1996 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L from North America
About average with tranny and paint issues
I have had 2 new transmissions with the Grand Caravan. Luckily, I had an extended warranty when the first tranny failed at approximately 85,000 miles.
Then, the next tranny failed after a Firestone closed-loop transmission fluid change. This is an apparently bad process for changing tranny fluid. Firestone paid for 2/3 of a rebuilt tranny. It has lasted about 30k miles or so with slippage. When the tranny goes the next time, the van will be put to sleep.
For a 10-year old car, I'd rate it fair besides the tranny problems. However, almost ALL the paint has peeled from my roof. The car has hauled around a lot of kids and their stuff during harsh winters and mountainous terrain...
Overall, I'd give it a high "C"...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th February, 2006