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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

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By TxUser
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

For the most part I've been very happy with this vehicle, I like the basic design it has a lot of room compared with other minivans, comfy, and handles well. Few mechanical problems except the belt tensioner went out once and the mirror folding detents all sprung. A/C condenser and evaporator coil need replacement now after 70K miles. Odd electrical intermittent bits including: fuel guage, ABS light, front door key lock, delay wipers. Too many!


Best Features

Looks good, roomy, handles nice, and is comfortable.


Worst Features

Electrical reliability. Mechanical reliability - keep hearing about AC/Belts/Transmissions, I've had two of them already...


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Never Again
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By carnegiemom
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 4dr Minivan


Review

Dodge has replaced the main computer module
three times and now it is the wiring harness. We
have never had mechanical problems; all electrical.
It just dies on the road with no warning. Not
reliable for a soccer mom!


Best Features

Very cozy and roomy interior.


Worst Features

Electrical system!


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We are so glad we did it!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By minivanfamnow
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan


Review

I love this van... i can't believe i
am saying that! I really do! I am
glad we got an older model that was
LOADED! Runs like a dream...the
transmission was smoother than our
Nissan. I know that a lot of people
have "bad luck" with the caravan, but
just take care of it and it will take
care of you :)


Best Features

I love the leather seats...no worries about spills from the kiddies. I also love the infinity sound system.


Worst Features

better fuel economy is always great.


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Bad Transmission
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Darrell Young
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan AWD


Review

Its a sad that dodge cant seem to fix
the transmission problems in there
vans.When it hit 79000 miles the
transmission went out, water pump,
brake booster and master cyinder. Its a
good thing that I purchase the extended
warranty . I also would like to warn
everyone that this year of van does not
have a, Brake Shift Interlock this
means that anyone can pull it into gear
when the motor is running with out
pushing on the Brake.Very,Very
dangerous.


Best Features

it has lot of room ,comfortable,It also gets real good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Transmisson, needs BRAKE SHIF INTERLOCK


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never again
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By hgmuc
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 4dr Minivan


Review

This is the second dodge i've owned and
i should have learned the first time.
THANK GOD i got the warranty when i
bought this car used - I've had to
replace the transmision at 70,000 and
have most of the valve gaskets replaced
in the engine - there is still oil
leaking into the air filter I think the
fuel injectors are crapping out now as well-


Best Features

that odd burning smell from the exhaust the nice bright 'CHECK ENGINE LIGHT' that constantly illuminates the dashboard,that clicking sound that comes from the engine,keeps time with System of a Down and TOOL (yes I check the oil level religiously.. cause it burns most of it somehow)


Worst Features

flaming in a ditch on RT 87 - half buried at a 45 degree in Death Valley.


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