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2005 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 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Dodge Caravan

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Surprisingly agile handling, quiet ride in V6 models, low price.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior bits, reliability record not as strong as some competitors', limited availability of major safety features.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Caravan gets a styling refresh and a hefty base price reduction.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Like this car

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

This is our 6th Caravan. We ordered it because of the stow away seat feature. Other requirements included leather seats. It has performed well for us with very little upkeep. My children borrow it all the time for hauling purposes and we have no complaints.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Very unhappy

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Had a bad accident and had to replace my Toyota corolla at 3 months pregnant though a minivan was going to be the best thing. I have 2 car payments a month one for the lender the other for the mechanic. I have had to change the motor seals timing belt motor mounts and now the cv joints. The car is comfortable and I love my minivan just hate that it has given me repair headaches. Maybe they are good cars but my turned out to be a big lemon.




Throttle sensor nightmare

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Have had two Major issues. Bought the van and it had bad sensors everywhere. Airbags sensors bad, transmission sensor bad and the latest? throttle sensor. Fixed at a Dodge dealership. Toyota is not the only one with issues. When the throttle sensor went bad it had unintentional acceleration and nearly caused a fatality. Bad design. Hate electronic parts - especially bad ones.




Very good bargain

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I reviewed this vehicle in early 2005. Now have 69,000 miles and nearly 5 years later on this vehicle. I am just as impressed with it as I was then. Normal maintenance is all that's been required. Get 23 to 25 miles on the highway and 21 in town. I am more than pleased with it in all aspects. It's been a cheap, dependable, fun car to drive. I take good care of it and maintain it regularly.




Buy a solution, not a

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

After 15,000 miles spark plugs, air bag, injectors, brakes (pads and rotors), air bag again, power steering leaks, noisy engine belts, cv joints, sliding doors donít close properly, so we can feel air coming thru doors rubber seals but, the worst one is that after 4 months trying to get a roof paint warranty thru Chrysler customer service they told me: Chrysler wonít participate in this repair.




Not happy after 3 years

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

At first I like our minivan. Some things are cheaply made like the seat covering. But it rode nice for 2 years. Then the sway bar links went and had them replaced but that didn't fix the noise that I hear still. My mechanic said the problem is with bushings on the sway bar and costly to repair. Now the transmission is going. After 67K miles I should have these kinds of problems. So overall I'm not happy with my Caravan



Full 2005 Dodge Caravan Review

What's New for 2005

The Caravan gets a styling refresh and a hefty base price reduction.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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