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Long-Time Owner - 1995 Dodge Caravan
Performance
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By Honyok
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Vehicle

1995 Dodge Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

Basically, a good vehical.. I have gone
through 2 head gaskets, but the
dealership took care of the problem.
The second time it happened after only
29000 miles, well after warrenty
expired. Dealer took care of the
problem and only charged a minimal fee -
they didn't have to do that, so I'm
pleased. Car tends to idle rough after
rainy period. Had it checked, but
nothing helps. Not a big problem, but
alwasy there. Most other problems were
small, like the radio going belly-up
and ash trays falling out of the back
passenger area. Gas milage is not very
good at this point. 15 city, about 20
hwy.


Best Features

Nothing stands out.


Worst Features

Gas milage is not very good for a 4 cyl engine.


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Faithful Horse
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By paulfreda
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1995 Dodge Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


Review

Bought it off of a private owner in
1998 with 68,000 miles. We've run it up
to 148,000 with no major problems or
expenses. It was always ready for a
trip to the store or out of state. It's
always been serviced "by the book".
Only parts replaced in the 5 years of
ownership were: Water pump, EGR valve &
solenoid, battery, one tune up with
ignition wires and a 4 wheel brake job.
Pretty darn good for 148,000 miles.


Best Features

The 3.3 V-6 engine was easy on gas but had more than enough power for passing & merging. Bottom line... This engine is a "monster" when it needs to be.


Worst Features

Chrysler made this one "right".


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'95 Dodge caravan
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Bill Adams
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Vehicle

1995 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

Great van... very reliable, good fuel
economy... 3.0 engine has been great.
Trans. had a few problems early on
however was taken care of by dealership.
Van has only been back once to the
dealer.. Changed oil every 3,000 and
does not burn oil between changes.
Exterior is in like new condition.. the
champagne color is OK.. not particularly
my first choice however in view of whats
available.. it's fine. Liked it enough
to buy another. have owned 3 so far.


Best Features

Seats are very comfortable and at exactly the right height for easy access. Recommend it highly for anyone who has a bad back. Visibility is good since you're sitting high.


Worst Features

Electric locks are a bit of a pain... but they are on most cars, in my opinion.


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Could be better re:tranny/materials
Performance
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Space1999!
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Vehicle

1995 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

Our Caravan has been very reliable
outside of that much-too-common
transmission failure. Fortunately ours
only required new seals and internal
parts and we "convinced" Chrysler to
pick up 1/2 the $2000 cost. It is a
real shame that Chrysler didn't resolve
this problem MUCH earlier as it seems
to be a problem right up to 2001 models.
It must be noted that many other
companies have tranny problems in their
mini-vans including Honda, Ford and
that Toyota has severe engine sludging
and failure issues.
Fortunately our paint, air conditioning
and most features have been very good
and had minimal problems.


Best Features

The 3.3l engine is excellent... good power with 160 horses and decent mileage (25-29 mpg before the tranny failure, now 20-26 mpg), nice layout and interior and a safe, secure driving vehicle even in high winds. Love the driving position and control layouts.


Worst Features

Interior plastics too hard and fragile. Material quality of seats and carpeting is poor. Chrysler SHOULD bring back "classic" Caravan design from 1995 install dependable transmission, better ride quality materials and paint. Ours is 500 pounds lighter and nearly same interior space.


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Still Running at 150 K
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By Johnny DEZ
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Vehicle

1995 Dodge Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

My old Mini-van has crisscrossed the
country many times. At about 135k
miles, the water pump went, I have
heard this is puite common for this yr
and model, when that happened I lost
thehead gasket. I almost retired old
Betsie, but I decided not too. And
after those repairs she is now running
fine again. I have heard that the next
thing to go will be the transmission.
this usually happens at about 160 k or
so former owners have told me. I am
gonna ride her til she can't ride no
more, then I am gonna look into a SUV.
Envoy, Pathfinder, Or Volvo


Best Features

It's size and it was very practical for me , as I do alot of extensive travelling and I transport lot's of passengers at times.


Worst Features

It's a 95 so what can I say, the improvements have been made in the latest models


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