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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Dodge Grand Caravan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 215 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

  • Pleasant to drive and ride in but lacking a few key features and the rock-solid reliability record of certain rivals.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of new options, torquey engines, car-like driving characteristics, improved safety features.

  • Cons

    Still no stowable third seat, gets pricey when options are added, legroom in second-row seats.

  • What's New for 2001

    America's best-selling minivan is all new for 2001, with many industry-first features including a power rear tailgate, a power sliding door obstacle detection system, and a removable and powered center console, and a pop-up rear cargo organizer, all residing under sleek new sheetmetal.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Nice to drive for a

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Bought for 6K from a private party, who kept all their records. We have put 40K miles on it since and have had basically no problems. Goodyear Triple Treds were on it, and at 95K we put another set on. These are really good tires for this van. Everything still works fingers crossed




Unreliable long-term

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Looking to buy a minivan (Not Dodge!!!!) Kept current Caravan in excellent condition & purchased ext. warranty. Transmission blew @ 76,000 miles (- $2600); A/C compressor & evaporator went at 102,000 miles (-$2700) of course after attaining full "paid off" ownership. Seemed like a "timed" bomb. Total cost of 7-yr old van after initial investment = $27,000. Not reliable for long-term ownership. Dodge servicing in South FL. (used several) was not satisfactory as well.




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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

We bought our van used in Sep. 03 with only 37K. It has been very reliable for us with only two non maintainence minor issues. Right after purchase, both front power window regulators and motors had to be replaced. We've had some suspension work done at around 55K. Both covered under warrenty. So far, we have had to replace a gas cap, battery, and soon both rear cargo door gas lifters from being to weak to lift the cargo door in cold weather by automatic. (Will open manually with no problem). Right now we get about 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. This was a good choice for us and am very pleased with our purchase.




A decent people mover and

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Drives great, poor gas mileage (16-19mpg. The engine is great. At 60,000, failure of side door electric motor, and air conditioner compressor. I am happy for the extended warranty from 1source warranty. Future consideration would be not to buy this vehicle considering a Honda Odyssey. What I wish on this vehicle is an intermittent horn which would actually work. Otherwise, I am happy with the workmanship on this vehicle.




Not so happy

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Major problem: At 42,000 miles, steering rack went out. Very dangerous to drive because steering would stick in a turn. Cost $700 to fix, just barely out of warranty (36,000) and less than 2 years old. Also, fuel injector went out at this time also, $300 to fix. Had to replace battery at 2 1/2 years. Minor: Interior moldings frequently come apart. Don't think there should be this many problems!




Nice family car

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

This is a nice family car. Roomier than other mini-vans.



Full 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Review

What's New for 2001

America's best-selling minivan is all new for 2001, with many industry-first features including a power rear tailgate, a power sliding door obstacle detection system, and a removable and powered center console, and a pop-up rear cargo organizer, all residing under sleek new sheetmetal.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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