I was supplied this vehicle from the company I work for. I was extremely happy about this because I was driving a 2006 Dodge caravan at the time. When I switched to the new Town and Country I noticed such an improvement in luxury and technology. The immediate negative I noticed is how the dodge had a more consistent transmission. The town and country had weird hiccups when changing gears. It wasnt a huge issue but it was noticeable.
I drive a lot for work so the audio was a big improvement for me. My personal car has bluetooth and a decent sound system. This van is actually pretty sweet when it comes to listening to music and podcasts. The handsfree system is very convenient. The DVD seems to work well....I do not use this very much.
The room inside is what you would expect from vans now a days. Doors open smoothly, and the seats in the rear fold up pretty easy.
Overall, pretty cool van.
My friend and I rented this van for a week long road trip to California from the Midwest. The van was very comfortable. The reason I am giving it a 2 star is because of 2 specific reasons. Number one, is sometimes it didn't switch gears so smoothly. It only had 40,000 miles on it. I made the mistake of buying a car that doesn't switch gears smoothly. And believe me, if it's doing this at 40,000 miles it's not worth your money. Number 2 is because my friends fiancé happened to be road tripping with the same exact minivan (similar mileage) to Florida with some buddies and their alternator blew on the way back. We loved the stow and go seats though! As well as the technology in the van, although I didn't love the way the steering wheel technological controls were set up. Overall, it lasted us on our trip and was a smooth ride for the most part but didn't last her fiancé and his buddies so I don't think it's an investment to choose. I regularly drive a new Toyota Sienna for work and I would think the average person would get the better end of a deal with that or a Honda Odyssey (which my parents used to own).
Rented the car for 3-4 days. Town and country is not a bad car, but notwithstanding some sprinkling of some technological features, it feels dated in many aspects. The interior materials are so-so, the thin rear passenger seats are amusing. But the biggest surprise to me was the transmission used on that car. Even the AT transmission in 2009 Toyota Camry is more advanced and intelligent then in this "luxury" van. The transmission has no hill grade logic at all. Going up or down the hill or during the times when engine braking would be beneficial it acts as all the old typical AT transmission do - it either doesn't do anything at all or constantly hunts gears.
The engine power is adequate however and the ride is pleasantly comfortable and smooth.
This is my 3rd minivan. 1st I traded for the second which was totaled on an accident. And now this one! Used but Certified. The way to go. Covered up until 100K. These minivans are a keeper. So bad I lost my 2nd one. Durable and reliable. Price for a used one should have been a little less but I'm still happy with my purchase.
Edmunds really helped a lot. I have been doing research and knew what I wanted. Town Nd Country...stow n go!!!
By using Edmunds.com and other sites helped me locate the vehicle and I knew the T&C were limited. I ended up going to a dealership. They did not have my exterior color I wanted.. I was tod the Vice Presidents of something wife has been using.
Well, learned my lesson. She put 4300 miles on it. I tried really really hard to get the price lowered, but my salesperson said that's it, can't go any lower. I should have listened to my gut, but I didn't . Got the T&C that VP wife had. Very very disappointed in what I saw. A used vehicle....scratches in the interior .. This was and will be my very first new vehicle .. It did not even smell new :(.... Salesperson and workers did A POOR job making the van look new:( ... 2 weeks later, we had to get stuff at Home Depot...did the stow n go ... Found sand...under the carpeting.... I am so so so very disappointed in what i choose :(...should have bought a new one.. Van runs awesome, the kids love the dvd and heated seats...all the good stuff... I did not understand the middle consult unit...salesperson went too fast..and being a stay at home mom, I have NO time to sit and watch a video about that.....
Price was high....my Mother would have never approved for a vehicle that almost was the same price as my first house....
But if you have the money.....buy this T&C L.... Completely new...with plastic covers all over the inside!!!!!