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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan

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Unreliability overshadows looks
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By CR
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this minivan new because it was the best looking of all the minivans at the time. It had an unusually (for a minivan) sporty look plus it has a great ride, handled well, was very comfortable on long trips, a luxurious interior and quietness, and offers great peformance with plenty of torque from the 3.8 V6. However, it turned out to be more than a lemon, a real headache. It has had over $5,750 in repairs since 1 week of ownership until now. To list just a few problems: New rear hatch motor, sliding door motor,window motor,new transmission,3 AC,condensor, 2sets rotors, ignition barrel, pwr doorlock, pwr steering ,etc..all before 50,000 miles.


Best Features

Rear zone air, performance, ride, seats, space, rear shelf.


Worst Features

Needs a stronger transmission, better rotors, they warp every 5k miles.


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By DadOf5
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan ES Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought van used with 40k on it and an orig. sticker of $32,900 Gave $15,000 for it used. Go Dodge ! For some reason I still love this van. I guess because you can haul the world in it. Problems include A/C clutch bearing went bad, can't get a new bearing so we need whole new compressor. 900 bucks. Power rear lift and driver side sliding door have minds of their own. Infinity stereo e.q. has short do not move it or else! After a run up in the N. Georgia Mts the tranny isnt the same. It groans and whines like it's on its last leg. That was 15k ago and it's still coming back for more. When the engine is cranked after sitting overnight this van sounds like a Deere not Dodge. Van now has 91K.


Best Features

Engine, great power and smoothness. Decent MPG. Killer Stereo. Rear split bench. 3 zone A/C. 17in. wheels and Mich. tires. 3 door programable garage door openers. Interior space and comfort. Very road friendly, easy to maneuver and drive.


Worst Features

Scrap or improve power lift hatch and side doors. Make tranny a smidge more bulletproof. Longer warranty.


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By Masterpaul1
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought our van used in Sep. 03 with only 37K. It has been very reliable for us with only two non maintainence minor issues. Right after purchase, both front power window regulators and motors had to be replaced. We've had some suspension work done at around 55K. Both covered under warrenty. So far, we have had to replace a gas cap, battery, and soon both rear cargo door gas lifters from being to weak to lift the cargo door in cold weather by automatic. (Will open manually with no problem). Right now we get about 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. This was a good choice for us and am very pleased with our purchase.


Best Features

Smooth, stiff, well controled and quit ride. Power of the 3.8L engine. Space and seat comfort. Power rear lift gate and side door. Easy out rollers on second and third row seats. Guage cluster and lighted controls at night. Center consel, rear storage orginizer, crank down spare. Safety features


Worst Features

Better front suspension parts that don't wear before 60K. Third row center head rest with should belt.


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Dodge Grand Caravan SE
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By Joel
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Overall the minivan has been very reliable and practicle. Bought with 35k miles from dealer, zero problems. ride quality is good and interior comfort is adequite. Fuel economy is almost too good and the van handles very well. Overall for the price you probably wont find better. I would definintly recommend. (the 3.8 would add more power.)


Best Features

It looks great, runs well, no problems.


Worst Features

More power (the 3.8 would probably add it) better quality interior.


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A decent people mover and ultility vehicle
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By b3200
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan EX Fwd 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Drives great, poor gas mileage (16-19mpg. The engine is great. At 60,000, failure of side door electric motor, and air conditioner compressor. I am happy for the extended warranty from 1source warranty. Future consideration would be not to buy this vehicle considering a Honda Odyssey. What I wish on this vehicle is an intermittent horn which would actually work. Otherwise, I am happy with the workmanship on this vehicle.


Best Features

The bundled feature, 3.8 liter engine, power door, tinted window and rear air. The one thing I thought I would not like is the center console with that can be moved from the front to the back. The brakes are a great feature, all wheel disk brakes.


Worst Features

Intermittent horn, more compartments 8 passenger seating, and a moon roof. I think the headlamps could be improved. Otherwise leave the car alone.


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