A dreadful waste of money
The transmission died at 114,000 miles.
I took a gamble, and it has badly backfired. I paid $3000 just six months ago for a 1993 Grand Caravan, with 109,000 on the clock.
The guy selling it was good, he even agreed to get it serviced at his expense the day before he sold it to me, cost him $800. I thought I was getting a bargain, I was VERY mistaken.
After 5,000 trouble free miles, and with no warning, the dreaded transmission demon reared its ugly head. As I was going 55 on the Beltway, with a wife and 8 month old baby in the back.
After $200 towing and fault diagnosis, I am now faced with the choice over the weekend of spending $2200 replacing the transmission, or writing off the $3000 I spent not seven months ago. With no transmission, I'd be lucky to get $500 for parts and scrap.
I looked at this website before buying it, I read about all the problems, and I thought that my Van would be different. Do not make the mistake I made.
NOBODY should buy a Dodge older than 1996 without a warranty, which you're unlikely to get. In other words, NOBODY should buy a 1993 Dodge Caravan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th July, 2003