1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0 V6 from North America
I would buy this vehicle again in a heartbeat
Timing belt at 80,000
Radiator at 98,000
Water pump at 118,000
Clock spring (recall item) at 100,000.
Overall, this vehicle has been excellent. Handled an accident very well and easy to maintain. The Caravan has been very reliable on long trips and continues to run strong, even after almost 10 years and 121,000 miles.
The V6 has been fairly fuel efficient and powerful (much better than a 4 cylinder). One complaint about maintenance: the air filter is very hard to get to and can take 30-45 minutes to change by yourself.
I highly recommend a Caravan to anyone with a few kids. Gives you room and comfort.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th January, 2005
I am following up on my own comment above. The van now has 164,000 miles and is still running strong. Had to replace the motor mounts at 148,000 miles and all the heater hoses at the same time. Finally getting ready to sell it, but she's served really well and I'll miss her dearly. I highly recommend a Caravan!