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1997 Chrysler Town & Country

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 22/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1997 Chrysler Town & Country Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 265 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

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  • Value
    8.3/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

Best vehicle I've ever had. I

By on Thursday, August 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very comfortable, easy to maneuver."

Cons: "Speedometer placement, more legroom for driver"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The only changes I would make in the design of this car is that the speedometer should be centered for the driver's view, and I would provide more legroom for the driver. I didn't feel there was enough legroom. I am 5'7" and felt a little cramped in the legroom department even after adjusting my seat as far back as possible. Other than that, this is an excellent vehicle for our growing family. Well made, worth the $ and all the promises it made for decent gas mileage were correct."

Still running strong at 210K miles.

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 210,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable, dependable, flexible transportation."

Cons: "Low MPG in hills and traffic (avg 20-22)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this used in 2007 with 121,000 miles on it and it's still running strong. This has been one of the most flexible and reliable cars I've owned. It's still on the original engine and transmission. I've replaced many less-expensive parts as they've worn out, but it's been a fantastic daily driver and I still feel confident when driving longer distances (multi-state travel). Family members borrow it on a regular basis to move heavy boxes and furniture from state to state, and it's been a workhorse throughout. I'm seeing some body rust on the wheel wells and under the side doors, but I park on the street in the salt belt, so I'm not surprised. I'm amazed that it's mostly rattle and squeak free at this age. It's been a really decent van."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Good, reliable vehicle over all, except air cond.

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 216,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We bought this vehicle used from a national dealer and could no be happier with it. We drove it to work to go far away places, the mountains of Tennessee, full of people and never had a problem The only major thing was the air conditioner that it was very common in these vehicles, other than that, very satisfied, we have it for 11 years now and after almost 250000 miles, the transmission failed, but I think it was because we never serviced it. So give your car the required maintenance and it will last trouble free longer."

10 people out of 19 found this review helpful

Fantastic ride

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "smooth ride, roomy interior"

Cons: "mileage about 16-20"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Though the exterior has some dings, and the headliner is now hanging, this has been an excellent van. It is roomy, comfortable, and has the smoothest ride EVER! NOTHING can compare to the comfortable ride. Also, even after nearly 200,000 miles, it runs like a champ with very few minor repairs through the years."

11 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Sunday, April 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "beautiful, luxurious, dependable, comfortable"

Cons: "mpg"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car used 10 years ago. It has been a wonderful car. I do oil changes and brakes and tires and have had a few other problems but overall it has been a great car. The AWD was great in the snow here in Colorado. The features were ahead of its time, like radio controls on the steering wheel and I love the cruise control that allows you to adjust 1 MPH up and down as you drive instead of cancelling cruise and resetting constantly when there is traffic on the highway. It was very roomy for family road trips. I have never had a problem with the transmission and I'm at 177K miles now. Just a very comfortable, luxurious feel. I will miss it as I downsize to get better mpg."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Got my money out of it, then put a lot back in!

By on Monday, April 14, 2014

I owned and sold this car

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good ride, tough interior, 3.3 flex rocks"

Cons: "Typical Chrysler tranny, lots of repair after 120k"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've owned my share of Chrysler minivans. (An '88 '89,'90, '93, '95, two '00, and now an '07). This one is the one I owned the longest, buying it in '03 with 42k miles. I hauled a lot of HEAVY gear on many occasions. It did well until about 120k miles, then it really started costing me money. I fixed the heat, the water pump, timing chain, the power steering pump (3x), the belt tensioner (3x), etc.. and then finally, the transmission. Over the course of two and a half years, I put nearly $6000 into repairs into the old gal, but the interior was still like new, and the engine itself, (3.3 flex) didn't burn a drop. When I got a great deal on an '07, at 160k miles, I gave this one to my daughter, who has three young kids and needed a van. She drove it until 190k, reliably, but the rust is starting to eat the body around the rear tires. But hey, what do you expect from driving 14 years of SD winters? She is now giving it to another family member, who will undoubtedly drive it for another couple of years, as the engine and transmission are both still very strong. I have no regrets about buying this van, knowing what I put it through."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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