by amy47 on Feb 24, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan
I love this van.
No major problems other than replacing a few water pumps and the starter once and the A/C; otherwise, just routine maintenance.
I have had absolutely no reliability problems until I hit 170,000 miles.
Now I have occasional electrical problems that won't allow the car to start about once a month.
So far the mechanic can't find the problem, but we're working on it.
I want to see how far she goes!
She may not be the flashiest or the most powerful minivan out there, but she has my admiration for her longevity and relatively problem-free service.
by Matt on Dec 23, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan
We bought the van with 96K and so far had a few major things that needed fixing. The transmission went on it twice while the computer needed replacing and the rain gutters in front of the passenger compartment got clogged and flooded the interior. The passenger side power window still doesnt work. As far as a daily driver it's one of the best minivans as far as the interior goes. There are lots of cupholders and storage compartments and theres plenty of room for all. The Mitsubishi 3.0 V6 is smooth and is not bad on gas. It also has adequate acceleration as long as you dont have alot of people or cargo. The transmission is a crummy 3-speed that isnt a good aide for highway mileage.
by ctogie on Feb 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan
This was the very first Dodge I have
owned. I thought the Van would be a
good choice for my family, boy was I
wrong. Nothing but Problems, the
transmission out at 24k and then 90k.
The air conditioner out at 55k and
electrical problems at 45k. The
valves made a bad clicking nosie since
first week. The service dept says it
would go away, never did. after out
of warranty they watned to fix it for
3k. I told them where to go.
Never,Never,Never again will I buy a
dodge, don't you either.
Available this year is a 3.8-liter V6 that puts out 180 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Caravans come with rear-seat mounted grocery bag hooks, and driver-side easy-entry Quad seating. All Chrysler products are equipped with "Next Generation" depowered airbags.
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