Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
List price range
$5,344 - $7,495
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling characteristics, good low-end pull from 3.8-liter V6, roomy cabin, nifty fold-flat second- and third-row seats.

Cons

  • Unimpressive reliability history, low resale value, can't get stability control.
Dodge Grand Caravan years

Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan for Sale

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
89,466 miles
Used 2005
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
(8)
Car Credit Nation
36.5 mi away
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
87,026 miles
Used 2005
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
Brubaker Chrysler Jeep
94.5 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes
LOW MILAGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT !!!! DUAL POWER SLIDING DOOR !!! 3.8 V6 POWER !!!!POWER EQUIPMENT !!!
Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
92,006 miles
Used 2005
Dodge Grand Caravan
SE
(2)
Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis
54.1 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
85,821 miles
Used 2005
Dodge Grand Caravan
SE
(1)
Thompson Hyundai
55.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
59,220 miles
Used 2005
Dodge Grand Caravan
SE
(1)
Apple Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
60.8 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Pleasant to drive and ride in, the Grand Caravan finally steps up to the plate with fold-flat rear seating, allowing families to get the most out of its expansive interior. Reliability and resale value are still in question, but this Dodge is worth a test-drive if you're shopping for a minivan.

2005 Highlights

This year the Grand Caravan receives a styling refresh and a new Stow 'n Go seating and storage system with fold-flat second- and third-row seats, as well as a hefty base price reduction.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I will never buy another Dodge vehicle after this.
Nick Teti,05/02/2016
This 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Review: Absolute Junk & The Lousiest Car I have ever owned Date: 5-2-2016 I have a Grand Caravan, 2005 with a 3.3 V6 engine and it has been the lousiest, must junk-worthy vehicle I have ever owned since 1986. I would equate the craftsmanship to absolute crap, and it has been a problem-laden car, with mileage currently at 118,983. As a result of several repairs, and loss of time, as well gobs of money I have arrived to a point of complete contempt and disgust for this vehicle. I have also contacted Chrysler whom has not owned up to any of the mechanical defects of the vehicle, only to be ignored. If you want to make friends with a mechanic, get one. Here is a list of everything I have replaced on this: Serpentine Belt Alternator Starter Front Tie Rods, all CV Axles in the front (both) Water Pump Tensioner Serpentine Belt Head Gasket Head Valves Valve Guides Radiator Struts, all 4 Rear Bearings on both wheels (this occurred after the brakes overheated on highway 285 in the mountains, and luckily we did not get killed as a result when one seized up, and the other failed). This was a result of a defective ABS computer causing the rear brakes not to disengage. This resulted in the rotors fracturing, and the car becoming too dangerous to drive. As well both sets of brake pads in the rear were fried. ABS Sensors (3) 1 seat belt clasp, drivers side Most of the emissions components, excluding the catalytic converter, (think about this issue if you plan to live in most of the lower 48 with a registered vehicle). 5 fuel injectors ABS computer system (anti lock brakes computer). Entirely new brakes on an average of 20k to 30k miles several time as the rotor & caliper design is insufficient for the vehicle weight. This includes brake rotors. Brake Calipers ( both front ) 2 times and 1 each in the rear Air conditioning compressor EGR Gas Cap Air conditioning components 1 piston & surrounding components in the engine Windshield wiper arms (both). These locked up together at night while it was raining on the freeway with poor visibility. I was almost killed as a result, as I could not see and went down the side of a steep embankment. An absolute Grade F for this Car, and I will never buy another Dodge I am at the point of deciding if the engine will last after the premature repairs, and based on the complete lack of confidence I have with this vehicle. If I have to replace this car prematurely, I will never by another Dodge or Chrysler, ever. I wouldn't allow you to park one in front of my house either. I would not be caught dead in this sCrappily constructed junker either. Aside from the problems listed above the car has developed rust spots indicating a shabby paint job done, as the car has not been scraped/scratched or physically damaged in these areas collecting rust. Not Even Worth the Gas to Me Being self employed if I had to deduct the cost of the vehicle, repairs, and all other expenses, I would be facing surpassing the Score and sitting at a stinky desk justifying equipment vs. profit on an ongoing basis. Consider buying a more reputable mechanical vehicle if you wish to avoid this. Not to mention, the cost of having to avoid business growth, and personnel quality of life, as a result of the financial burdens this car has put on myself, and my family has made this vehicle into a hostage taking situation. All the parts I have had to buy, and paying all the mechanics to keep me from being unemployable, and unable to earn income has also brought me to absolute disgust with this Dodge Not-So Grand Caravan as well. My Summary The biggest aggravation for me is when this vehicle put my life and my family's life in danger, aside from the ongoing plague of mechanical problems that have basically rebuilt much of the car. This is "incredible," based on the amount of miles I have on this car.
love my 2005 grand caravan!
jewelexpert52,07/10/2013
I bought my Grand Caravan new in 2004. I had already drive 2 other caravans but this one is by far the best. I started at 2000 miles and now have almost 150,000 miles on it. I haven't had to put any money into this van except regular maintenance (brakes, tires, serpentine belt at 100,000 miles etc.). I have taken it on several road trips to Florida, Georgia, and New York and it is very comfortable. (Even slept overnite in it for camping). Can transport large items and fill it up with camping supplies plus 4 passengers! The mileage was good for a larger vehicle and I am looking for a smaller vehicle only because I don't need a minivan anymore and could use higher gas mileage savings.
Great Family Van, or "Travelwagon".
s_matthews05,01/21/2015
We bought our 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE used in 2011 with 90,000 miles on the odometer for our trip to Nauvoo. That van was the best vehicle for driving to Nauvoo! We were able to fit all of our luggage, etc. in the van with absolutely no problem (one seat removed). In 2012, we drove to Yellowstone National Park and the van performed very well. Some reviewers say that the 3.3L V6 is somewhat underpowered, but it performed well for us. We have had some issues, though. We did have to replace the brakes, and the power steering reservoir. Overall, we enjoyed the van until it was totaled in an accident. It's since been replaced with an 07 T&C LX Stow n Go that is even better! Highly recommended
2005 Grand Caravan SXT best van out there.
Sharon,08/18/2015
This is our 2nd Caravan. We bought our 1st one in 1994 and drove it for 10 years, before upgrading to our 2005 Grand Caravan. I love my 2005 Grand Caravan. The sleek design and tinted windows give it a sporty look. The stow-in-go feature is great and very easy to use. I like that I can put things out of sight when not stowing the middle seats. Being able to open the sliding doors and//or lift gate with a push of a button is great. I wish that there was more leg room for people sitting in the third row. In fact the only time we have actually used that bench seat is when we have had a child/children with us that is/are in a car seat/s. My biggest complaint is the rusting out of the side panels in front of the rear tires. It seems to be a design flaw as most Caravans seem to rust out in the same spot. I hate that the paint is peeling and it is rusting, since it has low milage and is parked in a garage when it isn't being driven I'd think that wouldn't have been an issue.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
215 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
4-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

The Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan is offered in the following submodels: Grand Caravan Minivan. Available styles include SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A), and CV 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Save up to $206 on one of 3 Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,344 as of12/11/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT is priced between $5,344 and$7,495 with odometer readings between 87026 and98251 miles.

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