We purchased the Grand Caravan SXT used (Program Vehicle) in late December 2007. We needed a 7 passenger vehicle to accommodate our children and grandchildren and this one fit the bill. It gets slightly better gas mileage than the 2002 Ford Windstar it replace (averaging 18.3 to 22.3 mpg). The Caravan has less interior room (Body width appears narrower) than the Windstar. The back bench seat will not fit 3 passengers if you put a child or infant's car seat in the designated middle position.
Automatic sliding side doors, very comfortable driver and Stow n Go seats, radio controls on steering wheel, stereo system with Sirius and overhead console, very good visibility (no apparent blind spots).
Needs much better insulation from noise: Road noise is the number one problem consisting of wind noise and traffic noise. Pep: Although it has a 3.8 liter engine like our Windstar, it appears to have a lack of pep when trying to quickly merge into traffic from slower speeds.
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