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2003 Dodge Caravan Minivan

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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 180 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 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 for V6 models, low price.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior bits, limited features and options, reliability record not as strong as some competitors.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new trim level dubbed "CV" has been added. The bargain-basement, four-cylinder-only "eC" model (extra-cheap?) has been dropped, but we doubt its passing will be mourned.

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Customer Reviews

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Pure junk

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

tranny problems...underpowered..wiring problems,constant motor noises, almost no get and go , overall a junk made van , after owning a ford wind-star this van is far from the quality of the ford



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Best van made

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Best vehice I have ever owned...I,M 62 AND HAVE OWNED TONS......




Good value, looks like a

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Thousands less than the Odyssey & Sienna, this was the choice. With kids, saving thousands to have it trashed was worth it. SXT package had aluminum rims, capt. chairs & tinted glass, that was all was needed. Rides & handles very well & decent gas mileage. Interior a little cheesy, but who cares, everything was functional. Had an early minor steering recall & had a rack & pinion leak at 30K. Back row difficult to take out/in. All in all a decent van that I'll probably keep til it (knock on wood). Unfortunately, these vehicles don't hold or have any value over time. If I get over 100K on it, I will consider it a bonus. Sadly, this is probably Dodge's top vehicle, a van, but it's a keeper!




Love my caravan

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I had a 1988 Plymouth Voyager I bought new and just loved it so I bought this 2003 Caravan. Love it as well. I'm short 5'2", and I sit very comfortably and can handle this very well. It steers precisely and is very easy to park. Easier than my Honda Accord I traded for this. It is a lot quieter than my Honda's have been. I would of tried a Honda van, but they were too expensive and I'm trying to lower my debts. The Van looks sporty as well. Nice wheels. My mom has a caravan and loves it too.




My best vehicle ever

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

Drives with great comfort with ease. Not really much more to say. I love it. My wife has a Sebring and we love it too.




Electrical nightmare

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my Caravan brand new and within 2 months of owning it I started having problems. It won't start if the temperature outside is below 30 (dealership can't find problem), I have already had to have driver's side and passenger side windows fixed (they wouldn't roll down), had to have cabin lights fixed twice (first they wouldn't come on and then they wouldn't shut off), and still sometimes when I am driving all the alarms lights and cabin lights come on for no reason and then just back off after a few minutes. This was a replacement for the first 2003 Caravan I originally purchased that exhibited the same problems! Two electrical nightmares in a row!



Full 2003 Dodge Caravan Review

What's New for 2003

A new trim level dubbed "CV" has been added. The bargain-basement, four-cylinder-only "eC" model (extra-cheap?) has been dropped, but we doubt its passing will be mourned.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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