The ball joints needed replacing.
The tie rods needed replacing.
In the four years we had the van the muffler rusted out three times.
The tires were going bald. Most likely from the worn out ball joints and tie rods.
The transmission would shudder on the 1-2 shift. Easing off the pedal would allow it to shift normally. That problem never got better, even after a transmission flush.
The gas mileage was very poor (10 mpg) when we got the van. After a computer diagnosis it was determined the Oxygen sensor sensor was faulty. Replacing it immediately doubled the mileage.
The air conditioning stopped working.
The thermostat stuck open in the middle of winter. This made for very cold drives to work until it was replaced.
The alternator failed once.
One day we went to put the transmission in reverse and the van would not reverse. From that point on we had park only in spaces we could drive out of. Very frustrating!
This van has given us a lot of pooblems. I could forgive the most of the problems we had with the van since since many of the repairs did not cost very much and fall under the bracket of wear and tear items.
What I cannot forgive is the ongoing problems with our transmission. It seems to be the weak link for these vehicles, which have a reported high failiure rate and costs thousands of dollars to fix or replace. It seems every time I pass by a transmission repair shop all I see is Chrysler minivans in the parking lot. For these reasons, I would never recommend this vehicle to anyone.