2002 Chrysler Town and Country Limited AWD 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Bought at 150K mi, currently 195K.
Top of line w/ features I would never pay for new.
Engine is dependable pushrod type and still like new.
Only major problem was a cracked flex-plate, requiring transmission removal, so I rebuilt the tranny.
It was perfect inside w/ <2 mil wear on all clutch plates.
Maybe rebuilt before, though no sticker.
Engine wiring was degraded near exhaust.
Common high-end problems - erratic electric doors, auto-temp blower "resistor" failed, CD changer flashes, trans cooler hoses leaked (dealer-installed tow package), heated seats stopped, TPMS dings bother messages and not paying $50/wheel to change batteries every 5 years.
Driver info that shows instant mpg, avg mpg, and compass.
16" alloy wheels look great.
AWD is great for snow, but I fear ever having to replace the little transfer case ($1800).
Simple, reliable engine that traces back to the V-8 in my 65 Dart.
Very smooth on the highway, but mostly because a 4500 lb beast.
Mileage is ~23 mpg hwy, better than Edmunds ratings.
We get 33 mpg by following a big rig, according to info system.
Would be great to eliminate the common problems most modern vehicles have - painted bumpers that aren't easily fixed, plastic headlamps that cloud, clear-coat paint that looks great in the showroom but terrible after 15 years in the sun.
No stupid TPMS bother messages.
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