Has anyone else on here had transmission problems with...yet another...Chrysler product? Every Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, or Jeep between 1989 and 2000 that we know of has needed one. Needless to say, this van is pure JUNK. Bought it brand new for my family. Nothing but issues. An engine($2400), transmission $1800), 4 air conditioning compressors $1200 each), and thousands of dollars of mechanical repairs later, we still sold it half-dead at 138,000K with no air, and it backfired on the highway. Maintenance always done at dealer. Buy that extended warranty on Chrysler...you'll need it. If you want to stay away from engine and transmission repairs, stay away from Chrysler. Invest in a Toyota!
Seating was comfortable...that's all.
Everything under the hood.
Maybe they'll learn to put a battery in a vehicle where you can actually reach it without doing surgery on the car.
Good soldier of a car, keeps running with basic maintenance and some backyard fixing from time to time. BUT, recently the fuel rail started leaking raw gasoline, which filled the little moat around the valve cover, which promptly started on fire burning like a 3.3 liter tiki torch. One fire extinguisher (thanks, Burger King) and $600 in fuel rail and melted wire repair later, Chrysler says "Oh well, sorry. Can't help you." But wait-the fuel rail leaking was a known recall! Tough darts, you should have fixed it before now. Oh well.
When we bought this vehicle, the previous owner put on a conversion top. Big plus for us. We loved this van until it hit the 150,000 mi. Then things started going wrong, Replaced the motor, then 2 transm, brakes and things have just been happening with it. Can't trust it out away from home now. So were stuck at home. It was an excellent van till it started falling apart. Drive was nice. Can't afford anything else with an unemployed family.
Loved the conversion top, and saw many others with them too. Pretty decent mileage, lots of room, dual sliding doors, comfortable seats, nice van overall.
About 2 yrs ago, I checked consumer reports for this yr, and found that the 96, 97, 98's all had motor and transmission prob.
Generally a good vehicle but with some quality problems. Interior is spacious but plastic items such as glove box is flimsy and prone to breaking. "Phantom wiper" problem occurs occasionally even though control box was replaced with new one. Parts are expensive also. Engine has good power and passing on hills is no problem. Spark plugs in the back are a real pain to get to. Overall workmanship is not on par with Japanese minivans, sorry to say.
This van has been through 4 accidents and is still going strong! We got this van with 157,000 miles on it and is has been one of the best vehicles we have ever owned. It has been three teens first car (to their dismay!) so that show its tuff, plus it being a van, has cheap insurance premiums. It has adequate power and believe it or not, it can be kind of fun to drive! Take the two back seats out and we've used it as a truck!
The airconditioning is really cold which is a must in Georgia! The ride is smooth and the ride hight comes in handy when having to drive on rough dirt roads! Its tough, and the Infinity 8 sound is amazing!