2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L ohv from North America
Smooth, quiet and reliable, with a few quirks
Since leasing this van in April 2003, only a few of things have gone wrong, including the sway bar breaking, and small creaks and rattles when ever going over bumps in the road.
Transmission servicing at 55000km.
New brake pads and shoes at 55000km.
Since leasing this vehicle we have had very little problems with it. Driving from Toronto to New York the van is quiet, and smooth, and you can easily reach 150km without even knowing it.
Styling, while subjective, on this van is quite sleek, and creates very little wind noise.
The engine, while smooth, is not quite up to the standards of the others in its class, in terms of acceleration. If you get the chance, opt for the bigger 3.8L engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th July, 2005
5th Feb 2006, 21:18
As far as acceleration goes the 3.3L is just fine in my 2005. Compared to my 4.8L Chevy truck its pretty darn good. I'm curious of if your afraid to use the gas pedal at todays fuel prices, that might be the cause of it.
8th Aug 2007, 16:23
It'a nice van, but I've had a very small problem that turned out to be a big one, and thanks to powertrain I was covered.
The van only has 97,000 km & I just bought it 2 months ago.
Long story short, the belt tensioner was giving this rattling noise. The dealer at first thought it was the alternator; after changing it they said it was the AC compressor, then the power steering, and then finally they said it was the tensioner.
And it also was affecting the performance of the van.