Great on the Highway
By calbeard on
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.
Many good things about this van: Seating is good, rear storage space is great, very smooth car like ride, air conditioner very effective, fairly reliable.