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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Dodge Caravan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 3-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Dodge Caravan

  • Pleasant to drive and ride in, but lacking a few key features and the rock-solid reliability of certain rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Car-like driving characteristics, torquey engines, solid value, attractive styling.

  • Cons

    Cheap interior fittings, missing some key features.

  • What's New for 2001

    America's best selling minivan has been revised for 2001 and boasts new sheetmetal, boosted horsepower, a refined suspension, upgraded brakes, improved safety features, and plenty of additional gadgets. Third row seats are now easier to remove and install, but still don't fold flat.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Road warrior

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

The second Caravan I've owned, this one, bought used, is reliable, comfortable, and a great service vehicle for any task I've used it to accomplish. It is great on the highway and offers reasonable gas efficiency. At 145,000 and going strong, I still have miles to go with regular maintenance. It is truly my road warrior! The only problem I ever had is with a wacky onboard computer that had to be replaced (twice, since the first one from manufacturer was also faulty). My private mechanic was great; the dealership I had to order through was difficult to work with and proved to be a ripoff!!




We love our van

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

We bought our van with 18k miles now have 112k. It has been nothing but GREAT. Smooth V6 and no problems. Still have the original rear brakes! The 3.3 engine is peppy and smooth. Would buy another one and highly recommend.




The worst vehicle i ever

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

Bought new and have had nothing but problems - Here's a short list: Power steering twice Two Air Conditioning condensors Check Engine Light twice Heater Coil leak Arm rest fell off after 30,000 miles rear wiper does not work properly Radiator leak This car is 8yrs old but only has 103,000 miles on it. I changed the oil religiously and did not drive it "hard." How can anyone look at the above list and tell me this is acceptable. Next time it's a Honda or Toyota.




Lots of storage, lots of

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

Purchased this vehicle new, and maintained it to the letter. It has received much better treatment than it has provided us. We have kept it because the value plummets as soon as you take ownership of it, and its trade-in value tanks overnight. Mostly steering/front suspension problems have been reoccurring although the cooling system has been problematic as well.We will never buy another Chrysler product again, although other consumer reviewers have had much better experiences with their Caravans. So much for quality control.




Poor economics

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

Bought our van new in 2001. Maintained to the letter, and above, but always some kind of a problem. Devaluation rate after purchase mind boggling. Many problems with the front suspension and steering, starting at week one. It is versatile and nice on the highway, but the main reason we kept it is due to the fact we lost such a large amount of money on its low resale value and we have spent so much on repairs. Would not recomend buying a Doge van to someone unless you have a terrible grudge to settle




Transmisson

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

I have had my van for over a year enjoyed driving it. I did not go out and purposely buy it. Family situtation which I took posssession of the vehicle. Ran great took it on about five trips. About a week ago just going down the road felt two jolts and the transmission was gone. Just went out of warranty. So I had to spend over $ 2,000.00 to have it repaired. Went online to check if other people have had problems. I was blown away with all the complaints. No wonder they are offering lifetime warranty. Needless to say I'm trading in the near future.



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Full 2001 Dodge Caravan Review

What's New for 2001

America's best selling minivan has been revised for 2001 and boasts new sheetmetal, boosted horsepower, a refined suspension, upgraded brakes, improved safety features, and plenty of additional gadgets. Third row seats are now easier to remove and install, but still don't fold flat.

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Talk About The 2001 Caravan

2001 Dodge Caravan Discussions See all Started By

kingsqueen
kingsqueen
12-27-2013
Door locks, power windows, heater control and wipers will not work while vehicle is running. If you shut the vehicle off, turn the key to AUX they will all work...start the engine again and they die.?...


sanddog
sanddog
10-01-2001
On a 2001 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl does anyone know how to get to the back spark plugs.On older models you could get them from under van but that isn't possible on newer models..Thanks...


mewhite
mewhite
11-10-2010
I have a 2007 Dodge Caravan that I need wheels that I can mount studded snow tires on. The factory steel wheels are 15" and came with 215/70-15 tires. I currently have the snow tires, but need ...



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