1992 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.6 from North America
A reliable box on wheels
There were not too many serious problems with this vehicle.
At around 200000 miles some mysterious problem occurred while driving on the freeway. The engine seemed like it was not getting gas and was not able to go over 50 mph at times. It was taken to several mechanics, but none could ever duplicate the problem and it was never fixed even after replacing several parts such as the fuel pump.
The car was still drivable and probably would have went longer than 285000 miles had I not accidentally overheated the engine and seized it up...
My father bought this minivan new in 1992 as our family vehicle. It was totally decked out with leather and captains chairs in the back.
It was driven daily and made several family trips from Michigan to South Carolina. It needed no repairs except for normal maintenance, brakes, etc..
I learned to drive in this van and it was passed on to me after I hit a deer with it at around 230,000 miles.
I drove it for another 50,000 miles after this without even changing the oil once. I really wanted this thing to die, but it only did after blowing a radiator hose and overheating at about 285,000 miles.
Its cool to be 16 and have a minivan with 2 12" pioneer subwoofers in it. It did bump pretty loud...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th May, 2004
31st May 2004, 06:40
50,000 miles with out an oil change? I find that very hard to believe. The oil would become so think it would completely block up and stop the oil filter, causing a fair amount of engine damage. Not to mention the same oil (now thicker than tar) going through the engine would cause severe damage.
18th May 2006, 01:44
50000 miles without an oil change is a bit much. My 77 Corolla would only make it 16000 before the oil was so thick that the oil light would come on going around corners.