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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan
#98 of 552 Re: Spooked by Chrysler! [farout]
Jan 21, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I would agree with farout here; I think they are all the same. And I just bought an 08 Grand Caravan.
And, I would add that I don't believe the Japanese cars are more reliable. However, I do believe that the service departments at the Japanese dealers do a much better job to give the appearance of reliability. They really seem to emphasize fixing it right the first time. The priority at the American car dealers always seems to be "Get it done".
Since 1988 (before my van), I've owned a 88 Mazda MX6, a 1998 Honda Accord, a 1992 Ford Taurus, a 1994 Ford Windstar, and a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville.
When I had the Accord and the MX6, the dealer always gave me a loaner when I dropped the car off for service. And, on a few occasions, they asked if I could use the loaner another day so that they could do a few more things or check things out a little more thoroughly.
When I had my Ford and Pontiac, the dealers never did that. The goal always seemed to be getting the car ready when promised; regardless of whether or not the underlying problem was fixed.
I've seen this at a Mazda dealer, two different Honda dealers, a Ford Dealer, a Pontiac Dealer and, now, a Dodge dealer. And the pattern always seems the same; the Japanese car dealers have repair shops that emphasize customer service.
#99 of 552 Re: Spooked by Chrysler! [jeffs72]
Jan 21, 2008 (4:34 pm)
I think dealership service is same as manufacturer, meaning you can find crappy dealerships regardless of brand. I had an Acura once where the seatbelt warning would just go one when it wanted to, except when I was within a mile of the dealership. It took dealer months to figure it out and fix it. I was shocked at my Dodge dealership recently when I needed oil change and airbag sensor checked. It was suppose to be done before lunch and wasn't. They called me after lunch and apologized for being late, but they found bad outter tierods, noticed that my warranty expired in 3 days and wanted to fix them under warranty for me.....not bad in my book.
#100 of 552 friends price on this 08
Jan 22, 2008 (3:19 pm)
could you tell me the friends price of the touring 08 with a msrp of 35625. zipcode 35613. It has the 25m package, nav, and sirius tv. Also extra for red paint. It is at a dealership and I wanted to know what you show as the price. Thanks,
#101 of 552 Re: friends price on this 08 [staciy]
Jan 22, 2008 (9:17 pm)
The above Friends price includes a current rebate of $1,500 in your region.
Also, you can determine the Friends price on any vehicle by looking up the invoice on Edmunds. The Friends price is 1% below invoice. Any rebates or other price incentives are subtracted from that for even greater savings.
Jan 23, 2008 (12:24 pm)
Hi, just going to ask this question again in case anyone knows -- has anyone gone through a carwash w/ this van? I'm worried about the old-style antenna on the right front of the van getting mangled; it doesn't look like you can take it off easily either. Thanks.
#103 of 552 delivery time
Jan 23, 2008 (2:39 pm)
I ordered a T&C in Nov and still waiting for delivery. No one seems to have any idea when it will be built even though they gave me a vin number for my car. Any one have any ideas about delivery time.
#104 of 552 Re: delivery time [borcharl]
Jan 23, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I am in the same boat as you are -- we ordered mid-November and still waiting. I get miffed because we ordered then because we thought our new van would be in for long trips we take for X-mas and MLK when we go skiing. Now both have passed and we still are waiting. I'm getting mad. My old t&c now has 177K and it is not as comfortable as the new one would be. If I knew it would take this long I would have waited to order until the rebate get bigger.
#105 of 552 Re: delivery time [maryh3]
Jan 23, 2008 (3:35 pm)
I have call Chrysler customer assistance with a vehicle order number and was told that it is on the schedule but there is nobody in the company can furnish a date for the build.
Chrysler does not seem to be very organized operation.
#106 of 552 New Options Packages offered
Jan 24, 2008 (11:23 am)
Can any of the Chrylser employees out there enlighten us on what the new options packages that will be offered are? (Announced this morning by Deborah Myers). Specifically I am interested in T&C options. I am reasonalby certain I want a T&C Touring with L package but if I can Swivel n Go and leather on LX I might be tempted to save a few bucks. Any engine upgrade options coming?
#107 of 552 Re: New Options Packages offered [99oddity]
Jan 24, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Can any of the Chrylser employees out there enlighten us on what the new options packages that will be offered are?
The only way I know of would be to go to chrysler.com and click on the Build My Own tab.