Pleasing to drive and ride in, the T&C has finally come to the table with the all-important fold-flat third seat, allowing families to get the most out of its expansive interior. While it still can't match the rock-solid reliability of import rivals, this otherwise well-qualified van is worth consideration.
by justnow on Nov 6, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought brand new in 2005, was hearing a lot of power steering noise in cold start and noise to driver front side suspension.
Finally took it to dealer at 22673 miles for replacement of rack and pinion and power pump assembley unit. Started acting again and took to a different dealer
with 25,228 miles, to put another rack and pinion and power steering pump with hose too.
At 26,692 miles took it back to last dealer for same problem and was repaired under warranty. Noise finally stopped, and,started again. Hose burst at 30600 miles in 2010, and replaced at Pep Boys in El paso,Tx
Hose tears at 21 months later,I remove it to find out that Pep Boys used a Smog hose instead of power steering.
by brileycookie on Aug 8, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
We bought the van brand new.we have owned many chrylers in the past all of them used. This was the first new vehicle purchased.We paid off our financing 1 year ago, the body has rusted trough on both doors and is popping up other spots, the left side door wont open and neither does the back hatch. It starting losing power gradually, we took it back to the dealer and after 4 days they said we have to replace the commputer.1000.00. We will never buy another chrysler product again and most definitly will let everyone else know this!
by lance on Nov 16, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Very functional vehicle, with power doors and liftgate, DVD entertainment, stow and go, etc.. The problem I had was with the Transmission. New remanufactured tranny was put in by the dealer under warranty at 67K. Small fluid leak afterward that was fixed at no cost. The front end makes a rattling noise when going over small bumps suspect there is something loose. In 90K miles I have avg. 20.6 MPG since new! Side of seat drink holders broke within a month of new. Not kid proof and somewhat flimsy. Same for the wireless headsets. Overall I would give the vehicle a 6, would have been an 8.5 minus the tranny and accessory problems.
by Ed on Aug 5, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this van with 25K miles on it and at the time I just wanted to see what American automakers had to offer. I now know why the Honda & Toyota minivans are more expensive. In 3 years, I've replaced a rack & Pinion, 3 water pumps, an airbag switch, and a power window switch. Unfortunately, the reliability just is not there. I've owned 2 Honda's and 1 Suzuki and I've never had these kind of problems. First & last time I buy American. I'm trading this junk in for a Honda Odyssey first chance I get. Only positive, the highway gas mileage is excellent. I went from central PA to the North Carolina Outerbanks on 2 tanks of gas.
by Joe Wedge on Nov 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Have over 90,000 miles. Since used as a cargo van removing the 2nd and 3rd row seats averaging 700 a week for about 2 yrs. Doors were opened and shut over 20 times a day and shut down and started several times daily -- no malfunctions. Under heavy load, the van performed flawlessly -- no power loss. The overhead rack was a godsend for carrying bulky items. Have taken other trips including Yellowstone for camping expedition. Performed regular maintaince. Had to replace the right front tie rod, the EGR valve, and the differential cover. The original tires was rated for 50,000 but replaced them at 85,000 which was a real surprise. Upholstery has held up extremely well.
by r smith on Aug 1, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
True Story: Driving back from winter vacation. Van starts jerking on Interstate. It's February and my wife and 2 kids are with me. Called dealer who could not help me because no message appeared on dash. Told to drive till it breaks down and then call with message that appears on dash! I limped home on the side of I-90 for extra 3 hours. Left it at dealer. They kept for 2 days and could not get it to act up. This happened twice and they still could not tell me what is wrong. Buying new in this case was a huge loss! Total danger to be on the road. Traded in after only 2 + yrs for Toyota.