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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Replace Brakes every 12K Miles
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By jimc888
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought my Van new. At 14K miles replaced rear caliper, pads, rotors and adaptors. At 20K replaced front pads and rotors. At 26K told I need front pads, rotors, calipers and hoses $600. Also need same on rear $675. That's almost $1300 more after 14K & 20K brake jobs. Called Dodge Corp Complaint office. They checked into it and said that was normal wear & tear. Had a 2003 caravan and bakes lasted over 40K. Trading this in. I'm not spending $1300/yr for new brakes. Searched 2011 Caravan brake probems on Internet. Lots of complaints, but no help from Dodge. Having 2 complete brake jobs at less than 27K miles is NOT normal. I won't be buying any more Caravans.


Suggested Improvements

Fix small calpers. Make calipers larger so they don't heat up and expand and stick on the rotors.


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A decent minivan
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By dman76
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Currently drive a stripped down version of the 2011 Grand Caravan for my vanpool. I commute/drive 80 miles a day, and have sat in all seating positions. Performance: 3.6L is fairly peppy, transmission could be programmed better to be more responsive and less jerky. Average 23 to 24 mpg. (70% hwy) Comfort: Front seats are good. Middle seats are OK, granted you can slide it all the way back. Third row is tight on leg-room, even with middle seats all the way forward. (Stow n go design leaves little to no leg-room.) Anchor points for the middle seats' seat belts hinder 3rd row passengers from straddling their legs forward. Quiet interior. Overall, a good value, but not perfect.


Favorite Features

Quiet Interior Stow n Go concept Peppy Engine Decent handling for a minivan Good on gas (for a minivan)


Suggested Improvements

Better layout/spacing of seats. Hopefully the next generation of stow n go seats will allow decent legroom for ALL passengers. Improved crash worthiness in IIHS small overlap crash test. (I'm cutting Chrysler/Dodge some slack here, since this platform came out in 2008.) Diesel option? :-)


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Great Value, Great Family Car
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By mrjustin24
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased it used as a 1 owner car. It took me a while to come around to being a man in a van. However, hauling the kids or lumber from Lowe's this thing did it all. I was thoroughly impressed the cargo space and the versatility and ease of the folding seats. I never once had a reliability issue with it. The vehicle worked flawlessly the entire time I owned it. I easily got 27mpg on the highway despite the 25mpg rating. The only reason I don't still drive it is because my wife's Ford Taurus X was falling apart to the tune of $2K with only 70K miles on it. We had to trade in my Caravan with her car to make up the amount we were upside down in the Taurus X.


Favorite Features

StowNGo Seats, Easy to keep clean, reliability, value


Suggested Improvements

None from my time with it.


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