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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Nice to drive for a van
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By kennedyma
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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


Favorite Features

Easiest van to drive, ever (and we have had them all!) seats are easy to remove; sits up high; quiet


Suggested Improvements

some rust on wheel wells only get 20 mpg..but a great hauler,


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Unreliable long-term
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By The White's
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability, customer satisfaction, service correctly


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01 DGC EX
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By Masterpaul1
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Smooth, stiff, well controled and quit ride. Power of the 3.8L engine. Space and seat comfort. Power rear lift gate and side door. Easy out rollers on second and third row seats. Guage cluster and lighted controls at night. Center consel, rear storage orginizer, crank down spare. Safety features


Suggested Improvements

Better front suspension parts that don't wear before 60K. Third row center head rest with should belt.


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A decent people mover and ultility vehicle
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By b3200
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Favorite Features

The bundled feature, 3.8 liter engine, power door, tinted window and rear air. The one thing I thought I would not like is the center console with that can be moved from the front to the back. The brakes are a great feature, all wheel disk brakes.


Suggested Improvements

Intermittent horn, more compartments 8 passenger seating, and a moon roof. I think the headlamps could be improved. Otherwise leave the car alone.


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Not so Happy
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By Robideau
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Favorite Features

Comfortable to drive. Like temp gauge and power doors. Good cup holders.


Suggested Improvements

I'm short and passenger seat is too high (non-adjustable due to storage compartment below). Need longer standard warranty.


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