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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

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By Diller
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Vehicle

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3dr Minivan


Review

Sold our 1988 Grand Caravan & bought this despite a miserable reputation. Overall pretty good, but lots of "little" problems. Grab handles fall off, fuel gauge swings erraticly and "dings" randomly. Check engine light goes on but mechanic cannot locate problem. Wipers don't always work.Rubber door gaskets have long since disappeared. Still have it after 8 years because: it has more passenger room than Suburbans, the cloth seats look almost new (raised 3 boys & more dogs) The ride is fairly smooth. (the standard suspension is WAY too soft.) Infinity stereo is greatand van still looks good. Wife wants a big SUV. Kids grown, getting a Ducati & a Mini instead!


Favorite Features

Good interior room, tinted privacy glass, great Infinity stereo. Reasonably good power (3.3L) smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

How about better small parts? Cup holders, storage compartments, grab handles, visor clips, ALL Broken.


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Trannie problems
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By Dan
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Vehicle

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3dr Minivan


Review

Drives nice and very comfortable ride but loaded with lots of nasty surprises. Gone thru 3 serpentine belts and tentensioners. Wipers will turn on for no reason and the trannie is jerking a lot now....ready to replace the trannie very soon. A common known problem for these vehicles....Will never buy chrysler products again!!!! DG


Favorite Features

Nice shape!!!


Suggested Improvements

Transmission needs to be re-design. Chrysler needs to learn from Toyota or Honda products!!!!!!!!


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