1995 Dodge Caravan Consumer Review: Could be better re:tranny/mate

1995 Dodge Caravan - Consumer Review

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SE Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 3-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Could be better re:tranny/materials
By Space1999! on


1995 Dodge Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Our Caravan has been very reliable
outside of that much-too-common
transmission failure. Fortunately ours
only required new seals and internal
parts and we "convinced" Chrysler to
pick up 1/2 the $2000 cost. It is a
real shame that Chrysler didn't resolve
this problem MUCH earlier as it seems
to be a problem right up to 2001 models.
It must be noted that many other
companies have tranny problems in their
mini-vans including Honda, Ford and
that Toyota has severe engine sludging
and failure issues.
Fortunately our paint, air conditioning
and most features have been very good
and had minimal problems.

Best Features

The 3.3l engine is excellent... good power with 160 horses and decent mileage (25-29 mpg before the tranny failure, now 20-26 mpg), nice layout and interior and a safe, secure driving vehicle even in high winds. Love the driving position and control layouts.

Worst Features

Interior plastics too hard and fragile. Material quality of seats and carpeting is poor. Chrysler SHOULD bring back "classic" Caravan design from 1995 install dependable transmission, better ride quality materials and paint. Ours is 500 pounds lighter and nearly same interior space.
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