2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
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.
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.
Scrap or improve power lift hatch and side doors. Make tranny a smidge more bulletproof. Longer warranty.
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