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LOVE THIS VAN
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Randy W
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this in 2008 from a dealer with 110K on it, its now 2015 and has 240K NO real issues. i am a satellite contractor and work out of this van. ladders, rough terrain. lots of equipment in it. I have driven this several times cross country. OK to NY back to OK, (26mpg) moved from OK to AZ towing a trailer, moved from AZ to NY towing a trailer, moved back to AZ..yes towing trailer, and since moved back to NY this was awesome in snow thi past winter, and the 03 sport is the ONLY model w/o traction control. i have hauled HE washer dryer, fridge, gravel in it


Best Features

mechanical..normal maintenance, brake pads 1-2 times a year. rotors twice water pump (weep hole leaked wasnt failed yet preventative maintenance) oil changes...when i feel like it tranny fluid when i feel like it battery every year(always still under warranty) strutt bearing plate replaced 1/2 axle replaced thats it..i am terrible at following the maintenance schedule and it still runs EXCELLENT only issue it now has is when REALLY cold..tranny wont engage for 20-30 mins 1st in am till its warmed up good..then its fine. but this van was sold out west also, not in the north


Worst Features

i cant think of any. for the year it came out features were pretty standard I will buy another, just wish i could find an AWD i would like an 08 or newer, but so leary with the dramatic change and reviews i have read. so i think i will keep it under 07, and either T&C or caravan...there the same but this time..i will get the STX with more features


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Best car ever.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By andreamoo
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Stereo. Acceleration. Comfort. Heat works really well. A solid reliable uncomplaining car.


Worst Features

Have reliable dealers selling it. It has squeaked in the front end since I bought it, and they would not warranty it. Obviously not too big of a deal since it has 151,000 on the odometer.


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Too many things going wrong
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By peechka
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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134,000 kms. 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


Best Features

plenty of room.


Worst Features

Telescopic steering column. Up and down (raise/lower) seat adjustment for driver. Better ventilation controls for rear passengers. Sliding door windows that can be opened. loose gas cap should not cause amber check engine light to remain on after cap is tightened.


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Dodge always bad
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By john
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought 2003 new grand caravan sport had to replace transmission at 60,100 miles dealership did not make it easy to honor warranty at 100 miles over warranty had to install trans outside dealership was 100% cheaper, also computer had to be replaced, brake drums replaced twice, as you can see problems keep increasing, I do not recommend Dodge at all, right now as I write the starter needs to be replaced. Will never buy us make autos ever again. Previous to this I had a used 98 Plymouth Voyager and also had to replace transmission, I thought my buying new it would be better but totally disappointing.


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Nice van
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By VanMan
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Sport Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this preowned/certified van from a dealership(in 2007). The van had 49,000 miles on it, The van has been very dependable (so far) with little maintenance. One problem occurred last year with the steering. A constant "whining" noise which was louder during the colder months. Went to a Dodge van "online discussion" and they advised to change the steering fluid reservoir. (it clogs after a while) Did that and NO MORE whining noise. When this one has reached the end of it's life I plan on getting another one!


Best Features

I like the entire van, 3rd one that I owned.


Worst Features

Tough question? Couldn't find any faults? Seriously.


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