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#5 of 551 New Town and Country
Feb 25, 2007 (9:15 pm)
My wife and I own a 97 Chrysler Town and Country SX with the 3.3l v6. The van has served us well since we purchased it in 2004. The vehicle only has 75,000 miles on it now. We tow a small pop up trailer in the summer for camping. We are looking forward to the new model being released. I can't wait to acutally get to sit in one and drive it. I would like the long wheel base with the swivel and go and also the large v6. I have been disappointed with the 2004-2007 models of minivans. The foreign models were powerful, but the interiors felt too industrial and rather uncomfortable in the seats. The gm vans are now history, leaving us with the town and country/grand caravan for the american offerings.
#6 of 551 Re: New Town and Country [gmhellman]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:43 am)
I am also interested in sitting in and driving them. Like you I am only interested in the 4.0 liter V6 with the new 6-speed automatic transmission.
I actually would go with the Stow-n-Go rather than the swivel seating since I have to be able to fold the seats into the floor for my dog and cargo. From the pictures and press release with the Detroit Auto Show I got the impression that the Stow-n-Go and the Swivel seating can not be ordered together.
#7 of 551 Re: New Town and Country [jamesfletcher2]
Feb 26, 2007 (4:44 pm)
That is correct. The Swivel 'n Go do not stow. But I believe they fold and I know they can be removed - they have wheels. They are probably more comfortable than the Stow 'n Go seats - more padding & bigger cushion.
Here is a good link:
My question is according to that link which gives different dimensions for head room with a sunroof (which makes sense), will a sunroof really be offered? What then happens to the optional dual screen and the nice overhead lighting that comes with it? It's hard to tell from the pics, but it doesn't look like a sunroof can fit with the overhead display. I hope it can - the Nissan Quest has room for a sunroof & their dual screen/ overhead lighting system.
#9 of 551 new info.
Mar 29, 2007 (7:56 pm)
check out Chrysler.com for more new minivan info.
May 25, 2007 (8:46 am)
Does anyone have any information on the reliability of the 4L engine going into DCX's 2008 minivan?
Jun 25, 2007 (6:58 pm)
Does anyone know if Dodge will offer grand caravan cargo version in the new body style? Some years they did not offer these.
We have a 2002 DGC Sport and I've not driven a 2003-2007 model. Our 2002 drives perfectly and has had very few problems. It has the 3.3L with 4-speed, quad seats, rear air, and some other options, but the seats do not fold into the floor. I guess it improves our marriage to both remove and install the rear bench seat...
The newer features are certainly popular, but not necessary. The only thing I saw on Dodge's site that I did not liek about the 2008 offerings is that you do not appear to get cruise control on the lower level vans without an expensive option package.
#12 of 551 Not an Industry First
Jun 27, 2007 (8:36 am)
I love the fact that another manufacturer is adding the swiveling seat. I grew up in a minivan that had that feature and it was always so much fun to have a limo-like atmosphere in a minivan. The truth is that it is not an "Industry First" as chrysler and dodge say it is. The toyota previa had swiveling seats. And if the toyota previa was a minivan as I believe it was, the swiveling seats are not an industry first they are an industry second. They can't take all the credit, but nice job bringing that feature back.
#13 of 551 Re: Not an Industry First [allcarsrcool]
Jun 27, 2007 (10:26 am)
Swiveling seats are a very nice feature. I have swiveling seats in my 1969 Ford Econoline and, while they are rarely used these days, they were a handy feature in my childhood days.
Disappointing that Chrysler went with such bland styling for the new model, but I have always preferred function over form so I hope that it is a robust and functional van.
#14 of 551 Re: 4L engine [timothyf]
Jun 28, 2007 (7:27 am)
I believe this engine is the same one used in the Pacifica. You may want to check that forum for any issues dealing with this particular engine.