New Dodge Grand Caravan Ratings

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - EX FWD

    Pros: Just about everything!

    Cons: 'Donut' spare tire!

    Advice: Pay extra for a full-sized spare tire and get the extended warranty! You'll drive it enough!

    I've driven my Grand Caravan eX for nearly 41,000 miles in the year and 3 months I've owned it and LOVED every second of it!! I'm still averaging 22 mpg for most driving (except when I let my hubby drive it!). Since I have to load and unload a LOT of 'stuff', I did a 'dum-dum', and the battery went bad shortly after the 36,000 miles, but that's the worst, and I can deal with that!! With so many places to 'stash' things, I can never remember where I put what! The only thing I'd ever trade it for is a Durango!!

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - eL FWD

    Pros: The Color

    Cons: The Quality

    Advice: Don't Buy A Dodge Period!!!!!

    At 1500 miles this Vehicle started to stall and now at 4200 hundred miles and 3 trips to the dealership for a total of 17 days and 1,000 miles the dealer has driven it, they cannot duplicate the problem and Dodge does not seem to want to make it right. Can you say Lemon Law! If you are considering a Dodge, DON'T!!!!! Buy something else because like I was warned, they suck and are a Waste of Money!

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - SE FWD

    Pros: All wheel drive availability

    Cons: Poor quality overall. I would have not bought it but it's the only one available in All Wheel Drive.

    Advice: Get an extended warranty. It will be worth it. Sell it when the warranty is over.

    I bought a 1999 Grand Caravan SE AWD and I was not happy with it. I am glad I purchased a 5 year/60,000 mile warranty. Prior to the expiration of the basic warranty, the power steering was replaced, the vinyl seats cracked and was, the serpentine belt squeeks after 30,000 miles and makes the engine noisy at all times. At around 45,000 miles, the transmission broke down. The good features of this van attracted me to buy it especially the all wheel drive option, but I think the quality was poor overall.

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - Sport AWD

    Pros: Double sliding side doors

    Cons: This is a tough one as I really had to find something. THe Mirror adjustment is on the dash

    Advice: Bring your check book

    This is my third Minivan. Number 1 was a 1987 Dodge Mini Ramvan. Number 2 is still in service 1991 Plymouth Voyager 143,800 mi.. I think Dodge has listened to the public. Many items, like the seat belt adjustment, show they are listening.

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - EX FWD

    Pros: Handling.

    Cons: Damned if I know.

    Advice: Buy it.

    I had already driven as a passenger in the previous year's incarnation and loved it.

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - EX FWD

    Pros: Power rear hatch

    Cons: Gas cap can be tampered with, no locking device

    Advice: Get the eX, it is a deal

    Handles good and has plenty of power. Roomy inside with smooth and quiet ride.

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    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - eL FWD

    Pros: The easy in and out seats

    Cons: I put in thicker floor mats and the drawer under the passenger seat won't open with the mat in place.

    Advice: Dodge and Chrysler are virtually identical; go with the best deal you can get.

    This is my third Dodge/Plymouth mini-van. It is the best van I could find in terms of maximum cargo space and family comfort. The rear bed is relatively flat for cargo and the seats are easily removeable for more space. The individual seats are much easier to remove and replace than the bench seats in my '98 Grand Caravan.