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Dodge Caravan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 158 hp @ 4850 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2000 Dodge Caravan

  • Facing competition that is superior in terms of reliability and crashworthiness, the Caravan's sole advantage is its greater affordability.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Class-leading styling, configurations to suit almost any taste.

  • Cons

    Less-than-stellar reliability history, troublesome crash-test scores.

  • What's New for 2000

    New colors and more standard equipment keep Chrysler's best-selling minivans up to date until the redesigned 2001 model arrives.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (45 total reviews)


Good while it lasted -

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan

Bought with 98k miles on it. Comfortable, easy to drive, no extraordinary maintenance or repair costs aside from new tires and regular oil changes for 2 yrs. At 136k miles, the transmission failed. I had it rebuilt, but other things started to go bad afterward (I don't believe these problems were caused by the mechanics during the rebuild). A small oil leak (not sure from where), a radiator hose blew out, washer sprayer quit, small stuff like that. Nickle and dime. A year later, the dashboard electric went out. No wipers, no speedometer, no fuel gauge. Despite the electrical problems and annoying glitches, the motor ran well. It was good while it lasted, but no more Dodges for me thanks.




Reliable work horse, kids love

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan

I got my caravan new in 2000 and have 114,000 on it so far. I bumped it. I used it for everything. Even use it to pull a small trailer now. Gas could be better. I did not get the lesser model because of difference I can feel when test driving. I worn off the original tire and brakes. Now the biggest problem is my kids wont let me get a newer car.




Dodge dependable minivan se

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan

this mini van is great.thats all i can say about it.I LOVE IT!




2000 grand caravan

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan

It has been a great van for us. Only minor repairs till 235,000 then the trans went out, but I have no complaints. Air conditioner is still ice cold with no repairs. Gas mileage was decent (20 mph)with the 3.3. I would buy another one. Great van for the money. Took many trips in the old girl. She was a good one.




A disposable minivan.

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan

Buying this van in February of 2000 and owning it for almost 10 years, its not what we expected of it. Don't get me wrong. It rides quite good was pretty frugal on fuel (WAS) but now is just a overtaxed sheet of metal. To start, a pair of brakes only last 15K miles (dealer never could solve the problem), a failed pwr. steering pump at 49K, and now a transmission that has trouble shifting into 2nd gear and the rubber linings around the van are all warped. And the frame is rusting out. These are disposable vans for people who keep cars for no longer then 60-70K miles. For a more reliable van, go for a Honda or Toyota van. The only thing these vans have to offer is price. No value. No quality.




I love my caravan !!

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Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Caravan 3dr Minivan

Bought this vehicle new 8 years ago, kept up on oil changes, never had any major problems with it. Babies are all grown up now and I am "downsizing" to a smaller vehicle. This is a excellent family vehicle, especially for long trips. I would highly recommend this vehicle for large families. Gas mileage was okay, keeping up on tire rotation, tune-ups and oil changes helps.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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Full 2000 Dodge Caravan Review

What's New for 2000

New colors and more standard equipment keep Chrysler's best-selling minivans up to date until the redesigned 2001 model arrives.

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