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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan - Consumer Reviews

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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This is America's Best?
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Diller
on

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 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!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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Trannie problems
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Dan
on

Vehicle

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan 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


Best Features

Nice shape!!!


Worst Features

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


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