1997 Dodge Caravan 4 cylinder from North America
I had the van 1 month and the timing belt went, the wipers come on when they want, after two months of having it the place where I bought it said it needed a head gasket, the cruise control doesn't work, air, heat rear wipers don't work. I will never buy another van, I have contacted the chrysler main office and have never heard from them.
Doesn't live up to the chrysler name.
The van knows my pay days and breaks down on or near every one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd May, 2002
21st Sep 2001, 17:52
Our 1997 Dodge Caravan SE is slowly becoming a nightmare. It started out with a glitch in the windshield wipers -- they would turn on all by themselves and, usually, after about 5 seconds, go off again.
Now, we've got a wobble in the steering column, sort of like when you go over speed bumps, that occurs for a few seconds every now and then. And now our latest problem - the dead battery. We've now put in 3 new batteries in the van since we bought it 2-1/2 years ago, and at first they said the first 2 batteries were faulty; now it's not the battery -- something is draining off the battery. We have to get it to a Chrysler dealer to find out what's going on.
This will definitely be our last Chrysler product. We've had problems with another Chrysler minivan not starting, so next time will probably be a more reliable vehicle.