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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan

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First Minivan - love it
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By evamdixon
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan LXi 4dr Ext Minivan AWD


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We just purchased our first minivan with 84K miles. It is absolutely perfect, single owner with low miles. Kids love it and we can't wait to take our first road trip (the dog get to go too!)


Favorite Features

Comfort, space, style and storage


Suggested Improvements

Its a 98 so I'm sure newer versions have at the tech that is expected. This one is perfect for our family. Simple, quiet, spacious and reliable.


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240,713 miles
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By stpraamp
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan LX 4dr Ext Minivan AWD


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Had to memorialize the old family fan; it was taken away for recycling today after 14 years of faithful service. It probably would have lasted longer except it was driven exclusively by my kids for the last five years and was abused terribly. Near the end it was using a quart of oil a week. Never the less it was a great kid hauler.


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A brother-in-law who's a GM mechanic.


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180,000 Mile Review
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By skeagle
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan LXi 4dr Ext Minivan


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Bought this highest rated van in 1998. Wonderful comfort, able performer on the highway and in city. Wind noise a distraction at highway speeds. The removable 3rd row seat, although heavy to handle, along with removable 2nd row captains chairs makes the roomy rear better than a pickup. We've handled many large loads, plywood, sheetrock, easily and out of the weather. What sinks Chrysler is its miserable reliability. Replaced a broken transmission 3,000 miles after the warranty expired, our experience with dealership support after the sale was poor. Too many expensive repair issues.


Favorite Features

Move than comfortable adjustable front seats and ride, great visibility, captains chairs for passengers, roomy cargo space with or without removable 3rd and 2nd row seats removed. Great acceleration with the V8 when needed. Separate controls for air conditioning for driver and passenger, rear area. Versatile. Family vacation and soccer mom cruiser, great construction cargo hauler.


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Reliabilty, reliabilty, reliabilty. Broken transmission at 50,000 miles required new $4,000 transmission. Left us stranded for a week out of state while local dealerships blew us off, finally got a local garage to replace it as fast as they could get the new tranny shipped. Broken wheel bearing at 70,000 required axle replacement. Broken rocker arm at 170,000 miles (ok this is a lot of miles) = new $4,500 engine. Will not buy another Chrysler product because of reliability issues. Most expensive vehicle ever owned due to repairs. I maintain cars well, drive them til the wheels fall off, but this was lowest total miles on a vehicle yet. Retired it due to repair costs, broken engine.


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Best van around
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By J.Thomas
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan LXi 4dr Ext Minivan


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I inherited this van from my father. I have driven several other models and makes of minivans -- this is the best driving, most comfortable of all. It is a solid vehicle, feels safe and yet is powerful. Fuel mileage is only problem, about 20mpg. The back seats are removable, but are very heavy -- still, I can remove them in order to fit large items. The front seats are extremely comfortable and adjustable, only wish we had heated seats!


Favorite Features

Comfortable leather seats, trip computer surprisingly helpful.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage.


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Expensive vehicle horrible reliability
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By sonya
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1998 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan LX 4dr Ext Minivan


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This was a great vehicle till we got over 70,000 miles on. Since have had it in the shop @ least 8 times for electrical/ not starting issues. The shop could never resolve the problem. All the gauges stop working while driving, still drives, but it is scary. They ask a lot for these new and I would never in my life buy another Chrysler product, not to mention some of the deaths related to these vans and Chrysler did not help the deceased family in the least. Steer clear of these. Sounds like a death trap to me. I'll probably have to give mine away because, so far I have NOT found a single dealer or person that will even look at it.


Favorite Features

nice ride. good in snow. Mine used to get good mileage 28 MPG highway. no longer do. it's in the shop more than it's on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Everything electrical. reliability


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