Five Reasons to Explore Topeka in a Used Town & Country

June 11th, 2021 by

A silver 2016 Chrysler Town and Country is shown driving down a city street after leaving a Topeka buy here, pay here dealership.

If you are raising a family in Topeka, then you know how hard it is to get a dependable vehicle on a budget, especially if you’re having a tough time making ends meet. You need to know that your vehicle is safe and reliable, but you also can’t afford a new one with all the latest features. This is where Auto Now comes in. We are your Topeka buy here, pay here dealership, with great deals on used cars like the Chrysler Town & Country. This minivan offers you a roomy interior with space enough for all the kids and their belongings while not killing you at the gas pump.

A used Town & Country is one of the models that started the minivan craze when it first hit the roads in 1990. Even though Chrysler replaced the Town & Country with the Pacifica in 2017, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your opportunity to drive one of these classic minivans. At Auto Now, we have plenty of models in stock from different years. The advantage to buying at a Buy Here Pay Here dealer is that you eliminate the middleman: we do the financing deal for you. This means that you are paying our dealership, not some bank or other financial institution that will treat you like you are just another number. So, let’s take a look at five reasons why you should buy a used Town & Country from Auto Now.

#1. A Great Choice of Used Town & Country Models

Chrysler premiered the Town & Country in 1990, and this lead to five generations of this minivan. The most likely models you are going to encounter are the fourth generation, built from 2001 to 2007, and the fifth generation, which lasted from 2008 to 2016. Each generation offered a number of different models, from the base LX all the way to the Limited on the fourth generation and the Limited Platinum on the fifth generation.

You are probably going to pay a little more for a higher trim level on your used Town & Country, but keep in mind that other factors play into it as well. For example, buying a model from an older year will usually cost less than a newer one, as well as choosing one with more mileage on the odometer. Nevertheless, whichever one you choose, you will pay a whole lot less for more minivan than if you bought a brand new Chrysler Pacifica.

#2. Get There Safely in a Used Town & Country

Each year, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs crash tests on most passenger vehicles, including minivans. This entails testing the vehicle for front impact, side impact, and rollover collisions. These tests are designed to simulate what would happen if you were to get into a crash in the various vehicles being tested. The results are then reviewed and rated from 0 to 5 stars, with a 5-star rating being the highest from NHTSA.

In 2007, the NHTSA tested the 2007 Chrysler Town & Country, one of the models in that line’s fourth generation. The 2007 Town & Country earned 5-star ratings for front driver side and passenger side front impacts and driver and rear passenger side barrier collisions. This model also earned a 4-star rating in the rollover resistance test, which measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle accident, which is on par for what a large vehicle usually earns. This shows that the fourth generation model of the Town & Country is a very safe minivan.

Similarly, the fifth generation Town & Country received high marks from the NHTSA. The 2016 Town & Country got an overall safety rating of 4 stars, 4 stars for frontal crash and rollover resistance test, and a solid 5 stars for side impact crash. This shows that if you buy a used Town & Country from either the fourth or fifth generations, you will be getting a minivan that will help you and your family get around Topeka safely.

A close up shows a green 2004 Chrysler Town and Country after a collision.

#3. Space Is the Place in Your Used Town & Country

One big reason to buy a used minivan is the great passenger space. Chrysler understood the needs of a growing family when it designed the Town & Country, which is why there is plenty of room for up to 7 passengers in a used model in very comfortable seats. The fourth-generation Town & Country offers you a very roomy interior with over 150 cubic feet of space for you and your loved ones to stretch out in. The remodeled fifth-generation expanded the Town & Country, with over 163 cubic feet of passenger space, so it is the roomiest used model you are likely to find. Either one will be perfect whether you are planning to take the family on a nice road trip or just need something to get you and the kids around town…and country.

There is also plenty of space for cargo in a used Town & Country. For example, the 2007 Town & Country offers you up to 144.2 cubic feet of space for your belongings with the rear rows easily folded down. If you need more space, the 2008 and 2016 fifth generation models have slightly less cargo space at 143.8 cubic feet. Still, that is plenty of room, no matter where your Town & Country takes you.

#4. A Great Choice of Engines in a Used Town & Country

No matter which model of used Chrysler Town & Country you choose, you are going to get one with an excellent engine. The 2016 Town & Country features a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine. This produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, making it quite powerful for a minivan in the Town & Country’s vehicle class.

Interestingly, prior years offered a choice of different engines. For example, a used 2007 Town & Country from the fourth generation gives you a choice of two different 6-cylinder gas engines. There is a 3.3-liter V6 with 170 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque and an upgraded 3.8-liter V6 with 200 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. Similarly, the 2008 model that ushered in the fifth generation of the Town & Country featured an amazing choice of three different engines. The 3.3-liter and 3.8-liter V6 were back, with a little more torque and horsepower on the smaller engine. In addition, Chrysler offered a 4.0-liter V6 on the Chrysler. This one produces 253 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.

With these different engines, you will usually get better acceleration in the larger engines, while the smaller ones will give you overall better fuel economy. In addition, the used models with the larger engine will often cost more than the ones with the smaller engine if all other factors are equal, like the year, mileage, and trim level.

A close up shows a row of colorful gas pumps and nozzles.

#5. Great Fuel Economy for Getting You Around the Town & Country

One thing that all used models of the Chrysler Town & Country have in common is exceptional fuel economy for a minivan. For example, the 2007 model with a 3.3-liter V6 will give you an EPA estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, while the larger 3.8-liter V6 gets 16 miles per gallon in city driving and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.

The larger fifth generation Town & Country is slightly less fuel-efficient than the prior generation model. Still, a used 2016 Town & Country with its 3.6-liter V6 isn’t going to hurt you at the gas pump, as it gets an EPA estimated 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Come by Auto Now for Your Next Used Town & Country

A used Town & Country is the ideal vehicle for Topeka families, and at Auto Now, we have one just for you! Stop in today so you can get an excellent Buy Here Pay Here deal on a used Town & Country, and start getting premium performance at an affordable price.