1991 Dodge Grand Caravan from North America
Decent, but costs an arm and leg for replacement parts
Back of passenger seat broke (I had the same problem in my 1986 Dodge Caravan), have to prop it up with a bucket wedged behind it.
Replaced muffler ($55) 3 times in 2 years, entire exhaust once ($200).
The paint is peeling off.
The rocker arm shaft ($20) broke, which I heard is very rare. A REAL JOY to fix, too.
Replaced the starter ($150), on which one of the bolts is nearly impossible to reach.
Replaced fuel pump ($300).
Rear differential cover on transmission leaked, had to reseal it twice (relatively cheap).
Rear wiper quit working.
Dome lights don't work unless back door is open.
Overall, this isn't a bad vehicle to drive. It doesn't handle too well in the snow, but it is roomy and allows me to haul lumber and so on.
One thing I wonder, though, is how come parts for these Caravans cost so much?I had a friend with a '91 Chevy S-10 who paid $55 for a fuel pump when his died. Mine was 3 times as much! Seems like they ream you a new one every time you have to buy a replacement part.
The 3.3 V6 is a decent engine, gives me enough guts to tick off folks I pass on the freeway.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th November, 2003
3rd May 2005, 05:57
The comments made by this individual are similar to ones I can make about my 91 Grand Caravan. The back wiper stopped working on mine not long after the warranty expired. The parts are more expensive than a Chevy, but that is to be expected for a Dodge. The paint started peeling not long after I got it I thought it was just a chip where a rock may have hit it and didn't pay it much mind, my mistake. I went to my local dealer where I purchased it and they said they would report it to the district manager I never hear from them. The transmission went out on it just before the warranty expired so I got a new one, but it went out after a couple of years (2004). The head liner and the plastic molding keep falling off (breaking). The passenger seat is nonadjustable and is cramped for a long legged person long trips are miserable. We had a lot of fun in this vehicle it was our first van, but for all the little problems and one big problem (transmission),I was disappointed in it. It is parked behind my garage if I ever find a transmission cheap enough I may install it and use it for a work van. We will see.