 (new/export), UA (Fiat small car), UC (Chrysler midsize/JNAP), UF (Chrysler/Lancia midsize, SHAP), UJ (Jeep midsize.
 

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The 200 was Compact Platform from 2015-2017, all models. They call it the Fiat Compact Platform. They used a modified long wheelbase version that is called Compact Wide (CUSW) and was used for US-built models of Chrysler sedans like the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200. While the 2010-2014s were actually called "JS Platfom", they do not call the 15-17s "UF Platform", they designate it Compact Wide.

There are no FIAT tech documents calling it "UF Platform". The UF is a code for "Chrysler/Lancia midsize, SHAP." So,if you're calling the 11-14s a JS, which they ARE "JS Platform". Then how can anyone call the 15-17s the UF, when UF is no where near the name of the platform.

I call it CW, for Compact Wide, because that IS the platform designation, as is JS for the 11-14s.

U-cars: U1 (new/export), U2 (new/export), UA (Fiat small car), UC (Chrysler midsize/JNAP), UF (Chrysler/Lancia midsize, SHAP), UJ (Jeep midsize.
I think you're splitting hairs, or maybe a better analogy is combining them.

Yes, the later 200 is on a variation the CUSW "platform", as are the later Dart, Cherokee and Pacifica. But the the individual models have variations, each of which is also referred to as a platform. The 200 is designated the UF, the Dart the PF, the Cherokee the KL, and the Pacifica the RU. If you refer to any service bulletin for the later 200, it will refer to the "UF".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chrysler_platforms
 
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It is all terminology nit-picking. Platforms, Architecture & bodies all have different meanings. Vehicles do share 'family resemblances', but can vary markedly in purpose.

From Allpar:
"We’ve read on the Internet that the Jeep Cherokee is just a tall Dart, because both Cherokee and Dart share the “CUSW” (C-size, United States-Wide variant) platform".



The Dart (PF-body) never got the V6/9-speed, the Cherokee (KL-body) and 200 (UF-body) did. A PentaStared Dart would be very cool.

Now with Stellantis, we have become even more international and electric. We may begin to see some French influence. Chrysler had Simca back in the day. Then we got Renault as part of buying AMC/Jeep. As we wanted Jeep brand, we allowed Eagle to quietly go away in 1998. Plymouth was ended in 2002.

Sergio needed Sterling Heights Assembly for the more profitable Ram 1500 (DS) and the 200/Dart was cancelled in 2016. We kept the 300 (LX) which was an older, large car from the Daimler days. I didn't particularly agree with that decision, but money wins.

The ideas & tooling used on the 200 (UF) was able to help develop & launch the new Pacifica (RU) minivan.

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EVerything you have BOXED in, clearly shows "Platform:" then JS Platform, or Compact Wide, not UF. UF is the assembly plant code, it is not the PLATFORM, is all I am saying.

It is stated as "Class Compact car platform". not UF Plaform specifically. UF is the Alfa Romeo classification by FCA. That is because it is a Alfa Romeo platform, not an American platform.

You had listed other ones like, LX, LD, LC, to try and compare them with the UF, but they were the exact Charger and Challenger platform designations, not a CLASS of platform.

The LX platform is Chrysler's full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform
The LD platform was for the new Charger, introduced in 2011.
The LC platform was a shortened LX platform designed for the Challenger.
The LA platform is for the updated Dodge Challenger beginning with the 2015 model year.

The UF Platform, doesn't exist. The UF Class, does.

That's fine, I do not, and will not call it a UF Platform, because technically, it isn't. I am as technical as anyone can ever be, and sure, it is irritating...
 

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EVerything you have BOXED in, clearly shows "Platform:" then JS Platform, or Compact Wide, not UF. UF is the assembly plant code, it is not the PLATFORM, is all I am saying.

It is stated as "Class Compact car platform". not UF Plaform specifically. UF is the Alfa Romeo classification by FCA. That is because it is a Alfa Romeo platform, not an American platform.

You had listed other ones like, LX, LD, LC, to try and compare them with the UF, but they were the exact Charger and Challenger platform designations, not a CLASS of platform.

The LX platform is Chrysler's full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform
The LD platform was for the new Charger, introduced in 2011.
The LC platform was a shortened LX platform designed for the Challenger.
The LA platform is for the updated Dodge Challenger beginning with the 2015 model year.

The UF Platform, doesn't exist. The UF Class, does.

That's fine, I do not, and will not call it a UF Platform, because technically, it isn't. I am as technical as anyone can every be, and sure, it is irritating...
Got it.
 

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EVerything you have BOXED in, clearly shows "Platform:" then JS Platform, or Compact Wide, not UF. UF is the assembly plant code, it is not the PLATFORM, is all I am saying.

It is stated as "Class Compact car platform". not UF Plaform specifically. UF is the Alfa Romeo classification by FCA. That is because it is a Alfa Romeo platform, not an American platform.

You had listed other ones like, LX, LD, LC, to try and compare them with the UF, but they were the exact Charger and Challenger platform designations, not a CLASS of platform.

The LX platform is Chrysler's full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform
The LD platform was for the new Charger, introduced in 2011.
The LC platform was a shortened LX platform designed for the Challenger.
The LA platform is for the updated Dodge Challenger beginning with the 2015 model year.

The UF Platform, doesn't exist. The UF Class, does.

That's fine, I do not, and will not call it a UF Platform, because technically, it isn't. I am as technical as anyone can ever be, and sure, it is irritating...
You do realize that anyone can go into Wikipedia and edit anything anytime they'd like?
 
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