by jeffrm on Jan 22, 2013 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan
I've put 230,000 miles on this van since I bought it new. It's been fantastic. As a geophysicist I carry lots of heavy equipment in place of the middle seat. I can easily work at a small desk I velcroed in.
It has been super reliable. The only repairs have been the usual tranny problem, a water pump and starter (rebuilt).
I still prefer driving it over our newer Outback wagon. I like sitting jp higher than in a regiular car.
It's a good size, too. Our dogs like it. Canoes and sheets of plywood fit on the roof.
by Petworthian on Oct 2, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Caravan 3dr Minivan
I bought this van on eBay in 2003. It had 73,000 miles on it, and I bought it thinking I'd use it to take the dog to the park, make Home Depot Runs, and take stuff to the dump. I ended up driving it across the country twice and on numerous vacation trips. The 2.5L 4-cylinder is plenty peppy (my van is a five-speed stick) and can return 30 MPG on a long road trip. Now has 105,000 miles and aside from maintenance items I've only had to replace the starter and the clutch and recharge the A/C. This thing is as rugged (and simple) as an anvil, is comfortable, gives decent performance, can haul lots of stuff, and gets decent gas mileage. I intend to drive it for another 10 years.
by wt.pm on Jun 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan
This is the 5th Caravan/Voyager I have owned, all but the one with the 3.0 engine have been excellent vehicles. My first one had the 2.5 4-banger, the rest have had the 3.3, and I have averaged between 190k-300k miles on them. I have back problems, and have not found a vehicle that rides and drives as good around town, or on long trips. I have never had the trans problems associated with the vehicle, but I service my trans, every 75k-100k miles.
A passenger airbag is added to a redesigned dashboard, and new side-door guard beams meet 1997 passenger car safety standards. All-wheel drive is no longer available on regular-length models. Bumpers are restyled, and seats with integrated child seats can be reclined for the first time.