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Great Ride
By moparmoma on


2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


We Bought the Caravan without the stow and go seats for the comfort of the second row captian chairs. Took family to motortrend car show and made them sit in seats for half an hour. Teenagers appreciated the comfort of captain chairs and the entertainment (DVD) system. This is a life saver on long road trips. Have 100,000 on the van with ALOT of road trips. No problems whatsoever. Replaced Battery once, brakes every 40,000 miles, and the ERG once at 85,000. OEM tires lasted 65,000 miles, replaced with Michelins. Good value and no problems--would buy buy again if they didn't switch to stow and go seats.

Best Features

Entertainment system. Two rows of Captian chairs, comfortable.

Worst Features

Quite road noise from wind and tires.
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By michont
on 07/09/11 08:47 AM (PDT)

We bought a used one last year. It took me a while but I finally found one with the captain's chairs along with the stow and go feature (front and rear seats). I don't know if you were thinking that you could only get stow and go with the bench seat. Comfort has never been an issue with the kids. I personally wasn't looking for the dvd feature though we found a bunch of them with it. The kids are more into their iPods for music. If they do end up wanting to watch a dvd, we usually have the portable one anyway. Young kids probably like the dvd built in feature more than a teen anyway. So far, the van has been fine. We had to get a hose replaced just after we bought it which was connected to the heating system. The dealer knew about it and couldn't get it done before we bought it so it wasn't an issue to get it repaired by them. (we knew about the issue before registering) Other than this and the blinker control not resetting, it's been a fine used car. We've had other Caravans in the past but none with stow and go, it's great. (2005 is the first year I believe)

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