1984 Dodge Caravan Review

1984 Dodge Caravan 2.2 Carb from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 Carb Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance117600 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

Great, inexpensive, reliable family transportation

Faults:

CV boots & joints, brake master cylinder, exhaust, vaccuum lines.

General Comments:

Has been very reliable, besides a few problems in 11 years of mostly city driving. Lotsa room and comfort, little power or pep from oil-burning 4 cylinder engine, yet amazingly reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2000

22nd Feb 2003, 20:58

Get rid of it right away!!! These vans are notorious for tons of problems. Get a 92-95 Aerostar. Very Reliable. Trust me!!

18th Apr 2005, 23:38

I am an auto mechanic myself and can firmly say that Ford Aerostars are terrible cars and easy the worst mini van ever made. Parts and labor are much higher on the Aerostar and the Aerostars constantly leak oil. The Caravan is a much, much better minivan. The 4 cylinders are cheap to have repaired, are reliable and economical. The Caravan is way, way better than any Aerostar.

29th Aug 2005, 01:15

Not only that, but the Aero star is just plain ugly- the Caravan's design looks better.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review