A Look at the 2012 Chrysler 200S Convertible
I've never been a car guy. Ever. I want my car to work. I want it to get me to point A to point B. I want it to be reliable. I want it to be good with gas mileage. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less.
At first I was hesitant. I thought to myself, ok, I'm 38, have two kids, happily married and own two reliable mid-size SUVs. I don't need to test drive a sporty machine that looks like I'm nearing a mid-life crisis.
However, the minute I slid into the deep red, fully loaded, hardtop convertible with black, stitched leather seats, I was hooked.
After a week of driving it around town as well as back and forth to work, I found that the Chrysler 200S offered good gas mileage, a smooth ride, a rock-solid feel, a nice quiet cabin and superb handling.
For you gear heads out there, this car replaced the Sebring. The build of the car nods to the sleekness of the Sebring, but that's where the comparisons end, as far as I'm concerned.
The car has heated front seats, rocket-ship like interior trim, a remote starter, a touch-screen display and outside temperature reading. The sound is boosted by a Boston Acoustic 430-watt system Media Center that features a CD/DVD with 40-gig hard drive and iPod input. I loved using the Bluetooth U-Connect hands-free phone feature. The coolness factor came in with fog lamps and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels with black trim that absolutely turned heads.
The Chrysler 200S Convertible also featured a V6, on-board navigation, with Sirius Radio, Real Time Traffic and Sirius Travel Link.Continued on the next page