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Loved this minivan
By Suzie on 01/22/10 17:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan

Review

My uncle loved his 1996 Dodge Caravan and gave it to me when he bought a brand new one the year before last. This minivan has been great. It drives itself and has been as reliable as any older car would be. I regularly got 27 mpg and the seats are really comfortable. This car was old enough to have personality, but if you don't mind windsheild wipers turning themselves on now and again and the loud knocking noise coming from the glove box, then this could be the car for you. Ours, unfortunately, just hit the end of it's road. But while I was reading reviews about new vans, I thought I'd write a good review for our old one.
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Good Idea, poor execution
By JAZZ1151 on 04/05/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan

Review

The design is very innovative, however the quality and reliability left a lot to be desired. We purchased a 7 year 100k mile Dodge warranty and used it. Multiple major problems with the transmission (4) including a complete replacement, cooling system, A/C (5) and a belt tenioner that fails like clockwork every 20K miles since new. Many more less critical problems too numerous to mention here. Except for being beat to death with $50 warranty deductables after 36k miles long warranty enabled us to keep the car longer than we would have if we were footing the bills.
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Redesigned Lemon
By pensionman on 10/25/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan

Review

Experience has been awful. After one year 1997, the engine was replaced. Later in 1997 the transmission was replaced. In 2001 the transmission was replaced again. The second transmission had only 60,000 miles on it. This vehicle has had numerous repairs including electrical problems. The slider door power lock just broke, breather elements etc... Total repairs since 1996 have exceeded $20,000. Every yeat the car costs approx 800-1000 in repairs.
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Unreliable minivan
By Greg on 10/08/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan

Review

The minivan has great design interior and exterior, but very bad reliability. Every month we need to fix something, begining with minor electrical problems to major transmission problem.
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Unreliable minivan
By GREG on 10/08/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan

Review

The minivan has great design interior and exterior, but very bad reliability. Every month we need to fix something, begining with minor electrical problems to major transmission problem.
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