2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 6A)
Our family owned many Toyotas back to 1980 and figured on replacing our Previa van with a Sienna. Sticker shock!! WOW!! Looked around an found a used Caravan with 90k miles for under $11k. Took a chance and have not looked back. Van is roomy and comfortable. Seats are comfortable. Third row not so much. Access through the sliding doors is good and lift over height in the rear is perfect. The engine is smooth, but gas mileage around town sucks. Highway mileage GREAT! Steering is precise and the van is fun to drive. I'd call it "peppy." Van is quiet and there is good visibility all around. Very cheap materials used on the interior, but it looks good and is easy to clean. Love Stow & Go seating and the room it provides for cargo. Transmission is not the smoothest or the most sophisticated in the world: shifts are abrupt at low speeds and upshifting is not as smooth as in our RAV4. Replaced the starter motor, but other than that, no major mechanical problems so far. The E-brake is not particularly effective but hopefully replacing the e-brake shoes will remedy the situation. Research indicates it's somewhat more complicated to replace the e-brake shoes than replacing pads and rotors, so I'm going to have it done professionally. Over all, very pleased with this vehicle.
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 4dr Minivan (3.3L 6cyl 4A)
Be ready to pay at the pump. 19 mpg empty is poor and there's too much plastic covering storage space. Not a lot of getty up but comfortable and spare is almost impossible to get to located under the truck. Do not purchase Roof Rack, an extra not worth having.