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Pros: the style
Cons: trade in value
Advice: Buy a toyota sienna or a Honda minivanMy car is a 2005 dodge caravan sxt. The selling price of my minivan after taxes was $20000. A week latter, with only 200 miles, I tried to trade in for a toyota sienna. The most I got for my car was $13,500. The Toyota finance manager called Sherman Dodge, the dealer where I purchased my car, they offered only $13000. Dodge caravans have negative quality ratings in consumerreview.com . It is a nice car but I am worried about the longterm durability of its transmition and engine. I am not happy with my car...but this is the only car that I can affort rigth now. Buy a toyota sienna or a Honda minivan. Those cars will give you peace of mind. Those cars have one of highest posive ratings.
Pros: dual doors
Cons: Trade in resale value, quality of vehicle itself.
Advice: Look at FORD, HONDA, or TOYOTA, DO NOT BUY A DODGE!We have had this vehicle for almost exactly one year, with being driven only 19k miles, we are now having some sort of transmission problems. We are not happy with that. Van has never been 'abused' or 'neglected'. Driven smooth, and easy. Dodge also has the lowest Trade-In/resale value on the market today. I will not buy another Dodge!! We compared this dodge to the toyota and honda vans, and we picked this van because of the price compared to the other two, you know the old saying......You get what you pay for!!
Cons: No cloth seats for the fully loaded model
Advice: BUY IT :)NOTE THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2005 GRAND CARAVAN, NOT THE 2004! I looooove my 2005 Grand Caravan. I bought the SXT, fully loaded. After a day in the van and some time reading the instructions, I found all the systems easy to use and logically sorted out. But I live in Phoenix, AZ - so the seat warmers do me no good. When will they invent seat COOLERS? :)