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"Sport" model for a reason
By sebago588 on
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.
Center dash console was and still is sleek compared to other minivans, V6 Flex fuel engine can haul practically anything, rear climate control is a must and works great, Infinity Sound system has hardcore bass and sounds amazing, the car is rated at 15/22mpg however for 12 years we have been getting on average 27-30mpg at speeds of up to 85mph. Visibility is remarkable especially for a minivan.
Make the 3.8 liter V6 standard in addition to the optional AWD. Lighten up the 3rd row seat so as not to need a body builder to come over and take it out for you.