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1999 Dodge Caravan

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Thought I had a good thing going
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By Toobadsosad
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Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

This van was inexpensive and though lacking performance has been a dependable transporter of our family of five. I have had very few problems, however it did blow a head gasket at about 65,000 miles and I have adding one to two pints of oil for the past year. I was told this is an $1800 repair. The car is now only slightly more.


Best Features

Value, comfortable freeway ride, roomy, multi-purpose.


Worst Features

Gaskets should not break down so early and be so expensive to repair. Engine gutless on hills.


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Reasons to buy the extended warranty
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Grand Sport
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Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

From the very start, this van had nothing but breakdowns. Speed sensors (3 times), fan belts (3 times), idler pulleys, batteries (I'm on the fourth one), brake problems and on and on. And that was before I hit 30,000 miles. It didn't hit home that I had purchased an unreliable car until the basic factory warranty ran out. Things that have never gone bad on my other cars went bad on this Caravan. Over the past 12 months, I've spent over $2000 to repair the A/C alone. My experience with this Caravan will be the last. This is my fifth Chrysler product but no more. I am afraid to take this van on extended trips for fear of an out-of- state breakdown. What happened to American quality?


Best Features

The high ride of a truck and yet the comfort of a sedan. Excellent all around visibility. Great stereo sound system. Good handling, fuel economy and passenger comfort with the rear seat A/C. The factory towing package is great with load leveler suspension, fog lights and ease when backing a boat.


Worst Features

I purchased the red paint (at $300 extra) but it did not hold up being parked in the Florida sun. The plastic head light covers became fogged from the sun as well and both of these items need improvment. The rear seat removal takes two men and a boy but I understand that the new seats fold down.


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Never Ever Again
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By Blane
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Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

80,000 miles and pray it makes it
20,000 more without gouging me to
bad. Repairs include: relay switch,
three sets of brake pads, one set of
rotors, new tires at 22,000, head
gasget, broken oil cap, broken trunk
release, and new battery. Please put
me out of the Dodge Misery.
Marylanders, never go to Don Whites.


Best Features

Room


Worst Features

The three R's. Reliability, Reliability, Reliability.


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A family staple
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By GM raised
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Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

Would not have went through toddlers
without it. Reliable, reliable,
reliable. A little lifter noise at
45,000? Friends had purhased other
companies vans about the same time and
it reliablity of the dodge was far
superior.


Best Features

mulitple configurations, and reliablity of the overall package. Underseat drawer and vcr entertainment center


Worst Features

none


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Rlibby Green Caravan 1999
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Rlibby8866
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Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

This Caravan SE has been very
reliable . I have spent many hours
riding throughout the Northeast, in
snow, rain, and sunshine and I must say
the Caravan gave a very comfortable
ride. During the winter with snowtires
on all four, the road/tire noise is
abit loud...but I knew I was safe. I
have replaced the front rotors and pads
once at 90,000 miles and the condenser
in the a/c was replaced at 95,000. The
van now has 133,000 miles andis still
running very smooth.


Best Features

The Caravan has removable bench seats in the rear. This allows very cargo carrying (remove the seats) or just remove one seat for small carrying duties.


Worst Features

This 1999 SE did not have security features or remote powerlocks. This feature should be on all models.


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