2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan American Value Package 4dr Minivan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Dodge is an appropriate name for the brand since it describes what I will do every time I’m in the market for a new vehicle and drive by their dealerships. Terrible vehicles. Poor quality. Frequent repairs. I’ve owned several cars from Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep but I’ve had enough. Avoid this brand at all costs unless you like frequent recalls. An example of my experience... transmission seal leak on a van with 17000 miles on it. Less than 2000 miles later, we have a intake gasket leak and a cylinder gasket leak. The kicker... service department doesn’t even identify the leaks. Jiffy Lube does! Piss off FCA.
Don't buy used from Auto Dealers they soak you! Charge more then its worth! Then they promise you every thing you want to hear then when you buy it they change there tune! So far i like my Dodge mini van great if you have dogs like i do a lot of room to work with! surprising comfortable in front driving! Back interior is kind of Cheap looking wish it had insulated walls inside instead of plastic! over all i'm pleased with it will be great on long trips up North!
Found a 2016 Black R/T with no dvd flip down screens but with a roof rack and the tow & hitch, basically what was looking for. Better value compared to the Sienna and Odyssey. Looked at the Sienna XLE and SE as that was the comparable trim I wanted. But got my new R/T for about $8K (after mfg. Rebates and dealer discounts) off the window sticker $35K+ MSRP . The Sienna SE and XLE's MSRP was way over $37K+ and the final price after rebates and discounts would have been around $32K - $33K at best. The only major thing lacking in the R/T compared to the XLE/SE was a moon roof. But for a $5K - $6K savings can live with it. My brother in-law has the 2015 Odyssey, but never really cared for its radical exterior and looks or the interior dash layout. For various other reasons never considered the Nissan or KIA models. The DGC is dated but its body lines and design looks more conventional and clean. Its form and function meets my needs, especially the Stow N Go 2nd and 3rd row seats for cargo conversion and utility that other minivans other than Chrysler's Pacifica lacks. A Pacifica with the trim & options I wanted would have cost around mid $30's plus it's a bit smaller compared to the DGC. The Sienna's 2nd row tiny middle seat would have been useless to me and why pay for something that will never be used. It's also my personal rolling jukebox on wheels as so far downloaded over 4,000 songs on the 430N radio with Garmin navigation and premium audio with 9 speakers and 500 watts subwoofer and can still download 4,000 more songs. It's a minivan not a sports car so my expectations for how it drives and handle are realistic. My 2007 Mazda 6 with the V6 provides that experience. The R/T trim in Black with its black accents for the wheels and headlights makes it stand out from the others, looks like a minivan that Darth Vader or Batman would drive.