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By tropikal
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport AWD 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall, a very good vehicle. This is my third Caravan. Very comfortable on the road. The Touring suspension and ABS helped avoid a seroius accident; the car was very stable in an evasive move. Dynamite infinity stereo although the headphones are too difficult for the kids to work (me too). Problems: power sliding door, oil leak at the filter flange, transmission shifts hard from 1st to 2nd under light load.


Best Features

It dosen't take off like a rocket but it stops well. Power rear hatch door is great. Trunk organizer is always in use especially for those little plastic bags of groceries.


Worst Features

Passenger front seat needs to be lower or offer power driver and passenger seats on all models. Build quality is good but not great. I had a 2001...the dealer ripped me off $400 for front brakes. Don't go to the dealer for brake pads!!!!


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Overall, it is a nice van
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By Cacique
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice looking van inside/out. Very comfortable & somewhat quiet ride. Controls are conveniently laid out. Love the dual & rear climate controls. The V6 engine is powerful w/great acceleration. Only problems I had was exterior trim pieces at windshield & driver side sliding door came loose. Overall, great van. I just traded it in for its sibling, a Chrysler Town & Country LX only because I was getting close to 36K miles and as many already know, Dodge/Chrysler's reliability record is not one to brag about, although it makes good looking vehicles.


Best Features

Comfortable, smooth ride, awesome acceleration, dual climate control, easy roll out of center and rear bench, although somewhat heavy.


Worst Features

Poor gas milage, exterior quality (integrity) can be better.


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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Utah
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By F. Tempel Riekhof
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan eX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Ovarall a very good vehicle. For a good sized minivan, it is rather nimble on the road and rolls easily (better than my 1998. Good interior and comfortable seats. Power sides doors and tailgate work flawlessly. Vehicle is somewhat underpowered and would be better served by a 5-speed automatic transmission rather than the 4-speed. Transmission braking is useless. Uses a bit of oil.


Best Features

Power sliding doors and tailgate.


Worst Features

Increase power and 5-speed automatic transmission.


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Not Too Happy about Dodge
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By Not Too Happy
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan eX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I am a sucker 3 times over. Several nagging problems. It started with the power steering. It started getting really loud and whining and I took it to Dodge and they said there was an issue with some hoses that needed to be replaced. Later it came out as a recall. The back power liftgate is quirky. Sometimes it opens and sometimes it does not. The drivers seat squeaks horribly when you go around turns or your body shifts in the seat. The brakes were done at 27000 miles and I have had to take it back 3 other times. What a ripoff!


Best Features

Power sliding doors, styling


Worst Features

Rework with some quality improvements. They don't hold their value at all. Lower price because it does not compare to many other minivans.


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no 5 star here
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By jabenj
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan eX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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After 3300 miles the trouble began. ABS sensor failed, power sliding door stopped working. At 5000 miles the power steering cooling line ruptured. At 5700 miles the A/C compressor seized, necessitating a tow from the highway. 6000 miles, excessive noise from the front end. 3 trips to the dealer & 4000 miles--it's getting louder. 13mpg in city,unacceptable for a sticker claiming 18mpg!!!


Best Features

Inferno Red paint, power passenger doors and liftgate


Worst Features

Don't know where to start. Quality?


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