Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan
List price range
$8,787 - $19,800

Pros

  • Versatile rear seating configurations
  • welcoming cabin
  • capable handling.

Cons

  • Ride not as smooth as rivals', limited driver legroom
  • only seven seats
  • engine lacks refinement.

Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan for Sale

Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
74,686 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$10,821
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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Dealer Notes
Very Nice Low Mileage MD Inspected 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Minivan Loaded With Stow & Go Seats, Automatic Transmission, AC, Bluetooth, Alloy Wheels, Trip Computer, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, ABS Brakes, Upgraded Stereo System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
87,981 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
52,929 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
93,152 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
Malloy Ford
38.4 mi away
List$8,787
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Good Deal!
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Dealer Notes
**Clean Carfax**, **V6**, **Warranty**. 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SE/AVP 3.6L 6-Cylinder SMPI Flex Fuel DOHC 6-Speed Automatic FWD 4D Passenger Van Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Clean CARFAX. The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email internetmalloyford@dealer-care.com.
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
80,043 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
List$19,800
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
89,080 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
List$11,295
Est.Loan: $211/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
12,453 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$14,680
Est.Loan: $274/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
118,911 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
Wessels Used Cars
79.3 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Dealer Notes
We have been in business so long, our banks finance almost anyone%2521 2-stage Unlocking Doors|Active Head Restraints%3A Dual Front|Air Filtration|Airbag Deactivation%3A Occupant Sensing Passenger|Anti-theft System%3A Engine Immobilizer|Assist Handle%3A Front, Rear|Automatic Hazard Warning Lights|Auxiliary Audio Input%3A Jack|Cargo Area Light|Child Safety Door Locks|Child Seat Anchors%3A LATCH System|Conversation Mirror|Courtesy Lights%3A Door|Cruise Control|Cupholders%3A Front, Rear|Door Handle Color%3A Black|Driver Seat Manual Adjustments%3A 4|Emissions%3A 50 State|Energy Absorbing Steering Column|External Temperature Display|Front Air Conditioning|Front Air Conditioning Zones%3A Dual|Front Airbags%3A Dual|Front Bumper Color%3A Body-color|Front Headrests%3A Adjustable, 2|Front Seat Type%3A Bucket|Front Seatbelts%3A 3-point|Front Wipers%3A Variable Intermittent|Gauge%3A Tachometer|Grille Color%3A Black with Chrome Accents|Headlights%3A Auto Delay Off, Quad Headlights|Impact Sensor%3A Door Unlock, Fuel Cut-off|In-dash CD%3A Mp3 Playback, Single Disc|Knee Airbags%3A Driver|Liftgate Window%3A Fixed|Mirror Color%3A Black|Multi-function Remote%3A Keyless Entry|One-touch Windows%3A 1|Overhead Console%3A Front|Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments%3A 4|Power Door Locks%3A Auto-locking|Power Outlet%28s%29%3A 12v Rear, Two 12v Front|Power Steering|Power Windows%3A Front, Safety Reverse|Power Windows%3A Lockout Button|Radio%3A AM/FM|Reading Lights%3A Front|Rear Bumper Color%3A Body-color|Rear Door Type%3A Liftgate|Rear Headrests%3A Adjustable, 2|Rear Seat Folding%3A Fold Flat Into Floor|Rear Seat Type%3A Bucket|Rear Seatbelts%3A 3-point|Rear Wiper%3A Intermittent, with Washer|Seatbelt Force Limiters%3A Front|Seatbelt Pretensioners%3A Front|Side Airbags%3A Front|Side Curtain Airbags%3A Front, Rear, Third Row|Side Door Type%3A Dual Manual Sliding|Side Mirror Adjustments%3A Manual Folding, Power|Side Mirrors%3A Heated|Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor|Spare Tire Mount Location%3A Underbody|Spare Tire Size%3A Temporary|Spare Wheel Type%3A Steel|Stability Control|Steering Ratio%3A 14.3|Steering Wheel Mounted Controls%3A Audio, Cruise Control|Steering Wheel%3A Tilt and Telescopic|Storage%3A Cargo Net, Door Pockets, Front Seatback, Grocery Bag Holder, In Dash, In Floor, Sunglasses Holder|Third Row Headrests%3A 3|Third Row Seat Folding%3A Fold Flat Into Floor|Third Row Seat Type%3A 40-60 Split Bench|Third Row Seatbelts%3A 3-point|Tire Pressure Monitoring System|Tire Type%3A All Season|Total Speakers%3A 4|Traction Control|Turns Lock-to-lock%3A 2.90|Upholstery%3A Cloth|Vanity Mirrors%3A Dual|Warnings and Reminders%3A Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant, Low Washer Fluid, Tire Fill Alert|Wheel Covers%3A Full|Wheels%3A Steel|Window Defogger%3A Rear
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
92,956 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
American Value Package
List$10,125
Est.Loan: $189/mo
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Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 Crew 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
85,782 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
Crew
CarMax
94.5 mi away
List$12,599
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in PA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $118 Document Preparation Charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet,Rental
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
107,797 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
M&M Auto
48.3 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
Here at M & M Auto , customer satisfaction is our guarantee! This 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew is the vehicle for you! See all of the equipment and features! Get your seat just the way you like it with Power Adjustable Driver's Seat. Stay safe with Curtain Airbags! Nothing good on the radio? Plug your phone or iPod into the auxilliary port and play your favorite tunes! Keep your exterior mirrors frost-free with these Heated Exterior Mirrors! There is room for all your friends to sit with a 3 Passenger Rear Seat! Brake smoothly with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). Stay on the road with Traction Control!
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
128,790 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
DYNAMIC CAR, INC.
50.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Dealer Notes
3.16 Axle Ratio,Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats,2nd Row Buckets w/Fold-In-Floor,Touring Suspension,Radio%3A Media Center 130 CD/MP3,6 Speakers,Steering Wheel Mounted Audio Controls,Audio Jack Input for Mobile Devices,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Spoiler,Tachometer,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Heated door mirrors,Illuminated entry,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger seat mounted armrest,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear air conditioning,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Reclining 3rd row seat,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,Driver's Seat Mounted Armrest,Removable floor console
Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
61,432 miles
Used 2012
Dodge Grand Caravan
SXT
Lawrence Chevrolet
87.5 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Although the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan offers a low starting price and clever passenger- and cargo-carrying functionality, it still trails the competition in terms of overall refinement.

