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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan

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So-so Van
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By CAS
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan


Review

Bought a 97 Es extended and for the
first 4-5 years the car had so many
problems. The worst was the CD
Player. Also, right before a
stoplight the brakes blew out!!
Chrysler needs to work on reliabilty.


Best Features

The seats are very comfortable. Not as comfortable as Jaguars though.


Worst Features

6-way power seat for driver and passenger, better reliability. Going to buy a Honda van next.


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1997 dodge Grand Caravan
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By CJPorter
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Vehicle

1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan


Review

For a family with lots of kids and
prjects, the dodge grand caravan
cannot be beat. I've even hauled a
washer and dryer in together with the
back seats removed. I love my caravan


Best Features

versatility, space and fuel efficiency for a large car.


Worst Features

They have solved this one - floor storage space that will also hold the seats when not in use.


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Not Bad!
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By kekers
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

The first year we had the van, we had
to get work done on the electrical
system (crossed wires). No other
mechanical problems in 102000 miles.
Quite difficult to change own spark
plugs. We do have the 'phantom wipers',
but that is not really a problem. I
still get the same average gas mileage
today as I did when I bought it almost
7 years ago (~20mpg). I have also used
the back to haul drywall/couches,etc.
Overall, not bad.


Best Features

Integrated child seats. Locked storage under passenger seat.


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Worst Car On The Market?
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By BillBittman
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3dr Minivan AWD


Review

Chrysler should be ashamed for
marketing this vehicle. Athough it has
an attractive exterior (for a van), it
is a mechanical nightmare. We have
been through several recalls. The
transmission problems are infamous.
This is the worst car I've ever owned--
even worse than my 1991 Ford Taurus
wagon (which dropped a transmission at
50,000 miles). If you are looking for
a used van, do yourself a favor and buy
a late-model Honda or Toyota. You will
pay a little more, but you will spend
at lot less on repairs. I will never
buy another Chrylser product.


Best Features

Attractive exterior (for a van).


Worst Features

This vehicle needs so many improvements it hard to know where to start. In short, Chrysler needs a significant increase in overall build quality and reliability.


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Good Van
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John Lau
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan


Review

We had a choice of buying a new, bare-
bones van, or a used one with options.
We saw this and decided that we wanted
the nicer things that it had. It
never left us stranded, and it was
dependable. It handled well for a van,
it looked good, and it was loaded.
There were never any rattles or
squeaks, and except for the CD player
(which stopped working two years ago),
everything held up just fine.


Best Features

Leather interior, two sliding doors, fairly quiet ride, build quality (except for CD player), very dependable, running boards (three small kids), rear ac/heat, roof rack.


Worst Features

ventilation system was weak and very slow to change from setting to setting, it should have rear windows that roll down, not those stupid vent windows THE KIDS NEED AIR!


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