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You are in the Honda Odyssey
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Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Van
#1424 of 7485 Town & Country
Jun 28, 2002 (2:28 pm)
I have never heard of any 2002 DC minivan having all the problems you have had with your 1997 Town & Country LX. That does't mean its impossible, but Chrysler reliabilty has improved significantly since you purchased your 1997 model van. To see what I mean, just sit inside a new Town & Country and experience the difference in quality yourself. The dash is well assembled, the doors slam with authority, and the interior materials are of much better quality.
We have a 2000 Town & Country LX with 44k miles and no problmes. We bought the Town & Country over the Odyssey mainly because of apperance, features and price. We have been very happy with our current van and are now looking to replace it with a new 2002 Town & Country LXi.
Jun 28, 2002 (3:34 pm)
It's not allowed anymore, thats why the posts have dropped off and now its just boring. Best thing that could happen is to put it 6 foot under.
#1426 of 7485 4adodge - reliability
Jul 01, 2002 (8:32 am)
"Chrysler reliabilty has improved significantly since you purchased your 1997 model van. To see what I mean, just sit inside a new Town & Country and experience the difference in quality yourself." - 4adodge
I hate to nit pick, but since when does initial build quality=reliability. I know you must be thinking, "look at these plush surroundings" when you sit in your T&C but that in no way equates to reliability. At 40K miles, your van should be reliable. I wonder how it would fare at 60k, or even 90k miles. I love it when people claim, "I've always owned XXX cars and never had a problem." Then you find out they lease or trade them in every 2-3 years.
There, I feel better now.
#1427 of 7485 Can of Worms
Jul 01, 2002 (4:31 pm)
Well I did open up the can when I asked for help choosing either the Odyssey or Town and Country. What is most important is reliability over the comforts, though the latter is important. We have placed a order for 2003 Odyssey EX-L without yet driving because none of the dealers have one to drive. If only Honda will come out with a more luxurious SE model this coming year (2003)...Or perhaps an Acura badged version...No one has given me compelling reason to retry another Chrysler after all the trouble my 97 Town/country has given me....
#1428 of 7485 mitch3: Buy New Honda Odyssey
Jul 01, 2002 (6:21 pm)
Reliability most important get Odyssey. Love 2001 Odyssey now has 15,700 miles no problems. Odyssey most room, Magic Seat most luggage space, most power, almost best mileage. Don't need all extra feature on Chrysler minivan.
#1429 of 7485 Get the Odyssey Mitchs3
Jul 02, 2002 (9:01 am)
If only for purely psychological reasons. If you purchase a DC van it will have to perform flawlessly in every way or you will end up with a bad case of buyers remorse thinking that you should have bought the Honda. On the other hand, if you buy the Honda and it breaks down you can always comfort yourself by saying "at least it is better than a DC."
Jul 02, 2002 (9:29 am)
I also recently purchased a Honda 2002 EX-L. This van drives great. It is quick, responsive and very comfortable (the leather looks and feels great). I traded in a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I never even looked at the Chrysler vans. I personally feel that they are overpriced, cheaply built and have horrible resale value. Also, the folding third seat is a feature that can not be overlooked. You made a good choice.
#1431 of 7485 Chrysler vans overpriced?
Jul 05, 2002 (6:37 am)
Not compared to Odyssey, Windstar, GM, or Sienna. Smaller Sienna most overpriced minivan cost thousands more than Odyssey or Chrysler. Friend 02 Chrysler T&C more feature my 2001 Odyssey EX $3000 less sticker price. Odyssey Magic Seat, most space luggage, most power, suspected high resale reason got Odyssey and not Chrysler.
#1432 of 7485 Where the heck is Carleton?
Jul 05, 2002 (9:23 pm)
He must have blown a tranny. Let me fill in for him, "Chryslers are obviously superior in that they have a much more plush armrest. And the trannies were fixed in 89, 94, and 98. There are no problems since those years, no matter what any of those consumer groups say. And all the Accords in my neighborhood suck."