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#225 of 1662 2001 Town and Country LXI or Grand Caravan Sport
Jul 19, 2005 (5:49 am)
On Saturday I put in an offer to buy a 2002 grand caravan sport with 57k miles for $11000 out of the door. Looked clean had all the extras that I want like pwr lift/g, compass etc. I then got a call to see a T&C 2001 LXI with leather, video system, pwr lift etc. I am not sure if it is front or all wheel drive yet as this one is from a Toyota dealer and they still have it in the back for what they call recon therefore the sales guys have not put together all the info yet. If all is well we have agreed a price of $11850 out of the door . This one had 42kmiles.
My questions are this
1) Is this a reasonable price? 2) From all you experts our their what are the things that I should look out for, any known technical issues with these vehicles. I have been reading a lot on transmission problems with the Chrysler vehicles. I will be buying additional warranty on the vehicle.
As I am buying from a reputable Toyota or Dodge dealership, Do I need an independent Carfax report? ( I ask this as I am from the UK and first time that I will be buying a vehicle in the states)
Finally which of the two vehicles do people recommend? I know the T&C is 3.8 litres and the G/Caravan is 3.3.
Your opinions will be appreciated as well as any advise when I go to test drive the vehicles what things should I check for.
Thank in advance
#226 of 1662 Re: 2001 Town and Country LXI or Grand Caravan Sport [kayode_65]
Jul 19, 2005 (10:22 am)
Flip a coin but get the Carfax report. Based on owning a 2002 T&C LX with 3.3L V6, I would personally prefer the 02 GC Sport since it is from a Dodge dealership and you would be getting a genuine DaimlerChrysler extended warranty.
Neither the GC Sport nor T&C LXi will have the acceleration of a Sienna or Odyssey and DC transmissions have a noticeable whine. However, a used 2002 GC Sport will cost about half the price of a used 2002 Sienna LE or Ody EX.
#227 of 1662 Re: T&C Touring with Luxury, Leather & DVD [megan2]
Jul 21, 2005 (7:04 am)
I this the Town & Country Touring with the Luxy Group, Leather, & DVD LCD for $24,500? Thats the van I am looking for but the best price I have received is $29,867.35 OUT THE DOOR PRICE with out trade ins. If any one knows where I can get it cheaper, please let me know.
#228 of 1662 Re: Advice on Bargaining [megan2]
Jul 21, 2005 (9:15 am)
What did it sticker for? If this is the LWB T&C Touring loaded up with those options 24500 would be a great deal.
#229 of 1662 Re: 2004 T&C Limited FWD [familyguy1]
Jul 22, 2005 (4:24 am)
I am looking at a 2003 T&C Limited with 34000 fully loaded asking price is 19995 what is a reasonable price to start negotiating with the dealer. It has full power doors seats rear liftgate cd dvd leather ect. I am in Ohio
#230 of 1662 2003 Town & Country what's a good price?
Jul 22, 2005 (5:23 am)
I am looking at a 2003 T&C Limited with 34000 fully loaded asking price is 19995 what is a reasonable price to start negotiating with the dealer. It has full power doors seats rear liftgate cd dvd leather ect. I am in Ohio . ">
#231 of 1662 Re: 2003 Town & Country what's a good price? [sammon]
Jul 22, 2005 (5:40 am)
for $20k, you're almost talking new Minivan price. Why not investigate a brand new one.
#232 of 1662 Re: 2003 Town & Country what's a good price? [dennisctc]
Jul 22, 2005 (5:53 am)
But to get one laid out with all the bells and whistles your looking more at 35000 plus.
#234 of 1662 Re: T&C Touring with Luxury, Leather & DVD [ruben12312]
Jul 23, 2005 (2:59 am)
I went back to pick up the vehicle and SLAM -- the deal changed. I also had a friend wiht me who was going to buy at the same time. The Gnerela Manager told us that the salesperson apparently overstepped his bounds - -even though the price was in writing -- the general manager said that it was an "Approximate" In any event, they now tel me that their best deal is $26,300 for the same car. DON'T THINK SO -- at least not at that dealership.