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ON WHEELS “Based on looks alone, the 200 is now one of the flashier options in a family car market that isn’t usually brimming with look-at-me choices,” McLeod wrote. And it is the only mid-size sedan that offers fourwheel-drive, a big plus for winter-weather driving. Like most family cars, the Chrysler 200 is not built for speeding around a twisting road, McLeod wrote. “For normal driving, however, the


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200’s suspension sucks up the rumble and grumble afforded by nasty bumps and poor road surfaces … and the general driving experience is steady and comfortable at any speed,” she wrote. “Sportier drivers can always extract an extra measure of fun by using the paddle shifters, if they’re feeling racy during their morning commute.” But Car & Driver pans the Chrysler 200 for its cramped rear seats and heavy weight that impairs handling and performance. But

the interior is comfortable and elegant, with easy-to-use controls, the reviewer wrote. The 200 is good for city driving and running errands, but comes short of being a top choice in the competitive field of mid-size sedans, Car & Driver concluded. So now it’s time to hit the dealerships and decide which of these cars is the right fit for your family. And once the kids are grown and on their own, it will be time to look for the car of your personal dreams. n

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