2001 Dodge Van Reviews

2001 Dodge Van 2500 Passenger 5.2L from North America

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5.2L Automatic
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carFord Truck

Summary:

Aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, though at times a challenge to own

Faults:

Front end work done due to a bad ball joint at 80,000. I replaced all ball joints and one outer-tie-rod end.

Both oxygen sensors needed replacement around 85,000 miles.

Cylinder 8 spark plug has had a tendency to loosen.

Seats are wearing badly (probably due to fabric seats in a contractor van - it was originally a church-owned vehicle).

Post-catalytic oxygen sensor needed replacement around 130,000 miles.

Recent wheel bearing replacement due to dirt intrusion past the seal.

Tie-rod ends are currently in need of replacement.

General Comments:

Despite the numerous issues I've had over the span of my ownership, it's a comfortable, quiet ride. My coworkers have a Ford and Chevy van, and the Dodge is by far the quietest. With adequate tire pressure it tracks well on the interstate and is comfortable at 80 mph.

The rear end can hold more than it says (not that I'd try this...).

The heater can put out more heat than you'll ever need. Even the A/C seems to be adequate.

I do agree with the other reviews on there being too little leg room for the driver and passenger.

It's a little more cramped than the vans put out by Ford and GM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2008

16th Feb 2009, 22:24

What kind of mileage per gallon do you say you get on average?

2001 Dodge Van 1500 jConversion 3.9L Magnum V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.9L Magnum V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24599 miles
Previous carGMC Safari

Summary:

A flat out lemon!

Faults:

At just under 25,000 miles, the engine oil pump malfunctioned due to engine oil sludge. The engine must be replaced at a cost of $7500.

The front end needed allignment at 4000 miles and again at 9000 miles.

The ride in the van was actually very smooth and comfortable. The only problem that concerned me greatly was deterioration of the seat belts.

General Comments:

Personally, I will never own a Daimler Chrysler product again. The service department and Customer "no" service department all the way to Detroit has treated me as if I were a criminal. They blamed me for sludging the engine, and were generally rude and overbearing.

I have owned GM products for the last 20 years, and routinely achieved 150,000 to 200,000 miles and traded in the vehicles still in working condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th September, 2003

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews