1996 Town & Country

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1996 Chrysler Town & Country

$48 - $4,984  MSRP Range

Review Score

4.0 out of 5 stars

4.0

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Best minivan We've ever had.

by Chip from Jefferson city Mo. on Sat Nov 04 2006

First of all,the ride is so comfortable in generall. The T&C we have sails across the highways with ease. It is such a smooooooth ride!!! We have owned other minivans in the past ; but this one offered the most space & comfort. The van we have is real attractive too.It has a deep burgandy color to it with smoked privacy glass.The standard wheele coverings even have a flare to them. In the shot time we have owned our van , it has never given us problems. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for a dependable van.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Great smooth ride

by Soccer Dad from Gaithersburg, MD on Fri Feb 10 2012

It's always been one of the best looking MiniVans made with the egg shaped body, and door slide integrated with the rear window. While it will never be mistaken for a sports car, the handling is responsive and true enough. The LXi had a more tuned suspension than the Plymouth or standard Dodge. Smooth ride to the beach or up and down I-95 even fully loaded (and you can load ALOT).

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Some great aspects, but some big head aches.

by Harvey from Oakdale CA on Tue Jul 28 2009

We had a '96 Chrysler T&C with a 3.8L V6 (230 cubic inch) in my family, and it became my first car. I loved it for many reasons-- lots of good space, it was comfortable (mind you on both counts this was the longer length, leather laden interior), and had good features. Fuel economy wasn't great for a young driver-- maybe 14-16, but that's with a lead foot. Safety ratings were four stars for the front passenger and driver. The 3.8L engine didn't have a lot of horsepower: 166. But the 245 ftlbs or torque (spinning force of the wheels) wasn't surpassed by any other van until the 2006 Kia Sedona/Hyundai Entourage came out. The handling didn't have high limits, but could still be fun and predictable, and the brakes could get mushy but still get the job done. I also miss the spring loaded cup holders that could be adjusted, however they tended to block some of the heater and radio controls if you had anything big in them. The Infinity eight-speaker stereo is one of the best stereos I've had in any of our cars. Mainly I don't miss the reliability. It wasn't just ours that had the issue of bad transaxles, as it was a very big trouble spot for everyone. We would also have it die out on us because of a faulty O2 sensor that the dealer could never permanently fix-- by the end I'd had it die mid corner going up hill, and it ended up rolling backward onto the curb near someones lawn. Any of the possible issues can be found at Consumer Guide. As long as you can find one without the transaxle problem, there may still be little tweaks like clicking power locks or rear power window motors being on the weak side, but those aren't big enough to tear down these vans for good. They are still one of the most beautifully designed minivans on the road to me. I would recommend it for all but reliability of the 3.8L's (230 cubic inch) transmission, but otherwise great vans.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country

THE BILLBOARD spoke highly of the Buffalo Lodge and Grill. We figured it had to be as good as McDonald's. We stopped for breakfast.

The place turned out to be far better than any fast-food eatery. The food was great. The service was superior. Grill manager Kit West was genuinely nice. And the price for three people barely scratched $20.

We left feeling that the Buffalo Lodge and Grill folks knew how to run a business, that they took pride in providing top-quality service at a better-than-fair price, and that they actually cared about their customers.

At the end of our 8,000-mile, crisscross-country journey, we had similar feelings about the people who made the 1996 Chrysler Town & Country... Read More