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1997 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan

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Chrysler Town and Country Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 158 hp @ 4850 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chrysler Town and Country

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Decent power with the 3.3-liter V-6, and can be turned into a trick sport wagon with the addition of the 3.8-liter V-6 . The AWD Town & Country is a nice alternative to truck-like sport utility vehicles.

  • Cons

    Although these are some of the hottest selling minivans in the country, their reliability suggests that Chrysler's engineers should pay less attention to cup holder placement and more attention to making sure that all of the screws are tightened.

  • What's New for 1997

    Chrysler's luxury minivans get a few improvements this year, as AWD extended length models are added to the lineup. Also new this year is a sporty SX model, which replaces last year's LX as the regular length Town and Country. Families with kids will love the standard left-side sliding door on this vehicle.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great on the highway

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

Many good things about this van, but the bad points are major: The transmission is, at best good for 50,000 miles. My transmission repair guy says that this type of transmission keeps him in business. I've put in three. Gas mileage is very poor. Open highway we get 16, city 13. Several mechanics say that there is nothing wrong. My full size van with a V-8 got better gas mileage. Brake pads last about six months, tires about a year.



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Where are the lights

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

We bought this car new and other than regular maintenance haven't had any repair issues. The real problem thought is the lack of headlights. In fact I can't believe that it is legal to sell a car with headlights this bad. We drive all the time with the brights on and never does anyone flash their lights at us. \The dims are completely useless and the brights only slightly better.




Transmission fixed?

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

This is our fifth Chrysler mini van because it is a comfortable ride and large space. Mileage is disappointing and never buy one without power train extended warranty. This is also our tenth transmission (two each).




T&c transmissions

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

My wife loves the drive and efficiency of the T&C vehicle design. We have replaced the transmission 3 times: once just over 36k miles on a trip and Chrysler paid for the parts after our complaint but labor still cost me $1200. Second time at about 54k and third time at 63k. The 3rd time the Chrysler rebuilt transmission was covered for the parts again.




Almost 20 years of chrysler

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

Bought one of the first Voyagers built in '84 - this T&C is our third Chrysler minivan, we traded 'em in at 150k miles, this one's got 125k. Have spent many times more on repairs on the '97 T&C as the other two combined! A real disappointment after two great cars we loved. We like this car, but hard to love one that requires frequent repairs. Have to think about it next time, but we will probably buy another T&C when we trade this one in - just hope quality of this model is back to the level it was in the 80's.




Town and country lxi

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Vehicle: 1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan

I bought this vehicle at a good price. I've experienced no major problems with it, and I've only had to replace three parts [from normal wear and tear].



Full 1997 Chrysler Town and Country Review

What's New for 1997

Chrysler's luxury minivans get a few improvements this year, as AWD extended length models are added to the lineup. Also new this year is a sporty SX model, which replaces last year's LX as the regular length Town and Country. Families with kids will love the standard left-side sliding door on this vehicle.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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