I bought Y-2000 grand caravan having less than 50,000 miles for $7500, it was a lemon, its AC didn't get fixed even by Chrysler dealer, lots of problems, i wanted to trade it in to buy Honda Odyssey, but they were expensive $18000 for used van under 60000 miles and they put Grand Caravan value under $2000, I visited KIA dealer, they trade in my Van for $6500 for brand new o meter 2005 KIA Sedona, I bought it in MARCH 2005 and to this day, it is amazing, i blindly trusted the foreign brand but it proved to have reliability, now i have 156,000 plus miles on it and no sign of any engine or transmission problems. Its shocks are still behaving like a new Van, i will say it is over design, bad in mileage but gives you 300 miles in a 16-17 gallon tank, this is the only bad side but overall it paid off my buy.
This Van Currently has 123,000+ miles on it and counting, we've used it to haul all my kids to their games and meets, move their stuff to their college dorms and apartments. We have moved furniture, appliances, taken trips, been all over in it, she's been old reliable. Haven't had any problems with this van, I would buy another one were it not for the fact that in another year I wont need to be moving anymore kids and I can downsize again finally.
Bought brand new didn't matter the problems began at the very start with brake problems and went on from there...Problems made worst by the worst customer service I've ever experienced.
With thousands of dollars spent and car still stalling we were done.
You want a reliable car get a Honda. That's what we drive.
Excellent customer service every time.
Bought the van fully loaded: leather, DVD, ABS, moonroof, etc.
Comparatively equipped mini-vans were much more expensive.
Currently has about 58k miles after 8 years.
The brakes went out by 20k miles and the ABS never seemed to work right.
Replaced tires with Hankook (factory) tires the first couple of times.
The inner walls on the front tires kept wearing out.
Went with Michelins the last time and they seem to be working better.
Haven't had any major problems but looking at around $900 for timing belt replacement at 60k miles.
Also, spark plugs are very difficult to change out.
I average about 13 mpg city and 20 freeway.
Paint is fading.
Mirrors and bumpers are first to go.
The ergonomics of the vehicle are good.
Easy to drive.
Good sound but the radio has a lot of static from the engine at times.
I like the looks and rich color (two tone green/beige) paint.
Very heavy vehicle for its class.
Came with a 5 year/60k bumper to bumper warranty and 10 year/100k drive train.
Bought the extended 10 year 100k warranty that supposedly covers everything else, as I tend to keep my vehicles at least that long.