Caravan 3.8L LE/ES 4-dr has been great
By michaelrh on
Vehicle1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3dr Minivan
ReviewOriginal owner, second mini-van. Short wheelbase w/3.8L engine can be a hot rod (at the expense of gas mileage.) Very comfortable for long drives, excellent visibility. Exterior styling is timeless -- I still think it is an attractive design 13 years later! One $200 transmission problem at 70,000 miles, but the car has not been particularly expensive to maintain.
Best FeaturesCan move second seat back 6" when don't need legroom in 3rd seat. Can put 3rd row seat in place of second for a wider seat.
Worst FeaturesMove front driver's seat back 4-6 inches--not enough leg room. Seats are heavy to remove. Better transmission gearing for 3.8: engine - too low, not good enough gad mileage.
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