2003 Chrysler Town and Country Reviews

2003 Chrysler Town and Country LX 3.3 SOHC from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.3 SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance117000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

If you need to haul a lot of stuff, but don't want to buy a truck, this is the way to go

Faults:

A/C broke - 114,000.

Seat broke - 60,000.

Water pump - 85,000.

Radiator - 95,000.

Oil pan gasket - 90,000.

Tranny pan gasket - 90,000.

Head gasket - 114,000.

Shock absorbers - 95,000.

O2 sensor - 110,000.

Rotors - 60,000 and 100,000.

Battery - 100,000 and 115,000.

Tie rods - 90,000.

Sway bar - 95,000.

Tires - 40,000 and 80,000, and will need to be replaced in the next 5,000 miles.

Many more small things.

General Comments:

Overall this minivan has been very reliable. It has never broken down once in the whole time we have had it. The only time it left me stuck was when the battery died.

One of my absolute favorite things about my Town and Country was the cargo space. I used it for everything, from hauling to furniture, beds, mulch, lawn equipment, lumber, and even a tractor.

Another great thing about my minivan was the interior. Yes, there was a lot of plastic, but even at 120,000 it cleans up like new with a little Armor All.

The thing I hate most about this van is the driver's seat. It's very uncomfortable after driving for more than 40 minutes. To make matters worse, the first ratchet on the seat doesn't work, so it leans too far back.

The other thing I hate about this minivan is the driver's side rocker panel near the rear wheel is completely rusted.

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

Review Date: 8th August, 2013

2003 Chrysler Town and Country ex 3.3 petrol from Philippines

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Most recent distance10876 kilometres

Summary:

If you want to save gas, drive this car only on out-of-town trips

General Comments:

The Chrysler Town and Country is a great van. This vehicle is extremely comfortable to ride. It runs smooth and quiet even on rough roads. One would benefit from this especially on long trips. Especially here in the Philippines where potholes and uneven roads are common. The leather seats are really soft and plush. It's also got nice stereo. The automatic sliding doors are a big help especially to people who has a hard time opening/closing a manual door. The on-board computer that keeps track of everything (temperature, etc.) is fun to use.

The downside of this car is its high fuel consumption and the unreliability of its automatic lift-gate (I've had mine repaired twice, and it still has problems) And also, it doesn't feature a mud guard. In this country, it rains frequently, and when it does, whenever I drive this van, mud flies everywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2005

24th Aug 2005, 16:01

You need to be more specific -- what is poor gas mileage to you? 20? 21? 25?

2003 Chrysler Town and Country from North America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance48000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Grand Voyager

Summary:

Overall, it's a nice van and we have had minimal problems

Faults:

Brakes started squeaking shortly after purchasing. Dealership checked and stated they were fine. They suddenly started to grind. Drove directly to the dealership and found out the rotors were gone, indicator broke off.

Weather stripping around windows came loose twice.

Has a "tweaking/rattle" in the steering wheel.

General Comments:

Rides great.

Roomy and comfortable.

Has great features (TV, CD player etc) that seem to work fine.

Looks very nice driving down the road.

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

Review Date: 14th April, 2005

2003 Chrysler Town and Country LXI 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles

Summary:

Junk, junk, junk, junk

Faults:

Radio & CD player quit at 3000 miles. Dealer replaced.

5000 miles, auto temp control heat on driver's side A/C on passenger side. Dealer had to contact the factory. Entire system replaced.

6500 miles, radio only plays on the rear speakers for the first 15 minutes. The dealer replaced the front speakers, didn't fix it, and replaced the radio again.

7200 miles, side sliding doors will only open 4 inches, then you manually open them. Dealer could not duplicate.

General Comments:

This was my 5th Chrysler mini-van, but there will never a 6th. Had to sell it to Car-Max. Paid 33000. They offered 14000. I had to pay 1550 to get rid of it. Dealers were offering 11000 to 12000, and didn't want it, even with it still under warranty.

Now I have a Honda Odyssey. Great van. Highly recommended.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2004

23rd Aug 2004, 18:00

I don't know how the hell Chrysler can continue to see such total crap and still remain in business. They haven't made anything good in 25 years.

8th Nov 2004, 04:30

Honda Odyssey's are worse than Chrysler's. Get ready for some major transmission problems.

2003 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Excellent people mover city and highway

Faults:

Weather stripping around sliding doors has come loose.

Came from factory with a broken computer module cover which was replaced by dealer.

Wheel lock wrench not delivered with vehicle.

Passenger seat set too high and cannot be lowered causing passengers of average height to knock their head upon entry.

LED illumination for window switches and mirror controls as cost saving measures on a $50,000 vehicle???

General Comments:

Car handles and rides better than the Caravan probably due to the standard load leveling suspension and the firm leather seats.

Could use a 5th gear.

Split rear seat easier to remove that 1 piece bench.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th July, 2004

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews