This thing was great for its space. We
used to haul lots of people and lots of
big bulky stuff (bulky things you can't
fit in newer, narrower minivans). But
I can't trust it to always get us where
we want to go anymore. It only has
96000 on it and we've spent the last
couple of years replacing small
mechanical parts. Now that the tranny
is going and it is eating oil (blowing
it out the tailpipe) it's time to
replace. Sad really, we were nice to
Engine ran fine. Gas mileage great.
Design good. AC was a problem area. The
transmissions were garbage. Went
through 3 transmissions in 150k and I
maintain my vehicles well and drive
them gently. I have 4 friends /
relatives that have owned different
years of Voyagers and Caravans and they
also have had inordinate amounts of
transmission problems. It was because
of the transmission problems I did not
by another Dodge mini van. I just
traded and switched to another brand.
The Caravan would be economical if not
for the AC and the tranny problems.
Fix the ongoing transmission problems
that have plagued the Chrysler product
vans for the past 10 years.
This car is good for taking things to
the dump, moving goods from one
apartment to the next and bringing
home the Christmas tree (inside). It's
also good when more than 4 people want
to ride in the family car at the same
time. It's functional, not sporty.
We've been having transmission
problems and will need to have it
replaced or rebuilt.