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 MDGUY on Jun 10, 2008 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan
I purchased the van at 40k miles after my ex totaled the '99 GC. It came from Canada (bad thing) originally and had 6k miles rolled off when brought into US. I now have 170k miles on it. In all, typical minor repairs with brakes and such. Trans done at 160k - not too bad really. Engine is a 3.8 and runs great - lots more power than the 3.3 I had before. Replaced the radiator - had a hole not due to defect, replaced the water pump at 120k or so - typical. It is getting to the point where more repairs need done - struts, front end work, tires, etc so I am dumping it. Bought a Nissan Sentra. Don't need a van any more. Considering I am not easy on cars, this one has held up pretty good!
by comfort king on Jan 17, 2007 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan
This is my 2nd Grand Caravan. The first was very reliable. I owned it 10 years. Bought a luxury car and realised I missed my minivan. So here we go again. This one has 98000 on it, I'm hoping I will have good luck with it, because I really enjoy the comfort and ride. I feel a little more confident since I've got 10 years and 231,000 miles experience out of my 1st one. Plus I only paid $3600 for it used from the original owner who was a Chrysler retiree. I feel I can't go wrong.
by kemrich on Oct 21, 2002 Vehicle: 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan
This is the second Grand Caravan we
have owned. First one lasted 11 years
and 250,000 miles on one engine and one
Mileage is acceptable at an average of
22 mph on regular gas.
Only gripe is removal and reinstall of
the second set of seats and the rear
bench. Chrysler should have learned
from the competition. Still awkward.
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