1996 Dodge Caravan Consumer Review: Good Idea, poor execution

1996 Dodge Caravan - Consumer Review

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Good Idea, poor execution
By JAZZ1151 on


1996 Dodge Caravan LE 3dr Minivan


The design is very innovative, however
the quality and reliability left a lot
to be desired.
We purchased a 7 year 100k mile Dodge
warranty and used it. Multiple major
problems with the transmission (4)
including a complete replacement,
cooling system, A/C (5) and a belt
tenioner that fails like clockwork
every 20K miles since new. Many more
less critical problems too numerous to
mention here. Except for being beat to
death with $50 warranty deductables
after 36k miles long warranty enabled
us to keep the car longer than we would
have if we were footing the bills.

Best Features

Drivers side sliding door. Easy out bench seats.

Worst Features

Move the location of the dash power outlet. It hits the drivers knee when any power adapter is plugged in. Body has too much flex. Improve reliability of components.
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