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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan - Consumer Reviews

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Great Van
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By Jerry
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

I wouldn't own another American made van. It has served our family well, has taken some abuse and keeps right on going.


Best Features

It holds the road better than any other minivan I've driven.


Worst Features

More space to change the back three spark plugs. Impossible to be done at home as is.


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It's Dead in my Driveway!!!
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By The Curves
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


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It was great for the first 10 months
until I noticed the transmission kept
leaking. It also burned oil a lot. I
had to put a quart in every 30 days. I
had the transmission leak fixed and
about 9 months later it literally came
apart! The gears went through the bell
housing! It cost me $2000.00 to replace
it! Then 6 months later the engine
threw a rod and now it has been sitting
in my driveway for the past 2 years. I
refuse to put another dime into it!!!!


Best Features

The interior was great and I loved the 4 captains chairs in it. It was very comfortable! But mechanically it SUCKED!!!


Worst Features

IT NEEDS A BETTER ENGINE AND BETTER TRANSMISSION!!!! SOMETHING MORE RELIABLE!!!!


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Must have got a good one.Very reliable!
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By llonman
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

We purchased our Caravan when our
third child was born. Van had 82K on
the odometer and was on the second
owner. The van now has 156K and still
runs okay. The 3.0 engine has burned
oil since day one due to the leaking
seals. But it is managable. Idler
pully is worn out but is cheaper to
just replace belt with the next
smaller belt to fend off squeeking.
One of the resistors in the fan switch
also went south at 130K, so we just
choose the other 4 speeds. Tranny is
the 3 speed model which is rock solid.
Overall good van for the daily abuse
it takes.


Best Features

The room. Easy to drive.


Worst Features

More sound deadening. The car is very loud at highway speeds.


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Run away!
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By Leaf
on

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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

Everything others have complained of in this
vehicle is true. It is a roomy, well appointed
money pit, with a weird psychic ability to
detect when you have the least bit of spare
cash and eat it.

We bought ours used in 99. The mileage
was not high and it looked like new. The fact
that the transmission went a week later
should have alerted us. Now, four years
later, we're stuck with a belly up loan and a
constant stream of repairs. It still *looks*
nice. I wish they'd put more effort into
making the damn thing run.


Worst Features

Don't buy them.


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great design, poor quality
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By candy man
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 3dr Minivan


Review

This vehicle has had numerous
repairs from the start. Most have not
affected reliability, but performance
and inconvenience are at stake. Many
sensors, egr valve, and frequent
battery replacements have been
serviced. I like the design and space
but can't reccommend due to poor
quality.


Best Features

Style, gas mileage, space, and size.


Worst Features

Improve quality control. Vehicle has been a money pit.


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