Bought the van with 79,000 miles on it
in '98 for $6,700. The original trans
went at just over 100,000 miles. Got a
factory rebuilt tran (big money) and it
went went about 15,000 miles out of
warrenty so my mechanic found me a used
trans and put it in for about $450. No
more problems with trans. The Dodge
built 3.3L engine now has 272,000 miles
on it and it is still going strong.
Never had any engine problems. Just the
normal routine maintence spread over
time, axles, water pump, radiator etc.
Over all the van had been very good to
me and is the most miles I've ever put
on a vehicle.
3.3L engine, room and utility, easy to
change oil and filter
This vehicle was always a reliable,
safe and enjoyable minivan; up until
it hit approx. 125,000. At this time
the van started stalling
intermittently and with no appearant
cause. There seems to be no reason
that any mechanic can find as to what
is wrong with the engine or why it
would stall without any outward signs
of there being a problem. I have spent
hours online researching this
minivan and have realized that this is
a very common
occurance with Caravans. There is also
no 1 general flaw that any mechanic
can find. Bottom line-this
car will cost you hundred and hundreds
of dollars in service charges & a
whole lot of frustration and
I love the comfort of this car. I feel
safe in the fact that if I was to
become involved in an accident there
is a very, very good chance that me &
my children will walk away from it.
That is a great source of security.
Pinpoint the flaw with this engine,
and fix it! Even if that means a
recall because I know that even though
I like my Dodge I wont be buying
another anytime soon. Nobody likes to
be stranded in the middle of an
intersection with a car that has
stalled & wont restart.
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