I currently own a broad range of Newell's within the 400-500 series that I have used here in Hawaii for the past few decades.
Newell's overall are exceptional casting reels. Prior to the Accurate and Tiburon kits that are now available for them, the only problem or change that I would do immediately were the drags on them. The drags were not ' Bad' , just needed a bit more considering the types of fish that I was catching with them. Adding on a Tiburon or Accurate kit to these reels was like adding on a super charger to a already hot motor, they really accentuated and enhanced the perfomance of the reel, especially the Aluminum spool versus the stock graphite spools.
I have not used the 200 series that you speak of, when needing a reel that small, I was at the time using a Penn Squider with a Tiburon kit, worked really well.
As Big Dave mentioned I believe it was, all of the reels which were listed are exceptional casting reels. I don't do as much 'Slide' bait fishing these days, and have gotten into using other reels from various manufacturers. I still have all of my Newells and Penn squidders and Jigmasters, just don't use them as much only because I am not sliding bait out like I used to.
Two thumbs up on the Newells, damn good reels, never had one crap out on me while battling a fish, pretty versatile reel. Let me dig the Newell reels in my storage unit and I will post some pictures of them , some are still stock and others with the Tiburon and Accurate kits on them. Sad to say they have taken a back seat to my plugging for GT and Bonito endeavors the past few years.