by kwethington1 on Dec 13, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is our second Plymouth/Dodge van.
We bought both new.
The 98 was great. This van will not align without changing the toe-in to make up for the left veering.
The front right side of the axle, is at the factory limit of degrees forward of ideal, the the front left side axle is at the factory limit for back of ideal. Consequently, when aligned, properly, the car is 3 or 4 degrees out of straight and veers left, a lot.
The dealership kept it running straight when it was under warranty.
It left the factory, driving straight.
Both had to set the toe-in off to do this.
by williamsgrl22 on Sep 9, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan CV 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Considering my Caravan has a little over 430,000 miles on it, I would say overall this model is worth the money. I purchased this vehicle from a family member about a year ago. At that time it had about 400,000 miles on it but had everything except the engine and transmission replaced in it. It was very well maintained and 90% of the miles were highway miles. I was told by the previous owner, whom bought the van brand new, that the brakes have never been up to par, the headlights are terrible, and the entire front end had been replaced (no accidents...just wear and tear).
by sammym1 on Jun 17, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
i bought this car from the US and took with me to Russia, it had 90k miles and ive been using it for 3 years, it has been SUPER PERFECT CAR
i abuse the car by not changing the oil or the brakes n not warming the engine when its -30 degree and still the car never stopped or had any problems i just change the oil every 8 month and thts it, i never spent any money on it
maybe because it has no options other than the CD and Airbags
i want to change the car but im afraid that if i bought something else it wont be as reliable as this one
by George on Jul 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Our first one was 1997 Plymouth Voyager 3.L, Transmission went at 20k and then again at 100k.Had it rebuild by specialty shop and traded the van at 270k with no further issues. Mitsubishi 3.l engine never needed a tune-up! This one is 2004 special edition with 73k and transmission went without warning. A $3,000.00 repair cost plus towing. We do not complain, paid little, got little in return. Chrysler delivered as expected another poor quality product.
by Landric on Apr 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this vehicle used about six months ago. I discovered the day before my twin sons were born that I could not fit a car seat behind the driver's seat in my Toyota Matrix and still drive it comfortably. I couldn't afford a new van right then, but I needed something I could fit car seats in and still drive. I have the base SE with the 4-cylinder, AC, & CD Player. The only option it has are the side airbags. So far no break downs, though sometimes the transmission behaves strangely when the heater is on, shifting erratically. It's only happened a couple of times, but its disconcerting. I just bought a new 2009 Kia Sedona at a hefty discount, so the Caravan is now around town only.
by netraluv96 on Jun 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I have not liked this van since the purchase and I am now in great need to get rid of it. I have replaced the brakes once and they are in need of repair in only a year and a half of wear. I have replaced the spark plugs and now the car is doing this weird thing when you turn the AC on the engine starts stuttering and at times will cut off. The seat belts do not fit my kids car seats and I do not feel that they have a top notch car for safety to travel in. The body is not very sturdy. I do not recommend this van to anyone.
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