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Is the real swagger wagon of 2010 built by Chrysler? If you go by total sales, it is. The Chrysler Town & Country has been a player in the minivan market since its arrival in 1990. Now in its fifth generation, the Town & Country has just been refreshed after a comprehensive redesign in 2008. It's not alone in getting an upgrade, however, as some serious competition arrived from Japan in 2010.

All-new minivan models for 2011 include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest, with each of them stuffing a ton of features into modern packages. The Odyssey, which has been the segment's best-seller for the last two years, has had a strong year. Yet despite serious pressure in a surprisingly strong minivan market (2010 will see the segment's first volume uptick since 2005), the Town & Country has climbed the sales board and is poised to take out Japan's finest.

According to The Detroit News, the T&C is sitting on 102,495 sales through November, while its closest competitor, the Honda Odyssey, has sold 98,035 units. Trailing further behind those two is the Sienna with 89,509 sales so far this year. There is one month left but Chrysler's, familymobile seems to be sitting pretty.


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Although the statistics prove that, you must remember that an awful lot of those Town & Countrys went into rental company fleets. Somewhere I read an article that actually did crunch the numbers and the Ody had more retail sales (to actual customers). Not to dock Chrysler though. I saw a 2011 Town and Country on a dealer lot, and it was actually open, so I got to really look at it. They changed a lot, and its a step in the right direction, but I think it will take a full redesign to fully embrace the new styling their trying to create in their vehicles.
 

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I would think most of those did go to rental fleets, and companies buying vans for thier on the road employees.
 

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Wow.... I'm torn on this news only because I want some American car company to succeed. If you go by statistics I am sure that American vehicles may outsell foreign vehicles because (as previous posts point out) so many are relegated to "fleet" service (i.e... corporate shuttles, rental cars (poor things)) But, when it comes to reliability I bet you that there are more 10-year old Honda Odyssey's on the highways of America than 10-year old Chrysler Town & Country's - at least in one piece. :) Hence the reason I vaguely listen when I hear such news.

This conversation brings to mind a lame joke:

"What (2)-two vehicles can go anywhere....?"

Army Jeeps and Rental cars!!! HaHaHaHaHa.... just kidding.... at least I can make myself laugh!!!
 
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