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 outtascope on Sep 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Purchased the vehicle new.
70K+ miles later, it is the only vehicle I have ever owned that I feel is worth the money.
The ONLY problems we have had with it are the EGR valve and brakes wearing out sooner than they should.
Everything else works like new on.
No electronic failures whatsoever.
Starts runs and drives like a car with only 10k miles.
Have driven across country twice with it, drive it daily and it is perfectly suited to both tasks.
by pll455 on Mar 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
this van at 47K, put 20K on it. (had a '98 T&C LXI w/AWD.) The '05 is nice, but AWD was better than traction control. Van has held up fairly well, but a LOT of small items set off the CHECK ENGINE light. All pwr equipment still works. We HAVE had issues: EGR valve, ABS sensors, the famous power steering whine (replaced belt, PS pump, still occurs.) Also replaced tensioner & noisy idler pulley to resolve belt slip in wet conditions, plus the inevitable brake pads/rotors. The 3.8L is powerful, but front wheels can spin easily in the rain. 6-disc DVD system is handy, but sound quality is poor compared to the Infinity system in the LXI. Gets good MPG for a van. Overall a decent car.
by happy2cu on Jan 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased an 05 T&C with 24000 miles on it 4 years ago.
I did not pay for a luxury vehicle, but felt I got an exceptional value for the money.
It has been very comfortable to drive and very reliable.
It now has 44,000 miles and I am still very happy with the handling, maintence, comfort and gas mileage.
Love the stow and go!
by Marie Fiore on Nov 8, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this van specifically because of the fold down seats. I just couldn't remove seats from a van and I use this van for showing my dogs, so the seats are always being folded down and then opened. No problem the stow and go is the greatest idea. I also love driving this van and hope to buy a new one if I can save the money. Would recommend it to anyone. Also the automatic sliding side doors and lift gate are a life saver especially when carrying something and your hands are full (like a dog).
by eastchain on Apr 2, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Starts and drives well, but that is the only thing that works on the van without issues. seats are not comfortable, electrical switches don't work intermittently, rear window blew out, ABS system disabled itself 1000 miles after warranty period, EGR failed at 50K miles, A/C doesn't work again now with 86K miles, airbag recall, tire pressure sensors fail, just seems like one thing after another, not even to 100k miles yet.
by Jack on Dec 22, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Touring 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Gave domestic another chance when purchasing this Van. Good for first couple of years, then things started falling apart (cheap plastics in and out). Power steering issues, brakes replaced twice, and now the van is burning 1 qt. of oil every 1k miles. I maintain the car according to the owners manual (change oil every 3K, etc...). Chrysler corporate says the oil consumption is within 'acceptable' range - crazy.
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