2008 Dodge Caravan Review

2008 Dodge Caravan LXE 4.0L V6 from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carHonda Odyssey


Fun, comfortable. Worth a look



General Comments:

Comfortable, apparently well assembled, full of gadgets.

Fun to drive, quiet.

I'm not quite sure I understand the complaints about the "poor quality" plastic in the interior. It looks like all the other cars with plastic interiors.

Swivel and Go seats are a hit with my kids. We've taken it on picnics several times.

Built in 120 volt plug very thoughtful.

The dealership has been extremely helpful and wasn't pushy.

Had a reputation for breakdowns, but has a long warranty, so I'm not worried. No problems yet.

A few quirks: why no locking gas cap lid?

Could use a real vehicle warning display that lights up for the different doors and windows, instead of a digital letter readout.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2010

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review