1997 Dodge Caravan Base 2.4L from Panama
A Junk lemon
Transmission went at 20,000 Km.
I have to replace brake pads every year.
I replace rotors at 25,000Km.
I had to replace the clock-spring.
At 45,000Km I had to replace the fan relay.
I had to replace water pump at 40,000Km.
At 55,000Km the radiator was broken and the transmission fluid was mixed with the coolant.
The local dealer service is very bad, and the parts prices are excessive. By example, a windshield blades cost $60. I bought them at Napaonline at $17.
This car is very comfortable and has a very good looking, but fixes are expensive and time consuming.
The brake system is not reliable at mountain trips. The front brakes are under-designed and turn very hot and smoke go out from the pads at downhills. You have to stop to wait brakes to cool.
Think twice before buying a Caravan.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd December, 2003
28th Jan 2004, 19:48
Get real I have one of these vans and they are very poor on breaks. Most everything on the mechanical side of this van is a piece of garbage. I agree don't buy a dodge or nay other Daimler chrysler product. Further more their customer service stinks!!!