by Pat's money pit on Jun 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan 3dr Minivan
Purchased used from private party
w/90k miles. Engine would stall
constantly, paid $1000 in repairs
first 6 months. Eventually had to
replace A/C condensor and water pump.
Four months ago started leaking brake
fluid. Total rear brake rebuild,
another $400. Last month, quit running
again. This time burnt computer,
distributor and battery (another
$800). Engine leaks a quart of oil a
week. Every Caravan owner I've talked
to had transmission problems. Even my
van had the transmission replaced just
before I bought it. Luckely the
rebuild has held up. Overall this is
the worst vehicle I've ever owned.
A passenger airbag is added to a redesigned dashboard, and new side-door guard beams meet 1997 passenger car safety standards. Bumpers are restyled, and seats with integrated child seats can be reclined for the first time.