1993 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3 from North America
A piece of garbage. Avoid Chrysler at all costs!
I'm on my FIFTH transmission, my SECOND Anti-Lock brake system, my fourth serpentine belt idler pulley (and, because of that, I'm also on my second waterpump), my second interior carpet and my second rear tailgate latch.
I HATE THIS CAR! It is, by far, the worst vehicle I ever owned. I was far happier with a beat-to-heck pumpkin orange used 1986 Toyota Tercel with a balky CV joint than I am with this car. Chrysler have been absolutely no help. If I hadn't elected to get the 7/70 warranty, I'd be SOL.
Avoid all Chryslers with the electronic overdrive transmission (now renamed to 41TE, or something like that). In general, I would recommend avoiding all Chrysler products, but certainly ones with electronic transmissions (this includes the "tiptronic" -- if they can't get a four-speed automatic working after 14 years of trying, what can you expect from them with more complicated systems!?!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th August, 2000
29th May 2001, 15:17
I have a 1993 Dodge Caravan LE - I can honestly say it is the biggest piece of crap I have ever been in.
The ABS - bendix brake system is a piece of crap too. First week of owning it the sensor blew and the shop/authorized dealer had it for 7 days waiting for a part to arrive from 100 miles away! A load of crap I say!
Anyhow, the brakes are the worst - the sensor is blowing now and the dealers are giving me the run around. The engine is so so, the ball joint and axle - had to replace them. A few other odds and ends but hey, we all know that Dodge makes death traps because they can!