Town & CountryThe Chrysler Town & Country is an old name for several different vehicles. Originally a station wagon introduced in 1941, the Town & Country name survived for almost fifty years as various incarnations of a car, until Chrysler decided to introduce a luxury version of the Dodge Caravan in 1990, which ended up carrying the Town & Country nameplate. Since its introduction in 1989 for the 1990 model year, the Town & Country has been through five distinct generations, with each adding new technology and features as well as a new design over the previous version. Though it was sold in both short-wheelbase and long-wheelbase variants, as of 2007 (the 2008 model year) the short-wheelbase model has been eliminated, leaving only the long-wheelbase version. You can read more about the Town & Country here.

Since the fifth generation debuted in 2007, the Town & Country has since seen several facelifts, most notably in 2011. Major changes included revamped exterior and interior as well as a new exterior logo (a new take on the classic “Chrysler wing” design), as well as new standard features including blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection. The stow-and-go seating and storage system was improved, as was the swivel-and-go system (where the second-row seats can turn 180 degrees to face the third-row). A new DVD system was included as well as Sirius Backseat TV, which offers multiple channels for children’s programming. New engines were also developed for the new Town & Country, including adding the Pentastar V6 in several of the variants. A new instrument panel, instrument cluster and steering wheel offered drivers more integrated controls that allowed for numerous systems to be accessed from the steering wheel, as well as hands-free phone capabilities and upgraded seating materials.

As the newer Town & Country models only have the long-wheelbase variants, prices for auto transportation for them have increased slightly. Not only that, but with all the new features and the fact that it’s a luxury minivan (as opposed to the Dodge Grand Caravan), the Town & Country has quite a bit of added weight. As a minivan, it’s bulky, much bulkier than a standard car, and is generally priced along the same lines as a sport utility vehicle than a car as a result. This really only means that most minivans, including the Town & Country, will be priced higher than a standard car traveling on the same route, so make sure to let your shipping companies know that it’s a Town & Country you’re shipping, as it’ll save you a lot of time and hassle as opposed to trying to find cheaper quotes by lying about what you’re shipping.

But regardless of where you need transport services to or from, or what your budget is, American Auto Shipping is here to help you. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and receive an instant price immediately right on your screen. We clear all our truck companies for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever send them your information. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to one of our own live representatives if you have questions or concerns. So go ahead, fill out our free form, or give us a quick call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and all your auto transport needs.

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