2001 Chrysler Town and Country Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LXi from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance76391 miles

Summary:

Not a fan of Chrysler.

Faults:

I believe the Chrysler T&C should be recalled, there are too many people who have the same problems. I purchased my van brand new and have been the only driver. My problems have included:

Stereo making "clicking/spark noise" from the beginning - could never be fixed.

Driver side window would lock up in either up or down position - had to have repaired at my expense.

Drivers seat heater failed - replaced, but failed again.

Air/Heat fan stays full blast - repaired at my expense.

Side door molding fell off interferes with door closing.

Front windshield rubber molding on bottom of windshield came off.

Side back panel fell off on highway.

Car will not start - clicking sound, but does not turn over.

Car slips into neutral while driving.

What a hunk of junk. Chrysler customer service denies that any of these problems are common; however, I see the same problems on many posts. I wanted to put my problems in print so more people could see the pattern of this faulty car.

General Comments:

The Chrysler T&C is an unreliable vehicle. Not a good choice for someone with small children that needs a reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2010

15th Mar 2010, 16:16

You've owned it for 9 years. It's had its problems, but it's lasted this long hasn't it? It can't be all bad.

30th Jun 2010, 11:08

I have had mine for 6 years now. 175000 miles, no trouble.

1st Jul 2010, 11:58

Chrysler's get a bad rap. They aren't the best made cars, but I've noticed that most of the people complaining about them have owned them for a really long time, or have bought them used with no records of maintenance or how the car was driven.

I've never had very good luck with domestic vehicles in general, however, oddly enough, my best experiences have been with Chrysler vehicles.

1st Jul 2010, 12:44

My last Chrysler vehicle was sold at nearly a quarter of a million miles in perfect running condition. It never had a single repair beyond recommended maintenance. Several of our friends have put well over 200,000 miles on Chrysler and Dodge vans with hardly a problem. These are the best built vans on the planet.

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired149 miles
Most recent distance225000 miles
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

For 225,000 miles so far, this is an outstanding vehicle - roomy and dependable

Faults:

The transmission went out while in the 100,000 warranty, and it now is over 225,000 and is fine. I heard the all wheel drive replacement is better than the original.

Replaced water pump and alternator at around 200,000 miles, and had the spark plug wires replaced.

Ran synthetic oil from day one, and I am the only owner.

It still looks great, runs like a top.

Oh, the 5-disk player does not work, but I can play one at a time.

The right side electric window sometimes gets stuck, but I can jiggle it and get it to work.

I remember another issue now - needed to repair the rear hatch mechanism a long time ago - not sure when. But this is a miracle car - just goes and goes.

General Comments:

Good power.

Lots of room inside.

I love the removable seats, that are a little heavy, but at 69 years of age, I have no trouble with them.

My wife and I still take the car on long trips, with the confidence that it will be reliable and comfortable.

I lost my key, and I understand it is very expensive to replace, so I use the valet key. You need to have codes to have a replacement programmed. One dealer quoted me a total of $250 to replace it! But overall the car is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2010

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LX 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired49900 miles
Most recent distance128500 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

This is one of the best autos I have ever owned, and will keep it until it disintegrates

Faults:

My head gasket blew out at 75,000.

My radiator hoses gave out at 120,00.

The automatic rear cargo hatch hates wet and cold weather - it totally stops opening, but it will close.

Removing the third row of seats for greater cargo needs is hard work, and the seats are unbelievably heavy and clumsy.

General Comments:

The van is well cared for, but has no signs of age at all. It still passes the Delaware State examination, which includes emission testing and despite four years in upstate New York's salty roads, has no visible rust.

I just replaced the tires that were on the car when I bought it. That is 70,000 miles, and although only two tires needed replacing, I purchased all four.

This car is reliable, comfortable and exceptionally good for long trips with excellent leg room and zoned climate control that stops arguments between the front seat passenger and the driver. Even the rear seat passengers have their own controls and enough room for stretched out comfort.

The captain's chair seats with folding arm rests also are outstanding, and have held up well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2009

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 23 reviews