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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

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The best we've ever owned
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By mafraziersr
on

Vehicle

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3dr Minivan


Review

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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By conniev
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

major mechanical problems-all major
components had to be replaced at @
95,000 miles, transmission failed
twice, in addition engine, ABS, front
brakes problems


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Don't Buy without a Warranty
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By Stacey L
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

We bought this nice looking,
comfortable van mostly due to what we
thought was a good rep for
Caravans/Chrysler and nice interior
design - what a nightmare. Thank God
we had extended warranty!
Repair/replace tranny 4 times since
we've had it. Water pump twice, new
a/c, weird brake troubles 4 times,
blown head gasket, weird wiring
gremlins that we had to bypass to make
our headlights even work. A/c
switches burning out - I will never
buy another Chrysler product after
this nightmare. Would have sold,
except it's paid off and the extended
warranty paid most of the engine work -
but we laid out $2k plus on other
work.


Best Features

Interior design, very comfortable to ride for long or short trips, when it runs.


Worst Features

Transmission fix, reliability studies, quality control on all parts.


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Transmissions and A/C are expensive!
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By IWantAHonda
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3dr Minivan


Review

I love the ride...but WOW the
Transmissions and A/C and random
electrical gremlins are killing my bank
account.

Dodge can't be making money on the
Transimissions because they can't seem
to make them last through the 2nd and
3rd transmission warranty unless the
Dealer tries to say you "abused" the
car...


Best Features

Drives on the highway like a dream. I wouldn't have been able to drag my family across the continent in a sedan. My Caravan has been a wonderful family transportation means for my young family


Worst Features

Transmissions (x 3!), A/C (x1), CV joints, Electrical (starter, radio, gauges, etc).


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Well worth the $$$$
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By SARCARS
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Vehicle

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Review

Owning over 20 different vehicles, none
Dodge before this one...I'm a
converter. This van 112K and going
stron has absolutely been excellent!
Usually I avoid 1st year new model
runs, and especially a Dodge! The ride
is smooth - good performance & gas
mileage and no Major repairs thus far.
The few recalls have been minor stuff
and we are just very pleased! I would
highly recommend this 96 Grand Caravan
SE 3.3Litre to anyone who asks.


Best Features

Infinity sound System, Fourth Door, Rollaway Seats, Ergonomics.


Worst Features

Interior fit of Plastic panels, tend to lossen and have an irritating squeak also the rear seat folded down squeaks. Annoying but livable - just put it down when hauling!


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