2002 Chrysler Town and Country LXI V6 from North America
Comfortable, but needs a lot of repairs
Where do I begin- I have been saved by the extended warranty many times.
Needed to replace fuel cap.
2 sets of brakes in almost 3 years.
Grinding noise in wheels- inner sway bushings? never heard of them, but they needed to be replaced at 40,000 miles.
Leaking transmission fluid at 43000 miles, covered under extended warranty.
Squeaking bearings in back wheels. Fixed, Covered under extended warranty.
Liftgate pistons needed to be replaced at 45000 miles. The new ones are acting up again one year later.
Power sliding doors frequently don't function correctly.
I live in NH and need a good snow vehicle, which the salesman told me it was because of the traction control. I can't get out of my own driveway without studded snow tires. The traction control isn't that impressive. This means I need two sets of tires, which adds up.
The key gets stuck in the ignition frequently and steering locks up. This is my newest problem.
Most recently, at 62000 miles, it started leaking like a fountain- transmission fluid, oil in two places, bad water pump, and the heating lines were leaking coolant. the extended warranty covered $2500 of repairs. It took a week to fix.
If you purchase a Town and Country, get the extended warranty. It has been a big savings, but still a hassle to have to bring in the car and get a rental. The service people know me from being in so often.
On the other hand, the space is great. We fit 2 dogs, 2 boys, bikes, skis and sometimes even an extra family inside. It is a great road trip vehicle. I love the drivers seat, especially the arm rest, which seems trivial until you drive a long distance without one.
The leather seats are great and love the seat heaters.
I owe two more years on my loan, but I really want out of this van. I am tired of being inconvenienced by the repairs and I need a better snow vehicle. I am looking at buying a Toyota Rav4 for much better reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th October, 2007