Engine ran fine. Gas mileage great.
Design good. AC was a problem area. The
transmissions were garbage. Went
through 3 transmissions in 150k and I
maintain my vehicles well and drive
them gently. I have 4 friends /
relatives that have owned different
years of Voyagers and Caravans and they
also have had inordinate amounts of
transmission problems. It was because
of the transmission problems I did not
by another Dodge mini van. I just
traded and switched to another brand.
The Caravan would be economical if not
for the AC and the tranny problems.
Purchased new in Sep 1993. Drives and looks good. Several minor recalls but nothing major. 3.0L engine has plenty of power, and the 3 speed automatic transmission is bullet proof(un-like the 4 speed) Good basic transportation for my family of five.
This thing was great for its space. We
used to haul lots of people and lots of
big bulky stuff (bulky things you can't
fit in newer, narrower minivans). But
I can't trust it to always get us where
we want to go anymore. It only has
96000 on it and we've spent the last
couple of years replacing small
mechanical parts. Now that the tranny
is going and it is eating oil (blowing
it out the tailpipe) it's time to
replace. Sad really, we were nice to