2002 Chrysler Town and Country Consumer Review: Wife loves it, mechanicals are

2002 Chrysler Town and Country - Consumer Review

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Limited Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Wife loves it, mechanicals are good
By billgrissom on


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.

Best Features

Tow package. 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.

Worst Features

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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