2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L from North America
Great design, poor engineering
We have had numerous issues with the power door locks. They would work intermittently or not at all. Returned to dealer at least 4 times - finally repaired.
Clunking sound in front end (sway bar bushings) - replaced twice.
Steering rack and pinion leaking - replaced.
Water pump leaking - replaced.
A/C compressor clutch failed - replaced.
Air bag clock spring failed - replaced.
Transmission downshifts hard at times, but has not failed yet.
We really like the features of this van. It drives good and has good power. Ours has the entertainment system with disc changer and DVD/TV, which is wonderful for the kids on trips.
The stow in go is great, it adds a lot of storage, and you don't have to remove seats when you haul stuff.
The features are great, but the quality is fair at best. Our previous Grand Caravan 1997 model was plagued with problems as well.
When we upgraded to this van, we were hoping Dodge had fixed the problems, but they haven't. Our next van will be a Honda or Toyota.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st October, 2010