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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Consumer Reviews

3.5
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Very disappointed

by from Royal Oak, MI on March 19, 2010

This is our 3rd Town and Country and up until now we have loved them. This car was designed with the family in mind and they did a great job. The problem is that they put it together with very poor qu...
This is our 3rd Town and Country and up until now we have loved them. This car was designed with the family in mind and they did a great job. The problem is that they put it together with very poor quality standards. Our sliding doors always pop open (the track is clear of obstuction) so we close them manualy now. We have had issues with the transmission, brakes, tires and many other things. With all of the extra money we have put in we could have purchased a much nicer vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Worst car I've ever owned...

by from Lubbock, TX on December 9, 2010

I bought this car used in the same year model, and got a great deal, or so I thought. It was great for the next year - and then things started going wrong. It needed a brake job at 35K, and the guy s...
I bought this car used in the same year model, and got a great deal, or so I thought. It was great for the next year - and then things started going wrong. It needed a brake job at 35K, and the guy said the rotors needed to be replaced, they were shot. And then the torque converter went out - we talked Chrysler into paying $500 of the $1700 charge even though buying it used voided the warranty (why is it every other manufacturer, the warranty goes with the car when it's sold, but not Chrysler, watch out for that!). While in the shop, they did two recall servicings for power steering and something else. Next - more brake work... And the air conditioning went out. Turns out it's a $20 part between the condenser and the compressor, and $200 in labor. And the stereo blew up. And more recall work, both of the side sliding doors stick, one won't even open and shut with power any more. Radiator cap replaced. I can't wait to get rid of this lemon, what a piece of junk!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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You will buy brakes every 3K miles

by from CT on September 11, 2010

Chrysler has acknowledged that they have a serious problem with the brakes, but as of yet have not come up with a reliable solution. I loved the vehicle when I initially purchased it, the family room ...
Chrysler has acknowledged that they have a serious problem with the brakes, but as of yet have not come up with a reliable solution. I loved the vehicle when I initially purchased it, the family room on wheels. My kids love that they have such independence in the car to the point where they can even watch different movies. Unfortunately I have had to invest so much time and money in the brakes and sending my car in for recalls that it has made the car more of a nuisance than a luxury. If you want to buy an American minivan you really don't have another choice, which is what lead me to this purchase initially. Guess it's time for the move to a suburban. . .
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Don't get stung

by from Pittsburgh, PA on June 9, 2010

My wife and I bought the town and Country as the perfect vehicle for our young family. You would think a Chrysler product that has been around for years would get it right, but have they got it all wr...
My wife and I bought the town and Country as the perfect vehicle for our young family. You would think a Chrysler product that has been around for years would get it right, but have they got it all wrong. Since buying this van 2 years ago we have now underwent 3 recalls (van door wiring, engine cooling system, and power stearing) 2 warrenty repairs (tie rod and air conditioning) and I have already replaced the front breaks twice, front rotors once, and rear breaks and rotors. I will be getting rid of this vehicle before my 3 year bumper to bumper runs out. Think twice if you are considering this van.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Horrible Braking System

by from Ft . Worth, TX on March 1, 2010

Had to get two new rotors, 4 brake pads, and two rear calipers after only 17,000 miles. Chrysler needs to have a recall on the complete braking system.
Had to get two new rotors, 4 brake pads, and two rear calipers after only 17,000 miles. Chrysler needs to have a recall on the complete braking system.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car

by from on May 15, 2011

I bought this car new, and has been a good car since. Gas is not bad for a minivan with the 4.0L since i am an easy driver and average around 20 around town. I love the overall interior quality in the...
I bought this car new, and has been a good car since. Gas is not bad for a minivan with the 4.0L since i am an easy driver and average around 20 around town. I love the overall interior quality in the Limited version. The car is great for road trips with all the friendly features. The only problems are that it had a battery problem, which was taken care of for free, at about 13k miles, and sometimes in the winters, the doors will be a bit frozen and the doors wont be able to be opened except by hand.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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LOVE OUR T/C LIMITED!

