2005 Dodge Caravan Consumer Review: I am impressed
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2005 Dodge Caravan - Consumer Review

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CV Cargo Minivan (3.3L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I am impressed
By VanMan on

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

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Traded my full size Dodge cargo van for this "mini cargo". Build quality is FAR superior to the full size van. More durable paint, heavier sheet metal, better suspension, easier to get in and out of, better ride and handling, double the gas mileage, and hauls 1500 pounds of music equipment without as much squat on the suspension as the full size van. Only thing lost was the ability to haul a full sheet of plywood. It really needs electric locks and windows since the manual locks and windows are awkward to deal with; side doors aren't keyed and must be unlocked from the inside. Really bad blind spot when merging on interstate even with blindspot mirrors. Fuel savings make the payments!

Favorite Features

Comfort, handling, performance, payload, body and build integrity. All the spark plugs are accessible from the top!

Suggested Improvements

Needs truck-type mirrors for safe merging in heavy traffic; electric locks and gate release should be standard; need more tie-down hooks and holders in cargo area for safety; hitch wiring T-harness should be standard like on the full size vans
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