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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 363 Ratings for the 1996 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

Best purchase I ever made!

By on Thursday, April 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"After 15 years now, if I could purchase this '99 Grand Caravan Sport again, I would do so in a heartbeat. It has quad seats, rear air, 3.3L, and dark glass. It is cavernous. The perfect vehicle to go on vacations with our two grade school children (when new). The only thing that I think that would be nice are the Stow N Go seats which were available on the next model. The seats about throw your back out to remove them. The only problem I have had is the air doesn't get us very cool over about 80 degrees and I have had to replace two power door locks and the radio. The clear coat is now peeling on the roof. It has 128,000 miles on it now. I still love this van."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

A Great Family Car.

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Bought this van used in Fresno, CA back in 2007. Did an overhaul the next day, changed the struts and shocks two years later and the breaks I have changed them twice since then. Is comfortable and my entire family had taken plenty of road trips in it. When living in CA we took it to Denver, CO. Flagstaff, AZ. The Grand Canyon, AZ. Las Vegas, NV. Portland, OR. Amarillo, TX. and came to visit family in South Bend, IN. Now we live in South Bend, IN and took it to Lancaster, PA. NYC, Niagara Falls in Canada, Chicago, and our most resent road trip last year from South Bend, IN to Orlando, St. Petersburg, Ft Myers, Sarasota, Miami, and Daytona Beach, FL. Over all its a great, comfortable, reliable minivan. We love it, and we are thinking on purchasing a newer one next year, ours have 163400 miles and still runs like a champ."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wonderful long lasting used vehicle!

By on Friday, February 27, 2015

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

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "easy access for ids"

Cons: "transmission is shifty"

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

"I purchased this car in early 2009 so it was already 10 years old when I bought it. We were going on a trip across the state and the vehicle performed nicely. I think It did good going in the mountains too. About 2 years into owning it the transmission became shifty. Now 4 years after that it is still running without the transmission being replaced so I can't really complain. Twice it did something where you had to shut the car off and restart it and it seemed to fix the problem where it would lock in 2nd gear. I only had to replace the exhaust this year during our state inspection which is not too bad for an older vehicle. I actually miss driving it daily. My husband now drives this and I have an Envoy. This car was much easier to get the kids in and out of than my envoy. When my Caravan dies, I will probably buy another one."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Great Rig!! LOVE THIS VAN!

By on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, Spacious, Comfortable, Easy parts access"

Cons: "transmission"

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

"I have the grand caravan with the 3.8, First off the power this thing puts out is impressive. the acceleration by far is better then any other mini i have driving, and it even handles well when you put the pedal down. The torque is pretty impressive as well. i pull a 4x8 utility trailer with about 1100 pounds of garbage in it, with no problem at all. As i don't have any children yet i rarely have the back seats in my van, this makes for a compact cargo van with the comforts of driving a sedan. Besides the known transmission problems, there is nothing about this van i would change. I hope this might have helped for anyone debating purchasing one of these butes."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

It's been a great car for out family

By on Sunday, February 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Lots of room"

Cons: "Rear lift gate latch is still flakey"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I wasn't sold on a minivan, but my wife was correct, it has been a great vehicle for us. I really like that our current caravan (we're on our third!) has the Sport suspension option."

Poor service

By on Friday, January 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"Great van for 14 years. It was great while it ran. Currently at a dealership service dept. for 90 plus days with PCM problem and confusing diagnosis and service. I will never purchase a Chrysler product again."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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