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By Amy on Thursday, July 26, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "good mileage,Comfortable on long trips, few repair"
Cons: "needs separate rear air/heat,"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"At 157,000 miles, I still get 28 mpg on open roads and over hills. In the city I average 19-21 mpg. I have had to do minimal repairs and don't hesitate to take it on long trips. I change the oil every 3000 miles, then my garage checks for any other problems at that time. I have never had a vehicle that has been as dependable as this one.Goes great in the snow and ice too."
12 people out of 12 found this review helpful
By Gyped on Monday, July 23, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000overall rating 5 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great people mover."
Cons: "Paid too much for cheap quality, money pit"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"I have owned a previous model of this van (1997) and it was reliable and fared very well with the daily family life. It was a no muss-no fuss workhorse. I opened a daycare and decided I owed it to myself to own a newer model. The 2008 model, I paid $32k for all the "bells and whistles" and it has been a constant drain on my finances. The warranty requires a service every mark of certain mileage that costs about as much as my mortgage. The brake system (not covered by the warranty) has been redone twice and the tires are of a "special size" and costs more than your average set of tires by about $200. There has been 12 recalls on electronic and motor repairs that I have to drive and wait to have repaired. Now I look at the retail value of the van today and it's only worth a fraction of what I paid! I will never be a sucker for this business again. If you are looking into buying new, my advice is to say NO. If you buy this used, beware that this van is full of little costly problems. For Dodge, newer is not always better."
11 people out of 11 found this review helpful
By caravanowner on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "looks nice"
Cons: "poor quality"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"bad brakes from day one. rotors replaced at 3000, 9000 and 15000 miles. steering rack blew its seals at 21000. transmission never downshifts to a stop properly or smoothly. heater fan failed at 23000. interior and exterior trim pieces keep falling off. side door locks failed. lots of exterior noise sneaks in with several nagging rattles. local dealership has fouled up numerous service calls in and out of warranty, forgetting to install parts on the last brake service, claims nothing's wrong with transmission and even damaged the vehicle on the lift rack. 2nd Caravan we've owned (first was a '96) and this is the last ANYTHING I will buy made by Chrysler Corp, or any firm making cars/vans/trucks with them (yes, you Volkswagen)"
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful