by foreigner now on Mar 3, 2004 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Caravan 3dr Minivan
7yrs old&76,000 miles&it's shot.
warranty expired, various items going
wrong,Cupholders frontpanel busted,
electricalproblems,the service engine
light keeps going on(which they kept
telling me nothingwas wrong but a
short circuit in thecomputer, which
was never fixed),several oil leaks
later(valve covergaskets replaced
twice), struts&linkage needs to be
replaced,now problems with more oil
leaking &overheating only to find out
that the head gasket is bad and needs
to be replaced amongst other things.
What's the trade-in-value now.NOTHING.
I guess I will just have to donate it
for a tax deduction. NO more dodges
for me. It will now be foreign all the
by Sad and Soaked on Jan 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Caravan 3dr Minivan
At 100,000 miles, I am replacing the
front struts, the links and bushings to
the front swaybar, and valve cover
gaskets. There is also an as yet
undiagnosed problem with an electronic
control. Not to mention the three
recalls we have had. My first Caravan
was a lemon, and I was able to get this
Caravan instead. At least we had a few
decent years before it started to fall
apart. I may not make the repairs, but
just get a new van. Not a Dodge.
by chatty70 on Dec 24, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Caravan 3dr Minivan
Since this was my first American make,I
was sceptical. It turned out great. I
have the 2.4L engine that pumps out 150
HP. That's the same as the 3.0L engine.
I travel from East to West and vice-
versa on I-70 without any problems.
Can't understand why u ppl need gas
Traction control is a new option, so long as you get LE or ES trim, and an enhanced accident response system will automatically unlock the doors and illuminate the interior when an airbag deploys. Appearance and equipment refinements complete the modest changes to this best-in-class minivan.