Weaknesses: Transmission went after 11 months. Brakes vibrate when braking between 40-70 mph. Sliding Door sensors terrible - they either dont open or dont close depending on the day.
Summary: Browns jeep service has been terrible. My car has had problems since the first week of owning it. Brakes, Transmission, Sliding Doors. the problems occur over and over again.
Similar Products Used: Honda Odyssey was GREAT! Pathfinder was also GREAT!
Rating Reviewed by: jim glenn(Unregistered User)
Review Date February 7, 2010
Overall Rating 4 of 5
Value Rating 5 of 5
Used product for 3 Months to 1 year
Visitors rate this review 4.81 of 5,
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Year / Model Reviewed: 2009 town and country limited touring
Strengths: highway gas mileage /room/very little road noise/entertainment system
Weaknesses: spare tire access
Summary: first mini van purchased . Have three children entertainment system is excellent for keeping them occupied durning trips. Looked at all the competitors this van could not be beat for purchase price bought new in feb 2009 no complaints as of yet.
Year / Model Reviewed: 2008 Town & Country Limited
Strengths: - Standard equipment and optional equipment the most amazing collection we've ever seen in one vehicle
- Very classy looking interior; Swivel n' Go seats are definitely more comfortable than the standard Stow 'n Go, so recommend the swivel models. You still get the great storage bins in the floor and can remove the second row if necessary
- Looks: Classy as a minivan can be, the chrome treatment outside and great color (Inferno Red on ours) make a statement.
Weaknesses: - Fuel economy still should be better 8 model years after our 2000. It's only a couple MPG better than what our old van was rated. Hopefully highway mileage will be good
- Transmission shifter handle/knob not as quality-feeling as the rest of the vehicle, and seems like it needs lube at the actual physical linkage it is hooked to, which I think would help the feel a lot. Otherwise, everything else feels pretty dang solid...
Summary: We have been Chrysler product fans for over 12 years or so. Not because of the brand name or even the desire to "buy American" (whatever that means in today's globally-linked world where PT Cruisers are made in Mexico and Town and Country's in Canada). No, it has been a combination of styling, value for the price, and utility. As a result, our new 2008 Town and Country Limited is our 4th Chrysler product.
Bottom line right up front on this one: We love it. This most likely may be the most luxurious vehicle we'll ever own. Chrysler's financial troubles were our blessing, as we were looking to replace our 2000 Town and Country LXi within the next 6 months or so anyway, but as we entered the Christmas break we watched dealers offer some truly amazing incentives to go along with those of the factory. In the end, we got a loaded 2008 vehicle that listed at $40,075 (with 11 miles on the odometer), for just over $28K BEFORE we put any money down. Unbelieveable. That'll never happen again in our lifetime. Here are my opinions in key areas:
STYLING: When the new body style first came out I didn't know what to think about it--especially the back end. It's grown on me, and I like it more every day. The Limited trim definitely helps that, though.
Engine: The Limited comes with the 4.0L, 251hp engine standard. It's powerful and quick, but the van ain't no light thing to lug around with all the bells and whistles it has--we need it!
Gas Mileage: Haven't been on a truly long trip yet, so eager to see how we do highway only. Pure city is around the advertised 18. Could be better, but it's a little better than our 2000. I've heard of people getting 26 on the highway. We'll see...
RIDE/NOISE: Very comfortable, and soaks up the road very well. Noise is canceled out pretty well; better than our old van. The engine growls a little bit when under hard throttle, but not bad. My PT Cruiser is definitely louder.
INTERIOR/COMFORT: This is where the Town and Country blows all competition away. The level of content this vehicle has is absolutely unbelieveable. Check out these highlights:
- HID headlamps (best we've ever had)
- Back-up sensors
- Back-up camera
- Navigation/Satellite Radio/DVD/Satellite TV/Hard Disk multimedia system (amazing)
- Dual DVD screens in the 2d and 3rd rows with separate DVD player, remote, and wireless headphones
- Heated seats for first AND second rows
- Swivel 2nd row seats
- Massive under-floor storage bins
- Power THIRD ROW split seat that folds into the floor or goes into "tailgate" mode where you can sit on the back bumper. Also can adjust the seatbacks while sitting there to get more comfortable with power buttons on the sides--cool!
