2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Stow-N-Go 3.8 from North America

Faults:

Nothing. Bullet proof.

General Comments:

Driven city and highway and idle most of the day. Very reliable, low cost to maintain. Driver's seat plastic is falling apart, as are the floor panels that cover the stow and go seats. I am also told tie rod assemblies should be watched, especially if you hit potholes etc.

The vehicle has get up and go. Chrysler had a long time to get it right, and they don't seem to have any tranny problems like in the 1990s.. Handling is predictable. No problems with doors etc. No parts failures. Original everything.

Motor does not burn oil. I do have minor leak on the rack and pinion from user abuse, but again minor.

Front motor mount has play; needs to be replaced, but not urgent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2009

30th Aug 2011, 12:07

I am the writer of the above review on the 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. Currently at 241,000 miles and running strong. I have just replaced the left (driver's side) transmission AT mount. This repair is best performed by a repair shop. Located under the battery box. This vehicle has three mounts, but the one most likely to crack is the LEFT AT Mount. Not real expensive, but important.

This vehicle is still reliable and safe. Highly recommended, even though used the prices have gone UP, expensive used. Hopefully, you too have had a great experience with the 2006 GR. Caravan.

7th Sep 2011, 23:29

AIR BAG SENSOR FAILURE: While there is a recall on the airbag sensors on 2006/07 models, mine was not included. Therefore I replaced my own, following the airbag light on the dash being on for several weeks. Be sure to disconnect the negative terminal on the battery before proceeding. The sensors are located on the front sides of frame near the inner bumper.

Replace the right side first, as this is the most logical one to fail due to moisture from the roadway. If replacing the front right sensor solves the problem (dashboard light goes off), there is no need to replace the left sensor.

It is held on with 2-10mm bolts. It is an easy fix, and most owners will be able to complete it easily. The connectors are annoying, but only go on one way. It is okay to push fairly hard when pushing the connectors back on. Good luck.

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3 from North America

Summary:

Great buy

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

I am a 23 year old single guy, and I drive this vehicle because I:

1. Am 6 foot 3.

2. Love the room and comfort.

3. Drive 925 miles one way to go see my mom, whom has been sick.

It is more practical than the Ford Expedition I was looking at, and we have no clue what the gas prices are doing, and the Sto and Go is great. I found a new couch at a yard sale, and took it home in the Grand Caravan with no problem. It is great, and I would likely buy another. I got the 6 year 100,000 mile Maxcare warranty just in case, but don't think I will have to use it.

The only negative thing I have to say is the 3.3 is lacking power in the mountains; with 5 people, it shows.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2006

20th Nov 2006, 15:44

Grate = to have an irritating or unpleasant effect (to grate on one's nerves)

Great = excellent; wonderful.

21st Oct 2007, 18:47

I bought the SXT edition fully loaded, great vehicle no problems what's so ever. in one year I drove it 30K plus miles without a cough, everything works perfect without a defect. I love it and enjoy it it is my first Dodge.