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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Not Happy!!!
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By John Wills
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought this minivan only two months ago. Already a/c went out, pass. side door trim (exterior) fell off. But gas mileage is decent for a seven year old vehicle. Wish it had center console, dealer didn't know where it was and it was over $400.00 from Dodge! Also no owner's manual.


Best Features

sliding doors, rear hatch,removable seats, leather seats with warmers, rear air and radio.


Worst Features

Better body(not holding up), a/c needs to be more reliable.


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Unreliability overshadows looks
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By CR
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this minivan new because it was the best looking of all the minivans at the time. It had an unusually (for a minivan) sporty look plus it has a great ride, handled well, was very comfortable on long trips, a luxurious interior and quietness, and offers great peformance with plenty of torque from the 3.8 V6. However, it turned out to be more than a lemon, a real headache. It has had over $5,750 in repairs since 1 week of ownership until now. To list just a few problems: New rear hatch motor, sliding door motor,window motor,new transmission,3 AC,condensor, 2sets rotors, ignition barrel, pwr doorlock, pwr steering ,etc..all before 50,000 miles.


Best Features

Rear zone air, performance, ride, seats, space, rear shelf.


Worst Features

Needs a stronger transmission, better rotors, they warp every 5k miles.


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By DadOf5
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought van used with 40k on it and an orig. sticker of $32,900 Gave $15,000 for it used. Go Dodge ! For some reason I still love this van. I guess because you can haul the world in it. Problems include A/C clutch bearing went bad, can't get a new bearing so we need whole new compressor. 900 bucks. Power rear lift and driver side sliding door have minds of their own. Infinity stereo e.q. has short do not move it or else! After a run up in the N. Georgia Mts the tranny isnt the same. It groans and whines like it's on its last leg. That was 15k ago and it's still coming back for more. When the engine is cranked after sitting overnight this van sounds like a Deere not Dodge. Van now has 91K.


Best Features

Engine, great power and smoothness. Decent MPG. Killer Stereo. Rear split bench. 3 zone A/C. 17in. wheels and Mich. tires. 3 door programable garage door openers. Interior space and comfort. Very road friendly, easy to maneuver and drive.


Worst Features

Scrap or improve power lift hatch and side doors. Make tranny a smidge more bulletproof. Longer warranty.


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Coming from a van hater
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By Van hater
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Top of line 3.8L ES, non-AWD. Awesome vehicle. 3 zone auto A/C is great. 3 power doors great. 77k miles. 17" chrome wheels look great. What's better than Odyssey's 3rd fold flat seat? A 50/50 rear bench. Can't count how many times half of that seat is down to allow beach stuff or whatever and still get 4 kids in. Odyssey 3rd seat is all or nothing...overrated! Also have the back shelf...useful for groceries...above and below. And, in 2001, no leather from Honda...we have all leather. Kids and cloth interiors do not get along very well. We tow a 3500# trailer quite frequently...tows very strong. People almost look surprised when they see a van pulling the trailer...yep, not an SUV.


Best Features

Leather, 3-way auto A/C, 50/50 rear seats, 17" chrome wheels, rear power liftgate, Autostick, 3500# towing capacity, fog lights, 4-disc in-dash CD changer, heated seats.


Worst Features

Envious of the new Stow'n'Go. 5 speed automatic would make this a dream vehicle.


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Nice Driver - Good Utility
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By kaamom
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Vehicle

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We purchased all available options.
In hindsight, I'd have skipped the
additional cost of the auto stick.
The gears shift automatically even
when using the auto stick which
negates the usefulness of the
feature. The tow capacity is more
than enough to tow mulch trailers and
all U-Haul trailers with ease. The
automatic door openers are useful with
a young family, but we've already had
to repair the door motors not under
warranty (expensive). Overall -
good personal space - smooth ride -
good utility


Best Features

Second (two buckets) and third row (split bench) seats are removable - unlimited cargo and passenger options. Goes from passenger to utility vehicle quickly.


Worst Features

Options that I would have like on this vehcile - two driver seat memory and back up sensors


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