1989 Dodge Caravan 3.3L from North America
I miss my work horse. I miss her so much
We killed the transmission the first month we owned it. We were on vacation, and my father scorched a tranny driving in the steep mountains, with a loaded van, in over-drive. Replaced.
The second trasmission went in 1998. After YEARS of abuse. We used the van like a truck. We moved three kids to and from university FULLY loaded with every piece of furniture (seats removed)
What a work horse. What a genuine work horse. We beat this thing, and it wouldn't die. I RETIRED the van, it never died. The 3.3 was adequate for performance. It was a race car, but it could out accelerate a few cars that might surprise you. Especially when she was new!
But really, the thing never died, and we rarely switched the oil, rarely even washed the thing. I just put gas in, and it went, and it went, and it went.
I have learned my lesson about taking care of a vehicle though. Had I been as meticulous as I am now, I would still be driving my trusty work horse of a van.
I will miss her dearly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2004