ZOO UltraDork
3/11/10 8:31 a.m.

I rented one recently for a business trip. For an out the door price in Canada of less than $20000 with the StowNGo option, it seems a no-brainer.

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Yani Reader
3/13/10 7:26 a.m.

My dad was one of the first people in his company to get one as a company vehicle. I can't remember if its a 2009 or 2010, but nevertheless it has had numerous problems. Within the first 10-15k miles he had a rear caliper take a dump and lockup which required a tow, and at about 30k the other one went. The vehicle was "too new" for Chrysler to have replacement calipers, so he had to wait about a week on both accounts for them to find the parts.

He is just north of 40k miles and the transmission is whining, and the dash is lit up like a Christmas tree (ABS, traction, and stability lights on). It wasn't just one bad apple, because his coworkers are experiencing similar problems. These are fleet vehicles too. All maintenance is done per the owners manual, so they should be in better condition than the average vehicle.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/10/13 12:00 a.m.

Remember how most of us grew up hating minivans? For some of us, though, a light eventually goes off: "Hey, these minivans are practical, roomy and easy to drive."

Then we ask ourselves a seemingly innocent question: “Why doesn't everyone else drive one?” Oh, that's right, minivans have become the pariahs of the automotive world.

While the motoring public's attention has turned to crossovers, cute-utes and other means of conveyance, the lowly minivan is still out there. Ford and GM may have dropped the minivan from their lineups, but Chrysler, the company who really introduced America to the minivan concept, is still at it.

The fifth generation of the Town & Country made its debut for 2007 and does what all good minivans should: capably transport a number of people and their junk. Honestly, it doesn't look half bad, either.

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