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 bowlermilton on Dec 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I recently purchased the 2005 T&C Limited after owning a 2001 since is was new (retired it after 145,670 miles).
I purchased another one because I so enjoyed the use I received from the 2001 model.
I like the new and improved features on the 05, especially the stow and go seats (no more lugging 35 lbs plus seats out of the van).
This is the best part of the 05 for me.. I can drop the seats, load up and still know that after my haul, I do not have to return home to get the seats or worse, on a long trip, do without the seats.
Mechanically, I do wish the transmission would react a little quicker (the 01 had the same issue). Lots of competition out there, but the Chrysler wins for me
by ohiostate688 on Jan 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
We bought a Town and Country Limited 1 year and 7 months ago. I think it is one of the nicest looking minivans around. The front captain chairs, wood and silver trim, stow and go system, and power doors are really nice features. But the power doors and tailgate do not work all the time. Navigation system failed, button lights have gone out, rear seats are uncomfortable, and some materials feel very cheap. Also, the chrome on the outside of the vehicle has started to peel off. The worst thing, I think is the accelerator. When it is pressed down, it will not accelerate the
car until several seconds after. Good-looking but very annoying.
by ksimpson on Sep 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I have loved my 2005 T&C. I refer to it as the "mother ship" and it has been used extensively for hauling my child and friends everywhere. My van has 97,000 miles and has had mainly normal maintenance. My biggest complaints are the brakes (reworked at least 3 times with 7 sets of brake pads..and needs it again) and my battery. I have now replaced the battery 3 times. My husband blames it on the power drain because of the doors. Also, I have had some issues with shocks/struts and now have a grinding/clicking sound when I turn steering wheel sharply. Love the room and stow n go. Would love a better vehicle with this kind of space and will be in the market in another year.
by Dad of Two on Sep 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Every oil change there is a list of expensive items to repair. I bring in my little $32 oil change coupon, and leave with a $500-$800 bill. An earlier reviewer wrote this, and I completely agree with the Dad of four -- this is true in my case as well.
by Eric on Aug 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town and Country Limited 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Owned for 5 years and 68,000 miles. Replaced brakes, tires, filters, battery, plugs, wires and egr valve. This has been the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It's not sexy but it works better than I ever expected. Stow and go is awesome. Kids love the DVD and wife loves the navigation. Styling is good, performance is adequate and flexibility is excellent. I've never tried to haul anything that doesn't fit in this van.
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