2005 Chrysler Town and Country Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance52014 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

Wouldn't purchase another Chrysler

Faults:

32533 replaced A/C condenser and shield

36144 replaced all tires due to poor wear

36144 sliding door motor breaks

36713 fuel pump breaks

51680 O2 sensor fails/shorts out, dealership did inspection and said CV boots, drive shafts, axles & u-joints pass/OK

52014 right side front axle breaks.

General Comments:

Like the features - stow and go, DVD, automatic doors, ability to fit 2 kids and 2 dogs, family mini-van.

Have serious concerns about quality due to number of major/extensive replacements and repairs done within a 2 year period. The vehicle has many miles as it is the sole family vehicle for running errands and to kids activities - it is still driven by a mom with kids. The driving conditions are: short trips, 5 long distance trips due to moving, very little idling, stop and go due to city driving, rarely drive on non-paved roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th July, 2007

2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired24273 miles
Most recent distance33000 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

I should have bought it sooner!!!

Faults:

Nothing. It's Been great!

General Comments:

I love my van from end to end. I love the stow n go seating and the DVD system. This is my first time having leather seats and its not bad with the heated seats. I find it very convenient that both my sliding doors and my rear liftgate are power. My last van was a 98 Pontiac Trans Sport and I thought it was great having my one power slider and then I found this van and it was so exciting for me. I loved the style of the T&C though. I was drawn to it by all of its features and it's sleek style. I never had any problems with my Trans Sport. Ever. Only oil changes and stuff like that. I got a new van because that one was getting old and it had been very good to me so I decided I would sell it to my mom and she loves it. I don't know what else to really say about this van except that I love it and its been nothing, but perfect to me. I have to say I think my last van was a bit better on gas, but I don't drive that much anyways. I look forward to enjoying this van for a long time and my sister recently just bought a T&C Touring and she's very happy with her van as well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2007

5th Sep 2008, 12:41

Glad you are content with your Town and Country. Ours had the remote earphones for the DVD. Cost $100 each and the earphones broke off the first week.

The "Stow and Go" seats are a pain. Unless they are set exactly right when they are stowed, they bind and are a real chore to get back out of the hole.

Brakes were a problem as was dealer service. I had replaced the front brake pads and inspected the rear pads. 5000 miles later my wife reported she had difficulty stopping the vehicle. The brake pedal was spongy. As I had to leave town on a business trip, I drove the T&C to the dealer we purchased it from.

When I went to pick it up, they stated that all it needed was a brake job. When I commented that the front pads had only 5000 miles on them, I was ignored. They simply replaced the pads on all 4 wheels--Bill--$480!

(for $40 worth of pads). They did note on the bill that they brake pedal was "spongy" and I might want to check the master cylinder.

Three days later, the brake pedal went to the floor. Thankfully, it was in our driveway. I installed a new master cylinder (the vehicles third unit) and we had brakes again. All this with less than 30,000 miles.

The vehicle is now scrap after an accident. Good riddance.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 9 reviews