Pat's Money Pit
By Pat's money pit on
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.
Roomy and has a smooth ride.
Where do I start? I haven't read the
reviews on the 2004 models but
hopefully they've improved their
quality in the last 10 years. My guess
is they haven't.