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Still going at 257000+ miles
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By ken_86gt
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan


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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...


Best Features

Roomy, hauls the family and gear well on long trips. I can pull a large trailer with it when needed.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage- I average 20mpg normal driving and about 24mpg when on the highway.


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170,000 miles and still going!
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By cprevbhayes
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan LE 4dr Minivan


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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!


Best Features

Room, LOTS of room! Has been very cheap to maintain. I think gas mileage of 22-24 on highway is great.


Worst Features

I've heard the transmission horror stories, but other than the shift solenoid, we have had no problems.


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Dodge Caravan Transmissions Go out at 60k
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By lanrivers
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan


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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.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

Transmission obviously


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Still goin!
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By autoitking
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan


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My family has had this car for 10 years now, and it's still going strong. Original engine and transmission are rock solid and perform well. Only problems we ever had was a leaky radiator hose, a bad spark plug wire, and a bad idler. Once the idler and spark plug wires were replaced, it ran like new again! The power steering is very powerful and has a lot of boost. Very easy to steer, and handles well considering its size. The leaf springs in the rear make loading over a ton no problem, and the engine can haul it adequately. We fit all of my college stuff in there with room for three adults left. And the engine made it 350 miles to my dorm and back. Also a few very long trips (over 600 miles)


Best Features

Huge! 170 cubic feet of cargo with all seats gone! Very reliable Engine is fairly powerful, 200lbs.ft of torque is a good amount Pretty comfortable


Worst Features

Gas mileage could be better, but it is a huge car Handling could also be better, but again, that's hard to do with such a large car Some of the plastics fell cheap, but they have held up well


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By Whachaknow
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Minivan


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We bought the Grand Caravan when we had three teenage children. Outside the obligatory Chrysler minivan transmission problems and an early replacement of front struts and steering pump, which were covered by the extended warranty, it has been a very reliable performer. The mileage is poor, as expected. But, we have driven it coast to almost coast (Washington, DC to Arizona), up and down mountains, and across deserts, and it has proven to be reliable and thoroughly comfortable. Now that we are almost empty-nested, we will eventually replace it with something smaller and more fuel efficient, but it has been a great family vehicle for all these years.


Best Features

Space (the final frontier!) Compass Comfortable seating Front and rear air and heat Second row doors on both sides


Worst Features

More reliable transmission. Better gas mileage.


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