Used Dodge Minivans Ratings
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - SE Passenger
Pros: Sto N Go
Cons: Noisy interior
Advice: Live without Sto N Go and you'll get a quieter vehicle.Engine is a bit noisy - probably normal but due to poor sound insulation it's quite audible. Outside sounds seem to penetrate the cabin and the large hollow Sto n Go seat wells tend to amplify outside sound. The under carriage is reconfigured for the Sto n Go feature so the exhaust and spare tire changes have revised the underbody layout adversely resulting in more noise inside the vehicle. The SE Plus package offers cheap plastic looking interior doors that also lack sound deadening. Overall, I am dissatisfied with the interior noise level and corner cutting to save cost.
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - SXT Passenger
Pros: Remote rear hatch opening and closing.
Cons: cup holders on rear seats.
Advice: Can get great deals on this vechicle. Got mine for $8500 off list.Excellent storage space, all seats fold down easily and love the way remote doors open as well as back hatch. Radio controls on steering wheel come in handy on trips. Like it very much. 4th Chrsler Van I have owned. This is by far the best.
2006 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger
Pros: DVD Player, sliding doors on both sides of vehicle, awesome A/C
Cons: no rear defroster
Advice: do your homework and research vans, be careful who you do business withUp to now we have driven a 94 Voyager SE and an 86 Volvo. We were not looking for a sports car, we wanted a family car. We compared several different models such as KIA, Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chevy. Toyotas and Hondas are priced crazy. Kias were the only other cost effective van. I did not like the Kia as much because of the tray in the middle of the front seats. I felt after a few kicks from my three year old, that tray would be broken. The Caravan was cost effective. I wanted a basic model with radio and A/C. No other features would change our like or dislike for the vehicle. This one came with a Entertainment package (DVD player, earphones not included), a roof rack, and pearl gold paint. The sticker price was $20,446. We took advantage of the $4000 rebates and got a great deal for $17,446 when all was said and done. The car is worth over $18,000. So I feel like we got a great deal. It's a step up for us.
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan - SXT Passenger
Pros: Sto-N-Go Seating
Cons: You have to move the front seats all the way up to sto the 2nd row seats.
Advice: Get the DVD playerThe stow-n-go seating is the best feature. The 3.8 L six has enough power to do the job(hello, it's a minivan not a Mustang).
2003 Dodge Caravan - SE Passenger
Cons: no tv
Advice: their wonderful vehicles crash wiseI would purchase another caravan in a heart beat . their excellent vehicles
2004 Dodge Sprinter Van 2500 - 158" WB
Pros: LWB and extra height
Cons: Bad EGR valves
Advice: Ask lots of questions about EGR valveI really like the Sprinter and how it handles. I am however disappointed that transimission problems seem to be hard to find when you take it in until AFTER the warranty on it runs out.
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 youMy 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.