2008 Chrysler Town & Country
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler has enormous equity in the Dodge Caravan/Chrysler T&C twins, and the company went all out making these vehicles best in class. Solid, comprehensively equipped and effortless to drive, the T&C will, I predict, give the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey absolute fits in the showroom. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
Roughly 2 inches longer than the previous model, it’s also quite a bit blockier, carving out more cubic inches for the interior, where you will find a stunning array of convenience features and amenities and enough cup holders (13) to host a goodly Brownie scout meeting. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
A small pedestal table (stowed in an under-floor compartment) fits between the rows, so passengers can play games, eat or -- in extreme cases -- do their schoolwork. Essentially, what Chrysler has done is combine a minivan with the long-distance livability of custom van interior. It’s just brilliant. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
A fully loaded model like ours, larded with servos and electronics, almost certainly weighs 5,000 pounds. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
The signature feature for 2008 is the trick Swivel ‘n Go seating option: The second-row captain’s chairs spin around to face the third-row seats. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
Standard features include remote starting; power sliding doors; heated front- and second-row seats; power liftgate; rear-view camera and parking assist sensors; the myGIG hard-drive based entertainment unit. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)
The Chrysler minivans start in the mid-$20,000 range (with a 3.3-liter, 175-hp V6 behind the grille) but our tester was the top-of-the-heap, full-boat Town & Country Limited with a slew of endearing features, including the dual overhead video displays. -- Dan Neil (Chrysler)