FCA Dealers Have Over Six Months’ Supply Of Chrysler 200s On Lots

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have pulled the plug on the Chrysler 200 eight weeks ago but the company still has a huge supply of models available on dealership lots throughout the United States.

The car, recently dubbed by Sergio Marchionne as a horrible investment, is still available across the country, so much so that there is over six months’ supply of them in dealerships.

The Truth About Cars asserts that it could prove difficult to sell some of these remaining cars due to dwindling demand for the mid-size sedan. As a matter of fact, sales of the Chrysler 200 slid by 44 per cent in the third-quarter of 2016 compared to the second-quarter and in the final quarter of last year, slid a further 35 per cent.

Although the 200 has a rather appealing exterior design, it has been fiercely criticized ever since its launch, particularly due to its poor reliability and unrefined nine-speed transmission.

What’s more, Marchionne hit out at the 200 at the start of 2016 when production was still in full swing. He said that company designers had copied the car’s rear-seat entry point from the Hyundai Sonata. He then went on to describe said designers as “dummies.”

So, if for some strange reason you’re a fan of cars which have been heavily criticized, the Chrysler 200 could be the way to go, particularly due to the discounts they may sell with. If that’s not the case, then it’d be wise to look elsewhere.

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  • Rick Alexander

    Okay, so what the heck could Marchionne possibly be hope to achieve, by shitting on his designers, and on his own product. I could understand making a statement, saying that you’ll be bringing a much improved product to market. However, knowing that the car is already selling poorly, and taking a dump on said product, while having loads of inventory, just strikes me as being idiotic. In fact, I’d consider getting a psych exam done.

    • KidRed

      I’m sure his comments were to shareholder types to explain the reason of failure. I doubt he’s speaking to the consumers directly trying to dissuade them from purchasing.

    • seriously

      I agree the sales really started tapering off after all the issues publications were putting out. Why not fix the fact the Fiat sourced items and new tech just arent reliable same reason people aren’t buying 500s they’re crappie cars the same reason people stopped buying Fiats and Alfa Romeos years ago…….they’re not reliable fix that.

  • Craig

    I’ve never driven one – but every time I see one on the road I’m impressed with how it looks.

    • joey

      The Dodge dart looks good, this one looks so good, and we’re supposed to just accept that they’re bad cars. Such a shame.

  • marioGTI

    I had that car as a loaner for a few days when my jeep broke down, It was no thrill ride thats for sure, but not that bad either.
    I think the FCA is crippled by reliability issues, otherwise their vehicles are not that bad IMO. I loved my cherokee but I don’t own it anymore due poor reliability. Transmission issues, new motor after 30K plus several other things. I couldn’t deal with it anymore and had to let the jeep go. Not sure what type of transmission the 200 has but it also felt wonky.

  • Gerald Michael

    And six months from now, FCA dealers may still have over a six month supply of 200s on their lots. I wonder how the Dart is doing.

  • CEO needs to be removed or fired. It is good time to purchase a 200 since they are being discontinued.

  • Justin Spencer

    I’ve driven older examples of the 200 and I thought it was a decent car. Yes, people want crossovers these days but other people will buy a 200 with a deep discount.

  • U8INIT

    I think they should have made this 200 (same styling) into a CUV; it would have done much better IMO.

  • Alex Miles

    Have been driving a 200C AWD for two years and it’s a terrific car. The transmission is a bit rough sometimes, but no problems so far.

  • Hj Hj

    Such a shame, its a beautiful car, but buyers are now looking for SUV.

  • Ricky Goodman

    I have a 200 limited 2011 and it’s been a great car. And mine is only a 6 speed

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