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Stay away from this van!
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By pbwaters75
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased this van Dec. 2005. It was part of a previous rental fleet and had 29000 miles. We used it has a family vehicle and had it 4 years. It was great until we turned 50K. After that, all down hill. Rack and pinion had to be replaced, electrical problems, tie rod ends, burning oil, and the end-all the transmission started slipping. Went to the nearest dealer and traded. The vechicle was well maintained for the time we owned it. It's too bad that Chrysler can't put some reliability into the country's "best selling van."


Favorite Features

Smooth ride until 50,000 miles. Comfortable front seats.


Suggested Improvements

Transmission, engine, front-end, electrical. Terrible rear seats unless you have the stow-n-go.


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Unhappy With Grand Caravan
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By Jake - Twin Cities
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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We purchased our Grand Caravan new in 2004. It functions the way we hoped it would, towing a small camper, long road trips and day to day. It has been in the shop for 5 sets of tie rod ends and 5 sets of sway bar links. through in the occassional failed water pump, heater, AC, power locks and windows, and having the motor replaced in both sliding doors. Chrysller arbitration and our local dealer have been little help. We are giving up on Dodge.


Favorite Features

fold and stow seats, powerful engine, very comfortable ride.


Suggested Improvements

Front end build quality, or Chrysller's willingness to support their product.


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Only if you need Stow n Go
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By 08LasVenturas
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

If you are looking for a minivan or SUV around the same price as a used Grand Caravan, I'd look elsewhere unless you need the Stow n Go, which is a good feature. The only problems I've had with it is that the seats are heavy & you have to move up the front seats to fold the 2nd row. The van is comfortable inside and has plenty of cup holders and room. The ride is sub par, but its easy to drive and handles well for a van of its size. The 3rd row flips into a tailgate which is a cool feature. There are also individual map lights for each seat. But the speakers in the 3rd row are huge and anyone sitting back there will surely go deaf.


Favorite Features

Easy to drive, nice-looking and roomy interior, Stow n Go & tailgate seats are a plus, great alternative to a panel or cargo van


Suggested Improvements

3rd row speakers are too large, mushy ride, cheap interior plastics that scratch easily, front passengers seat isn't power, hard to shake the soccer mom stigma


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Great Van
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By dcoogan
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Always been a GM person and moved to VW for a few years till famly grew out of the Beetle . The van can tow and carry 7 people with no problems .


Favorite Features

3.8 L V6 Lots of power


Suggested Improvements

HEMI


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Excellence!
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By G Claussen
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I love this thing! Super value and all the storage I could ask for. The kiddies love it and the wife, well, who cares what she thinks. Nice rig for SURE!


Favorite Features

Storage and power


Suggested Improvements

Can't think of any yet...


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