1996 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.3 from North America
If you like the comfort and are willing to spend a few thousands of dollars in repair, good minivan
Clock spring gave airbag and cruise control problems.
Rack and pinion and power steering pump broke.
Radiator broke and started leaking.
Front springs and struts were bad.
Fuel was leaking from the fuel rails and fuel tank seal.
Exterior paint deteriorates easily.
Inside upholstery (dashboard and doors) break easily.
It stalls when stopped.
First of all, I have to say that this minivan is a very comfortable ride.
However, recalls and items that should be recalls are too many to list.
There's the problem with the clock spring giving the airbag trouble light (covered by a recall and reimbursable if done by a third party shop, but not for all years).
Then there's the problem with the front suspension. The front struts and shocks are defective and the front of the minivan rides lower than it should.
There's also the steering problem (the rack and pinion makes a whining noise and the steering pump makes it hard to turn).
Finally, the minivan stalls when stopped (some say it could be the map sensor).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th October, 2004