Last post on Sep 13, 2013 at 3:49 AM
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Chrysler Town and Country, Car Buying, Van
#17 of 21 Re: Summary of 2011 T&C maintenance issues [docjj]
May 07, 2012 (4:11 pm)
After posting message #16, I have softened to a 'wait and see' attitude. I am going to wait for the problem to happen again and also see what else pops up.
The positives of the car are just what the automotive press say. First of all, the leather interior is awesome and blows all competitors away. It is very Italian: very sharp with no frilly (e.g. ruffles in the leather) stuff. Second, the cornering is nuts. I actually have fun driving it. Third, it has the soft, insulated ride of a truck. It is a great driving experience being inside this thing. Fourth, I love the boxy exterior styling, which was really well-accented by the minor changes this model year.
When I think about pursuing a return of the van, I wonder what I would get instead. There is certainly no minivan that offers that same combination. They all have a car-like ride that I really did not want.
We did not even compare it to minivans: we were looking at the Honda Pilot, Mazda CX9, and Toyota Highlander and it still comes out ahead for us. More car for less money.
That and, for the first time, I picked up a load at Home Depot without calling a friend.
Of course, if the transmission turns out to be a dud, that trumps everything. What we experienced on the night we bought it was straight up dangerous.
#18 of 21 Re: Purchased Touring L for $7,000 Off [docjj]
Aug 30, 2012 (8:47 am)
I purchased a new 2012 T&C in April also. I only had about 2570 and the transmission went out (front pump and torque converter) Chrysler refused to replace the van or a new transmission. They replace the parts. I also had water leak around windshield they had to repair. Not a happy Chrysler customer any more.
#19 of 21 Re: Any experience with 2012 Chrysler Town & Country? [arasheed2010]
Sep 06, 2013 (12:39 pm)
I have a 2011 and love it other than the brake problem I am currently experiencing. I got rid of the 2008 due to brake and rotor wear issues and am very irritated that at 36k I have to have the rotors turned! I was assured that the issue with the 2008 was resolved when I traded it in on the 2011.
#20 of 21 Re: Summary of 2011 T&C maintenance issues [docjj]
Sep 13, 2013 (3:38 am)
I experienced the same "shudder" on our 2010 T&C Limited 4.0L when backing up our uphill driveway. Dealer flashed the transmission with latest software upgrade. Shudder went away and has worked fine since the update. That was almost three years ago.
#21 of 21 Re: Any experience with 2012 Chrysler Town & Country? [irwin68]
Sep 13, 2013 (3:49 am)
I just recently changed out the front disc pads on wife's 2010 T&C Limited 4.0L at 35k miles. There was still a little life left on them, but decided to change them now before winter sets in. This is our 4th Chrysler minivan ('90, '94, '96), and I was used to changing out the disc pads every 25k miles. These are 4,500 lb vehicles. So much depends on driving habits. Wife likes to wait until the last second to brake when coming to a stop light (I let my foot off the gas and coast), so to get 35k miles out of these brake pads is wonderful!