Used Dodge Minivans Ratings
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2003 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - 158" WB
Advice: very good when decision to buy neededvery good condition
2005 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger
Pros: ride, room
Advice: get dealer to comit to break life and ABSI'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
2006 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger
Pros: RWD pushes you instead of pulling you
Cons: No dealer was willing to negotiate but I bought and SXT for $19,500 -leather 3.5L
Advice: SXT 3.5Lis so fast...I can't imagine the R/T! This can be a very very dangerous ride if you are not careful!Even the SXT 3.5HO is Powerful! Spins out on every acceleration. Every single detail is included in this car. It took me a month to figure it all out. I'm still finding out new things like puncture proof tires.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - Sport FWD
Pros: auto sliding doors, auto real tailgate, interior layout and room
Cons: mechanical failures
Advice: be prepared for frequent mechanical problemsMy first grand caravan's transmission went just 6,000 miles out of warranty. After replacing first caravan's transmission--I knew enough to purchase the extended warranty. 2nd caravan's transmission went just 8,000 miles out of warranty. Car handles well and is very comfortable for long travel w/family and friends. Opt for touring pkg -- gives a nice smooth ride. Lots of small computer problem w/sliding doors, engine and seatbelt lights going on, etc. Make sure you have a good service dept. Car is functionally superb for my family--but not worth the downtime in mechanical problems.
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan - eL FWD
Pros: Lots of window area, you can see all around the van
Cons: Mine does not have power sliding doors
Advice: Buy itOverall a great ride and value for the money. I bought used and got a great deal from a dealer on ebay. Very sporty styling and looks great when detailed out. CD was not standard on this model year, wish it had one. Overall it is a great vehicle for the money and am pleased with it so far.
2003 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger
Pros: Quad seating
Cons: road noise
Advice: very reliableAll went very smooth
2006 Dodge Caravan - SXT Passenger
Pros: Dual Climate Control
Cons: 12 mpg. Stated is supposed to be 19-26mpg.
Advice: Don't buy if you want great gas mileage.We had a 2002 Explorer 4x4 ($551 per month financed) that got 16-18mpg and needed something with better gas mileage for our out-of-town trips. We bought a 2006 Caravan SXT for $25,035 ($588 per month plus $45 more per month in insurance) because with the mpg on the Caravan it should save us money in the long run. Exactly ONE week after buying this BRAND NEW vehicle, it gets 12.006 mpg and is currently in the shop getting looked at. The dealer (DodgeLand of Columbia) doesn't have a loaner vehicle even though the vehicle they sold me has problems, so I am without a car for the first time in 7 years. The inside is roomy and my 2 children love the van, they sit in a different seat each time we get in. But overall, I'm very disappointed in the purchase. I should have stuck with Ford!