We bought this caravan at 170000km.... And it has been giving our family numerous of minor and major problems.... minor problem such as the jumper opening the rear has broken twice already. Major problem is the transmission.... According to technician of BCAA, caravan have 11 weakness that can makes the car become broke down on the road.......
Please be more reliable... I know the caravan is cheap... but all its parts are very very very very very unreliable.... PLEASE IMPROVE ON THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM!
140,000+ miles, & perfectly pleased with ours. We own 2 others, one a 1985 with 199,000 miles and the other is a 2003 with 45,000 miles. With the 1995, we have only replaced the AC compressor in 12+ years (not counting a recall for the rear window wiper). Get 27 miles on hwy (2 less in summer with AC) 19-20 around town. Acceleration is strong and smooth for a van. I laugh at buyers of Honda and Toyota vans when Dodge invented and continues to perfect theirs. My nephew had a Honda Odyssey and replaced the tranny twice at 100,000 not to mention sliding door, brake and other probs. Encouraged friend at work to trade his Ody for a Caravan due to too many expensive repairs.
Fuel economy (better than other minivans). Smooth-shifting four speed transmission (I know more Honda Ody owners with Tranny failures than Dodge Caravans). Good, usable interior space.
Tighter turning radius (this was improved greatly in the 2003). Could use updated looking upholstery for the seats in our particular model. Again, the 2003 model's upholstery is greatly improved. Could use a locking gas cap with gas thefts occurring, now.