This van is an allround functional and reliable vehicle that doesn't look half bad. I wish they still made a model in this body configuration. The short and boxy design makes it easy to park and roomy for cargo. It's a great value as a used vehicle and parts are readily available. I live in Mexico where the roads are rough and rules are ignored. This van gives me confidence on the road and its proven to be easy to maintain, extremely practical, and resistant. I love using it for camping because I can fit a ton of gear plus friends in the van and a queen sized inflatable mattress fits perfectly in the back (with the seats out) for secure sleeping.
Spacious, flexible interior. Excellent field of view and driving position.
More safety features, better cup holders, better headlights, and better fuel economy.
i bought mine new in 1991 ... 3.0 V6.
many problems (replaced tranny twice,
engine gasket, radiator twice, a/c
never seemed to work). however it is
nearing 300K but is still going. great
shape although paint is in bad shape.
We purchased this van with the hopes
of having a good quality vehicle that
would last many years. We've made it
last many years, but at the expense of
replacing the transmission (twice),
the water pump, the alternator, the
radiator and other items as well. The
interior is falling apart, the paint
is peeling off and the electrical has
given us fits. After the water pump
failed a second time, we've given up
and sent it off to retirement. Good
riddance to bad rubbish! Never again
with a Dodge minvan.
LOTS of interior space
Better reliability, better paint,
better attention to car building!
Not all 91 caravans bad. I got an SE
w/ 3 speed auto w/ 3.0 liter
mitsubishi engine. 4 spd caravans
had a greater than 20% risk -
problems. Early on - some electrical
problems. Paint is doing well, wax
twice a year. Last year I replaced my
radiator , the distributor, as well as
my muffler 2 years ago.
Transmission original. MPG is 23
mostly highway at 55-60 mph. Air
conditioning original and doing well. I
changed spark plugs a wires twice.
Throttle body adjustment once a year
and have rebuilt/replaced
brakes/pads twice. There have been
numerous recalls but most were
small . Today performancee same
as at 40,000 miles. One squeak
from the left mid rear panel.
Less electrical problems would have
been nice but lately I don't have any
electrical problems. Better tires
helps with handling and traction. I
have 205/70R14 vs 195/65R14
Originals. Polk Ex speakers added
front and rear.