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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Passenger

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Information shown for entry-level Van/Minivan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 800 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    7.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.0/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Not a bad van to own

By on Monday, May 23, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,584

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Easy to drive on the long and short trips"

Cons: "Rust"

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

Just washed, and the teddy bear is our travel companion.

"I bought this van a year and a half ago with just 77,000 miles on it. Over all it has been a fairly reliable vehicle. It gives a great ride both in town and on long trips. I do a mix of both short trips and 30+ mile trips every week and my milage averages about 19mpg. On a recent trip from New York to Nebraska and back my over-all mileage was 25mpg. I have had to do some repairs since I have bought it. I have had two calipers seize, an oil pressure sensor replaced, Power steering cooler replaced, EGR valve replaced and tie rods replaced (NYS potholes reek havoc on suspension parts). All but the tie rods I was able to do myself easily and cheap. The only other issue is the rust that is starting to show in all the places a northeast caravan would have."

Just washed, and the teddy bear is our travel companion.

Great Reliable Vehicle

By on Monday, May 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Value"

Cons: "A little sluggish pedal down"

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

"My parents bought this in 2005 and it has been a great asset ever since it has rusted alot over the last year but up until then we have no gripes it always starts and runs good buit it did have a bad tranny (Typical Dodge) that costed $600 to replace it. It has the 3.3 liter V-6 and is kind of a slow slug with minimal pick up and go. But chicks don't dig minivans never have never will."

Great Van

By on Saturday, April 09, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, easy to work on for gen maintenance"

Cons: "15 years old now - rusting"

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

"Bought this van brand new in 2001. Have had very few problems over the years besides wearables. No issues with 3.8l engine or transmission. Recently replaced the rack and pinion steering as old one was leaking bad. Engine light was on for fuel system leak, replaced the rusted fuel filler neck, and light went away. Body has rusted rocker panels and starting on rear wheel well panels. The car has been great and even though my family is grown up, it is hard to just give away for a lot of the same reasons in other reviews. It is our third vehicle now and will be used as a trainer for my up and coming kid drivers."

6 people out of 14 found this review helpful

An elegant versatile ride!

By on Friday, April 01, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfort,promotes activities , ease great views"

Cons: "Cup holders, rear/ up front, music, all speaker"

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

"This van combines style, comfort and versatility. Whether providing a personal chaeuffer service for Prom night. The automatic open, double sided doors, ensure a smooth transition with little effort for the guests.If camping is on the agenda, the easy-to-remove seats allow space options according to space needs and number of passengers, plus gear. The guests can relax in comfort with leg room as well as rear panel access to make nec changes to their environmental needs,ie.,heat or cooling.Some extras worth noting incl, rear avail plugins for devices,ie., cell phones. Also you will find individual cup holders as well as above head lighting for reading. The bonus feature of rear tinted windows lends an added plus in providing an ideal environment no matter the season, by cooling or heating,dimming light,or preventing glaring of sun , and most importantly, having privacy for passengers adding to their overall comfort."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Fair value family ride

By on Monday, March 21, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Electrical glitches"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"This van is good when the miles are low as long as it is properly maintained. The 3.8L V6 is fussy if you don't keep oil changes on time as it may burn a quart up. Electronics are typical to Chryslers of this era with glitches as vehicle builds miles such as starter issues, sliding door wiring etc. Overall, it drives comfortably and handles awesome in winter and keeps the family comfy on long road trips."

10 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Lots of problems - bad ROI - great interior

By on Sunday, March 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good handling. Great interior space"

Cons: "One repair afte another"

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

"It really is a shame that Chrysler has no quality control. The interior of this van has no comparison. We just replaced it with a 2015 Sienna, but hung on to it as a beater. Even the Sienna still does not have those amazing stow and go seats and therefore has less cargo capacity. This also has better visibility and handles well. But that's where the benefits end. We bought this new in 2007 and now have 115k In that time it needed: EGR valve, Power steering reservoir, Power steering pump, 2 power door locks, Front wheel bearing, Radiator, Alternator, Belt tensioner, Catalytic converter, It also burns 1 qt of oil every 1000 miles. This despite meticulous maintenance. After my Dodge Ram truck spontaneously set itself on fire, I decided never to buy another Chrysler product. This van confirms that decision. I am holding on to it until it needs a major repair which I expect any day now. Wish I had bought the Sienna in '07 it would still have half its life left."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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