2004 Chrysler Town & Country Review Ratings
2004 Chrysler Town & Country Base Review
Very spacious and definitely not lacking in power when you need it. Great reliability as well.
Bad interior build quality, lots of plastics.
Great Reliability, Bad Ridability. — I have owned this car for the last three years and the best thing I can say about it is it's been reliable. In those three years, outside the standard oil change, I've only had to replace tires, and a few minor things that go out on all cars (light bulbs, a few cheap interior plastic items). Aside from this, there aren't many positives. The interior is filled with cheap plastics that scratch or fall off with no effort at all. Even though I'm very careful with this car since I'm saving to to a better car soon, I have still had to replace several things on the inside that couldn't handle daily use. Which comes to my second negative point, the brakes in this car are absurdly awful. I don't know if it's a bad ABS system or just the weight of the car, but whenever I go to press the brakes, I'm afraid they're going to fall off.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
2004 Chrysler Town & Country LX Review
comfy, safe, lots of room
poor quality, old timey engine/transaxle
Not So Good — It's a Chrysler! At just under 60K, the a/c is shot and the suspension is creaking (sway bar bushing, strut mount, tie rod end, who knows?). Chrysler has lived up to its poor reputation for build quality with this vehicle. On the good side, it's roomy, comfy, and safe. The engine is an old design, which is good and bad. The 3.3L V6 is a smaller version of the 3.8L V6, which is itself a V6 version of the Dodge/Chrysler 318cid V8. All that to say it's a relatively smooth, quiet, and composed pushrod engine. However, its 185hp is weak compared to others in the class, and Chrysler would do well to update. At least to OHC, but preferably to DOHC with variable valve timing and a five- or six-speed automatic. The transaxle is a terrible design, and has been since its inception in the 80's. Although it's been strengthened (and renamed from A604 to 41TE), it is still relatively weak and short-lived compared to other automatics. And with only 3 gears plus overdrive, it's now outdated. Chrysler, make a better product or you will sink. Treat your customers better, or no one will mourn your sinking.
2004 Chrysler Town & Country EX Review
Not a high maintenance vehicle
Needs a better engine than the V6 as there a model out now with more HP *and* better gas mileage.
It Carries My Family. Isn't That What I Bought It For? — Not the fastest or most luxurious Minivan but it works for me. I wish I had the 2005 model with Stow-N-Go because it would be more usefull when it is time to haul things. But the dual sliding doors and power drivers set are nice. The vehicle is comfortable on long drives (4+ hours) and I've only had one mechanical issue with it (leaking steering column).
Reviews From Other Years
My Senior Rest Home Ride
When compared to other vehicles from Chevrolet and Cadillac that I test drove and priced, the Town and Country offered many more options, larger size, better visibility and overall better value than t... Read More
fun to drive,carries all u need,good in snow, tho 05 was better, was better on mileage too. hope headlites wont fogup like last vans did spare tire is too much work to be safe, but i like these vans Read More
Verry Nice Van, Perfect For Family. With Some Lyuxury Inside.
2010 Town & Country Limited version. nice performances, nice appearance, fantastic cargo capacity. High level of buid quality. Easy to drive, the blind spot detection sensor is very useful. Read More
Love The Town & Country!
We liked the convience of the power doors and power windows. The "Stow & Go" option is so fabulous.- it's like having a truck. The rear power door is great when shopping. Love the heated mirrors! The ... Read More
Obviously, I Love This Van. I Just Bought My 4th One.
I believe that anyone looking for a versatile family vehicle will love the Town & Country Van. It is beautiful inside and out. You can load a 4'x8' piece of plywood or a large sofa by just storing t... Read More
Good All Round Vehicle
Got this as replacement to 2000 Chrysler Town & Country Lxi. The new van is quieter. It has more glass area. It is nicer in seat controls. Stow and go seats make world of difference. No more storing ... Read More
Excellent Large Family Vehicle With All The Trimmings
Like the style and functionality. Easy to store seats and create lots of cargo space. Interior colors are too light and get dirty quickly. Limo lighting is attractive but rattles a lot. Stereo with in... Read More
Good Family Car
This is our second Dodge/Chrysler Caravan , and we have had good luck with them for the most part. Easy to get in and out of for all passengers, good vision of the road, feels pretty safe and sure foo... Read More
Great Vacation Vehicle
Awesome family van for the money. Very spacious and easy in and out. Van has great pep. Some of the parts are kind of pricey but others have after market. The kids love the dvd player and wireless hea... Read More