We bought our 96 Caravan new. It was a
great van UNTIL it hit 50,000 miles and
the warranty expired. Then everything
that can go wrong with a vehicle has
gone wrong. I am afraid to drive it
because it is so unreliable. After
having it die on my 3 times (once when
I was over 8 months pregnant), I refuse
to drive this thing. Daimler chrysler
could not care less. The warranty has
expired so we are on our own. We have
now put so much money into the van we
can't afford to get rid of it. We
can't stop kicking ourselves for
keeping it though. We will NEVER own
another Dodge vehicle.
It is roomy and I like how it drives
when it is actually running.
Make a reliable product that the
company is willing to stand behind!
About the only good things about this vehicle are the wheels and stereo, which I purchased separately. Too many things to mention that have gone wrong, but I'll try. Transmission, W.S. wipers, suspension, belt tensioner, air bag module, air conditioning and 3 recalls. No more Chrysler products for me.
My brother, mother and I have all driven this thing at one point and we all hate it. The repairs done to this thing are too numerous to post. The transmission went out on it for a second time and I resolved never to buy another Dodge. I won't even look at things made by or associated with that company. When I see anything made by them no matter how cool,new and shiny I think about how this van was a leper in disguise. Everything thing on this van broke: gauges, hub assembly, wiper motor, electronics. Even the paint job was toast. There is truth behind all of those Dodge jokes on Married with Children. My Dad's a mechanic and even with free labor this rust bucket wasn't worth it.
Due to its size it will be fun to beat mercilessly with a sledge hammer. My entire family and my boyfriend hate this van.
This van should have included a time machine to allow owners to go back in time and not purchase this vehicle. They would literally have to set all of the plans on fire and start over. Blind monkeys could have designed a better car.
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