1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Platinum Edition 3.3 from North America
Front Brake pads for $100.00
Loose Shock absorber bolt re-tightened for $5.00 (not the vans fault)
I hoped it would be reliable to own when I purchased it, but this is ridiculous. Who has ever heard of spending $100.00 per year on repairs?!?!
It is smooth, quiet, rides nicer than a Cadillac. It handles well and accelerates good.
The 3.3 is a hard working reliable engine.
Gas mileage about 27 mpg. on the highway.
I am switching to a K and N filter and Synthetic oil which will bring it up about 10%.
I have been so thrilled with it I have spoiled it with toys: New 17" mag wheels, alarm, hitch, command start, key-less entry and ignition immobilizer.
It is fully loaded the only thing it lacks that my last one had is drivers power seat, but I knew this when I bought it.
Regarding transmission failures. I bought my last one with 157,000 klm on it and sold it at 247,000 klm--no tran problems. This one has had none either.
The most reliable vehicle of the 32 I have owned to date.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th February, 2006