Pros: "good value for money fun to drive dependable"
Cons: "Cup holders in rear seats were a problem."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"More than enough room even when fully loaded with passengers.
Stow away feature afforded us plenty of room for cargo
Wife is an invalid so later on had lift installed for scooter but still had great room
Great ride in snow and rain
Excelent ride on dry roads
Great vehicle for travel
Now have a 2011 Van also and it is even better"
Pros: "Comfort, easy to repair (if you have a clue)"
Cons: "RUST issues in fender wells and rocker panels"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I've owned Caravan's, Voyager's and a Town and Country since 1984. I have only one thing to say bad about the 2001-2007 model years... RUST! If you get one with clean rocker panels in the "salt belt" then it's a rare bird. Better undercoat it quick to keep it that way... The 1996-2000 years were much better about rust and you will likely find older ones with better body integrity then the newer, sad to say. Here's a trick that helped me get 314,098 miles out of an all wheel drive 1992 version and over 200,000 miles on 5 more up to a 2005 model; Instead of using a Fram PH-16 oil filter (or equivalent), try using a PH-8A Filter instead, has twice the filter area and keeps the oil MUCH cleaner, use FULL synthetic oil too. Happy motoring! 3.3 Liter motor is indestructible if taken care of..."
"Best car ever for adaptable inside configuration, comfort, good gas mileage. Nice low platform makes loading big items easy. Also easy for my dogs to get in and out. The rear seats fold completely flat, unlike some other vans where the back seats fold down and look like an accordion. Excellent for long trips, you can actually put a twin mattress in the back. My van has 170K miles and still gets 29 mpg on the highway - actually better than advertised. Drawbacks - the front seats are difficult to get in and out if you are tall (or elderly) due to the sloping design of the roof. It is impossible to clean the inside front windshield for the same reason unless you are a monkey or have 4-foot long arms. There is no plugin for an MP3 player. Also, I have had the air conditioning fixed 3 times. There have also been numerous other repairs since the van hit 70K miles (window motors, front end, etc), which amounted to about $500 per year. But consider, my van was $35,000 new. I got it for $18,000 used and have spent probably $4000 on repairs, so still a pretty good deal for $22,000. Generally, pretty much the perfect vehicle for me."
"Bought w/32K miles, understanding that transmission is an ongoing issue in Chrysler mini vans. Sure enough, had to replace transmission at 80,000 miles. We got such a good deal and have driven 50K miles, so I can't complain about the value.
Will buy another only if power train warranty is more than the 70,000 miles they offered on the '04s."
"2005 Grand Caravan SXT - bought it when it was 1 yr. old & had 16K miles, Now has 39K after 11 months. It's been at the dealer 3 times just for an airbag light that wouldn't go off, finally fixed. The transmission was rebuilt at 37K after slipping out of gear on the highway (not to mention the dealer had it for nearly a month waiting for parts) steering shaft problems since day 1, now it needs a rack & pinion & power steering pump ($1200) not covered by warranty. Plus an extra key will set you back $200! If you buy one, two pieces of advice, 1. Buy a GOOD warranty, you'll need it! and 2. Pay thousands below book value (like I did)! My Infiniti has over twice the miles this van has and hasn't had half the problems this van has had. And to think I bought this over an import! This one won't be around for much longer and I'll never by a Dodge again."