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2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 3.8 V6, 4-speed from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6, 4-speed Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance47896 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

OK, but with lots of room for improvement!

Faults:

There have been several repairs, some I think are unacceptable. Thankfully, all repairs were covered under warranty.

-Heat shield came loose at 22,000 miles

-Weird grinding noise when accelerating

-Makes a popping noise shifting into second gear

-Tire pressure light will not turn off, even when the tires are completely pumped up

-eats tires every 20,000 miles

-The chrome around the front end started to peel off at about 30,000 miles.

-The front headlights popped out a little bit at about 40,000.

-Transmission may be on the way out, too!

General Comments:

In my opinion, this minivan passes with a grade of "C."

Chrysler's UConnect voice-activated, hands-free phone is a chore to operate. When I tell it to activate, it switches to Spanish!

Some of the warning lights have symbols that are very hard to understand and I have to look them up in the manual.

The rear stow-and-go seating is very convenient for hauling stuff, but not very comfortable for anybody about 5 feet, 2 inches.

Fairly quiet car when compared to my Ford trucks.

Interior has a very cheap, plastic feel to it.

I'm really mad that the transmission is getting ready to go. That's pretty pathetic. My 1999 Ford Explorer has 100,000 and nothing is wrong with it. My 1991 Ford Ranger has 160,000 miles and is still on the original clutch!

I don't think that I will buy Chrysler again. I'm sticking to Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th November, 2006

1st Jun 2008, 20:37

What gas does this car use: regular or premium? Thanks.

2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 3.8 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance57000 miles

General Comments:

Overall we like this van.

My biggest complaint is the headlights. Low beam doesn't shine out very far at all. And there is no adjustment for this. You almost need to run in high beam all the time, but oncoming cars don't like it.

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

Review Date: 12th October, 2006

30th Aug 2009, 01:00

This headlight issue is a very common complaint with the older body styles - you can read about them on the Yahoo groups for this vehicle. There have been many "fixes" suggested and none of them seem to work. I am surprised the problem still exists. If you have any trouble at all with seeing at night, you need to drive one of these at night before you buy it.

21st Nov 2013, 18:36

They are adjustable for up/down, just not side to side. Mine weren't great so I raised them up a bit and upgraded to Silver Star bulbs... I see great at night now.

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