1997 Dodge Caravan Standard - "No Frills" 3.0L V6 from North America
Chunk of ice hit and shattered the back of the tension rod, belt came off, November, 2006 the day after a massive ice and snow storm.
We wanted a family van for city driving and longer trips, and we found it! While researching vehicles, we noticed there were fewer problems with the 3.0L versus other engine designs, and are very happy with our purchase! Carfax report came back clean, previous owners must have babied this van. No leaks, no rattles, nothing but a purr. We recently took it on a 3,000 mile drive from St. Louis to Tucson, and had NO PROBLEMS whatsoever. I recently herniated a disk in my back, and the seats didn't cause me a minute of discomfort. We could have used a little more space in the "trunk," but otherwise had an enjoyable trip with it! We had the oil and transmission fluid checked when we got to our destination (both were clean, changed oil anyway), and when we returned (both were clean, will change oil again at 3,000 mile mark). Cruise control works better than any other we've ever had, and while this is a base model (manual windows) we do enjoy the power and heated side mirrors.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2007