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Pros: Space, safety and security.
Cons: Can't think of anything.Probably one of the best purchases of my adult life. This is a multi use vehicle, Great for families, travel, business and an all around all purpose vehicle. My next vehicle will definitely be another Chrysler Town and Country.
Advice: Give this HIGH consideration.This is our first mini-van. Gotta tell you, this 'ain't' your fathers van. Rides like a big car, handles like a dream. This is more than we expected. The T&C is the best van for the money. No rattles or bumps, just a quiet solid ride. I can't say enough great things about this vehicle, and to top it off it's the best looking mini-van bar none!
Pros: Handling and interior room (stow and go seats!!!)
Cons: Can't think of anything
Advice: Best deal on the marketWe considered a Honda Odyssey and a Toyota Sienna, but the difference in price was too great. We also considered a Dodge Grand Caravan (essentially the same as the T&C), but we got a terrific deal on the Chrysler. It seems like we find something new to like about this van every day. A great value that fully meets our current (and expected future) needs. Take a close look at this vehicle...you won't be disappointed!
Pros: stow and go seating
Cons: Admiring it as I drive past the dealer's shop.
Advice: Don't buy one.I purchased a 2005 Town and Country in May of 05 and have had nothing but trouble out of the electrical system. In the eight months I have had it, the battery has been dead 7 times. The dealership seems to have no idea what the problem is. I have contacted Chrysler about the problem but have received no support.
Advice: Beware - Chrysler does not stand behind their productI purchased a 2005 T&C in November 2004. I have been very happy with the van until this past weekend when at 15000 miles I needed to have my front brakes replaced. I spoke with Chrysler and they felt that was normal wear and tear and there was no coverage. I have never had a vehicle need brakes repaired so early. I have owned Fords, Toyotas, and Oldmobiles. I am very unhappy with the response from Chrysler and therefore decided to voice my opinion on the web so other buyers will beware. This will be my last Chrylser. I should have bought the Honda.
Pros: The ride and the STOW an GO seats
Cons: Hard leather seats and quality problems.
Advice: Wait till they improve the seats and overall quality before you buy this model or buy the Toyota Sienna.I have owned this van about six months. I still can't get the seat adjusted to a point where I am really comfortable. As compared to the 1996 Town & Country LXI that I still own, the leather in the 2005 is very hard. They cheapened the front passenger power seat on the 2005 to a 4 way seat instead of the 8 way on the older version. This a definite minus on long trips. Because of an accelerator linkage change acceleration, the older car has a more positive feel. Also rear visibility is worse on the 2005 than on the old LXI. Our 2005 has had a persistent problem with the gear shift lever since we bought it that the dealers have not been able fix. It is frequently very difficult to move the gear shift lever out of the 'Park' position. It has also had several other problems including a defective power window that were repaired. We do like the STOW an GO feature but because of it Chrysler had make the floor higher which makes it harder to get into the car. I have back problems and the high step is painful. Tuning the radio and using the map device is more complicated than necessary. Gas mileage is about 20.5 around town and 21.8 on the road.
Pros: squeaky stow-n-go seats.
Cons: Chryslers inability to resolve issues without sarcasm.
Advice: Test drive for more than a few hours and don't sign paperwork until vehicle is perfect.We have had this vehicle for one year now and have had lots of problems. Front end aligned 4 times -- still not fixed!!!! tires replaced, passenger window motor replaced, strut replaced, control arm replaced, camber bolts replaced, stow and go seats squeek like crazy, front end creeks when steering wheel turned, rear dvd stops responding until car restarted, flimsy dvd headsets had to be replaced, overall fuel economy 17.5 mpg 70/30 highway/city. Chrysler will not repair alignment. Says 'Its within factory specs.' Quote from Chrysler customer service. 'whats the problem you can't drive the vehicle with your hands off the steering wheel' and 'If the service manager told you vehicle was within factory specs, just drive the vehicle, thats what I'd do.' going back to dealer for the 5th time tomorrow!!