Should have bought the big warranty!
By TimfromCA on
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan
Loved the new van at first - until the first transmission went (at only 50k miles). The replacement trans was bad before it even left service! Had probs with sqeaky seats, noisy struts, computer went out at 110k - and the brakes... Brakes don't have nearly enough stopping pwr due (I guess) to poor design. Went thru at least 7 pad changes and 3 sets of rotors in 135k. Lastly, the paint clear coat started disintegrating last year - apparently I wasn't the only one to experience this, just take a close look at the late 90's Green models and I'm sure you'll see what I mean.
Hmmm... In retrospect, I'd have to say I loved the whole van - until things started breaking.
Dodge finally retired that trans design with the '08 model. Need better brake design and fix the paint problem. This is a good 50,000 mile vehicle, but only the first 50.