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Any good reason to not buy one? I’m about to pick up a 2017 base model with the 2.4L and 9 speed.

I read about the transmission issues especially with the older models, but from what I understand this has been resolved with the new programming.

Seems like a solid car overall. Any info regarding reliability/issues is greatly appreciated.
 

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We bought a 2012 new for my wife, and we like it so much, I bought a used 2011 last year, and have put 25K miles on it. Hers has 81K. We love them both, almost trouble-free.
 

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I had 3. I would still consider another.
 

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I would, without any hesitation, buy another "new" one, if they were still being built. Used I would be cautious, but I would still buy the right one if I was in the market.
Our's is 2015 S model with 2.4 engine. Over 105K miles and running great !
 

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I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't.
They don't make 'em anymore ... sadly.
 

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I would not. I bought a 2012 and it happens to be one with a possible known heater core problem that Chrylser has done nothing about. I found posts back to 2012 describing exactly the issue I am having and no recalls have ever been issued. I have no heat blowing out of the passenger side, only cold air. And now just this morning only have heat blowing out of the left drivers side vent, the drivers side lower vents and the right one now also only blow cold air and it was 23 degrees this morning. Needless to say I am NOT happy AT ALL. A new heater core plus labor is going to run almost $1000 for something they new was defective and chose to never do anything about.
 

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I had a fairly similar problem with my '15. When I called for heat it was blowing really cold air from the left vents and heat from from the right vents. Turned out to be a faulty heat sensor within the left vents. The dealership replaced this sensor and everything now good. The sensor was covered under my Chrysler 419 plan extended warranty.
 

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I had a fairly similar problem with my '15. When I called for heat it was blowing really cold air from the left vents and heat from from the right vents. Turned out to be a faulty heat sensor within the left vents. The dealership replaced this sensor and everything now good. The sensor was covered under my Chrysler 419 plan extended warranty.
Had the issue not spread to all but one vent now, I would have considered that as being a possible issue, but given the circumstances it does not seem likely.
 

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I would not. Mine recently had the same issues others have had with the ZF 9 speed transmission which ended up with the car undriveable and in the shop for 6 weeks. It has a brand new transmission now, thankfully just made it before the powertrain warranty ended. It is back to driving fine with the new transmission and as long as nothing else major breaks I'll probably drive it a few more years, but after this, along with the other reports I've seen on this transmission in other vehicles, I won't be buying anything else that uses this particular transmission.
 

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I think I would. 7/10 maybe.
I'm happy with the 2011 convertible as a whole, but not too happy with the maintenance costs in the 1.5 years I've had it. It was not well cared-for before I bought it; I can't blame the car for that.
 

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If FCA fixed the minor probs the UF had...kept it around and used their new tornado straight 6 ( turbo please? )
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I bought a 2016 2.4L 9 speed a little over a year ago. Transmission is really slow switching from reverse to drive, as long as you wait for it to shift the tranny will last. The thermostats on these tend to go out soon but they can be replaced. The engine runs normally around 190 but the fans don't kick on until it hits 210-230 sometimes.. don't know how to fix that.. Bluetooth and amazing gas mileage is why I love mine even with its problems but i'm living with it.
 

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No way! 9 speed transmission sucks in the city (great on highway.) Also look on the roads...there’s a reason you don’t see them as much everywhere. I bought mine because of low miles and looked brand new but the transmission bugs the crap out of me when it shifts hard sometimes.
 

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Any good reason to not buy one? I’m about to pick up a 2017 base model with the 2.4L and 9 speed.

I read about the transmission issues especially with the older models, but from what I understand this has been resolved with the new programming.

Seems like a solid car overall. Any info regarding reliability/issues is greatly appreciated.
That's a hard no. My 2015 200s currently has 90,000 miles on it. The nav/radio went out and had to be replaced. Rear shocks are needing replacement, Oil cooler has been replaced. The a pillar interior molding was replaced (would not stay put) and the interior of both rear doors has to be repaired because the glue used at the factory was not effective. Also, after just 2 years two of the TPMS sensors were ruined and needed to be replaced. That's too many things going wrong on a car for me. The radio was the most expensive part and it went bad at around 40,000 miles. interior stuff was worked on under warranty but the replacement parts have failed, too. The car is fun to drive, though. I hear they made a lot of improvements in the 2016 so maybe they fixed some things.
 

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In about another year from now, I plan on buying a used car for my kids. I have noticed low mileage (under 100k miles) 200's specifically limited for sale as low as $6500. BUT, not doing it. These cars when they break down are very expensive to fix and unless you are comfortable working on the car along with a great deal of patience it just isn't worth the low initial cost when fixing it is so expensive. I won't be buying another.

My ex is considering giving her Dart to the kids. I'm not even sure I want to deal with that. I may end up considering trading the Dart (with her ok) for a Corolla or another similar car.
 

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In about another year from now, I plan on buying a used car for my kids. I have noticed low mileage (under 100k miles) 200's specifically limited for sale as low as $6500. BUT, not doing it. These cars when they break down are very expensive to fix and unless you are comfortable working on the car along with a great deal of patience it just isn't worth the low initial cost when fixing it is so expensive. I won't be buying another.

My ex is considering giving her Dart to the kids. I'm not even sure I want to deal with that. I may end up considering trading the Dart (with her ok) for a Corolla or another similar car.
I agree with your reasoning for your kids and I will add that most newer cars are going to be that way, even some of the very basic cars now are expensive to fix. I am happy my son has a 2000 Neon. Runs like a top, parts are dime a dozen if we needed them and it's cheap to fix.
 

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I agree with your reasoning for your kids and I will add that most newer cars are going to be that way, even some of the very basic cars now are expensive to fix. I am happy my son has a 2000 Neon. Runs like a top, parts are dime a dozen if we needed them and it's cheap to fix.
Yea, I maybe doing something similar for the kids. Strange how I feel as if the Neon would outlast my ex's Dart. But I do believe it would be a better vehicle. I would need to check the crash ratings and such. But that is in general is what I'm thinking of doing. Something simple, easy to fix myself like I used to be able to do and affordable. I simply don't have the patience anymore for fixing a car as complex as the 200 on my own.
 

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My 7yr old 200 has been a great car. Still on the original brakes at 102,000 miles. My thermostat just started sticking. It is a $15 part from Autozone and takes 15 minutes to replace. The V6 has crazy power.
I had a 2000 Neon clean one owner with 280,000 miles on it when I turned it into the junk yard. The 200 is twice the car that the Neon was. I also own a Dodge Dart. Ha. My 01' Durango is barely broke in at around 175,000 miles.
 

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I had a 2000 Neon clean one owner with 280,000 miles on it when I turned it into the junk yard. The 200 is twice the car that the Neon was.
Not sure anyone is comparing the Neon to a Chrysler 200 (I have owned 3 Chrysler 200's all purchased new) besides that it's much less expensive and easier to work on. My sons Neon has been in my family since it was purchased new in 2000.
 
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