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Great affordable vehicle
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By charles
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan


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This was my third Caravan and was the best and most reliable. Change the oil regularly and tires when appropriate. I enjoy the vision and the height of the seats. It is not a luxury automobile but quite functional. Many long trips went by quickly.


Best Features

Affordability. Reliability. Vision. AC worked fine and still does. Comfortable and practical.


Worst Features

Improved gas mileage might be nice. In some ways, it is a cheaply made vehicle (seats, interior, etc.) but you get what you pay for.


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Very good vehicle
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By charhart
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan


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Have to say this van has been VERY reliable. Has 225,000 miles and only minor problems. Replaced alternator about a year ago. Recently the cooling fans went out causing the radiator to crack. Replaced the radiator, still haven't found out whats wrong with the fans. Gas mileage got bad about a year ago. Wierd story. Used to go from east georgia to north alabama on 3/4 tank of gas. It got great gas mileage. Took it to get a routine oil change one day and when I picked it up I had to put gas in it 3 times to make it to florida. Ever since then its had the worst gas mileage. Weird? Yes. Other than that I've had no problems with it. Very roomy, comfortable, drives great.


Best Features

Very roomy, removable seats, rear a/c, reliability, drives smooth, all the features


Worst Features

Can't think of any


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By Stefan
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


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The good, it's roomy, works great as a truck with both bench seats removed, can haul 4x8 sheet rock, good on long trips. Now the bad, it's American made, which means, it's poorly made. It's garage parked, yet there is rust, even under the hood where the struts mount. After 3 years and 30,000 miles, needed a new transmission(expensive, and a notorious problem with Dodge) Replaced starter, heater core, window regulator/motor twice, also very expensive. Replaced power steering pump because IT RUSTED OUT! Basically it's a hit or miss with these Caravans, more misses than hits, so be very cautious when buying used even with low miles, Dodge dealers will not cover you.


Best Features

It's roomy with large cargo capacity, and rides good, as long as your suspension mounts aren't rusted out.


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prarie schooner
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By whoa there
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan


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van has been real good ,and real bad. tranny serviced as required,but popped at 113000 miles $2000 to fix. shocks&struts at 96000 miles.brakes at 70000 miles. no other problems at 125k.the van has been reliable and worryfree the rest of the time. i had bought an 05 gc to takeover for this one,kept this to run around town. no complaints. many comfortable road trips.


Best Features

child seats, rear ac, sunscreen glass,and comfortable ride.carrys ALOT of stuff,wife packs like we are in 1850`s lewis&clarke.


Worst Features

TRANSMISSION!!!???serviced according to manufacturers specs and still goes out. make them bulletproof.


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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES AWD
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By Ted C.
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan AWD


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Despite all the warnings not to buy one of these, especially with all- wheel-drive, I can now say, with 152K miles of mostly around town driving on the clock, that this van owes me nothing. Yes, the serpentine belt went out at 70K miles and the speed sensor went out early on, but both are minor. The transmission is just now starting to slip a bit between 1st and 2nd, but otherwise this has been an incredibly reliable and well thought out vehicle. I'd be hard pressed to improve on my van (office, pickup, camper, taxi). I am most impressed with the ergonomics and space. Unfortunately, for me, there is no longer any vehicle on the market that can meet all my needs as this van has.


Best Features

Ergonomics, AWD, ability to haul 4x8 plywood, looks in and out, low & flat payload floor


Worst Features

Rear bench a bit heavy when removing


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