2004 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan Touring Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Excellent all around performer. You can use it as a week-end warrior and haul furniture or landscaping material since the seats are easily removed. Then put the seats back in, give her a quick wash and presto the van is ready to take you to the ball in luxurious style.
Easy to work on if you are that type and very easy to drive even in tight parking lots. The climate control system is a no brainer in its operation as are all the electronic upgrades that separate this van from most.
With a little more than 100,000 miles on her and still sporting all her original components which says a lot to me. This is a well made van that ca. take hard work and turn it into a piece of cake.
There are so many options on this van and I wouldn't trade any of them for something else. Most of the options are safety related or to improve convienence. I was reluctant to believe that I would grow to love the power door openers and closers using them all the time Heated leather seats and 4 wheel ABS dics brakes are the berries in winter. The stereo has impressed me its clarity and fidelity. Which can only be accomplished by using quality components that have been painstakinly tested in depth by technicians that know what they are doing.. This vehicle if properly maintained will cause a bond of trust and loyalty to form and make other van owners very jealous.
If I were able to make any changes I would
probably start with the motor.I have the 3.8 V6
which is an old style puch rod
motor that has fuel injection. In it's behalf I must admit that the motot is silky smooth and has not given me a lick of trouble. But it does lack power when compared to what other vans have. I would like to see Chrysler drop in their 3.7 V6 fom Dodge because its a powerhouse of a motor and is a contemporary design.
2004 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan Limited Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
This car is fun to drive. The navigator has helped me get around in unknown areas. It is very reliable; however, the driver side window won't come down. The dealer claimed to have fixed it, but no dice.
All the electronics: the navigator and the power sliding doors and rear hatch
2004 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan Family Value Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
very nice and comfortable ride for family of four. reliability is terrible: 2x steering replaced (rod and/or rack/pinion, not sure) 2x front end suspension replaced 1x transmission rebuilt 1x rear brakes/mounts completely replaced several electrical jobs power windows work intermittently engine dies frequently when idling at red light, finishing quality terrible: window casing brittle and started braking after 1y bit by bit), paint on handles came off very early on, rattling sounds in cabin I will never buy Chrysler again: 1 huge repair per year Best decision ever: most comprehensive extended Chrysler warranty - but 100$ deductable per occurence.... terrible dealer experiences
smooth ride, plenty of room in interior, simple but effective layout of controls.
2004 Chrysler Town and Country Minivan Limited AWD 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I've owned a 94, 01 and now 04 T&C AWD van and am obviously satisifed. Each has had front stabilizer bar bushings replaced at least once. The current one has about 74,000 miles and except for a power window motor and prematurely worn driver's seat upholstery, has been a great vehicle. It gets 25 mpg at 60 mph and 23.5 at 65 - 70 mph on trips and about 18 in suburban driving. My handicapped father gets in and out easily, it is comfortable for 6 adults, can tow a trailer or with the seats removed, can cart furniture, etc. With all wheel drive, it goes great in the snow. It is not exciting to own, but a very practical and reliable vehicle.
Versatility, comfort, awd
Better quality seats, less brake dust (wheels are hard to keep clean).