Long term Grand Caravan Sport
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Vehicle1999 Dodge Grand Caravan 4dr Minivan
ReviewOwned the car for 10 years now. Got us through 2 kids, friends, 20 Nascar events to Texas Motor Speedway. Car has been garage kept for 10 years, spent its whole life shuttling kids in a 10 mile radius. Just now starting to have oil leaks. Belt tensioner was fixed 2 years ago (loud-but did not effect performance or reliability) and is starting to make noise again. We have the sport, it's comfortable as far as vans go. Went through 3 sets of tires in 10 years. Ignition cylinder locked out 2 times in 10 years, both times had to be dragged out of garage. Overall, a good local kid hauler for 10 years. Time for a sportier Volvo next week! Goodbye minivan!
Best FeaturesAll the room! Liked the captains chairs front and back. Nice to be able to remove the 3rd row bench. Great for tailgaiting. It's actually been sporty as far as vans go. Viper fog lights, wing on back, all one color, larger wheels and tires. Not a bad looking vehicle for its time.
Worst FeaturesServed it's purpose for 10 years. Redesign the ignition lock. Broke 2 times and could not get key out. Redesign belt tensioner, went bad and every Dodge related van sounds terrible when this thing starts to go bad. Who designed this, the kid fresh out of design school making $20k/year?
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