Used Car of the Day: 2015 Chrysler 200S

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

No, it's not an April Fool's Day joke in July. Nor am I trolling you. I am featuring this 2015 Chrysler 200S as UCOTD because we rarely see 200s in the database I pull from, and because the 200S was the closest Chrysler got to being able to sniff competitiveness with the Honda Accord and Camry.

It wasn't a bad car, and it was worlds better than the godawful Sebring. But it wasn't nearly what it needed to be.

That said, the 200S was interesting enough that while I wouldn't have chosen to own one, I could see why others did. I enjoyed the car well enough when I drove it, and its looks hold up. The sloping rear roofline is part of why it didn't sell better, though.

This example has front-wheel drive and a bit over 62K miles on the clock. It appears to be well-equipped (Bluetooth, heated front seats, panoramic roof, heated steering wheel, et cetera) and clean, save for curb rash on all four wheels.

Yes this is a departure from our usual mix of rarities, project cars, modified rides, and showroom-ready vehicles. It's a relatively mainstream car in decent shape with low miles and few, if any, mods.

Once in a while, I grab a clean Accord or Camry that's pretty stock. Consider this the same thing, just with Chrysler.

Click here to see it. The asking price is $12,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Aja8888 Aja8888 on Jul 11, 2024
    Another dead branch on the dying tree of Chrysler (Stellantis).
  • Polishdon Polishdon on Jul 12, 2024
    I owned a '16 Chrysler 200s. Bought it used with around 8K miles and traded it in with 90K miles (Wife hates cars with 100K+ miles). It was extremely reliable and was towed just one (Due to duel flats and bent rims from a pothole my daughter who was driving failed to avoid). Was a great car, only pet peeve was the rear seat entry. That was terrible. Replaced it with a brand new '23 Camry LE. Biggest mistake ever! Car has had nothing but minor/mid-level gremlins since day one. Parts falling off, paint issue, rim/tire issues, Bluetooth connection problems, TPMS issues, etc. Going back to the dealer AGAIN in a few weeks for another round of service.
  • VoGhost Key phrase: "The EV market has grown." Yup, EV sales are up yet again, contrary to what nearly every article on the topic has been claiming. It's almost as if the press gets 30% of ad revenues from oil companies and legacy ICE OEMs.
  • Leonard Ostrander Daniel J, you are making the assertion. It's up to you to produce the evidence.
  • VoGhost I remember all those years when the brilliant TTAC commenters told me over and over how easy it was for legacy automakers to switch to making EVs, and that Tesla was due to be crushed by them in just a few months.
  • D "smaller vehicles" - sorry, that's way too much common sense! Americans won't go along because clever marketing convinced us our egos need big@ss trucks, which give auto manufacturers the profit margin they want, and everybody feels vulnerable now unless they too have a huge vehicle. Lower speed limits could help, but no politician wants to push that losing policy. We'll just go on building more lanes and driving faster and faster behind our vehicle's tinted privacy glass. Visions of Slim Pickens riding a big black jacked up truck out of a B-52.
  • NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys dudes off the rails on drugs and full of hate and retribution. so is musky.
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