I currently have my eye on a 2015 Chrysler 200 LX with 75,000 km, which sells for $ 11,000. Is this a good buy?
The 2015-2017 Chrysler 200 is an extremely honest car, but unfortunately it only sold for two years, after which the manufacturer chose to focus on trucks. More or less well-known, this car was therefore not popular with the public, which explains its sharp depreciation. An advantage for you since you pay less than that of a Ford Fusion or a Hyundai Sonata and significantly less than for a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.
Comfortable, the 200 offers a well-designed interior and decent equipment. The build quality is also superior to that of several other products of the brand, especially that of the previous generation 200. The four-cylinder engine is its weak point, however. It is reliable, adequate in terms of power, but lacks refinement and consumes a little more than average. Therefore, we prefer the V6, admittedly a little more greedy, but really better suited to the car.
So, is this a good buy? Yes, although personally I would negotiate the amount of around $ 1,000, avoiding funding for more than three years (if you use it). This will allow you to have equal or positive equity in your car throughout your contract. Avoid products like the extended warranty which could drive up the bill considerably, since the main factor in this car's interest is its price, which will become less competitive if you add insurance products and accessories …