1995 Doge Caravan (3.3L)
By Tim Jessup on
Vehicle1995 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan
Review140,000+ miles, & perfectly pleased with ours. We own 2 others, one a 1985 with 199,000 miles and the other is a 2003 with 45,000 miles. With the 1995, we have only replaced the AC compressor in 12+ years (not counting a recall for the rear window wiper). Get 27 miles on hwy (2 less in summer with AC) 19-20 around town. Acceleration is strong and smooth for a van. I laugh at buyers of Honda and Toyota vans when Dodge invented and continues to perfect theirs. My nephew had a Honda Odyssey and replaced the tranny twice at 100,000 not to mention sliding door, brake and other probs. Encouraged friend at work to trade his Ody for a Caravan due to too many expensive repairs.
Best FeaturesFuel economy (better than other minivans). Smooth-shifting four speed transmission (I know more Honda Ody owners with Tranny failures than Dodge Caravans). Good, usable interior space.
Worst FeaturesTighter turning radius (this was improved greatly in the 2003). Could use updated looking upholstery for the seats in our particular model. Again, the 2003 model's upholstery is greatly improved. Could use a locking gas cap with gas thefts occurring, now.
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