2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Review: OK for a Minivan

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan - Consumer Review

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SXT Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 6-speed Automatic)

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
OK for a Minivan
By familyguy69 on


2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Ext Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


I purchased this van used in 2010.
I didn't know at the time, it was a previous Enterprise Rental.
I got a good deal on it and has been mostly reliable. The van still has the original battery in it! It currently has 79,000 miles on it. THE BAD - My van needs front brakes every 8-10k miles. I only replaced rears once so far.

Other than the A/C, Radiator Cap, and Sliding Door recall, I've had no major problems.
The right front caliper did freeze up on me once. Since the last time I did brakes, the right front has been making a screeching sound while driving.
I hope it is not wheel bearings.
The seats could be more comfortable.
The newer vans have nicer interiors since Fiat took over.

Best Features

Roominess, Stow-n-go, Power Sliding door, Safety Features.

Worst Features

They have already made progress with the interior and the new 3.6l engine. They need to make the van lighter and put better brakes / rotors on them.
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By walt501
on 08/19/15 17:48 PM (PDT)

To those of you complaining of brakes wearing out prematurely, how many make sure that your lug nuts are torqued to the proper spec after a brake job? Do this and you'll eliminate the number one source of premature brake failure. Don't do it? Then don't complain.

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