by Doug_H on May 29, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan
Purchased used w/17K miles in 2000. Has been a great long term value. Minimal cost to own. ES model has everything available at the time. 3.8 ltr has plenty of power @ 180hp. Hauls 7 comfortably. Great on long trips. Live in TX, van has been to CA and back and Orlando, FL and back plus many trips to surrounding states. Avgs 23 mpg city/hwy. Gotten 29 mpg on hwy, avg 25. As of 5/09, have 229K. Rebuilt Trans. at 190K. New Cat. Converter at 185K. No other major mechanical issues, just stuff that wears out-alternator, water pump, pulleys misc sensors and switches, etc. Would buy again but wife wants something different after 10 yrs. 1999 ES model still best looking w/17in. wheels.
by stephen douglass on Jul 8, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan
One of the best vehicles (all makes and
models) I have owned. Very stylish,
comfortable, reliable and cost
efficient. A pleasure to take long
trips for my wife and I. Sooo much
room!!! My wife recently drove alone
from Houston to SC.... non-stop!!! Gas
mileage is 24-26 with 3.3L. Looked at
the new models, but I can't justify
getting rid of this gem!!!
by MDShea on May 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan
Purchased the van used with 54,000
documented well cared for and
maintained miles. Transmission was
replaced at 44,000 miles - I thought
ok, I have a van with the bugs worked
out. Within two weeks it cost me $900
for a computer and auto stick handle!
This van scares the bucks out of my
wallet. Now I have a metalic sound
when the van idles that concerns me.
Beautiful van FOR SALE!
by Chris B on Apr 18, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan
I bought the van because I like the
looks, but it didn't take long to find
out that I bought a piece of junk. I
have talked to other owners of this van
and they all have the same problems.
Here is a list of my problems:
1. I have had three sensors go out at
$125 ea. (Car will not shift gears when
the sensor goes out)
2.The drivers side brake caliper has
been replaced 2 times and still doesn't
3. Most of all, even though I had the
transmission serviced every 35000
miles, It still cost me $2000 to
replace it before the van hit 100,000
On top of everythings else, these vans
have such lousy resale values I can't
even get rid of it.
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