2000 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 3.8 liter gasoline from North America


A reliability nightmare


The molding around the window warped several times.

There was a rattling noise that the dealer could not fix.

The right sliding door lock intermittently would not work.

The transmission cooler lines leaked fluid and had to be replaced.

The door trim carpeting bubbled several times and the door panels were replaced.

The most troubling problem is that the vehicle burns about 1 quart of oil every 1000-1500 miles. When I took it to the dealer, I was told that this is normal oil consumption. I owned a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina and it had over 200,000 miles and never burned a quart of oil in 5000 miles.

General Comments:

Due to the dealer not willing to admit that the vehicle was consuming oil, I decided to trade the vehicle. Very unfortunate for such a comfortable, good looking vehicle. I spent a lot of money on this vehicle and thought I was getting a quality product. I traded it in because I don't feel that the vehicle was going to make it past 100,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th November, 2002

17th Jan 2003, 20:37

I bought a 2000 Town and Country brand new and have had similar problems. The car developed leaks in the transmission hoses, a rattle in the front driver side that diminishes when you hit the accelerator. I too, have taken it to the dealership to find the rattling problem to no avail. The transmission lines had to be replaced at a cost of $350.00. I currently have only 68,954 miles on the car.

2000 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 3.8 from North America


OK except for the mileage


3.8 engine gets around 17 mpg on the highway or worse.

3.3 engine I had in my 97 Van got 28 on the highway.

Sticker says 24 when you buy it, not even close...

General Comments:

Don't understand the huge difference between just a little more power and 0.5 L difference in the engines??

Chrysler engineers need to go back to the drawing table on the 3.8...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2001

14th Sep 2001, 08:13

I purchased a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country EX with 3.8. I cannot get anywhere near the EPA estimated mileage. The best I could achieve is 16.7 MPG. This included highway driving with a light foot! It might have something to do with the break in period... I don't know. The dealer said the mileage should improve after 6,000 miles.

I am very disappointed!

1st Oct 2001, 22:57

Bought a 2001 T&C EX in March, 2001 and am also disappointed with the gas mileage. On the highway the best I have done is 20 mpg but around town it ranges from 13 to 16 (there are no hills in the area). Perhaps this year's big increase in horsepower (I believe 30HP more this year for the 3.8) is to blame, but this is pretty poor gas mileage. I also suspect that the transmission's shifting pattern (seems especially slow to engage the overdrive at lower speeds) may also contribute to the problem. I don't buy the 6000 mile comment one of you had from your dealer. I believe that the owner's manual states 1,000 miles for the transmission to be totally trained.

I have had plenty of trouble with the power lift-gate and am not impressed with the paint quality (check the leading edge of your front doors and you will see primer paint coming through). This is my fourth car from Chrysler and none of them ever got the EPA estimates but they were all very reliable cars for the most part.

4th Jul 2002, 09:58

What, like 180 HP for a van isn't enough?

I think the 3.8 AWD is the best people carrier ever built!

3rd Apr 2004, 18:29

Has anyone had transmission problems with 2000 Town/Country?

Or air conditioners?