Unreliability overshadows looks
By CR on
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
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.
Rear zone air, performance, ride, seats, space, rear shelf.
Needs a stronger transmission, better rotors, they warp every 5k miles.