CV joint went bad after one year of purchase. This is a routine issue for any front wheel drive car.
Transmission is not the greatest, but if you keep the fluid clean and in check, your problems are minimal.
Not the smoothest ride, but lets face it, it is a minivan... not a limousine.
If yours has a rear windshield wiper that actually works, you are a lucky individual.
I have heard many people rant and rave about Chrysler products. It seems they have developed a bad reputation. I have to interject a bit of wisdom here.
My last car, a Dodge Dynasty, was purchased in 1991. It had 71,000 miles on it then. It now has 230,000 miles on it, and still runs perfectly. Why? Let me show you.
First, you must change the oil every 3,000-4,000 miles. A clean engine is a happy engine.
Second, you must keep an eye on the transmission fluid. Make sure it is at the correct level at least once a month. Have the fluid drained and changed along with the filter every 15,000 miles. Don't neglect this. These transmissions are picky.
Third, get an engine diagnostic reading once a year. They are cheap, and will save you a ton of money on future problems.
Lastly, don't treat it like it's a race car or a 4x4. These cars are family cars. If you take care of them, they will last you for years and years. If you rag them out, they will die. Plain and simple.
One more tip: The above steps apply to EVERY car on the road. If you take care of them, they will take care of you. It does not matter if you are driving a Geo Metro or a Humvee, routine maintenance is the key to a car with a long life.