"After 16 years of driving this Grand Caravan, I've had to let go of it this week, at 213K miles. A pickup driver passing a school bus on a two lane road T-boned me as I turned left, putting the final insult to a car that I have found to be entirely comfortable and utilitarian. Originally a Budget Rent-a-Car, I purchased from a dealer after some other owner had set the milage up to 86K. My complaints are: Transmission rebuilt at 96K; When the overnight temp is below 40°, the tranni will flip into creep home mode until it warms and is shut off and re-started, which is why it was rebuilt in the first place.; The paint - Chrysler should have re-painted all these cars for free. I've left it as-is as a poster for the lousy decision to use latex primer back when.; Styling - it's a box! What styling! :-0
I certainly got my $3000 out of it over the years. Easy starter - same battery, reading of about 9 Volts, for the last 8 years yet it still started right away every time in less than 2 seconds."
"I am 3rd owner and overall have been quite pleased with van. LOTS of passenger and hauling room. Versitle seating with removable rear buckets and bench seat. Most expensive repair to date was A/C system since it is dual and both had to be repaired. Rear A/C hose is 5+/- feet long and very hard to locate part. It was also expensive. Van now has more than 200K miles and still going strong."
"My parents bought the Caravan new in 1994 and it is loaded. They still have it with only 35,000. miles (they have two cars) but when they went on long trips they loaded it up and went worry free. They have only replaced the battery and changed the oil faithfully and because of its age nobody wants to give them any reasonable money for it. Too bad cause they love the vehicle and have had 2 other Chrysler vans and this is the king in their eyes."
"Bought the 1995 Dodge Grand Caravan used with 40k miles and have still have it 95k miles later... All I do is change the oil, rotate the tires, and put a new battery in it every few years.
What's weird is it has great acceleration for a big old van, must be that 3.3L V-6!"