2000 Dodge Caravan Reviews - Page 7 of 7

2000 Dodge Caravan Basic 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles

Summary:

A more or less, good buy

Faults:

The Caravan is quite good, due to the fact, that I have really used it. Major problems have been related to the electronic starter (!?) and the serpentine belt. Besides that, dealer service is not to the standards of quality and/or customer service.

The v-6 engine, manufactured by Mitsubishi, is quite powerful and quiet.

Parts are not cheap, nevertheless and that has been my major concern. For example the serpentine belt is about 100.00 installed. I recommend the Goodyear/Gatorback belt. It is quiet and well built.

General Comments:

To summarize, I like the Van and I plan to keep it for at least 4 more years ; but be aware, this is not a Daimler auto, is simply an average well designed American van. By the way, mine was built in Ontario, Canada.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th November, 2002

2000 Dodge Caravan Sport SE 3.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired3 miles
Most recent distance39800 miles
Previous carHyundai Sonata

Summary:

It's a van!

Faults:

The windows don't shut all the way resulting in some road wind noise, also the brakes grind and the dealer said that was normal?

General Comments:

Overall the van is OK. It passes other cars with some hesitation, but in all gets up and goes pretty well for a van. It has good overall space for the driver and passengers, and rides relatively nice. If your emergency brake light comes on and stays on that means you are low on brake fluid. Simply fill the reservoir under the hood and the light will go off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th July, 2002

2000 Dodge Caravan 3.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.3L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance37000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

A solid vehicle for the money I paid!

Faults:

Nothing so far other than usual expected wear and tear; I am keeping my fingers crossed. I follow all regular maintenance required according to owner's manual.

General Comments:

I like the ride and the visibility of the van.

It corners well at road speeds and holds its own in traffic; I have no problem passing other vehicles when I want to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2001

2000 Dodge Caravan 16v from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 16v Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous carPontiac LeMans

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Owned the van 2 1/2 months. It's only a V4 so it doesn't have much power. Great gas milage, however.

It is VERY comfortable on trips.

Chrysler, especially the Caravans and Voyagers, have had a bad reputation with transmissions. So we are being cautious. But at the moment, it is shifting as smooth as silk!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2000

19th Feb 2001, 21:09

Make sure you get the filter in the transmission changed periodically. Recommend probably every 20k, you can let it slide a little but make sure you don't forget. It will start shifting into low gear slowly.

A caravan owner.

3rd Feb 2004, 13:40

My 2000 Dodge Caravan (4 cylinder) had the water pump go out at 50K. Upon replacing it was discovered that there had been a design modification on the tension pulley requiring a new shroud cover. Does any one know how frequently the water pumps have gone out at the 50k mile mark?

2000 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.3 liter Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Faults:

Oxygen sensor needed replacing 1 month after buying it. But otherwise nothing.

General Comments:

I would recommend this van to anyone. Has a great power train, roomy interior, and a great sound system, if you get the sport package. And is a better overall van than the Ford Windstar, or Chevy Venture.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2000

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 30 reviews