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2000 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.3 flex fuel from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.3 flex fuel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

This car is reliable and practical

Faults:

My only complaint is that the front end has a noise that I can't seem to figure out. It rattles when I go over rolling bumps at a slow speed, but it has done this for the past 2 years and doesn't seem to get better or worse with time. I haven't taken it to a suspension expert to diagnose it because it doesn't seem to change or get worse. It is a very mild noise. Ball joints are tight and so are the tie rod ends and rack and pinion.

General Comments:

This car is perfect for a family of five such as mine. During trips we have a good amount of space behind the rear seat for luggage storage and all the other things we need for a week or two.

The seats are cloth and have seen much abuse from my 3 boys and are still looking good. The drivers seat is comfortable and gives a good view in all directions for the operation of the vehicle.

The performance even after 60000 miles is great. The oil consumption is negligible and the transmission doesn't miss a beat.

The body is real clean and the clear coat finish still shines with not much effort. I had a fender bender a year ago and the left two doors had skins put on them and repainted. I can't see the difference between the old and the new finish. I had a great body man work on it.

I have the original tires and brakes and they need to be replaced, but are working real well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2004

10th Aug 2004, 12:26

We had the same noise in the front end and it turned out to be the sway bars. Chrysler replaced them and we haven't had any noise since. If they could only fix the quart of oil it has burnt since day 1 I would be happy.

2000 Chrysler Town and Country lxi 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles
Previous carChrysler 300

Faults:

The passenger window motor had to be replaced.

The brake rotors were turned at 1200 miles.

The right side door lock motor was replaced.

The rotors & brake pads had to be replaced at 3700 miles & they were not under warranty.

The air conditioning was not cooling & was checked at 2000 miles.

The air conditioner was replaced completely at 44000 miles & it was not under warranty.

The belt tensioner had to be replaced at 49000 miles.

Now the transmission is leaking & is scheduled to go to the shop soon. It has only 57000 miles on it.

The sun visor clip was replaced at 33000 miles.

General Comments:

The van rides great, looks great & the load capacity is very good.

The vehicle is very unreliable mechanically.

The van is overrated & over priced.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2004

2000 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.3L flex fuel V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3L flex fuel V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired50 miles
Most recent distance41000 miles
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

A high-value, reliable, good-looking van

Faults:

Out-of round tire caused vibration. Dealer replaced at no cost.

Transmission cooler line leaked. Dealer replaced clamp. no cost.

General Comments:

I was first attracted to this van by the incentive of.9% interest for 60 months. This made a rather expensive vehicle much more affordable for me, a retiree. I was also attracted by the design, which is no so boxy as the imports or GM models.

Thus far I have not been disappointed. It has been a very comfortable, reliable vehicle. A recent trip to Colorado at 75-85 mph still netted me 21mpg. I found that it has adequate pickup despite its puny-sounding 158 hp. This van handles as well as a sedan.

My only complaint is what I consider excessive road noise on some surfaces.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2003

2000 Chrysler Town and Country LX 2.5 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Good grocery getter, roomy

Faults:

Had to take off the luggage racks to prevent vibration and noise.

Tires are eaten up quick.

No mechanical problems (yet) considering the Dodge/Chrysler leak records.

General Comments:

For an LX, very few bells/whistles.

Seats are extremely heavy once removed.

Very roomy.

Automatic (20 mph) locks work great

Great integrated child harnesses.

Manual side doors are easy to close.

Good power with 5 adults.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 14 reviews