2001 Chrysler Town and Country Reviews - Page 3 of 6

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.8L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

Good value and great comfort

Faults:

Rear power door had intermittent problems.

At 100k miles, the AC has problems.

Rear coolant lines rusted out at 80k miles.

General Comments:

Great car overall. Very nice ride and pretty quiet. You cannot beat this car for overall value, comfort and reliability.

The large engine can tow a decent trailer with little problems. Good gas mileage for a car this size (21 MPG on freeway).

Wish it had sliding rear windows!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2008

2001 Chrysler Town and Country V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

A comfortable and reliable vehicle with annoying quirks that don't affect performance

Faults:

Weather stripping is falling off the driver's side slider door.

The fuel gauge is indicating empty after a fill up as the fuel light flashes on and off.

A belt squeaks badly after getting wet or damp.

Slider doors are scratchy rather than smooth when opening them.

Brakes seem to need frequent service.

General Comments:

The minivan drives like a car and has not left me stranded. This is important since I have infant twins I transport in this vehicle.

Gas is killer. Now that gas is over $3.00 a gallon, I'm spending $60 per week for 140-155 miles travel. That's 20 mpg.

The standard power equipment is nice and comfortable.

Leg room is a little tight for my 6.25 foot tall husband. The babies' car seat takes about 2 inches from the full setback of the front seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2007

2001 Chrysler Town and Country from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carHonda Accord

Faults:

I have to disagree with the person about their mom's 2001 CT&C. I have one and the transmission just went out. I've also had constant problems with my brakes. My air conditioner went out last summer. I agree, Chrysler's transmissions are lemons! BTW, it's going to cost me $1,400 to rebuild the transmission. And yes, my transmission started out slipping too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th March, 2007

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 307

Summary:

Neutral

Faults:

Water-pump and all the pipes had to be repaired at 93.000. Garage replaced them with proper hoses instead of rust-prone pipes. Drive belt replaced at 93.000. AC gave way this summer. Will have to get it repaired next spring (1300 Dollars estimate). Electrical tailgate opener does not work anymore, motor is 'tired'. Programming of auto door locks had to be redone.

General Comments:

Despite of the little (and larger like the AC) things that go wrong with it this is a seriously comfortable car. It has plenty of power, but a fuel consumption to match it. The kids love it. The auto-doors, the video system, extremely comfortable seats, excellent stereo. Luckily it does not have to take too many corners, because it does not do so very well. With family coming over from Europe all the time it is good value for money for us.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th November, 2005

23rd Jul 2006, 07:36

About 10K km onwards now.

The problem with the AC was the condenser. After everything was fixed the bill was about 600 dollars canadian, that was a relief. No extra costs on the car since that.

2001 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.8 V6 from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance18000 miles
Previous carLincoln Town Car

Summary:

I'd never buy another one

Faults:

Battery drains after sitting idle for a day or 2 and the dealer can't figure out what's wrong with it.

General Comments:

This car is a lemon if ever there was one. Unfortunately, we didn't realize it until we'd had it past the lemon law expiration date. It's been in the shop at least 8 times, once they thought they'd fixed it by rewiring the VCR, but 3 months later it started dying again.

Buy something else. No matter how nice the car is, it doesn't do you any good if you can't get it out of the garage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2005

8th Jul 2005, 10:56

I have the same problem with my 2001 T&C Ltd. After sitting for a day or so there is not enough power to start it, though we just replaced the battery with a top of the line one. It always starts with a jump from our other car, though, and never has a problem starting within 12-18 hours of the last start. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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