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By Lou Hancherick
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1997 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 4dr Ext Minivan AWD


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This is the third Chrysler built AWD van that I have owned. By far this is the best one yet and all of them were better than any SUV (Stupid Useless Vehicles) I often drive to Texas Louisanna, and Florida from Pennslvania and this T&C can be driven all day in pure comfort. I have put 22,000 miles on this vehicle without any major problems. Too bad Chrysler is no longer building vans with the AWD option. I might have to switch to a Toyota but would rather buy American.


Best Features

The All Wheel Drive as I live on a mountain and without AWD I can't get in or out in the Winter. Also, the seats in this T&C are the most comfortable I have ever had in a vehicle.


Worst Features

Poor placment of the warning lights - the steering wheel blocks the view. The turn signal "on" warning buzzer needs to be much louder.


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Incredibly reliable vehicle
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By Teresa Brown
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1997 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 4dr Ext Minivan


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We just didn't have any significant problems with this workhorse vehicle. At 105,000 miles, it has never broken down. I simply don't have any complaints.


Best Features

The space--this will hold everything!


Worst Features

The brakes are a little squishy, so don't tailgate!


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Terrible transmissions
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By Greg Goode
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1997 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 4dr Ext Minivan


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We owned a Dodge caravan before this T&C. We put 2 transmissions in it in 100,000 miles. We were skeptical about buying another Chrylsler van but we talked to the service manager at the dealership and he assured us that Chrysler had fixed their transmission problems, WRONG, Wrong and WRONG. We put 3 new transmissions in the 67,000 miles that we've had the van.WE bought it used with 53,000 miles so it could have had more go bad. You might think that maybe it is our driving habits but in our 55 yrs of driving experience these 2 Chrylser vans are the only transmissions we have ever had go bad. We are selling this hunk of transmission junk ASAP and will never buy another Chrysler product.


Best Features

Comfort, leather seats


Worst Features

Transmissions,Transmissions, Transmissions. The windsheild wipers also come on by themselves. The bushing on the front end wear out and make a popping noise


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Still the King of Minivans
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By Alex
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1997 Chrysler Town and Country LXi 4dr Ext Minivan


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I owned the T/C LXI since 1996 and it's been excellent. So far, only regular oil change and scheduled maintenance. It's very comfort to drive and to sit inside as passenger. I later installed a DVD and I plan to install a rear view camera too. Then I don't need to buy a new one for another 8 years I hope.


Best Features

Memory seat.


Worst Features

Put a optional 8th passenger seat at the middle row.


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Transmission Fixed?
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By Elderchuck
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1997 Chrysler Town and Country LX 4dr Ext Minivan


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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).


Best Features

Seat adjustments and sound system.


Worst Features

Transmission and rattles.


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