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Vehicle SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Review 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.
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Available Dodge Grand Caravan 2005 Submodel Types: Minivan
Available Trims: SXT, SE, R/T, GT, SE Plus, SE Plus Fleet, American Value Package, Crew, Sport, Mainstreet, SE Fleet, Express, Hero, C/V, SXT Plus, Base, ES, LE, eX
Exterior Colors: Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Onyx Crystal Pearl Coat, Bright White Clear Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat, White Knuckle Clear Coat, Granite Pearl Coat, Stone White Clearcoat, Billet Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat, Octane Red Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearl Coat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Dark Charcoal Pearlcoat, Modern Blue Pearlcoat, Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clear Coat, Redline 2 Pearl Coat, True Blue Pearlcoat, Deep Water Blue Pearlcoat, Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat, Cashmere Pearl Coat, Redline 2 Pearlcoat, Butane Blue Pearlcoat, Cashmere Pearlcoat, Light Sandstone Metallic Clearcoat, Maximum Steel Metallic Clearcoat, Blackberry Pearlcoat, Cashmere/Sandstone Pearl Coat, Contusion Blue Pearl Coat, Patriot Blue Pearlcoat, Magnesium Pearlcoat, Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearlcoat, Atlantic Blue Pearlcoat, Blue Streak Pearlcoat, Dark Titanium Metallic Clearcoat, Midnight Blue Pearlcoat, Sunburst Orange Pearlcoat, White Gold Clearcoat, Linen Gold Metallic Clearcoat, Marathon Blue Pearlcoat, Black Clearcoat, Copperhead Pearlcoat, Dark Cordovan Pearlcoat, Light Cypress Green Pearlcoat, Midnight Blue Pearl Coat, Onyx Green Pearlcoat, Steel Blue Pearlcoat, Bright White Clearcoat, Golden White Pearl Tricoat, Inferno Red Tinted PC, Inferno Red Tinted Pearlcoat, Light Almond Pearl Metallic Clearcoat, Marine Blue Pearlcoat, Red Pearl Coat
Interior Colors: Black/Light Graystone cloth, Black leather, Black premium cloth, Black/Light Graystone leather/suede, Medium Slate Gray/Light Shale cloth, Dark Slate Gray/Light Shale cloth, Black/Sandstorm cloth, Medium Slate Gray, Medium Slate Gray cloth, Black cloth, Black leather/suede, Black/Sandstorm premium cloth, Black/Light Graystone premium cloth, Dark Khaki/Light Graystone cloth, Black/Light Graystone leatherette/suede, Navy Blue, Black leatherette/suede, Dark Slate Gray/Light Shale leather, Mist Gray, Dark Khaki/Light Graystone, Medium Slate Gray/Light Shale leather, Sandstone, Taupe
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Third-row seating, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Tire Pressure Warning, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Stability Control, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Aux Audio Inputs, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, USB Inputs, Trip Computer, Bluetooth, Back-up camera, Alarm, Remote Start, Auto Climate Control, Rear Entertainment System, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Navigation, Parking sensors, Upgraded Engine, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Stereo, Sunroof/Moonroof, Towing Hitch, AWD/4WD, Mobile Internet