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Would love to have another just like it!
By Michelle on 04/09/10 06:54 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

I bought my car the day before my daughter was born. It had 112,000 miles on it. Today is has 252,000+. The only problem that I have had is the lifter went bad but that was my fault due letting my oil level get too low. (not changing the oil like I was supposed to). Over all I have spent less that $1000 on repairs other then general repairs. I wish I could find another one just like it. It is still running but I am ready for a newer model. Great van!
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We LOVE our caravan!!!
By Bud on 11/22/09 17:43 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

This has been the most reliable vehicle I've owned in my 46 years of car ownership. The only maintenance other than routine was the left rear wheel bearing went out at 35k miles. The van was a program car never titled with 29k on it when I purchased it in Dec. 1999. It has the autostick automatic transmission which is very nice on mountain roads as you can downshift just like a manual transmission to save the brakes. I have changed the transmission fluid every 30k miles as recommended and the engine oil every 3500-5000 miles and still doesn't use a drop between changes. It is very comfortable and roomy on long trips. I still get 25 mpg on trips with 141k miles on it. It's been a pleasure!
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Reliable so far
By mike on 09/11/07 15:25 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

I bought it at 56000 miles a little over 2.5 yrs ago and now it has 142000 miles and still going strong, except for the ac fan motor that went out about 3000 miles back which is a cheap fix and have only had to change the front brakes twice considering all the driving I do thats pretty good
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It's been good for a family of 5
By joe on 06/22/07 08:19 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

I have owned this Grand Caravan for 7 years and bought it used in 2000 off of Hertz. Have had 1 major A/C repair in 7 years. Speed sensor has gone twice. Other than that just normal wear and tear maintenance. Pretty reliable, roomy and a nice ride. 25mpg highway from FL to NY. 18 around town.
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Above expectations
By fhohio on 06/04/07 19:22 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

The van has been surprisingly reliable. No major problems in almost 9 years. It can't be beat for utility in hauling people or their cargo. It is a comfortable vehicle to travel in, althought the performance is, well, van-like.
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Almost a lemon
By Rich on 11/17/06 20:25 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

This van started with major breakdowns at 15,000 miles and continued with the breakdowns after Chrysler's basic warranty period expired. Some of the major repairs needed were three serpentine belts, two idler pulleys, three trans axle speed sensors, A/C compressor and dryer, A/C evaporator core, three new batteries and a passenger power window motor. The $200 optional clear coat paint job began fading and peeling within 3 years and now looks like crap. The headlight lenses have turned milky white. Felt headliner falling down in a dozen areas. I hate to say it, but the extended warranty would have been a real moneysaver with this car.
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"Claravan"
By lojajujo on 09/30/06 20:11 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

I bought my Caravan new in Nov 1998. It has been very reliable. It is roomy enough to haul around my own kids and their friends. She even developed her own persona, "Claravan", over the years. My only beef with Dodge is in the quality of materials used. In the first year, my hood was permanently indented from my oldest son leaning up against it. Also, the air conditioner had to be replaced within two years. For the most part, though, this has been an economical and dependable mode of transportation. I average 20-22 mpg even now in my eighth year of ownership
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Best vehicle I've ever owned
By John B on 07/27/06 07:46 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

I bought this van when it was a year old and had 47,000 miles on it. It's been an excellent van. Our Grand Caravan SE has the quad seat option, so it's very comfortable for long-distance driving. The AC is very effective, even in high-90s heat, which we have a lot of in Tennessee. The rear air, if anything, is too effective, as we often hear complaints that it's too cold in the back. Hauling capability is a big plus too, with the removable rear seats. A 4x8 sheet of plywood will lie down in the back, not to mention smaller items. I've tried to keep up with regular maintenance in accordance with the owner's manual. I think it's paid off.
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Good To Go!
By SeattleBob on 02/18/04 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

My wife and I have had some 7 Caravan company cars between us in the last nine years with no major problems. We purchased this Sport new. It pretty much was the weekend grocery-getter for the first few years, but now is my daily driver for work. I performed all the service as it became due, fluids, etc., new shocks, struts, rear brakes. Original tires share with mounted winter tires. Then disaster - the transmission went out. Had a rebuilt MoPar unit installed, but at about $3,800. They seem to go out a lot about 60,000 miles according to my shop. A little noisy inside with Seattle roads at freeway speeds.
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Still going
By PizzaMan on 10/21/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1999 Dodge Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan

Review

Bought used one year ago with 94,000 mile. Now has 119,000 and still runs great. Gets 22MPG, not great but acceptable. Spent $600 on maintenence (brakes and transmission) but that is to be expected for vehicle with that many miles.
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