by ken_86gt on Feb 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan
I bought this van used at ~93k miles. This van has been incredibly reliable. Normal maintenance items ONLY- oil, filters, tires, brakes, plugs, belts, battery. Still on original hoses. I have only replaced the starter and alternator once, I consider this normal. It is starting to use a little oil, have a transmission leak that is significant, and uses coolant frequently. I just keep them topped of at this point. I will be looking for another Caravan soon! I have friends with Honda and Toyota minivans that required much more maintenance and repairs than mine! I keep thinking that this will be the last set of tires I buy- and then 50K later it is time again...
by cprevbhayes on Jul 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan
Bought used in 2003 with 35k.
Now has 170,000 and still running strong.
Did have to replace shift solenoid in tranny at about 100k, but that was only a $300 repair.
Motor is still strong and doesn't use any oil.
Transmission will use a little fluid occasionally.
Only complaint (if you can complain about something that is 11 years old) is that the paint on the hood is fading out.
Still drives great.
A/C compressor is currently out and weighing whether or not it is worth the $1000 price tag to have that fixed.
All in all, it has been a great vehicle.
Not that exciting to drive, but great for the family.
Hey, it's a minivan after all!
by lanrivers on Jun 26, 2011 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan
This Van is a curse. I have owned over 5 for fleet and all transmissions average around 60,000 and thats it. Expensive to replace AND many times the rebuild only lasts a week. One had to be rebuilt 3 times. Too expensive. Why Dodge doesn't correct this problem? The mechanic told me they could if they put the correct hardened components in but they don't want to because it helps there service Dept. create revenue that they would not have if it was too dependable. Big Scam. Avoid this van unless you have very deep pockets. Cost me 10's of thousands over 10 years. Keep away.