2001 Dodge Grand Caravan LX 3.3L from North America
A piece of Chrysler junk
Thermostat stuck 1 week after we bought the car.
Transmission went out at 42,000 miles.
A/C air moves from upper vents to lower vents, depending on engine speed.
This car epitomizes "unreliability". We had previously owned a 1994 Plymouth Voyager and put nearly 150,000 miles on it with no major problems. We felt we needed to upgrade to have a more reliable vehicle. But this 2001 model has left us at the side of the road in 20,000 miles than the 1994 did in 145,000 miles.
I work for a company that makes cast aluminum parts for various automotive manufacturers. If one of our parts fails, then the automotive manufacturers come down on us, big time. We also hear from them when they want annual price decreases. But, if they can't pass the buck they won't take care of their customers and when was the last time they gave THEIR customers price reductions year after year?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
15th Mar 2004, 13:01
I feel very cheated after reading so much about how so many people love their Dodge Caravans. My 2001 Caravan, brand new off the lot, broke down on me on day #2 of owning it. It needed a new transmission module. They had the car over 2 weeks. Less than a yr later it went in again for a coil pack replacement. This week it is giving me problems again, as the engine has started to jump and skip while idling. I wish it were easy to just return it and get another one.