vehicle overview

At its debut back in 1984, the Dodge Caravan introduced American families to a new, extremely space-efficient vehicle: the minivan. The larger, "Grand" version debuted a few years later. It was a huge hit that remained a strong seller through the years, despite rivals that sprouted like so many dandelions on a suburban lawn. The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan isn't the dominator it was so many years ago, but it's also much improved compared to past DGC iterations.

Dodge refreshed the Grand Caravan last year to bring about increases in engine performance, fuel economy, driving dynamics and cabin quality. Specifically, the V6 provides class-leading power along with decent fuel economy, the handling is fairly agile for such a big vehicle and the cabin boasts not only solid materials quality but also the clever Stow 'n Go feature that allows both the second- and third-row seats to fold flat into the floor.

Nevertheless, the Grand Caravan still finds itself in an uphill battle against a couple of very tough competitors. Lined up tire-to-tire against the Honda Odyssey, Nissan Quest and Toyota Sienna, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan (and its Chrysler Town & Country twin) comes up a bit short in terms of engine refinement, ride quality and passenger comfort, even though the Dodge has the advantage in all-out cargo-carrying ease thanks to those Stow n' Go second-row seats. As such, unless you plan to frequently switch your minivan from people mover to cargo van, we suggest cross-shopping the competition.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a minivan that can seat up to seven passengers. It is offered in five trim levels: American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT, Crew and R/T.

The AVP comes with 16-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, power front windows, dual-zone air-conditioning, second-row Stow 'n Go bucket seats, a conversation mirror and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and steering-wheel-mounted controls.

The SE adds body-color door handles/side molding, tinted rear windows, triple-zone climate control (with rear air-conditioning), a front floor console, floor mats and a six-speaker audio system. The optional SE Plus group includes alloy wheels, body-color mirrors and front/rear power windows. The available UConnect group includes a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite radio and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The SXT is essentially an SE with the SE Plus group. But the SXT offers more in the way of options, such as a power liftgate, power sliding doors, power-adjustable pedals, remote start and a rear DVD entertainment system.

Stepping up to the Crew trim level gets you foglights, a roof rack, chrome body-side accents, power sliding doors, tri-zone automatic climate control, a larger center console, an overhead console, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, a trip computer, a 115-volt power outlet, a touchscreen display and an upgraded audio system with satellite radio and digital music storage. Optional is a Media Center package that includes the upgraded audio along with a larger display screen, a back-up camera and a navigation system with real-time traffic and weather.

The sporty R/T lies at the top of the DGC lineup with 17-inch alloy wheels, a body-color grille, performance-tuned suspension and brakes, leather first- and second-row seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, a back-up camera and a premium Infinity sound system.

Various other option highlights (some depending on trim level) include automatic headlights, automatic wipers, running boards, a trailer tow package, rear parking and cross-traffic sensors, a blind-spot warning system, second- and third-row sunshades, heated second-row seats and a heated steering wheel.

performance & mpg

All 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.

