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Can you say...JUNK!!!!
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By Mechanic1
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this heap because I have 3 kids. Had it back to the dealership more times than I care to count. Air- conditioning broke, key fobs, brakes, shifter, sliding doors broke for the umpteenth time. Radio broke, you name it it broke. I work for Chrysler and will never buy one again!!! I will but a Toyota and feel a lot safer. With junk like this, we will be bancrupt before long. Please do some research before buying this heap!


Favorite Features

Back up camera


Suggested Improvements

Everything


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Don't Buy One !
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By Islandhopper1
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought this vehicle with 18K mi. on it. It was great for about 2 days. That's when the front brakes went out (Pad's worn out- completely gone). I found out the rear brake pads had been replaced right before I bought it and rear rotors seriously grooved. Then the passenger sliding door broke... Van drove pretty well then except for a clunking gear shift sometimes between 2cd and 3rd around 20 mph. No real other problems until one night at 30K mi. when it just didn't start. I tried both keys- nothing. Had it towed to dealer- no codes, no answers....no confidence. Traded in for new Chevy Tahoe. Happy to have it gone.


Favorite Features

DVD entertainment system and radio nice. Comfortable ride


Suggested Improvements

Fix you're terrible brakes. No car should need new pads all around at 18K. I noticed most of the used vans at dealer had similar problem.


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power loss on electrical components
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By IS
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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scary moment when 3 weeks ago the back up camera, A/C & heating vents, radio, speedometer & other dash reading disappear & nothing worked, along with power windows, power door locks. 43000km on this baby & under warranty, took to the dealer shop, they refused to look into because I wasn't having an issue now, but they did do the upgrades on computer for free (which they apparently charge for),also have chronic problems of locking the van, I have to push down on the button 3 or 4 times & had it check out but they never find anything wrong. it's been great, no problems otherwise, love all the features, rear seats uncomfortable. Great for camping, can easily sleep 2 adults comfortably.


Favorite Features

back up camera, hard drive with usb-photos, all the outlet plugs & 115 v, great ride, smooth & easy to handle, love the stow & Go & all the storage & cargo area, never have to carry or remove a seat ever again. I owned the 98 caravan & bought the '08 because of realiability & versatile capability


Suggested Improvements

comfort of rear seats, electrical issues, later yrs had electrical issues in the 98 caravan & bought the '08 assuming that by now these things would have improved, but maybe not, I recommend the extra warranty coverage, I re-invested into '08 due to no issues with the '98 till after 200,000kms


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By rick
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I had a Dodge Grand Caravan that I purchased there less than a year before with brake noise. My wife complained on previous occasions but was told nothing was wrong. When they finally looked at it vehicle was out of warranty period and they said the repair would not be covered. It cost us $471.98 to replace front and back pads and resurface rotors. Was not informed that a TSB #05-006-08 had been issued. Part number recommended in TSB does not match part number on my invoice. Now they need replaced again a year later because they were making a squealing noise and overheating. When I took it in to a local mechanic, he said my left rear caliper is leaking and needs to be replaced. No calipers


Favorite Features

Stow & Go. Split folding rear seats. Cargo space in back.


Suggested Improvements

Recall on brakes. Replace these defective things now. My vehicle is no longer safe to drive.


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Use Common Sense!
3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Drozs875
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought it from dealer new with 839 miles on it. I researched minivans to no end before I bought this one, and one thing that bothers me about it is the people that whine about issues that are either routine maintenance or abuse! The brake problems are caused by heavy footed stooges riding the brakes and the sliding door problems are from lack of lubrication! Use some common sense and maintain your vehicle! The only issue I've had is the A/C blows warm in the South Carolina heat until you get moving. I've checked the system myself and guess what...that's normal for a vehicle with a cabin this big! Overall I like the vehicle, the kid loves the DVDs and the wife won't let me drive it!


Favorite Features

Sturdy feeling vehicle, loaded with conveniences, Absolutely love the MyGig System, and the interior lighting is terrific! I'd like to say it was worth the money, but this sucker tailspun by about 9 grand the second I signed the papers for it, and I got it for a good price new..according to Edmunds


Suggested Improvements

The "bumpers" are sad little pieces of plastic that deform even under the softest washing sponge touch, a little underpowered, and the stock brakes are very dirty, but they work FINE when you use them right. Oh, and don't buy the light colored interior if you have a 3 year old.


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