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  1. AEN
    AEN December 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm |

    Did anybody think that by stopping production of the Avenger type car, Dodge version of the 200, that it would hurt profits? I think so! Let me spell it out. They should have produced the 200 and its Dodge version in the same mfg. plant. Americans WERE and ARE used to choosing between the Sebring/200 and the Avenger before. And, the Dart is an all together different segment vehicle and just not a replacement for the Avenger! But, personally, I never liked the Avenger name.

    All too often, auto makers hurt themselves because they re-invent their cars too often, which is what FCA may have to do now. The next Neon/Fiat design (coming from Mexico) is an example of juggling names around to just cover up their profit mistakes.

    If FCA/Chrysler/Dodge is listening, I would like to be your marketing consultant. Really! I do need a job.

  2. Zorn C
    Zorn C January 8, 2018 at 3:22 pm |

    I agree … Was knee-jerk reaction, on Sergio’s part ..
    Coupled with Consumer Reports in their review got hung up on two particular things, about the car, and gave the car a sh*# rating. ~ Ignoring other terrific things, about the car, that NO OTHER car in it’s class had. And people in the U.S. are really easily led, by the nose, by what C.R. says … To the point they don’t even go test-drive the car .. to see what THEY think of it.

    A mistake of Chrysler’s though was that they didn’t market and push the V6 models, more .. from the start. I also think they should never made the 4 cyl available, in the S or the C.

    I have the 200C (2016) awd – and it’s absolutely incredible!

  3. Craig
    Craig August 4, 2018 at 12:56 am |

    I came across this post because I’m looking in to buying a Chrysler 200 C or S. My understanding is that the S adds about 260 lbs to the car’s weight and can be expected to be a few tenths of a second slower than the C. Is this accurate? Is the 200C AWD faster or the 200S AWD? THANKS!

    1. Zorn C
      Zorn C August 6, 2018 at 12:35 am |

      Yes, a fwd C, or S weighs less than an awd 200 … However, with over half the power shifting to the back wheels, on hard acceleration – the car goes straighter … completely taking care of torque-steer. .. So the 0-60 times (and quarter mile) are about the same.
      I have a C, awd – and I’m just fine to get to 60 mph a tad slower; because of the way it gets there.

      The Limited, with the V6 is the fastest because simply it has less ‘stuff’, in it … Less electronics, what have you, than a C or typical S. Also C&D had an excellent driver, who has real ability to launch a fast fwd car.

  4. Zorn C
    Zorn C August 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm |

    Christopher do you think the car would have been more successful if they promoted the top-end V6 models, more? I think that was a marketing mistake, of Chrysler’s.


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