The Truth About Cars » chrysler town & country http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » chrysler town & country http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com NAIAS 2016: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – This Is (All of) It, a Caravan for Town & Country http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chrysler-pacifica-caravan-town-country/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chrysler-pacifica-caravan-town-country/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:01:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260689 Persistent rumors of the Chrysler Town & Country’s demise have proven true. Going further, the House of Marchionne has dug through its list of historical nameplates to pick a moniker for the minivan’s successor Chrysler is resurrecting the Pacifica name to affix to the derriere of the next-generation people hauler, a name we last saw on the short lived three-row crossover from 2004 […]

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Persistent rumors of the Chrysler Town & Country’s demise have proven true. Going further, the House of Marchionne has dug through its list of historical nameplates to pick a moniker for the minivan’s successor Chrysler is resurrecting the Pacifica name to affix to the derriere of the next-generation people hauler, a name we last saw on the short lived three-row crossover from 2004 […]

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Doug Drives: Is Old-School Rebadging Dead? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248553 So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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Swimming Upstream: The Final Hurdle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-final-hurdle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-final-hurdle/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 16:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212913 Since the last installment in this series, my attempt to get the family Town & Country officially licensed here in Japan has slogged relentlessly forward. After a week of such little progress that I saw no need to report upon it (action was limited to the receipt of my official approval from the recycle bureau), I […]

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Since the last installment in this series, my attempt to get the family Town & Country officially licensed here in Japan has slogged relentlessly forward. After a week of such little progress that I saw no need to report upon it (action was limited to the receipt of my official approval from the recycle bureau), I […]

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FCA Canada CEO: Reports Of The Grand Caravan’s Demise Are Exaggerated http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fca-canada-ceo-reports-grand-caravans-demise-exaggerated/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fca-canada-ceo-reports-grand-caravans-demise-exaggerated/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:10:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1017098 Although the Chrysler Town & Country will be FCA’s main minivan nameplate going forward, the Dodge Grand Caravan will stick around longer than many people have expected. Speaking to the Windsor Star, FCA Canada CEO Reig Bigland said that the Grand Caravan would continue to be produced past the introduction of the new Town & […]

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Although the Chrysler Town & Country will be FCA’s main minivan nameplate going forward, the Dodge Grand Caravan will stick around longer than many people have expected. Speaking to the Windsor Star, FCA Canada CEO Reig Bigland said that the Grand Caravan would continue to be produced past the introduction of the new Town & […]

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Future Chrysler Minivans Will Be Upmarket Only http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/future-chrysler-minivans-will-upmarket/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/future-chrysler-minivans-will-upmarket/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=991778 FCA’s decision to kill off the Dodge Caravan doesn’t just mean the end of a storied nameplate. The auto maker will also retreat from a significant niche micro-segment, the affordable minivan. Speaking to Automotive News, Chrysler brand head Al Gardner said “The reality is that the [American Value Package] is a very difficult price point to […]

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FCA’s decision to kill off the Dodge Caravan doesn’t just mean the end of a storied nameplate. The auto maker will also retreat from a significant niche micro-segment, the affordable minivan. Speaking to Automotive News, Chrysler brand head Al Gardner said “The reality is that the [American Value Package] is a very difficult price point to […]

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Chrysler Twins Rank First And Second Among Minivans In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/chrysler-twins-ranked-first-second-among-minivans-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/chrysler-twins-ranked-first-second-among-minivans-2014/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:02:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=932466 Only twice in the last six years have one of the Chrysler Group’s minivans been America’s top-selling minivan. America’s best-selling minivan in 2008 and 2009 was the Honda Odyssey, which also led the segment in 2013. The Toyota Sienna was America’s best-selling minivan in 2011. Yet through the first nine months of 2014, not only […]

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Only twice in the last six years have one of the Chrysler Group’s minivans been America’s top-selling minivan. America’s best-selling minivan in 2008 and 2009 was the Honda Odyssey, which also led the segment in 2013. The Toyota Sienna was America’s best-selling minivan in 2011. Yet through the first nine months of 2014, not only […]

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Chrysler Shutting Windsor Plant For 12 Weeks To Re-Tool For “Stunning” Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-shutting-windsor-plant-12-weeks-re-tool-stunning-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-shutting-windsor-plant-12-weeks-re-tool-stunning-minivan/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=921442 In preparation for a “stunning” new minivan, Chrysler will shut their Windsor, Ontario assembly plant for three months to re-tool for the all new vehicle, expected to be sold exclusively as a Chrysler Town & Country. According to the Windsor Star, Chrysler is investigating how to run the plant flat out so that there is enough […]

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In preparation for a “stunning” new minivan, Chrysler will shut their Windsor, Ontario assembly plant for three months to re-tool for the all new vehicle, expected to be sold exclusively as a Chrysler Town & Country. According to the Windsor Star, Chrysler is investigating how to run the plant flat out so that there is enough […]

