Air conditioning both front and rear does not work due to compressor failure. I did not realize the van had this pre-existing problem. I purchased the van during October 1999 in Minnesota.
Rear hatch button on dash stopped working at 116,000 miles.
Side sliding door lock unlocks with power lock switch intermittently. I did not use the sliding door until summer and noticed the problem.
The interior is has held up well and the dash still looks very good.
I don't have kids and am not married, but the built-in child seats have been very handy the few times I have used them for friends' children.
I wish there were more storage compartments on my Grand Caravan. I heard the LE's and ES's have more than my SE.
Many features that seem lacking have shown up on more recent models, like driver's side sliding door and rear power vent windows.
I am 21 and none of my friends have vehicles that are as versatile, so from hauling furniture to roadtrippers to partygoers, my Grand Caravan becomes the vehicle of choice. They make fun of it, but end borrowing it just the same.
I really wanted a reliable, useful vehicle to suit my needs, and the Grand Caravan filled most of them. It isn't the most stylish vehicle, but it is definitely one of the most talented!
My mother's best friend had a short-wheel base regular Caravan. By comparison the Grand is a much better choice. A lot more room and versatility.
My next vehicle will more than likely also be a mini-van.