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HORRID
By horrid on 04/07/14 10:17 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Crew 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have went round and round with the dealership and Dodge manufacturing. My van sqeals during the winter, the brakes are horrible, and the transmission is horrible. Two different times I put my car into park (yes I made sure it was in park) and it started rolling and my brakes would not work. My daugher was terrified! The first winter I had this van it was fine, the second winter it started sqealing very loud; you could hear it from inside. My stransmission jerks all of the time and when at a stop my car rattles like it is going to die. Just so you know, I get my car serviced every few months. I have had it in the shop, but they saythey are aware of the issues but not recalls until resolutio
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Love it
By nateo2 on 04/03/14 16:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I dont know why people complain about this van ours has 54,000 miles and never had a single problem besides the brakes squealing put better quality rotors on it and have not squealed since has plenty of power and we think its very comfortable all around great van
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Chrysler's core design quality is slipping...
By buddhanature on 03/24/14 17:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan R/T 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

35,000 miles, Owned for 2 years from new. Dealer sales-lady lied about UConnect and rebate for multi-vehicle purchase. Wouldn't reimburse us either. Drove to Florida from Michigan twice. Cruise control problem - didn't use. Transmission hard shift when first taking off. Used to own '94 Voyager minivan, '03 Intrepid and '98 Sebring convertible. This vehicle has more design problems than the older ones I owned. Had transmission reprogrammed - still bad (even had 3 Chrysler quality engineers ride with me and they said this is normal operation for this vehicle.),wind shear problem, heater blower motor has only low speeds. Original tires only lasted 25,000 miles before no traction in snow.
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Edmunds appraisal is way off
By stevemcqueen on 01/28/14 08:07 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan Crew 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I recently sold my 2012 Grand Caravan Crew. It priced out at $17,600 on Edmunds used car appraisal to a private party. I advertised it on AutoTrader for 4 months at $14,500 and the best offer I got in 4 months was $13,500 and I took it. I do not think Edmunds takes into account the huge number of fleet Grand Caravans coming off lease from Hertz, Avis, etc. So if you pay what Edmunds says it is worth, you will lose $3,000 to $4,000 right off the bat on resale.
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
couldnt ask for more
By joecerio on 08/14/13 19:14 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Ok I waited 1 year before posting review. Bought vehicle new in august 2012. Trans recall was right on. fixed prob. sat radio still doesn't work. Other than that this van is perfect in every sense. I am getting good gas mileage, comfort, storage, and hauling capabilities. There seems to be some very picky people out there. This van was way less than the others I checked them all out before buying. Ride may seem a little stiff but for what van can do well worth it. if you want a really smooth ride shell out 60k and get a Cadillac. In my opinion great vehicle for the money. will get another. This is my 4th dodge van. And next body change god willing and the creek don't rise I will get anothe
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Value, Design, Utility
By fdby on 07/08/13 14:16 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I just bought a 2012 Grand Caravan SXT with 36k miles. So I can't say much about reliability yet. So far I'm impressed with the seating, much improved in 2011 over the previous Stow'n'Go. The DOHC variable-valve-timing engine is very nice and powerful (but still uses 87 octane gas), though I can't imagine it will be as trouble-free, tough, and durable as the old OHV 3.3L dinosaur. Handling is very good. The standard suspension is no longer mushy, but feels more like the old Sport option, yet is quite compliant. Power doors all around work well, but seem pointless to me, as does the key-in-fob arrangement. Fit'n'finish is so-so. There are some very clever options inside.
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9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Took a gamble and...
By trafficfdr on 06/14/13 20:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Bought a 12 DGC SXT certified used rental vehicle. I know that these are two sins in my book until I saw price gouging from the other manufacturers. I bought the van for $ 17 K less than the competitor new with less amenities. My van was a year old and had 20 K on the odometer. For insurance reasons I took advantage of Dodge's Lifetime warranty, which does not expire for the entire ownership of the vehicle. Currently we have put 5K on the van and one road trip approx 900 miles, we Averaged 28.9 miles with the Econ button on. Sweet, I never got that in either the '10 Pilot or '11 Cr-v. Btw I was a Honda fanatic.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Hate This Van More Every Day
By dogleg1 on 04/23/13 17:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

After over seven months driving this van I can't wait to get rid of it. It has to be the roughest ride ever and the road and motor noise comes right into the car.You feel every little bump: it rides like a lumber wagon. Chrysler and the dealer (Mac Lang in Ontario , Canada) don't care. The new suspension system is a design failure. Chrysler needs to redesign this van and rebate the current owners. What a rip-off. Previously I owned five Caravans and liked them fine. Not this one.
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13 of 14 people found this review helpful
Very Disappointed..........
By jcarndt on 02/09/13 11:06 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Purchased new in July of 2012. . I owned a '99 Caravan Sport and it was great. This one is not. When I test drove this one it seemed pretty good. Smooth ride, very quiet, lots of power. 60 days after purchase, the front brakes started squealing. Fixed by dealer. 60 days later, I noticed a clattering/rubbing sound from engine compartment at low speed. Frequency of the noise increased and decreased in time with RPM's. Dealer service manager said it was "normal" for that model year, and they have no idea what it is. So I'm screwed. Clunking/rattling from rear end, one of the heater controls has stopped working. Less than 5000 miles, and it sounds and feels like an old truck...... never again
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
It is a Minivan
By objectivejoe on 01/11/13 14:09 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

Review

So far, a reliable and powerful vehicle.
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