1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Review: Ken's critique, Dodge mini-van

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan - Consumer Review

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SE Passenger Minivan (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Ken's critique, Dodge mini-van
By ken jennings on


1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3dr Minivan


Purchased from local dealer with 50k.
At this writing (8/11/03) now has 116k
Have been happy overall. Some of the
reliability issues other raters
mentioned have also plagued me on
occasion. Luckily, I'm a shade tree
mechanic and not scared to tackle the
unknown without prints or a tech manual.
Have replaced starter, several rotors,
brake booster (what a pain!), idler
pulley (snapped off while driving),
Front and rear AC expansion
valve/dryer.Also have intermittent
wiper gremlin where pulse wipe quits.
Even with all this, my wife loves it
and I'd probably get another one if I
weren't tiring of the design.

Best Features

Seats for comfort and convenience. Carpet for cleanability. Factory privacy glass really works well. Quiet, smooth engine/tranny. (3.3L) Paint quality. Fit/finish for mid-level vehicle is good.

Worst Features

Electrical systems seem problematic. 1. gremlin in pulse wipers 2. occasionally the van just dies, no warning or idiot lights ... just quits.
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