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Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#530 of 2160 Sp01:
Jun 07, 2001 (10:21 am)
Well I see now you moved to Pitcarin (your country icon previously showed Kazakhstan) - I always thought it was against the law to drive Chrysler in Pitcarin! (just kidding - where is it any way?)
Kazakhstan - where I was - it was a flat desert with nearest settelment 2 days of driving away, camels and a whole lot of scorpions.
I have to report I successfully programmed the remote buttons. Thank you and also thanks to G Miller who e-mailed me. I have ordered the Manual from DC - $10.60 including postage. Good experience with the customer service - the reps even have their own extensions and follow the cases through.
The van is great and my wife is having a blast (after 1990 Mitsu Eclipse). The only problem is the garage has shrunk it seems (two big cars)...
#531 of 2160 Integrated Child Safety Seats
Jun 07, 2001 (12:04 pm)
I have a day-care business, so having this feature is extremely important to me. I want the T&C with leather, and have been told at the dealership that the leather only comes with one integrated child seat in one of the center bucket seats. I was told I could order an addition seat, and swap it out, for $700 !
I called Chrysler customer service # and was told that I could only get one integrated child seat for leather. It was only available in the left bucket seat, and there are "right" and "left" seats which are not interchangeable. So if I ordered another seat I would end up with two "left" seats. This sounds kind of ridiculous. Does anyone have a clue?
#532 of 2160 Rubber mats & Cross bars
Jun 07, 2001 (12:56 pm)
I had my T&C EX for a week. They just put in the full set of rubber mats. I'd notice the second row mats are exactly the same as the third row. The dealer told me that's the way they made them. I can't believe they would use the same mats for second and third row, because they requires different cutouts. Can any one shed some light on this problem?
Regarding the cross bar noise. I've notice a small noise, more like to annoying tone from a musical instrument when I'm going between 50-65mph. I don't hear it when the radio is on. I would presume that I don't have the older cross bars that make a "howling noise".
#533 of 2160 Dima...
Jun 07, 2001 (2:04 pm)
I was shanghai'd by the pirates of Pitcairn (pinpoint in the Pacific).
Glad it worked. I love not having a remote to deal with.
#534 of 2160 Floor Mat Observations
Jun 07, 2001 (2:44 pm)
The set of rubber mats on my 2001 T&C LXI was different for middle and third row. They are not even close to being the same. The rear has a cut out for the seat belt socket. Though I like them better than the carpeted floor mats and they provide more covereage, Chrysler was sloppy in not making one unibody mat to cover the area in the second and third rows. They could have put in cut outs so that you could just pop out the second row bucket seats, lay down the mat and pop them back in. Instead they opted to use left and right sections for both second and third rows. Its bad enough they aren't connected. But to actually have two floor mats for each row is stupid. They also leave a gap between the second and third row seats (about 8 inches I think) which is precisely where the traffic pattern is. Therefore the part of the carpet that gets the most wear from stepping in and out of the van remains uncovered. There was no vision in these floor mats. Definitely an afterthought. This is kind of picky but the cut out for the passenger's seat in front is also a little too narrow so it doesn't lay right on one side. This could have been alleviated by more careful measurement when the mold was designed. On the brighter side, they do have a nice heft to them. I like the way the drivers side locks in place too.
#535 of 2160 The Mopar VCP unit...
Jun 07, 2001 (3:14 pm)
was just installed in the EX. Very hip.
Mrs. sp01 is ecstatic. The kids watched Scooby Doo on the way home from school yesterday.
Like they really needed more TV time..
#536 of 2160 Rubber Mats
Jun 07, 2001 (4:56 pm)
Basically, I am very disappointed with the rubber mats for the T&C. I got the full set, (front, 2rd and 3rd row). The don't cover enough area, they have cutouts where you would normally put your foot and they don't have lips to hold water in. I live in New England area and 5 months out of a year, we would track snow/slush/dirt into the car. Without a lip to hold the water in, not to mention salt in the slush is just inviting trouble into the car. It looks like I have to look for after market floor mats to get what I need.
On the other hand. The cargo area molded rubber tray is on the right track as it covers the entire trunk area and has lip around it.
Jun 07, 2001 (10:40 pm)
What did you pay for the VCP unit? Did the dealer install it?
I see you can get these for $1150 on the internet, but then you have to arrange installation. I've installed my own car stereos in the past, but something about the idea of personally cutting into the roof fabric of my new minivan makes me hesistant.
Jun 08, 2001 (5:21 am)
After reading the posts on Chrysler's rubber mats, I'll opt for aftermarket ones. Any good sources to recommend?
#539 of 2160 Driver's side power door on EX
Jun 08, 2001 (8:02 am)
I purchased a T&C EX last month. Nice van but after the first month I really regret not getting an LXi with the dual power doors. I am now very disappointed that the EX doesn't come standard with one. It appears that the motor wire harness is in the driver's side door. There is a location for a switch on the overhead console and also the button is on the key fob. Seems to me that most of the hardware is in place to add the motor and switch. Does anyone know if the driver's side power door option can be installed on an EX? If so is it dealer only or can it be done yourself and how much? Thanks.