1999 Dodge Caravan Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1999 Dodge Caravan Base 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired118949 kilometres
Most recent distance134356 kilometres
Previous carDodge Aries

Summary:

The Caravan is awesome and Perfect for everyone

Faults:

Nothing is wrong with the car except the Dealer who services them.

We brought our Van to the Dodge Dealer and they did some trannsmission work and added a dye to see if it was leaky when it WASN'T LEAKING!.

The Next day, we brought it to Toronto (50KM AWAY) and The Gears wouldn't switch ON THE HIGHWAY. We were close to the place we bought the van (not a Chrysler Dealer) and they said there was a Transmission Failure. And Its is Because of that Dye they added in the Tank. It will cost around $3000.00 To repair, but luckily we have warranty.

General Comments:

They Vehicle is awesome. I am only 12 years old, but I know all about the Caravan. I read through the whole owners manual when we bought it and I learned a lot. You may not think much of me since I am young, but I know a lot. The Dealer tried to add something the van didn't need, but I knew its history burned the tank once before, but I know, and I told them an Alternative and they did it and it saved us more money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2002

1999 Dodge Caravan from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carHonda Odyssey

Summary:

You get what you pay for

Faults:

Small car accident last year caused me to get injured so badly I still need therapy. No one knew why. Then I received a notice stating the front seat belts were being recalled. There was my answer.

Window slides down enough to make that wind noise come in at 45 MPH.

Emergency brake light would not shut off at 28,000 miles. I never used the brake. Brakes were replaced at 25,000 miles.

A/C was repaired 2x and then finally a whole piece was replaced at about 20,000 miles. Covered by warranty.

Cup holders are a joke. I would have preferred not having any. Everything falls out of cup holder.

General Comments:

I do not believe there is anything else to fix. So much has already been repaired.

The faulty seat belts really upsets me. It has caused me lots of pain.

I did not realize the bargain was on my safety.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th January, 2002

9th Aug 2003, 21:31

It will get worse... get ready to pay for a new transmission too!

10th Apr 2004, 08:04

I have a 1999 caravan with 57000. I tore engine down to find out the factory left out the lifer retainer for 1 cylinder. This all started with a slight ticking noise now the camshaft needs replacing. I am told I have no chance of dodge fixing this problem. This is twelve times its been in the shop from a/c evaporator, speed sensors,window regulators and leaking transmission.

1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49 miles
Most recent distance30100 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

Great van, good gas mileage

Faults:

Nothing ever went wrong with the MiniVan. In fact, this one never even had any "funny" noises or squeaks in it.

General Comments:

I really liked this Van. The 2.4L engine was surprisingly powerful for the size of vehicle. The three speed automatic made it sluggish in city driving though. Where this one shined was on the open road. Where I live, the prime passing area is a 1 mile up hill (6%) run. This little hummer would accelerate from 50 to 85 in second gear and toast almost any car that tried to catch me. The key to performance is the excellent ratio in second gear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2001

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 23 reviews