By James Bergeron

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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited

Day 1:

2008 Chrysler Town and Country
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Out of a sporty coupé and into something pretty much the polar opposite of sporty this week. I’ll be cruising in style in the Chrysler Town & Country Limited — Chrysler’s upscale minivan. This is the all-new minivan from the company that started the craze, and with new innovations such as the Swivel N Go seating, they are attempting to be a leader and not a follower.

The Limited is not an inexpensive vehicle either, starting at $42,895 — although at the time of this writing Chrysler does have a promotion on, offering up to $3,350 delivery allowance, bringing the starting price to a more family-oriented $39,545.

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The Town & Country Limited is powered by a rather large 4.0L V6 SOHC engine with 251 hp and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A seven-seater minivan with the option of Stow N Go second row or Swivel N Go, my tester has the latter, with the third row standard as a Stow N Go.

For those not up on the lingo — the Stow N Go folds the seats flat into the floor, an excellent way to quickly convert a van from passenger to cargo carrying machine. The Swivel N Go setup allows the second row to spin around 180 degrees to face the third row of seats — creating a living room type atmosphere. The Swivel N Go seats are still removable if required, but you’ll have to put them in your garage or basement.

Also standard are power lift gate, power sliding doors and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player with backup camera and MyGig entertainment system with 20gig hard drive for storing images and music.

My tester came optional with a power third row which is really kind of cool and certainly will save your back flipping and folding the seats if you do it often (see the embedded video for a demonstration).

2008 Chrysler Town & Country Limited
MSRP as tested inc. destination & delivery: $45,620

For more information on Chrysler and the Town & Country visit Chrysler Canada

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