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Only if you need Stow n Go
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By 08LasVenturas
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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If you are looking for a minivan or SUV around the same price as a used Grand Caravan, I'd look elsewhere unless you need the Stow n Go, which is a good feature. The only problems I've had with it is that the seats are heavy & you have to move up the front seats to fold the 2nd row. The van is comfortable inside and has plenty of cup holders and room. The ride is sub par, but its easy to drive and handles well for a van of its size. The 3rd row flips into a tailgate which is a cool feature. There are also individual map lights for each seat. But the speakers in the 3rd row are huge and anyone sitting back there will surely go deaf.


Best Features

Easy to drive, nice-looking and roomy interior, Stow n Go & tailgate seats are a plus, great alternative to a panel or cargo van


Worst Features

3rd row speakers are too large, mushy ride, cheap interior plastics that scratch easily, front passengers seat isn't power, hard to shake the soccer mom stigma


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Great Van
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By dcoogan
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Always been a GM person and moved to VW for a few years till famly grew out of the Beetle . The van can tow and carry 7 people with no problems .


Best Features

3.8 L V6 Lots of power


Worst Features

HEMI


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Excellence!
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By G Claussen
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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I love this thing! Super value and all the storage I could ask for. The kiddies love it and the wife, well, who cares what she thinks. Nice rig for SURE!


Best Features

Storage and power


Worst Features

Can't think of any yet...


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Poor Quality From Dodge
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By Todd
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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There's a reason why GM and Chrysler are in economic trouble. My 2005 Grand Caravan sums it up. 1. Tie rods failed at 31000 miles, not covered by warranty, $350 cost. 2. Tie rods failed again at 68000 miles, $350 cost. 3. At 55000 miles fluid started leaking into rack and pinion boots. Caused engine (transmission?) to sound aweful. Replaced rack and pinion parts. $950 cost. 4. At 43,000 heating coil fried and had to be replaced. $250 cost. 5. Car has been recalled/inspected/fixed 4 or 5 times. 6. Dealer has 15K, 30K, 45K, and 60K mileage service plans, priced at 225, 400, 550, 700. Who pays that kind of money for routine service? A Joke compared to my past Toyota or Honda!


Best Features

Sto and Go Seating.


Worst Features

Where do they start? So many issues. Reduce service costs on routine maintanance. Redesign tie rods, electrical system, rack and pinion, and all the other known failures that crop up in 75% of their cars.


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Fleet manager says no more
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By Brian
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Ext Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)


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Managing a fleet of 500 vehicles and have about 100 Grand Caravans. Good practical vehicles but mechanical nightmares. Replaced 10 rack and pinion units in the last 2 years and many, many tie rods. Electrical issues are common as well. Primarily in the column and the multi-function switches. Beware, the new models (2008 or newer) use a new key system that will set you back over $100 to replace.


Best Features

Stow-and-go seating.


Worst Features

Honor longer warranty or reimburse for known flaws such as rack and pinion, tie rods, and electrical failures.


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