by andreamoo on Dec 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
I did not want to buy a minivan.
But in 2004 I bought a 2003 with 11K on it for $11K.
This car has been fantastic.
It took us through the western states camping.
It moved us from one house to another. It has hauled carpool kids, craigslist finds, saddles, hay, dogs, beds and building materials.
It averaged 29 mpg when we first got it on the highway, it now gets a solid 21 city/hiway.
It broke down once in its 150K miles-the main computer glitched. That was not a pretty $500 but nothing since except standard maintenance.
Even though it is no longer shiny and new, our current crop of carpool kids still like it best.
I walk by it and pat it sometimes like a good pony.
by peechka on Jan 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
I have had the power steering whine and the first ps flush lasted about 18 months.
Just had second ps flush done.
Several parts in front end have been replaced -- making noise but not affecting handling.
Just replaced leaking rad & original battery.
Tranny now appears to be having a shift problem at low speeds forward & reverse -- when maneuvering into/out of parking spot.
If this problem is big $$$ the van is going to wreckers.
This was my first brand new vehicle -- "Made in Canada" matters but I doubt I will buy another Chrysler product (had numerous tranny probs with a hand me down '96 Intrepid
by jim on Dec 4, 2010 Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
139k only a few repairs, 2 sets brake pads, tow 1500 lb trailer/catamaran, excellent interior volume can get 26 mpg highway not towing, leather seats could be more comfy, turn signal release l failed, drivers power window, new exhaust, rattly front end, mechanic states nothing there needs replaced, also own 01 gc, same front end, both are sloppy when compared to Odyssey
Two new options debut, a power sunroof (that Dodge boasts as one of the largest available in a minivan) and a factory-, not dealer-, installed DVD entertainment system that comes with wireless headphones. Audiophiles will appreciate the CD changer being upgraded from four-disc capacity to six.