1997 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8 V6 from North America
This is a fine people mover when taken care of
Replaced three batteries over 100000 miles.
Wipers operate at various times when the switch is in the off position.
Front wheel bearing replaced at 90000.
Indicator lights on the center console flash for approx 10 min after start-up then operate normally.
Rear air-conditioner/heater unit has a slight leak.
Axle bearing in the rear differential is in need of replacement as is the rear drive line.
Unlike many other Caravan owners we have been very satisfied with ours. We got the big engine and base transmission in the AWD version. In 100000 we have had the transmission serviced twice which may be the reason that it has yet to be a problem.
Replaced the factory rear shocks with light truck shocks to reduce the body roll however this made the rear more bouncy.
Bridgstone Blizzacks make this a fine ski car for the family. The 3.8 provides enough power for mountain driving here in Colorado.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2007