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Chrysler Minivan Plant Hiring, Outsiders Need Not Apply http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chrysler-minivan-plant-hiring-outsiders-need-apply/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chrysler-minivan-plant-hiring-outsiders-need-apply/#comments Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:03:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895170 Chrysler will hire 60 workers at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, but only candidates referred by current union workers will be considered for the jobs. The Globe and Mail is reporting that only current Windsor employees can refer potential candidates for the open positions, which will be subject to a lower tier wage for the […]

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Chrysler will hire 60 workers at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, but only candidates referred by current union workers will be considered for the jobs. The Globe and Mail is reporting that only current Windsor employees can refer potential candidates for the open positions, which will be subject to a lower tier wage for the […]

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Windsor Assembly Re-Tooling For Next Generation Chrysler Minivan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/windsor-assembly-re-tooling-for-next-generation-chrysler-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/windsor-assembly-re-tooling-for-next-generation-chrysler-minivan/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:29:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=855937 Chrysler will re-tool their Windsor Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country, effectively securing the plant’s future for years to come. According to The Windsor Star, the re-tooling, which will begin in February and last for 13 weeks, will almost certainly transform the plant into one that is capable of building vehicles […]

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Chrysler will re-tool their Windsor Assembly Plant to build the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country, effectively securing the plant’s future for years to come. According to The Windsor Star, the re-tooling, which will begin in February and last for 13 weeks, will almost certainly transform the plant into one that is capable of building vehicles […]

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Re-Tooling Could Give Clues To Chrysler Minivan Plant’s Fate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/re-tooling-could-give-clues-to-chrysler-minivan-plants-fate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/re-tooling-could-give-clues-to-chrysler-minivan-plants-fate/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 10:30:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=827386 While the exact location of the next Chrysler minivan is still up in the air, some clues as to whether it will stay in Windsor, Ontario could be found in the plant’s re-tooling time. According to the Windsor Star, Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo said that there could be “about a two to three-month […]

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While the exact location of the next Chrysler minivan is still up in the air, some clues as to whether it will stay in Windsor, Ontario could be found in the plant’s re-tooling time. According to the Windsor Star, Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo said that there could be “about a two to three-month […]

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Latest Rumors Out Of Windsor Point To Dodge Grand Caravan’s Demise http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/latest-rumors-out-of-windsor-point-to-dodge-grand-caravans-demise/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/latest-rumors-out-of-windsor-point-to-dodge-grand-caravans-demise/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:26:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492684 It appears that the Chrysler Town & Country has won the minivan Hunger Games, as the latest report from the Windsor Star claims that the T&C will be the lone minivan offering from Chrysler when the next generation van goes on sale in 2015. The subject of which van would survive has been a constant […]

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It appears that the Chrysler Town & Country has won the minivan Hunger Games, as the latest report from the Windsor Star claims that the T&C will be the lone minivan offering from Chrysler when the next generation van goes on sale in 2015. The subject of which van would survive has been a constant […]

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Ford F-Series Outsells Entire Minivan Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ford-f-series-outsells-entire-minivan-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ford-f-series-outsells-entire-minivan-market/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464069 The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country accounted for 49 percent of all minivans sold in America last month – and their year to date sales total isn’t that far off either. With nearly 196,000 minivans sold through the end of September, the Chrysler twins make up 45 percent of the total minivan […]

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The Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country accounted for 49 percent of all minivans sold in America last month – and their year to date sales total isn’t that far off either. With nearly 196,000 minivans sold through the end of September, the Chrysler twins make up 45 percent of the total minivan […]

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With A Strike Looming, Chrysler Vans Enjoy Market Stranglehold http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/with-a-strike-looming-chrysler-vans-enjoy-market-stranglehold/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/with-a-strike-looming-chrysler-vans-enjoy-market-stranglehold/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 14:54:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461152 As the threat of a strike at Chrysler’s Windsor plant looms, it’s worth examining just how much of an iron grip the Pentastar minivans have on the market. Tim Cain, TTAC’s favorite third-party sales guru, has the latest numbers for American minivan sales, and the Dodge Grand Caravan is firmly in the lead this year, […]

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As the threat of a strike at Chrysler’s Windsor plant looms, it’s worth examining just how much of an iron grip the Pentastar minivans have on the market. Tim Cain, TTAC’s favorite third-party sales guru, has the latest numbers for American minivan sales, and the Dodge Grand Caravan is firmly in the lead this year, […]

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Chrysler Minivans Here To Stay, But Direction Remains Unclear http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chrysler-minivans-here-to-stay-but-direction-remains-unclear/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/chrysler-minivans-here-to-stay-but-direction-remains-unclear/#comments Sun, 06 May 2012 17:14:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443101 With a lock on at least 40 percent of the minivan market, Chrysler isn’t going to be exiting the minivan market anytime soon – but they do have to decide on what direction they’ll take the next-generation minivan. The company still hasn’t decided on whether to kill off the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge […]

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With a lock on at least 40 percent of the minivan market, Chrysler isn’t going to be exiting the minivan market anytime soon – but they do have to decide on what direction they’ll take the next-generation minivan. The company still hasn’t decided on whether to kill off the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge […]

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