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Pros: Sto n Go
Cons: No lighting for the cruise control,climate control, auto windows and locks. No Daytime running lights.
Advice: Wait for the next year model to come out, make sure things listed above are added:)My wife and I bought used and got an EXCELLENT deal. Thus far the only problem is the driver side rear window doesn't open. We have the touring and for this model, day-time running lights, lit cruise control, and many other dome-light features SHOULD have been considerred. I put a K&N air filter in and get excellent gas mileage above the standard. WE REALLY like the Sto'n'go and who wouldn't? I'm sure hope Chrysler review's these ideas that we all have put down and makes them standard on their vehicles. The traction control is also a nice feture
Pros: DVD Player
Cons: Power door malfunction
Advice: Get a good warrantyI purchased my 2005 T&C Touring in December 2004 and in the seven months that I have owned it, it has been in the shop for 12 days. Seven of those days were to have the rack and pinion steering mechanism replaced. The rest of the time it has been in the shop has been for a problem with the power sliding door malfunctioning. The problem is intermittent and service department has had no luck in getting the problem to repeat when they have it. At this time I am virtually out of luck with getting a brand new car to perform the way it should.
Pros: Stow n go
Cons: The middle and rear seats look cheap (they are very comfy though!)
Advice: Make sure you understand the warranty!Test drive was what closed the deal. Comfortable, convenient, and less expensive than other brands that offer less incentives (ie the stow n go). Great for the family with a huge dog that travels! Lots of power and room.
Cons: Stow and Go seats - very uncomfortable
Advice: Climb in the rear seats and see what you think.I am so disappointed in the 2005 Touring model. I had a 2002 LX model and LOVED it. The new 'stow and go' seats are cheap and uncomfortable. They are marginally better if you try them in leather, but then you need to go up to the bigger engine which I found to be much more sluggish than my 2002 LX.
Pros: Lots of storage room
Cons: Stowable seats were UNCOMFORTABLE for our children
Advice: Take your children along and have them ride in the seasts for a while.My husband and I decided we wanted this because of the stowable seats. Took it for a drive and were happy. Came back to the dealer with the 3 children (ages 6,10, 13). We weren't 2 miles down the street when they started complaining that the seats were hard, thin, short, tilted funny and uncomfortable. Guess it was a good thing we had decided to bring them back with us before we bought. In order to get the seats small enough to fit in the floor they have sacrificed comfort. For smaller children or those still in car or booster seats, this may not be a problem, but for ours it was.
Pros: stoe and go seating
Cons: left knee uncomfortable against the door power window console
Advice: check out all minivans and pick one that suites your needs and desires.comfortable ride on rough roads, good acceleration, handles well, lots of options.
Cons: Nothing yet.
Advice: I think this mini van is an excellent choice and I would definitely recommend it.This review is for the 2005 Town & Country Touring model. I am extremely happy about this purchase. I had a Windstar and had been looking at the Freestar. The Freestar did not impress us like the Town & Country. The Town & Country Touring and Limited models have a 3.8 engine, the lower models don't. It is very quiet inside the vehicle, handles bumps smoothly, and is loaded with numerous things to make spending time in a vehicle so much more enjoyable. I love the stow-n-go seats, what a nice feature. There were just so many thoughtful things done to this vehicle, it amazes me.