I managed to get some photos (finally). I picked it up Thursday evening but it was dark by the time I got home.
I threw some misc shots online in a gallery here: 2012 CHRYSLER 200
The second photo is my maintenance file on my Taurus. Compressed, it is nearly 1" thick, which isn't bad as the vehicle hasn't had much service outside of regular maintenance and wear and tear parts. The trunk looks larger than it's 13.6cubic feet suggest. For the price I couldn't say no. As I had mentioned, the Ford dealer wouldn't budge on a 2013 Fusion so I opted for the 200 3.6L V6 with 283hp instead, and saved myself $10K with it being a leftover 2012, and not a newly minted 2013.
Great ride quality
Mileage so far is decent, and I've been stepping on it.
Navigation and radio are easily configured.
Bluetooth was easy to setup.
Top mount oil filter (notice the spot for it on the engine cover)
Easy to use interior even while wearing gloves
Very quiet overall.
Fluids are easy to check and fill.
With 283hp, this car could use a limited slip differential (too much one wheel peel).
Rear seat room is lacking, and this car, along with my Taurus that had more rear legroom are both considered "mid sized" cars. The photo of the rear seats shows the front seats all the way back. I had no trouble fitting my size 13 steel toed boots under the back of the front seat. Unless your family is Asian, the backseat is only meant for two people, even on short trips.
Just like my Pontiac sedan, the 200's trunk doesn't pop all the way open like my Taurus.
The OEM GoodYear Eagle LS tires are useless in anything but very dry roads. The rear end (in a FWD car) slides around on on ramps on wet roads. My previous experience with other goodyear tires has been less than stellar also. I'll be replacing these T rated (190km/h) traction-less things next spring with some V or W rated performance rubber. This fall I'll also get winter tires, as it's a given considering the lack of traction in light rain conditions I get now.
In the end if I didn't decide on the 200, I might have went to see what I could get a leftover V6 Honda Accord for. Paying $35K for a new Fusion with a meager 240hp I4 isn't overly appealing, although it does have a nicer interior than the 200.
One dealer item I had added on was a full lifetime rust corrosion package. You can see the oil swirls on the metal in the photos. It was $700 all in. As I take my vehicles twice a year to get oil sprayed at $70 each visit, that's $140 a year per vehicle. This car will last me at least a decade thus saving me 50% in undercoating costs in that time. It'll save even more if you take inflation into account over the next 10 years.
Now I own two Dodge products and a GM. I'm still a domesticated man.