1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3-V6 from North America
An extremely reliable, utilitarian, family vehicle with good power, handling, and aesthetics
Very little has gone wrong with this vehicle during the 40000 miles and 4 years that I have owned it. The usual wear items have been replaced, water pump, timing chain, brakes, front rotors. The front interior lights are flaky, but in my experience these problems are typical of American made automobiles. With regular maintenance, serious problems are minimized and overall cost of ownership is low for this vehicle. Fuel economy is satisfactory. 16-18 city / 21-23 highway.
An extremely reliable, utilitarian, family vehicle with adequate power and performance as well as pleasing aesthetics and creature comforts.
Dodge has had some of the nicest looking vehicles of the American brands. The Grand Caravan is no exception. The exterior and interior are both nice to look at. The plastic components are nicer and sturdier than other manufacturers.
Overall the vehicle is an excellent family hauler as well as commuter. I'm looking forward to buying my next Grand Caravan over the Japanese brands because long term cost of ownership is lower due to purchase price and comparable MPG performance.
With regular maintenance I've found this vehicle extremely reliable and affordable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th April, 2003