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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
#2139 of 7485 Re: Gaudy wheels....
Dec 09, 2002 (4:51 pm)
If I'm not mistaken, if you have a 1993 Town & Country, don't you have the gold floral designed wheels? All I know is I was thanking the lord that Chrysler ditched the ugly flower gold wheels that they offered from 1992-1998 and offered something a little better (In my opinion the 16 spoke chrome wheels).
I had a 1996 Town & Country LXi and was embarrassed everyday that either my wife or I would be driving around a car with floral designed GOLD wheels UGGGG!!! But to each his own!
Oh but for advice on the buying process, you can basically get a T&C LTD for around $31,000, where an EX-L Odyssey is around $28,800. So the Honda is cheaper and will probably hold its value a little better in the short run, but the T&C does have many features that the Odyssey doesn't. The T&C has:
1) 2 position memory seats, mirrors, radio presets
2) 6 disc CD changer
3) 3 zone digital automatic climate control
4) Overhead console (same as '93)
5) 4-way power passenger seat
6) Removable center console
7) Power trunk
8) Optional power pedals with memory
9) Optional sunroof
10) Optional load-leveling suspension
But in the end, the Honda may still be the better value to you. It's up to you how much you value the above luxury features. If you end up with Odyssey, good luck and I'm sure you'll be happy; same goes for the T&C if you go that route. I for one am trading the T&C on an Acura, so maybe I shouldn't talk
#2140 of 7485 Re: Gaudy Wheels
Dec 09, 2002 (7:35 pm)
dave210, You're right. However, I feel the gold/silver floral wheels are/ were a bit better (IMHO). I agree with all the points you brought up however, I would like to use Chrysler's 0% financing, so T&C limited invoices around $33K at the minimum. Add in the options, the invoice pushes $35K. I am yet to start negotiating, but Edmund's TMV is not much different from invoice. I should also point out, I dislike the feel of honda power sliding doors. With 0% financing, I may actually come out ahead with T&C, but as I said earlier, I expected the 2003 Chrysler to have second row seats that at least moved fore/aft to get more leg room for my daughter, a shortcoming in 1993 T&C. I'll have to go for a test drive with her to see how the 03 T&C is, though I don't expect it to be very different than 93.
Dec 09, 2002 (8:51 pm)
Impact01: Yeah, if you were to go with the financing, then your price pre-tax would probably be around $33,000. It would only be $31,000 if you went for the rebates. But who knows, there are MANY T&C's on the lots so dealing under invoice actually shouldn't be too hard.
But yes, movable fore-aft bucket seats would be nice, although I must say, getting into the third row in a Chrysler is much easier with their flip forward bucket seats, which I believe your '93 has.
One more thing to note is, if you really don't like the Limited wheels, the LXi may be a better fit. Minus the extra Limited luxuries like memory seats and the chrome wheels, the LXi is more comparable to an Ody EX-L than a T&C Limited is to an Ody EX-L.
With an LXi, you still keep the automatic dimming mirrors, automatic headlights, triple zone digital climate control, heated leather seats, etc.
But again, whatever choice you make, it won't be a bad one!
#2142 of 7485 Question for LeeBea in Boston
Dec 09, 2002 (10:10 pm)
The dealer is Foley Chrysler in North Quincy. If you take Squantum St. east from the SE Expressway, you will drive right into their front door. The Sales Mgr. is Rich Snyder and the Service Mgr. is Paul Sutherland. Their phone is 617 328 5400.
I knew Paul because our wives used to work together. When I was looking for my '01 Sebring convertible last year, Paul introduced me to Rich. A couple of weeks ago I picked up my '03 T&C. I haven't had any problems with either car yet but I have no doubt that I would be satisfied with the outcome.
I live in Bridgewater and am moving to North Attleborough in the spring but will continue to take both vehicles to Foley for maintenance and service.
#2143 of 7485 Impact01 and dave210
Dec 10, 2002 (11:23 am)
I agree that the LXi is more like the EX/L, but is still better equipped, and as I mentioned above, you can pick up an new '02 below the price of the Odyssey, if you're willing to do that. Dealers are getting $4000 cash back for '02 models, but no financing options are available so you have to do market rates.
I posted all the options on my LXi above, and still came in below the Odyssey price.
#2144 of 7485 RESALE VALUE...
Dec 19, 2002 (12:20 pm)
the difference in the resale value of a honda and a chrysler is the fact that the value holds FAR longer. so if you drive till resale drops below $2000, you get about 10 years/125k miles from a chrysler. even a '95 ody(isuzu) with 215k miles brought $2200 on trade in last week. retail still holds around $4800.
#2146 of 7485 reply pjreporter
Dec 25, 2002 (1:19 pm)
Why would an executive type drive a Honda minivan?
#2147 of 7485 Why ask Why
Dec 26, 2002 (9:34 am)
Cuz executive types are too busy to sit in DC service department waiting areas whilst their DC vans are being repaired. You asked:-)
#2148 of 7485 Not Isuzu
Dec 26, 2002 (9:58 am)
The 95 Odyssey was not built by Isuzu. It's pure Honda. The Isuzu version (Oasis) was just a rebadged Honda.