1996 Dodge Caravan SE 3.0 from North America
At 31,000 miles the transmission went. It tore itself up so badly that the Dodge dealer couldn't repair it and had to replace it. The problem was even though the car was three years old at that time; it had just passed out of warranty. The transmission never even made it to Dodge's first scheduled transmission maintenance! In Dodge's defense they did pay $700.00 toward the bill. The total cost was $2000.00. I called and spoke with a customer representative and she assured me that their transmissions were very good and reliable! I asked her if that was the reason why Dodge was promoting their 7 year 100,000 mile warranty? To regain the customers confidence because there was nothing wrong with them? I tried to be faithful to America by buying American. It turns out that the car was manufactured in Canada. Never again!
The back electric window stopped working an 35,000 miles.
The passenger electric door stopped locking at about the same time.
The mirror fell off the windshield twice.
It failed inspection last year for excessive smoke from the exhaust system.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th May, 2004
12th Aug 2009, 01:58
Yours was built in Windsor, Ontario. less than 5 blocks from the Detroit border... to say it was Canadian built is technically correct, but barely worth mentioning.
12th Aug 2009, 11:39
It's still built by Canadian's, so it's not helping American workers, so yes it is worth mentioning.
20th Jan 2006, 00:23
What's wrong with cars made in Canada? Remember it's still a Dodge. That means it's American engineering that creates the crap. Don't blame the hands that put the garbage together.