Being a mother of 4 as well as having a large extended family I've had the opportunity to own several minivan's and out of the 3 vans I've owned the Town and Country has been, by far, the best. I had previously owned the Dodge Caravan and the Ford Aerostar but the Chrysler Town and Country has far outperformed them. For one thing, the Town and Country has excellent gas mileage, I can travel from Near New Orleans, La to Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri on two fill ups(close to 700 miles!). I've owned my Town and Country since December 31, 2003 and it has never had any type of problem. I've kept up on the normal maintenance and a set of new tires, that's all I've had to put into it. My mileage meter is now 98, 989. Excellent Performer!