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Value, Design, Utility
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By fdby
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Stow'n'Go, flexible and usable space, handling, power, interior look, modern engine, clever options inside.


Worst Features

Europe gets to opt for a Diesel. We should too, or a hybrid, or at least a smaller direct-injection engine. With the new engine, Chrysler needs to beef up the transmission and cooling system and uprate towing (about 3,500 lbs) by 1,000 lbs or so. I don't know if Chrysler offered an air compressor, but that option, along with a higher-rated 120V inverter (only 150 watts now) would be nice.


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paid a gamble and...paid dearly
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By trafficfdr
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought a 12 DGC SXT certified used rental vehicle, biggest mistake ever. I have never owned a vehicle with so many problems and recalls. Do not buy this vehicle, I lost a lot of money in maintenance and sold it at a loss for my families safety. Anything else is better. I went back to Honda.


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Hate This Van More Every Day
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By dogleg1
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

nil


Worst Features

see above


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Very Disappointed..........
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By jcarndt
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 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


Worst Features

No idea....maybe better QC. Maybe better training for service department so they can actually diagnose a problem.


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It is a Minivan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By objectivejoe
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


Review

So far, a reliable and powerful vehicle.


Best Features

It has more then enough power.


Worst Features

Maybe less power, better fuel mileage.


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