by from Newnan,GA on August 5, 2011

We love our 2008 town & country limited! we had a 99 limited and it had over 167k on it and it ran good till we had a accident that total it but it was very safe. And we bought the 2008 limited and lo...
We love our 2008 town & country limited! we had a 99 limited and it had over 167k on it and it ran good till we had a accident that total it but it was very safe. And we bought the 2008 limited and love it. it has 60k on it now and running good. The only problem is every onces in a while this little sound comes from the right wheel when your cutting the wheels on a turn. dealership said we fixed the problem but it may come back because something about chrysler car do that. but overall we love it and hope you will too. by the way the 2011 its hot! got to be my favorite town & country inside and out. beat honda and toyota!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Good value for what you get

by from Los Angeles, CA on February 24, 2013

After 3 weeks of exhaustive research, I finally purchased a 2008 Town & Country w/48K miles. From other reviews I read, the 2008 model had major improvements in various mechanical aspects such as the ...
After 3 weeks of exhaustive research, I finally purchased a 2008 Town & Country w/48K miles. From other reviews I read, the 2008 model had major improvements in various mechanical aspects such as the transmission, so I soon focused on 2008 and 2009 years. Things I like best: it runs very quiet, all middle and rear seats are stow-n-go (they fold effortlessly under the floor) creating huge cargo space, plenty of electrical outlets and coffee holders. The only downside, of course, is fuel efficiency. While I can get 27-28mpg on the highway by being light on the pedal, it's tough to get good mpg in city driving. The vehicle came equipped w/blue tooth, which is nice, and the radio accommodates SiriusXM if you choose to subscribe, which is another plus. I bought it from a dealership and was able to get a 3 yr/36K bumper-to-bumper warranty, which I suggest for buyers of any used vehicles. The prices of the T&Cs I looked at were all at Blue Book, I soon realized it would be tough to get a real bargain on this model. But if you pay at or near the Blue Book, and you trust the seller in terms of its condition, it's worth the price. Good luck in your search!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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1st Family Van

by from St. Paul, MN on February 17, 2011

I had been looking for a van for 6+ months. I was really leaning towards a Honda or Toyota but it was hard for me to justify what those brands were still going for. When I read reviews for the foreign...
I had been looking for a van for 6+ months. I was really leaning towards a Honda or Toyota but it was hard for me to justify what those brands were still going for. When I read reviews for the foreign vans I still noticed way too many people complaining about doors failing and transmissions, which seems to be what Chrysler has issues with as well. Ultimately I decided to save about $10k and buy this 2008 Touring, and for another $2k I added a 50,000 mile warranty that will cover any issues I have. One unavoidable downside is the problem with their brakes. Chrysler put way to small of brakes on this large heavy vehicle, and there is just no way around replacing at least the pads every 20,000 miles or so. Do yourself a favor and replace them timely to avoid having to do rotors and calipers too! Having driven this van for 3 weeks now, I actually don't have anything bad to say. I am a little annoyed at only getting about 17mpg overall, but it has also been very cold so hopefully that will improve with the weather. I really like all the bells and whistles that Chrysler throws in. The radio and DVD system are both excellent, about 50 lights inside to keep things bright when needed, plenty of storage and cup holders, and the comfort is pretty nice. Given the choice for even money I would have rather owned a Toyota or Honda, but an equally equipt 2008 foreign van I would have paid at least $10-12 more, I just didn't feel the difference was worth it. We'll see how I feel in 30,000 miles......
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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2008 Chrysler T&C Touring with Swivel N GO

by from Columbia, SC on December 23, 2009

Do not purchase this van unless you intend to buy new brakes every 20K or less, have the A/C fixed about every 5K, have transmission problems, and have the automatic doors act crazy every day. We have...
Do not purchase this van unless you intend to buy new brakes every 20K or less, have the A/C fixed about every 5K, have transmission problems, and have the automatic doors act crazy every day. We have talked with multiple mechanics about this van - it is one of the worse they have seen for maintenance. The brakes were designed wrong for the size of the van. If you intend to just park it in the driveway and watch movies on the entertainment system, you'll be happy with your purchase. We have under 25K on the vehicle and have had every problem you can think of. Run away from this vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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