This is 3rd Caravan, after 245000 miles
still runs strong. Body has held up
well, interior still draws comments on
how nice it is. AWD has quit working
but otherwise this is a strong running
vehicle. All my Caravans have been
We purchased this van with the hopes
of having a good quality vehicle that
would last many years. We've made it
last many years, but at the expense of
replacing the transmission (twice),
the water pump, the alternator, the
radiator and other items as well. The
interior is falling apart, the paint
is peeling off and the electrical has
given us fits. After the water pump
failed a second time, we've given up
and sent it off to retirement. Good
riddance to bad rubbish! Never again
with a Dodge minvan.
This van is an allround functional and reliable vehicle that doesn't look half bad. I wish they still made a model in this body configuration. The short and boxy design makes it easy to park and roomy for cargo. It's a great value as a used vehicle and parts are readily available. I live in Mexico where the roads are rough and rules are ignored. This van gives me confidence on the road and its proven to be easy to maintain, extremely practical, and resistant. I love using it for camping because I can fit a ton of gear plus friends in the van and a queen sized inflatable mattress fits perfectly in the back (with the seats out) for secure sleeping.
i bought mine new in 1991 ... 3.0 V6.
many problems (replaced tranny twice,
engine gasket, radiator twice, a/c
never seemed to work). however it is
nearing 300K but is still going. great
shape although paint is in bad shape.