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1998 Dodge Caravan Passenger

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 22/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Dodge Caravan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.5
Out of 10

Based on 236 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.9/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    7.8/10

I mean, all right.

By on Friday, June 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "good traction, some storage, beautiful rust"

Cons: "can't fly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"It's an eighteen year old car, folks. The thing could buy cigarettes if it wanted to. At this point, the radio and lights won't come on the battery, they'll only work if the engine is running. The mileage gauge is useless, it keeps starting over every couple months. Every once in a blue moon when you start the car, the gas gauge and the speedometer don't work. But it's hardy, you know? It's dependable. It handles weirdly well in the snow, and it gets me places. Plus it's got that sweet backseat that lies flat so you can move things if you need to. Minivans get a bad rap, I think."

Not great

By on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
6/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I don't think anyone could pay me to buy another dodge minivan. Talk about a lemon. The only thing I haven't replaced is the motor and trani. The left brakes never really get fixed. It rusted out very fast under the doors. The left strut tower rusted almost off and I had to replace it. Got stranded because train lines blew out after a train flush. Headlight bad. I have been sinking so much money into this thing since the day I bought it. What a mistake. It's good on gas. Love the color alpine green, and grey upholstery."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best Mini Van ever. Still drives like new.

By on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Best Minivan ever. Wish it had more interior designs like the 1999 Quest. Still runs like new, and I'm having a hard time deciding if I want to trade it for a new one. Over all it has been a great experience driving this vehicle. Comfortable, sound system is powerful, handles on the road like a charm. Dodge best year."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

I bought this van New and it was my main vehicle.

By on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,900

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "I really like driving it. it's very comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"It has a factory hitch. And I used it to haul our various boats. It has some rust on the lower sliders doors, also has an exhaust leak and leaks a little oil. Just shy of 151,000 miles. She still runs great and has fairly new tires. Interior is still in good shape no tears in the seats, a little dirty from regular use. Headliner is starting to come loose above visors but other then that the headliner is in great shape."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

We've put 225,000 miles on this car....

By on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Very comfortable front seats."

Cons: "Has very few options on this basic model."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"...and it is still running with minimal maintenance, Oil, Tires, Tunes ups (twice) and thats it! No major expenses in this car other than a paint job because my wife was tired of the blue color (she painted it black). The AC will still freeze you out on maximum cool during an "Alabama August" sticky heat. In the winter,it heats up fast after a cold start, usually by the time youve driven 1/2 to 1 mile. The rear side windows don't work anymore but we rarely used them anyway. Right front speaker does not work anymore. Door ajar light stays on. Brake light comes on in cold weather some times. I wanted to trade up several years ago and my wife could not find a car seat that was as comfortable as the Dodge so we still have it. I hope the newer Dodge Caravans still have the great ride. This car has been all over the country with our three kids (now grown) and still gets about 24 to 26 MPG on the highway."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

17 years and still love my caravan

By on Sunday, May 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Good value, roomy, no major repairs in 17 yrs"

Cons: "None that I can think of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my Caravan 17 years ago, when my son was 18 months old. It had everything I wanted, including air bags, tinted windows, power windows and mirrors, anti-lock brakes, K-9 alarm system, sliding doors on both sides, cruise, fold down/removable rear bench seats, and an easy transition from driving a small vehicle. I've kept up with regular maintenance (regular oil changes, a/c recharge, etc) and only very recently had to replace struts, window motors, water pump, radiator hoses, and transmission fluid pan seal. Considering the age of my van, I'm quite pleased that I have had no major, costly repairs, and the few mentioned above I was able to buy the parts and do all of the labor with the help of a friend. Gas mileage is much better than the specs. I will keep my van as long as I possibly can, and if the day comes that I must replace it, I hope that I can replace it with a new Dodge Caravan."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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