We have an 01 grand caravan awd with 111111 on it, and love the awd in the snow. IT handles better than a 4X4 in my mind because the rear wheels dont overpower the fronts as readily as they do in a 4X.2001 Chrysler T&C LXI 3.8 AWD
Just purchased 3 months ago. Replaced battery, alternator the first week with 160 amp one (this didn't please the wife), and coil "pack". engine and trans seem to be very strong and the AWD works well on gravel hills. I hope it does well in the snow as well. I LOVE this van!
We just returned a 6,300 mile west coast trip. While many of these were easy highway miles others were VERY hard on the van. Hot,hilly,sandy,wet and rough to name a few. The toughest we found was traveling in and around Kings Canyon National Park in CA. You leave from the orange grove area, drive 9+ steep miles up hill to get to the park. When you get into the park you have to drive 9+ very steep miles down hill if you want to get to the canyon river area. Then its 9+ miles back up out of the canyon and then 9+ miles back down to the orange grove area and civilization. We did this all in the span of 1 day in 90 degree heat. The trans and the brakes sure take a beating!Just a point of information, that it is a known fact that 1 NYC mile is the equivalent of 10 Rockville, MD miles!
I grew up in NYC and I now live in Maryland, and I can tell you that my 2003 T&C, with 97K miles, would not be driving like brand new if I had been living in NYC.
Also, if I just made loops around the USA, I could probably go 500K miles without a problem. Look at the long distance trucks.
Have you ever thought about getting the 200k mile club bracket from Chrysler?My 2003 Caravan has 240,000 miles on it. My 2001 Caravan has 202,000 miles on it. Both have their original drivetrains and the 2003 spent it's past 30,000 miles with me towing cars behind it across the country. These things are great.