Our 1996 came to us with 106K on the
odometer. I don't know about the
previous owners experience. It was
leased. We purchsed it at the bank
auction. It now has 240K miles with no
problems. It still looks great and is
in daily use along with our new,
flawless 2003 Chrysler T&C (21K
trouble free miles). Our only
complaint is the brakes. The rear
brakes are weak despite our best
efforts.?? No transmission problems
or engine problems. A fantastic van.
In fact, this was our third (86 & 88
previous)Chrysler van. Both had 200K+
miles when replaced. We've never
experienced the transmission problems
that seem to plauge other vans.
This is really a good looking van.
Very comfortable seats, drivers side
slider is wonderful. Very cold AC.
We bought this nice looking,
comfortable van mostly due to what we
thought was a good rep for
Caravans/Chrysler and nice interior
design - what a nightmare. Thank God
we had extended warranty!
Repair/replace tranny 4 times since
we've had it. Water pump twice, new
a/c, weird brake troubles 4 times,
blown head gasket, weird wiring
gremlins that we had to bypass to make
our headlights even work. A/c
switches burning out - I will never
buy another Chrysler product after
this nightmare. Would have sold,
except it's paid off and the extended
warranty paid most of the engine work -
but we laid out $2k plus on other
Interior design, very comfortable to
ride for long or short trips, when it
Transmission fix, reliability studies,
quality control on all parts.
Owning over 20 different vehicles, none
Dodge before this one...I'm a
converter. This van 112K and going
stron has absolutely been excellent!
Usually I avoid 1st year new model
runs, and especially a Dodge! The ride
is smooth - good performance & gas
mileage and no Major repairs thus far.
The few recalls have been minor stuff
and we are just very pleased! I would
highly recommend this 96 Grand Caravan
SE 3.3Litre to anyone who asks.