1990 Dodge Caravan 2.5 from North America
Won't stop running!
Radiator started leaking at 169000 miles. (replaced for $140)
Leaks oil out of the valve cover.
Check Engine light came on at 170000.
(Ran rough while idling and had hesitation under acceleration. When it was at running temp engine would not rev over 4000rpm.)
This problem just went away by itself.
(No repairs were done, now runs great.)
Big dent the oil pan. (Hit it going too fast off-road.)
1st gear and reverse can be hard to get into. (But not usually)
Sliding door fell of the tracks and dropped to the ground after went over a speed bump and accelerated.
(This only happened because my friend didn't shut the door all of the way)
Put it back on in 1 hour.
Bought this van for $100. (Best money I ever spent.)
This thing is quick for a 4 cylinder non-turbo. Surprised to find that is was a 5-speed manual.
I drive this car very hard and it just won't break. (Burnouts, drag-races, off-road, 180's in the snow, etc.)
Pretty good in the snow.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th January, 2003
18th Feb 2005, 21:55
Did you say that this VAN is a 5-speed manual? Wow. I thought all vans were automatics!
13th Apr 2005, 22:00
Actually, Chrysler did make the Caravan/Voyager vans with a 5 speed manual transmission. They are few and far between, but they do exist.
22nd Dec 2005, 08:30
1990 3.0 Caravan SE: Question for "Nov 17" client. What did the water pump repair entail? and cost? My Caravan has 160,000 and runs good. I've had some coolant leaking. It appears to be on the passenger side from the area near the water pump. I'm looking to get a "ballpark price" on what to expect. One garage said they must lift the motor out to replace the pump.
17th Nov 2003, 10:51
HAHAHA!! You sound like me!!! I drive mine like I stole it!!Mine is in the shop right now because the water pump& timing belt went out! I need to slow down now!!! It's a sign from above!