Bought it brand new in 1992 - been
through 3 fuel pumps, 1 oxygenator
thing; kept losing power (took 7 years
to find this problem) 1 water pump and
numerous smaller things. It's been
pretty reliable for 12 years and 95000
miles. It squeals all the time while
running causing considerable
embarrassment at lights - transmission
is starting to slip.
We bought this vehicle from a friend
who loved it and was getting a good
deal on a newer model Caravan. Very
few problems and never left me
stranded. Lots of seating for our 3
young kids (and their friends) although
very cramped in the back for adults.
Although I am the third owner of this van, I am truly satisfied with the performance etc that I have received over the 3 years I have had it. Prior to my being the owner, my mother drove this van for seven years without any major problems.
While it is a practical vehicle, there
are some design flaws that have
proven costly. I've had multiple
blown head gaskets (costly repair)
that apparently are the result of
incompatible metals used in the
pistons and the cylinders. There
were numerous other repairs, but the
heag gasket is the back breaker. I
would not recommend this vehicle or
any Dodge van from the 1990's.
this is a very reliable van with cold
a/c and even though it's not very
quick, it is very reliable. 150,000
miles and the 2.5 liter 4 cyl. engine
runs like a top. I've heard the 6 cyl.
is plagued with problems!