In Edmunds testing, the 2012 Grand Caravan accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8 seconds -- average for a minivan. Fuel mileage estimates stand at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.

safety

Standard safety features for the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan include active front head restraints, driver knee airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability control and traction control. Optional features include a blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking and cross-traffic sensors, and a rearview camera.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Grand Caravan Crew came to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet -- an average distance for a minivan. The R/T with its better brakes stops in a strong 119 feet. In government crash testing, the Grand Caravan was given an overall score of four out of five stars, with four stars for overall frontal-impact and five stars for overall side-impact testing. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Dodge Grand Caravan was awarded the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side crash tests.

driving

In terms of acceleration and handling, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is a contender. But segment leaders like the Odyssey and Sienna are still steps ahead as they boast greater refinement in terms of powertrain performance and overall ride quality, both of which are smoother than the Grand Caravan's. For example, the Dodge's responsive six-speed automatic transmission does an admirable job of keeping power on tap, but sometimes its gearchanges can be jarring. The steering is slightly heavier and the suspension is a bit less compliant compared to its competition.

interior

The Grand Caravan's interior features quality materials and solid build quality that make it equal to -- if not better than -- rivals such as the Sienna. There is a total seating capacity of seven, which is in contrast to the eight possible in the Odyssey and Sienna. In terms of comfort, the front seats are supportive, but even drivers of average height have noted that the driver seat doesn't slide far enough rearward. The bottom cushions of the second-row seats are somewhat low to the floor, but they are tilted back slightly to make the seating position comfortable for passengers with long legs. The third row is tilted even farther back, which may make it a bit strange for children and smaller adults. Taller adults may find limited headroom back there.

Unlike other minivans that require the removal of the middle row of seats to achieve maximum cargo capacity, the Grand Caravan benefits from its Stow 'n Go second-row seats that fold flat into the floor. Operating these seats is fairly simple -- only a quick tug of a strap and a few gentle yanks are required to make them disappear into the floor. The third-row seats fold into a deep cargo well, but require several more steps to transform. Luggage space behind the rear seats is a generous 33 cubic feet. Stowing all seats opens up 143.8 cubes, comparable to other minivans.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan.

I love my 2012 Grand Caravan Crew, but there were some problems.
cindywilliams, 10/18/2012
I love my 2012 GC Crew. It was a lease/repo/rental vehicle that was rushed from Texas to Alabama. I hadn't drove it but two days, and would hesitate while backing up, and would jerk during shifting. It had a piece on the passenger side vent missing, the power sliding doors needed oiled as they were sluggish. It also needed a good detail cleaning. I put it in the shop last week and they said it had broke motor mounts. Everything is fixed but the mounts, I should get it back this Monday. There is no way a 2012 model should have broke motor mounts. I love the van, but I just wish it would be problematic. The manager said if I wasn't happy with it next then he can put me in something else.
Grand Caravan Crew rocks!
Barry P, 1/31/2016
At 65 I have had many cars and trucks and vans, many models. I have 101K miles on this van and it still looks and runs great. Diver seat could travel back a couple more inches for comfort though. I am 6'2". Rolling on third set of tires, second battery, and has had regular maintenance, washing, waxing. Trans sometimes bangs from reverse to drive, but all these miles and we are still sailing fine. Everyone loves the inside console and storage areas, and the night time ceiling lighting is cool. Elec seats, tilt/tele wheel, heated seats even in rear, heated steering, rear a/c, USB ports, etc, etc. 02/02/17 Now, at 67, I still drive this van... and still love it! 08/02 Traded in for 2017 Pacifica van.
Eating my words.....Sell or Don't buy!
trafficfdr2, 11/1/2014
This is an update to a review I wrote when I bought this van used. Nothing but problems. Great concept but loses all around. The problem with the newer Pentaster 6 cylinder engine has has the heads rebuilt, but they won't acknowledge a recall. They will fix it after it breaks. Recall on rear window switch, dlr disconnected it Chylr has no solution for it. No rear windows. Really! On a minivan. Brakes are garbage and so are the OEM tires, mine separated. Side rear sliders rub on fenders, no fix, gas cap broken=bad gas mileage. And the piece de resistance the drivers window leaks so when it is rolled down the smell that punches you in the face is unbearable. No solution there either. Update:2016 Sold it, lost a lot of money. Nothing but problems. #buyahondaodyssey, end of sentence.
Love it
nateo2, 4/3/2014
I dont know why people complain about this van ours has 54,000 miles and never had a single problem besides the brakes squealing put better quality rotors on it and have not squealed since has plenty of power and we think its very comfortable all around great van
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
283 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

The Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), SXT 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), Crew 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), and R/T 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan American Value Package is priced between $8,787 and$14,680 with odometer readings between 12453 and118911 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT is priced between $10,495 and$19,800 with odometer readings between 74686 and87981 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew is priced between $12,599 and$12,599 with odometer readings between 85782 and85782 miles.

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