The engine is over powered for this transmission. it has a recall for the airbags and the cruise control. so if you get one bring it into a Chrysler dealership. I bought this car for 1,200.00 and you get what you pay for in older cars. the dealer was honest but didn't mention the common problem with this vehicle at the time which was the transmission/clutch. the computer system is notorious for failing and not registering the proper codes for when there is a mechanical issue such as a transmission issue. so yes the computer system isn't reliable. the transmissions on these vehicles are not equipped to handle that 3.3l engine and are prone to falling apart. constant maintenance and upkeep.
the fact that its cheap of the lot because its an older vehicle makes it awesome. for the price and the fact that if you put some money into her such as 3,000.00 U.S.D it ll be the best dependable van iv'e see so far. Finding a place to park in New York on the other hand or any major U.S city...just forgeeet abooout it. Bring a sledge hammer and a grinder, destroy parking meter, than park=problem solved but wear a ski-mask. if you get a ticket, make them prove that there an actual business and challenge it because its stupid and that business tactic isn't american and ultimately hurts the economy by deterring customers.
have the transmission inspected by an actual Chrysler deal ship (not just any dealer ship but an actual Chrysler specialist) first. the second is to check your radiator hoses and do you basic inspection before you buy. check the CV joints for leaks. Check your service light even though that's not much difference honestly. check for leaks and funny sounds. make sure the gas gauges are reading correctly. that's another issue with this vehicle is that the gauges are known to flat line as in they won't light up. generally that's ignition switch which gets worn out by your average soccer man using it constantly and can easily be fixed by your ability to adapt. its called an auto parts store.
bought this basic van new with 4 cyl and 3 sp auto. Never really loved this car, but used and abused it for over 10 years, and exactly 181000 miles, overloading it with college students stuff, and home remodel materials. expensive repairs limited to both rear wheel bearings, and seemingly too often brakes. look for rusted strut towers if looking at a used one. This is what killed mine. Lots of long trips and lots of snow and salt over the years.
comfortable to drive. 2,4 L DOHC motor is tough. Still strong after 181k mi.
too much road/wind noise on the highway. a little paint on the undersides of the strut towers would have been nice.
I bought this amazing minivan with 212,000 original miles with everything original except the tires and couple of belts. I've had other mini and full size vans, but this baby just goes and goes and everything works. Needs improvement on CV joint for its not easy to service. Other than that this is a great mini van and having such excessive miles everything in this van works great.
CV joint replacement is difficult, once in a while all gauges die but after hitting the dahsboard all comes on alive. Something wrong with the connectors!
I have had this van for 10 yrs. Great AC, safe on the road and pretty good MPG. It has lasted through my daughter's middle school years, high school years and my private business. It has transported cheerleading teams, volleyball teams, bowling leagues and swimmers. It has traveled back and forth over the state of FL. Has pulled hot dog carts and tree roots and is a trusted old friend. Most reliable of any cars/vans I have ever owned.
This van has been great untill recently. We bought it new with the intention to keep it forever. One year ago, two computer sensors had to be replaced because it would not automatically shift gears. Just a week ago, the transmission had to be replaced because the torque converter was falling apart and throwing metal into the works. The air conditioner just died. And the ignition needs replaced because the key will not turn. This van has had great care and upkeep. We do not understand why it seems to be suddenly falling apart.
2 sliding doors; removable seats; extra length; Rear Air. Color--teal green. 6 cylinder engine.
Quality tape player--ours lasted only about 2 years. Quality transmission!