Last post on Nov 24, 2008 at 3:11 PM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
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Chrysler Town and Country, Car Buying, Van
#2 of 4 Re: Chrysler Year end Sell-a-thon !!!!! (Tri-State) [kwakasmith]
Nov 24, 2008 (10:10 am)
That, and the fact that Chrysler minivans are a quagmire of defects and maintenance issues, makes me wonder how they sell any of these things at all.
#3 of 4 Re: Chrysler Year end Sell-a-thon !!!!! (Tri-State) [xwesx]
Nov 24, 2008 (1:06 pm)
I have a 2008 Chrylser Town & Country Touring that has been flawless for the nearly one year that I have owned it. After reading many of the posts on this forum it does not appear that the T&C is worse than many of the other minivan options that are currently available.
In addition to my 2008 Town & Country, I own a 2002 Accord SE that I purchased new. Since that time, I have had the front end repainted (at 5,000 miles) and have had 4 (Yes, 4) transmissions installed at no charge by Honda because of continuous failures.
My point is that the constant association of Chrysler vans as broken by the side of the road is wrong. I am by now means a pro-domestic automaker kind of person, and in fact the van is our first domestic car purchase ever, but I feel it is important to point out that Honda and Toyota are surely not bullet proof.
#4 of 4 Re: Chrysler Year end Sell-a-thon !!!!! (Tri-State) [maguy]
Nov 24, 2008 (3:11 pm)
I own a Dodge DGC myself, though a 1998 (which have their own set of problems). I have not owned it long, about 18 months, but it has given me about 23,000 trustworthy miles and is now at about 192,000. Goes strong, leaks/burns no oil, reactive AWD works well, transmission is strong. It is a good van.
However, the incidence of problems on the '08 models is high. I've talked with two owners locally and both are having issues (one with sliding door problems, the other with serious electrical gremlins). The local dealer is about as helpful as Chrysler, so needless to say, they are both quite frustrated.
I am glad that your van is working out well so far. I suspect there are many satisfied owners around here, too. I agree with you that all manufacturers build some vehicles with defects. If I were in the market for a FWD minivan, I would do a lot of shopping before making a decision and would certainly not exclude Chrysler outright, but I would scrutinize it severely.