2005 Dodge Caravan Ratings

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Dodge Caravan 2005
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    2005 Dodge Caravan

    no problems

    Pros: Do all vehicle

    Cons: none

    Have had this since new and has 60000 miles on it. Only in the shop for oil changes. Can get close to 30 mpg on the highway if I baby it up with a 3.3 engine. Great utility vehicle. I am an old guy so do not need a sexy car, just a comfortable one.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger

    Pros: ride, room

    Cons: breaks

    Advice: get dealer to comit to break life and ABS

    I've had my Caravan 3 years with a total of 47000kms. I'm now having my 3rd set of breaks installed. 1st set went at 20000kms and dealer tried to tell me this is normal wear. My Nissan van went over 50000kms before 1st break job. What should I expect? This is a very sore point with me and plan not to purchase Dodge again for this reason. I own a Miata (great) Nissan Stanza(great) SusukiSK(Great) Dodge Caravan (NOT GREAT) Nick in Vancouver

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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger

    Pros: All the storage room and I get the rated mpg in city and highway driving

    Cons: Horsepower could be stronger and the turning diameter tighter

    Advice: If you don't need all the storage, Honda or Toyota may be better for you

    My 2003 Chevy Trailblazer just did not have enough room for packing all our stuff (just my wife and myself) on our 3-4 week vacations. So after this summer's vacation with the incentives so large, we bought the Grand Caravan SXT with Sto-N-Go. The vehicle rides very smooth, has comfortable front seats, middle seats are good, but the rear seat is tight with the legroom for adults. However, the concept of Sto-N-Go is just what we needed. I store things in the floor where the second seats will be stored. You can buy a durable plastic storage container with lid at Target or Wal-Mart that fits in the storage well perfectly. We did get the optional power liftgate and side curtain airbags. It would have been nice if Dodge included power windows in the slider doors, backlit headlight knob, a light in the glove compartment and under the hood.

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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger

    Pros: fold in the floor seating

    Cons: gas millage

    Advice: take 30% off the mileage on the window sticker

    Van felt solid and drove well with good proformance.

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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger

    Pros: Stoll-away seating and large enough cargo room to carry full 4x8 sheets.

    Cons: nothing, Its just a great Van.

    Advice: Well worth your time to look into. The salesman I had spent lots of time showing me all the different options and helping me figure out what I really wanted in a van. He was very patient we me and answered all my questions.

    It was the best riding van I tested

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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger

    Pros: E85 fuel option is the best

    Cons: Color

    Advice: Stow and Go is the way to go

    The drive is quiet and pleasant. There is enough space for multiple children and the midrange motor provided plenty of get up and go.

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    2005 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger

    Pros: - sliding doors on both sides and flexible rear seating arangments

    Cons: - lack of engine power and road noise

    Advice: get the 6 cyl and undercoating

    We purchaced our Caravan in August. Overall we love it. It has been a very good vehicle so far. We got ours with the 4 cyl. engine and it seems to be a little under powered. I had hoped that the 4 cyl. would get better gas milage. We get between 19 - 21 miles/gallon. To anyone thinking of getting a Caravan I suggest getting the 6 cyl. engine, for the difference you get in gas milage you get more power for when you may need it. Also get the body undercoating to cut down on road noise. Other than the two things I mentioned it is a wonderful vehicle.