by preacher_man_d on Jun 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
If I hadnÂt been hit two different times in one week and the insurance totaled it out, I would still be driving this van. I bought the van used in 2002. Yes, it had all the problems associated with Dodge vans Â I replaced the transmission, the carpet under the passenger side stayed wet in the summer, etc.
Many of the problems I was able to repair myself just by watching Youtube.
Anyway, before I started driving with a ÂtargetÂ on my van, which caused me to be hit twice by two different people in one week (not my fault), I had just turned 234,000 miles!
I will miss it.
by sebago588 on Nov 23, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
We purchased our 01 GC Sport in the latter part of 2000 out of a 96 Sable wagon. We love our van. Not only can we tow our 20 ft bow rider with it, the cargo room when all the seats are removed is like a Uhaul. The engine has power and sounds throaty like a Durango or even a Charger. Reaching highway speeds is no problem for the peppy little 3.3 liter V6 even with 7 adult sized passengers. We had one power window motor die out on our son while he was at a car wash (horrible scenario) and once needed a new starter. All of which were not ridiculously pricy but, repairing anything on a Chrysler product is thankfully never a "remortgage the house" situation. Engine smokes my sister's Odyssey.
by surflad on Jun 11, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Bought a 1995 Caravan with 50k miles in 1997.
Put another 120k miles on it in 6 years.
Transmission went out at 75k miles but was covered by warranty.
In '02 traded the '95 in on this 2001 Sport.
Now has 220,000 miles on it.
Replaced entire A/C system in 07, $1k.
Replaced transmission at 210,000, used one for $750. Other than that both front window motors, one alternator.
Now on second tune up, second set of brakes, fourth set of tires, Goodyears.
Doesn't use any oil, rides great!
Hauls surfboards, kayaks, musical equipment and still gets 25mpg on highway.
We love it!
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.