This van has 179K miles on it and is still going. We've done expected repairs and replacements on it, nothing too extensive (rebuilt transmission right after purchase, that was the most expensive). Way more comfortable than new minivans we've rented to take a couple of trips. Heater never has worked well, which is a pain if you're driving in winter at night (takes 30 minutes to warm up!). A/C only blows from the dash, so back of car can get pretty warm in summer. We will drive this until it DIES.
This is the second AWD Plymouth Minivan that I"ve owned. The previous one a1991. It is too bad that Chrysler is no longer making AWD available on the 2005 models. These are excellent all weather vehicles and by far more useful than any SUV out there. I'm surprised the automotive press did not heap more praise on these totally capable vehicles. Besides the typical belts and hoses I've had 50,000 miles of trouble free use and now have 158,000 miles on it. It will still make someone a good winter car as I'm replacing it with a'97 Town & Country LXI AWD with less miles. The major design flaw was the rear heater tubes that rust out. I replaced them twice.
I purchased this van from a family member and had it shipped via rail across the country. It already had a rebuilt tranny, I just recently replaced it. (thus making it the 3rd including the original) Rides like new, drives like new, looks like new too! (except for the peeling paint on the roof...) All accessories function great, never needed any major repairs. (other than trannys) Will soon need new suspension (replacing original), new brakes (3 yrs. old), new computer (shifting issues with the new rebuilt)
We bought this vehicle from our
mechanic. My only concern was the
possible transmisson problems that had
plauged these vans. He assured me that
he had gone through the van stem to
stern. We have put 15000 mile on it in
9 months, and have only replaced two
tires, front brakes and recharged the
A/C! I am very impressed, and will own
more Chrysler products.