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Good for its age
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By OM
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


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Bought the car in 2005 with 162,000 miles. The van is very powerful, quick, and fuel efficient. The exterior styling is timeless and aggressive, something you don't see in minivans. I have a 3.8 Liter ES. The paint is slowly peeling off on the pillars and the pin striping is coming off. The car rusts very fast everywhere. The stereo buttons are very hard to press, and plastics are coming loose. The ABS stopped working at 169,000, power steering pump leaks a little, and AC has a leak. Year by year there are more leaks and a lot more rust. Gas mileage is excellent for a 3.8 liter engine, average 23 MPG.


Best Features

3.8 liter engine, infinity audio, interior and exterior design, comfort.


Worst Features

Use higher quality paint and steel, have better part quality.


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By lmollstl
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


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I bought this van new and have had nothing but problems with it. It has 170,000 miles on it and the things I have had to replace would take up this entire column. The major replacements are; the transmission twice,water pump, power steering pump, gas tank, radio, wiper motor, power windows, door locks, door hinges, etc. The only thing still working is the engine. No wonder the company is going out of business. I will never buy another Dodge


Best Features

Styling, it was a good looking van


Worst Features

Everything


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Greatfamilyvan
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By ja/kreager
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


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Repetitive problem with inside rear view mirrow coming loose. Average battery life 2 years. Rides and handles exceptionally well, even after eight years. Retains its stylish looks. Bought a 2005 for the 'sto & go seating' option.


Best Features

Versatility and numerous creature comforts.


Worst Features

Power front passenger seat.


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1996 Dodge grand caravan se
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By chili-mac
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


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Good Van, in three years only maintenance item, tires and breaks.


Best Features

Lots of space to load things.


Worst Features

Better milage, this is the reason I want to trade.


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The best we've ever owned
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By mafraziersr
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES 3dr Minivan


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Our 1996 came to us with 106K on the odometer. I don't know about the previous owners experience. It was leased. We purchsed it at the bank auction. It now has 240K miles with no problems. It still looks great and is in daily use along with our new, flawless 2003 Chrysler T&C (21K trouble free miles). Our only complaint is the brakes. The rear brakes are weak despite our best efforts.?? No transmission problems or engine problems. A fantastic van. In fact, this was our third (86 & 88 previous)Chrysler van. Both had 200K+ miles when replaced. We've never experienced the transmission problems that seem to plauge other vans.


Best Features

This is really a good looking van. Very comfortable seats, drivers side slider is wonderful. Very cold AC.


Worst Features

Reverse shift lockout(done). Better brakes(also done).


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