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2002 Dodge Caravan Minivan

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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 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Dodge Caravan

  • Enjoyable to drive and ride in, the Caravan offers no-frills minivan transport for the family on a tight budget.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Surprisingly agile handling, quiet ride (with V6), low price.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior bits, limited features and options, questionable reliability.

  • What's New for 2002

    Dodge brings out the Caravan eC, a value leader that lists for just $17,000. Power adjustable pedals debut as well.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Good investment

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

Bought used with 50k miles. good fuel economy, few repairs, just the usual minor repairs. except trans. rebuild. have owned a 92, 96, 02, 04 and 06 caravan. so far, the three old ones all needed trans. repair 70k-100k. but considering other costs are very reasonable, not a big problem. since i paid just $6200 for this van and have put 40k miles on it, it's been a dream. good ride. seats could be a bit more supportive. have a 06 caravan too. it has too firm a ride, but does have more supportive seats. i am a big caravan fan. my old 96 had a four cyl 2.4 L would get 20-21 mpg in town but be prepared. caravan are cheap to buy, cheap to maintain. but they will need transmission repairs.




Great travel van!

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought the van with 130000 miles on. Had to replace AC compressor, fix a electric window motor and buy the missing middle seat. Put on big tires to bring it off the ground. We took it on several long distance camping trips. Love the smooth ride. Fuel economy is not too bad on long distances, depending on driving style. Cruise control useless in higher altitudes (we live in CO). Small transmission fluid leak. No engine problems whatsoever. We also own a 95 Plymouth van in Europe which comes with a 4cyl. turbo diesel engine. Wish I could have that engine in it! Powerful and very economic (up to 30 miles)




Good van

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I have had very good luck with this van. So far 11000 no major problems



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Dodge repairs too many

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I had a few Dodge cars, all had head gasket problems that I had to pay to fix. For awhile I avoided Dodge. I liked the sport caravan so after talking to a dealer they assured me engine problems were solved. I leased for 3 years to be sure problems were really gone. After lease I purchased. During the lease time the air bag light kept coming on. I took it to the dealer at least 7 or more times for repair. Whatever they did kept the light off for a few days or up to a month. After warranty was over the light came on again. Then I took it to a non dealer repair center. They showed me the problem was the passenger airbag needed replacement They said no way would dealer not know about this.




Satisfied

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 3A)

My transmision died the day crysler declared bankrupsy. 100,000ml/7 year warranty was still in force. Today I picked up my van with a new transmision, 3 yr, 100,000 mile warranty. I am satisfied crysler did me right when I bought it and is still doing me right! This van has been great. Only bad thing is I can not aford another, the grand caravan is too much for us working people.




My third straight

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Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

This is my third straight Dodge Caravan. Sold our last one with 170,000+ miles on it and the previous one had 158,00+ miles. Very happy with this make and model and am dedicated to taking care of it by doing routine maintenance. That is the reason why these vehicles keep running and are able to put so many miles on them. The ride is great, the interior is roomy, and the style of the sport is great. I have complaints about this vehicle and in another five years or so will probably look for a new one if things stay the way they are. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone with a bigger family or someone who travels a lot.



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What's New for 2002

Dodge brings out the Caravan eC, a value leader that lists for just $17,000. Power adjustable pedals debut as well.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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