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1996 Dodge Caravan

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Bad Choice
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By Mike R.
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Power ,size and visibility.


Suggested Improvements

Reliabilty and quality.


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Just try to tear my wife away!
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By rickaroo
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

I have read a number of very negative things about this vehicle but our experience has been pretty positive. In 60k miles of ownership (60k-120k) the only problem outside routine maintenance has been the air conditioner.


Favorite Features

Dual heater controls, dual sliding doors, fun to drive / visibility.


Suggested Improvements

Cannot think of any ... better resale?!


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I dont see what the problem is..
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By MDozer
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

This car seems to get such a range of emotions from their owners. Me for one have only had 1 problem since this van was bought, and the previous owner said they had not problems at all except replacing the tranny at like 90k. About 2 months ago the Air conditioning went out completely, I will admit that we have had a few small issues with the a/c. Other than that the car is great everything is placed well on the inside, the dash is easy to read, and contrary to other reviews NOTHING falls off, yeah there's a lot of plastic but it's all attached very strong. Overall the performance is average, the 3.0V6 is a little slow


Favorite Features

Interior Layout, Finally some good cupholders!, entry and exit is easy, parts are fairly cheap.


Suggested Improvements

3.0V6 is a waist of time, just a little more torque and quieter but not much else, FIX the a/c please, of course by now they have but I still have to say it.


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I plan to quit this trade name!
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By King, P
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

I have spent too much money on this van, I now need to pay $2400 for a new transmission that I have complained about for a year!


Favorite Features

Can see other vehicles.


Suggested Improvements

Fix it to be more reliable!!!!!!!!!!!


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Great Car
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By MCSE
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

I've had my 96 Dodge Caravan for going on 8 years and have had no problems with with that required it to be in the shop. Changed tires, brakes, and did normal maintenance and it has been the most reliable vehicle I've owned.


Favorite Features

Roominess.


Suggested Improvements

Add fold flat third row seats and I'll buy another one.


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