- Power sliding doors AND rear hatch
- Remote start (from key fob)
- Power windows for 2nd row
- Built-in sunshades for 2nd and third row windows
- Versitile center console between front row seats that slides back (complete with power jack
- Auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors; a GREAT feature!
- Audio/Video jacks and 110v outlet behind 2nd row (amazing)
- Very cool white/blue LED lighting everywhere
- TWO glove compartments
- Chrome rims and faux wood/chrome treatment everywhere. Really makes a difference in appearance compared to the LX and Touring models.
The only options ours didn't have were the sunroof (test drove one with it--you lose headroom), tow package, and more powerful sound system, none of which we can't live without.
I'm a tech geek and love the bells and whistles. This thing delivers and is just a blast to play around with. As one owner wrote on another site, it really does look like a Lear Jet at night with the side doors open and interior lights on (the overhead console in the back with blue "halo" lighting looks like something out of a private jet...).
It's just the coolest thing since sliced bread and we love it so far.
Similar Products Used: 2003 PT Cruiser GT (okay, not similar, but sometimes classified as a van!)
2000 Town and Country LXi 3.8L (we loved this van and put 109,000 miles on it in Alaska, Lower 48, and Europe)
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (We loved our Jeep, and would have kept it longer if we hadn't had a second child and needed more room. Never gave us an ounce of problems--and we actually used it to ford streams in Alaska!)
Strengths: Good horsepower. Gets up to speed quickly. Easy steering. Nice interior. Cool lookin key. Double glovebox. LOTS OF CUPHOLDERS(15 to be exact)!!!!
Weaknesses: EVERYTHING else not mentioned in the strengths. . So make sure you read all of the review summary
Summary: We've had the van for a year and the barrings and breaks have been replaced and are still junk. They grind and squeak terribly the closer you get to the light or stop sign. The tires leak air regularly which make the van pull to the left or right depending on which side is low. The driver and passanger floor gets REALLY HOT even after turning the heat off to the point where you have to take your shoes off. The spare tire is under the van in the middle. If mainly women drive this, how are they suppose to get the tire if they have a flat?!? The side vent windows in the third row close by themselves from the vibrations of driving. The tires are an uncommon size so mechanics sometimes don't carry them, so usually you have to order the correct size and of course play the waiting game for them to come in. The doors freeze shut everytime it's below 20 degrees and living in ohio that's not good. The drivers seatbelt just pops out at random. Which I think this problem was recalled. There are pleanty of other problems. I BEG WHOEVER READS THIS DOES NOT BUY THIS VAN. IT'S A LEMON!!! AND CHRYSLER REFUSES TO ADMIT IT. It makes me never want to buy a Jeep, Dodge, or Chrysler for fear that Itll just break down. BUYER BEWARE
Year / Model Reviewed: 2008 Town & Country Limited
Strengths: After paying $800 to replace a defective fuel pump ? None.
Weaknesses: After 46,200 miles the intank fuel pump developed a short, requiring us to pay the dealer $800 to replace it. The front brake pads had to be replaced at about 12,000 miles. I replaced them with Bendix premium pads which still have over half the linings left after over 34,000 miles. And forget towing even a small camper trailer. We tried towing a 16" camper and turned back home before getting 120 miles from home, fuel mileage was 7.25 MPG with trailer, 23-24 without it.When the fuel pump went south, the best we were getting was 14mpg in normal driving.
Summary: I would never recommend this product to anyone. Chrysler should have been allowed to go belly up two years ago.
Similar Products Used: this was our first and last Chrysler product.