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2006 Dodge Caravan

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low repair costs
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By bart25
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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its not the most reliable, but its cheap to fix, if you're a do-it-yourselfer and make the repairs yourself its the best you can own, parts are dirt cheap for the Caravan


Favorite Features

excellent traction in the winter, very good road vision with the big windows, excellent gas mileage


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am so glad i traded this for a honda!
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By caris75
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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so i got the base SE when it was new for a good price--very basic, meaning roll your own windows down, no keyless entry etc.. power was so-so for regular town driving and terrible on the highway, noisy and no pickup!so car was ok for about 50k then we saw oil leaking all over our driveway! it neede towing to a garage and a 3K repair (crankshaft). luckily we had an extended warranty--but we still paid almost 500 dollars and had a rental car for a week. after this experience and not being so thrilled w/ the car we just traded it for a preowned Odyssey (ironically of the same year). what a difference! the odyssey so far is awesome, i would advise anyone to avoid any all caravans...


Favorite Features

actually none! this vehicle SE was so basic-- well the AC always worked


Suggested Improvements

none b/c the caravan is dead


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so far so good
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By fordfan
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought it as used at carmax. 2.4l engine. Kind of loud. Other than that everything is good. 20-22 combined mpg. Reliability is good for my 3 yrs ownership. Nothing broken down. Good value.


Favorite Features

price. ride.


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Bad Experience
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By Manny
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought it used (10K miles). Currently 42K miles. Transmission broke down. Second 4-cylinder Caravan I own, same thing happened to first. Don't buy it! Transmission and 2.4, 4 Cyl engine NOT a good combination.


Suggested Improvements

Have Fiat redesign it and put Italian engines and transmissions on it, including a turbodiesel


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2nd Caravan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bill Sparrow
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2006 Dodge Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Bought a demo with 8k, 3.3 litre SE. Live 80 km north of Winnipeg so almost all hwy use. Have over 50k, not a single problem, get 9 litres/100km, hwy (31 mpg Imperial, 26 US). Took out the back seats and put in a hinged bed for camping. This is my 2nd Chrysler mini-van; 1st a Plymouth w/ 3 litre engine. Did 110k on that one with only tires, brake pads and battery required. Paid $18,000.00 for Caravan, Sienna would have been almost double. Looking forward to the plug- in hybrid model. Can't understand why some say they only get 16 hwy; these vans are made on an assembly line; should be fairly consistent. I baby my vehicles, so may be a connection there. Keep oil and air filter clean. Tnx.


Favorite Features

I don't buy a vehicle for frills so if professional reviewers want to find fault with trim, all I can say is "Get a life"; this van is functional, reliable and relatively inexpensive.


Suggested Improvements

Only complaint is that you have to duck your head a little getting into the front seats - no big deal though.


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