A Look at the 2012 Chrysler 200S Convertible - Page 2
The product sheet on this bad boy boasts a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that produces a total of 283 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission gets about 29 mpg on the highway. It drives heavy, because it is, coming in around 3600 pounds.
As for the convertible action...awesome. I've never driven at convertible and the experience was both ego-boosting as well as exhilarating. I was amazed at how quickly the hard top folded into the trunk. It honestly felt like I was driving two different cars with the top up and top down.
All in all, the test drive was a pleasant experience and I honestly didn't want to give it up.
The only downsides to the car were mostly due to me, literally. You see, I'm a big guy — offensive lineman big — and while the car was comfortable, I could have used a little more headroom as well as better lines of sight (both front and back). I found myself crouching down a little bit to see street lights and check the speedometer. The trunk space was limited with the top down, but that's expected in a convertible. You could easily do an overnight trip with a family of four, though cabin space and trunk space would be tight. Again, that's expected in a convertible.
Again, these are little nuances, but not, whatsoever, a deterrent from wanting to buy this car, which goes for roughly $32k.
The bigger hurdle is convincing my wife that we need another "family" vehicle.