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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Van
#1051 of 1446 Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides?
Jan 12, 2006 (7:04 am)
The board has been quiet lately. Personally, I have not purchased a van yet but I still am very interested in a Chrysler Town & Country. I am still trying to convince my wife we should look at Chrysler as we have not owned a domestic brand a a few years. We have an Accord right now that I am very unhappy with so I am not sure we will be shopping Honda again.
So far I like the Town & Country Touring with luxury and leather group or the limited. Both are attractive and appear to be well thought out vans.
Are there any limited model owners out there (2005 and newer) that would like to share some feedback? My only gripe so far is that you have to delete side airbags to get a sunroof, which I won't do because we have babies riding with us.
Would be curious to hear from other young families who have given the T&C a try as their family vehicle.
#1052 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [vanbuyer2]
Jan 12, 2006 (7:19 am)
We have been very pleased with our '05 Touring. It will be a yr old in May and it has treated us well. For the price, it can't be beat!
#1053 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [vanbuyer2]
Jan 12, 2006 (9:31 am)
We leased a T&C Touring (no options) a 10 days before our first child was born May 2005. Already have 12k miles. Love it. I wouldn't worry much about the side air bags in the short term as babies go in child seats w/ extra protection around them.
#1054 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [vanbuyer2]
Jan 12, 2006 (4:24 pm)
I would look at the signature series if you want the best value. I have a 2005. Very satisfied. I wasnt too keen on getting a van without side airbags either. But did a little research and while the front seat driver and passenger may be sacrificing a little safety the kids in car/booster seats will be fine. The T&C has a 5 star side crash rating.
#1055 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [vanbuyer2]
Jan 12, 2006 (5:20 pm)
My only gripe so far is that you have to delete side airbags to get a sunroof, which I won't do because we have babies riding with us.
I believe you can now get sunroof and side airbags. Go to site and try building, it should work.
#1056 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [dennisctc]
Jan 13, 2006 (7:35 am)
Based on the on-line 2006 downloadable brochure the sunroof still deleted the side airbags. That's okay... I would like to have it but some of the other convenience items like power tailgate, etc. would make up for it. I'm sure it is something they will change on the next generation.
Sounds like folks are pretty happy with the T&C which is great to hear. I might still be in the market for an '06 model as I still like the look and features.
Now if they would only bring back Employee Pricing I would be all set!
#1057 of 1446 Disappointed with DC minivan selection at Auto Show
Jan 13, 2006 (6:48 pm)
Only 1 Caravan SXT with NO extra options, 1 GC SXT with most options, 1 T&C Touring with most options and 1 pumpkin colored Walter P. Chrysler T&C Touring. (My wife does not like multi-colored leather seats).
Last year there were 3 times the selection from a base Caravan SE 4 cyl to a T&C Limited.
I am disappointed that DC is deleting nice features that are on my 2002 T&C LX.
DC minivans have the most attractive exterior styling while GM "Cross-over" vehicles are least attractive with very poor 3rd row seating and very little cargo space behind 3rd row.
DC minivan instrument cluster is not as attractive as Sienna but DC stereo and HVAC controls are more user friendly.
DC would be smart to not drastically change the exterior styling of THE MOST ATTRACTIVE minivan...the styling and interior changes of the Chrysler PT Cruiser have been most detrimental.
#1058 of 1446 Re: Disappointed with DC minivan selection at Auto Show [hansienna]
Jan 14, 2006 (5:37 am)
Was this the Detroit show? I was there and saw quite a few, didn't count em though.
I really liked the Chrysler Aspen SUV (based on Durango). 5.7 HEMI, loved the interior etc........Could be my next camping vehicle Then there'd be no limit on the size I trailer I could tow ~~
I'm hearing DCX is talking about a V8 for 2008 in minivans???? and 6 spd auto?
I also fell in love with the Lincoln MKX CUV......WOW!!! fantastic interior, styling but I'm afraid it's tow rating would be any better than my minivan
#1059 of 1446 Re: Detroit Auto Show? [dennisctc]
Jan 14, 2006 (10:22 am)
Unfortunately it was not.
The Salt Lake City Auto Show (in Sandy, Utah) did NOT have the Chrysler Aspen nor did I see the Lincoln MKX CUV. Not even a Dodge Caliber.
There was a 2006 Kia Sedona, a few Dodge/Chrysler little sports cars (that I don't look at), a Chevy Nomad, a Ford Fairlane, Mazda 5, 2006 Toyota RAV4, 2007 Chevy Tahoe...I primarily looked at the 4 DC minivans, 2 Siennas, and the lone Odyssey.
My wife and I did sit inside the Lexus RX330 just for kicks.
#1060 of 1446 Re: Board is quiet...are Chryler owners busy enjoying their rides? [vanbuyer2]
Jan 14, 2006 (10:26 am)
I have owned my T&C Touring for about 16 months now. Absolutely love it! The Stow'N Go feature is fabulous and I did splurge and get the DVD package. I love that the grown-ups can listen to the radio or CD when the kids use the earphones. Even if you only have two children, if you purchase your van with the DVD package, negotiate for two extra headphones thrown in for when friends are along. I didn't do it and wish I had. (We also have a rule that the DVD player can only be used if our trip is longer than an hour.) Mechanically the only thing that has happened is that my computer had to be reset for some reason (my entire dashboard shut down) - it did fall under warranty though, so no expense to me. Good luck and hope you enjoy.