I have had this van for 8 years. Everything is still original, less tires, water pump, and tune-ups.
It has 230,000 miles on it. Does NOT use oil, and still runs perfectly.
I am purchasing another Chrysler van next year if I can allow myself to sell this one.
I read the reviews above and concluded the vans were abused and not taken care of. I know of two other people who also have this van, and they LOVE them.
These vans are used by N.Y.C. Taxis, and other companies as fleet vehicles because they are so dependable. Med Van, has 300 of them and use them as transport vehicles for patients.
thus, very dependable.
I have had this van for a while now and besides the normal tune ups no major problem never broke down once and when driving you would not know that it has almost 240,000 miles on it rides smooth awesome throttle response and doesent even feel like your driving a van almost feels like a car by the way it handles id give it a 10 out of 10
Bought at 150K mi, currently 195K.
Top of line w/ features I would never pay for new. AWD and about the last year that was offered.
Engine is dependable pushrod type and still like new.
Only major problem was a cracked flex-plate, requiring transmission removal, so I rebuilt the tranny.
It was perfect inside w/ <2 mil wear on all clutch plates.
Maybe rebuilt before, though no sticker.
Engine wiring was degraded near exhaust.
Common high-end problems - erratic electric doors, auto-temp blower "resistor" failed, CD changer flashes, power steering cooler hoses leaked (dealer-installed tow package), heated seats stopped, TPMS dings bother messages and not paying $50/wheel to change batteries every 5 years.
Edmunds pinged me for an update (Mar 2016). Now 215K miles. CD changer fixed - paper label stuck inside, power steering pump (Toyota type) has leaked several times at fitting and at split body and is very hard to access, changed all coolant hoses to silicone and waterless coolant so hopefully no more corrosion, rear valve cover has leaked several times, and I see oil again but could be from timing cover (much tougher job).
Edmunds wants an update again (Sep 2016). Van still looks great at 16 yrs and 229K miles. See http://forum.chryslerminivan.net for the best info on fixing common problems. All 2002-04 V-6 suffer a melted fuel injector harness, that is an easy fix. The V-6 engines and transmissions have proven very reliable. Smart to buy a silver one so that as the clear-coat fails, it won't look horrid like the darker vehicles you see in parking lots, esp. here in sunny CA.
We bought the van as an extra family spare. It is fun to drive and spacious enough to accommodate 6 adults on a 3 hour trip without any complaints. The van is usually driven around town to run errands and I enjoy driving it to work as much as my SUV. The van has 120,000 miles and you can't hear the engine run and it is quiet on the road. The left side automatic door doesn't operate but besides that we haven't had any problems. One of the best car purchases I've ever made.
We bought this car used a few years ago just as a second car until we paid off our other one. WOW! It had 175,000 miles on it but we were okay with that. It now has 204K miles and it's still going. I have never seen any other US car still drive with that many miles. We did have to replace the brakes twice and the A/C went out twice but I can't complain. We made a 13 hour drive for vacation in it with no problems. It's very comfortable and was well worth the $2,000 paid. We definitely got our money's worth.