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Pros: Comfortable, quiet, good ride, nice interior, good acceleration.
Cons: Chrysler does not stand behind their products, warranty is a fraud.
Advice: DON'T BUY A CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRYMy wife and I purchased a T&C new in May 2002 and everything was great. Then at approximately 50,000 miles the engine began to use an excessive amount of oil. I took the vehicle to our local Chrysler dealership and explained the problem. Our service writer had us bring the vehicle in every 1000 miles to check the oil himself. Then the service writer requested to break down the engine to determine the nature of the problem. After having the engine examined, the service writer said no problem was found and that his mechanic had no explanation for the excessive oil use. The service writer gave us a Chrysler internal memo which states that it is not considered abnormal for our vehicle to use a quart of oil every 750 miles. What?!! I told the service writer about my concerns regarding the longevity of this engine. Unfortunately, Chrysler will not do anything else under warranty, such as replace the engine, to resolve this problem. The service writer and mechanic stated, OFF THE RECORD, that they disagree with this Chrysler policy, but they can't do anything about it. This is very disappointing, since we like this vehicle otherwise, but we will never buy another Chrysler product.
Pros: Sliding doors on both sides, room for the family and the four wheel drive for the snows.
Cons: You had to upgrade to the higher package to get the other power sliding door.
Advice: Buy it, and if you live in the snow belt go for the four wheel drive option.My wife and I both took the test drive at the dealers and we both fell in love with it. Since she was going to be the primary driver and this was going to be her vehicle I left it up to her taste. My wife loves the feel and room that it offers as well as the handeling. There is enough room to put our two children in, luggage and head out on our vacations. She is very happy with this van.
Pros: Styling and ride (comfort).
Cons: 3.3 Liter engine slightly underpowered
Advice: Get the 3.8 Liter and AWDVery smooth ride. Handles exceptionaly well. Dashboard controls are layed out fairly well. Impressed that the 2nd and 3rd row bench seats recline. Almost opted for 2nd row buckets, but reconsidered once I noted the ability of the benchseats to recline. Also, found that it's easier to access the 3rd row seat (with 2nd row bench seat configuration vs 2nd row buckets. Buckets leave little room to access the rear of the van, short of folding one of the buckets fully forward, a rather cumbersome task). Only negative so far - Vehicle has slight hesitation under normal acceleration around 2000 rpm. Feels as if it's 'holding back' or being pushed back by wind (although no excessive wind is present). Overall, a good minivan and good value.
Pros: Power right door
Cons: No memory on the power seat and mirrors settings
Advice: Get the biggest motor and the 16 inch wheelsNice driving vehicle but could use the bigger motor for better get up and go. Also get the bigger wheels and tires. I have the 15 inch wheels and they squeel at the slightest hint of a fast start.
Pros: The power sliding doors and power liftgate
Cons: The cup holders on the dashboard
Advice: Consider the E models. A lot of optional equipment is standardThis is my fifth minivan and won't be my last.I have the Ex model and it has everything that I need. I would like to have to have a better sound system but I can live with what I have. I have power everything plus three zone temp control. Acceleration is excellent and it cruises very nicely at 55 to 75 mph. I don't know any other minivan on the market that gives you more for your money. It is the best one yet. Joel B. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Pros: The leather seats with the suede accents. Makes it VERY comfortable
Cons: Chrysler doesn't have a Bose stereo... but Infinity's not too bad.
Advice: If you can afford the limited, buy it. Get the 3.8 Liter engine.This van has it all! Total comfort and extremely nice seats. If you have the cash, get the LIMITED. The suede accents on the leather seats make the ride 'dreamy'. The 3.8L engine gives it the power you need to get up to speed quickly on the enterance ramp on the freeway. The climate control is nice for long trips. I like cold to keep me awake while i'm driving... my wife likes the heat. And the passengers in the back have control too! The only negative i can give is the stereo system... which isn't bad... but my Maxima has a BOSE stereo system and the Infinity isn't in it's league. BUT... all the features on this make it awesome. You can fit a full 4' X 8' sheet of Plywood or DryWall if you take out the rear seats. Another bad design is the Cup holder for driver. It's right next to stereo... so you can't put a supersize drink in it... but that's really nit-picking.
Advice: Best betWow!! What a minivan. Great comfort, ride and handling.