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1993 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance73000 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

A piece of garbage. Avoid Chrysler at all costs!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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!

1993 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Faults:

Nothing really. Minor stuff like an electrical connection for the power seat breaking. Easy enough to fix on my own I suppose. However my parents had a 1990 Caravan, after 150,000 miles the automatic transmission died... we replaced it three times (my dad works at Torrington, a supplier of bearings for Chrysler, he knew some people, hence he got the transmissions free)... They finally ditched the 1990 and got a 1998, V-6 3.8L one (I never thought I'd say this about a minivan, but that one is fun to drive).

General Comments:

It's a minivan... it's not the greatest thing to drive, but it's comfortable enough. The 3.3L is kinda slow... I've got this dream of putting a racing engine in... people get mad when they're burned by a minivan. Ah well... its better than my friends 1.2L Geo Metro...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd March, 2000

Average review marks: 5.7 / 10, based on 27 reviews