2004 Dodge Caravan Review

2004 Dodge Caravan Short Base 3.3 V6 from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Montana

Summary:

In 2004 the most inexpensive minivan with standard DVD

Faults:

Tires were not great, at 300KM one front tire blew out. Around 20,000KM all tires showed signs of bulging.

EGR valve went at around 40,000KM, however replaced under warranty.

General Comments:

Surprisingly at 60,000KM I have not had many problems... yet! Full warranty up to 60,000, with $100 deductable up to $115,000.

Good handling, and good heating on cold winter days - my old Pontiac Transport was very cold in winter.

Bad ride quality, I found it very bumpy and not smooth on roads and highway. I would not recommend due to the poor ride quality.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2005

17th Oct 2005, 12:35

I agree with the ride. Rented one of these for the weekend and wished I hadn't. Didn't hold the cruise control and drifted out of the curves so it was very challenging to drive. Seat hurt my back - no support where needed.

9th May 2006, 23:27

Update to my first post. So far so good, my 2004 caravan is at 90,000KM's. Repairs include changing the rotors and new tires.

I still find the rid a bit bumpy compared to my old Pontiac Transport, but that minivan was full of problems.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review