We have had this van for 6 years and
have put around 80K miles on it. It
has never left us stranded, and has
been great except to the transmission
and the paint. This van was garaged
all its life and the paint is coming
off in sheets. Lucky for us, the
previous owner choose the 7/70
warranty, because we are on our 4th
transmission. Thankfully we haven't
paid a dime yet. Over all it is a good
van, just has cheap, thin paint, and
terrible transmission. Come on Dodge!
I put more money into this vehicle then what it was worth! In just 4 months I replaced 2 ECM units, 2 alternators, EGL valve, battery, brake pads, and starter. The worst Dodge product I have owned. I'd rather drive an ice cream truck then a Grand Caravan!
We bought our Grand Caravan used with
30,000 miles. Shortly after purchase
with only 35,000, my wife and kids were
in an accident as the tie rod snapped,
sending the vehicle into a spin. Since
that time, we've had many problems
including a leaky transmission, broken
sway bars, defective front fog lights,
a faulty fuel gauge sending unit and
even the motors on the rear power
windows have gone out. The quality of
this product is poor, and it's safe to
say we've owned our last Dodge product.
This van has serpentine belt issues, if you look at other web sites you will see the constant problems. The 1994 has no fix at all, so you are stuck. If you have a 96 or later there is a fix, because they didn't fix it in production, so you still had to fix it on your own. I will NEVER buy another caravan, and I am renting a vehicle to go on a family trip because this is so unreliable in the rain. I was offered a 2004 caravan to rent. I don't know, who knows if Dodge was ever responsible enough to fix a problem in a vehicle that is major, and in a vehicle that usually carries a number of children.Live and learn, wish I did more research
Bought a loaded 3.8L LE 2 years used, drove the tar out of it w/the family, then a daily driver to work for a few years, now my teenage son has been driving it for 1.5 years. Will finally sadly part with it, as my son upgrades. Has been a real workhorse, generally very reliable, always started and ran smooth and quiet to this day. Had to rebuild tranny at 70K (who didn't?), but tranny still good today at 225K miles. AC went out about a year ago. Otherwise, very little went wrong. Surprised by other reviews dinging this vehicle, as they were all submitted when the car was 10 years old! What do you expect? Most other 10yo cars are in the junkyard or some canal somewhere by now.