Sweet Van: Long Term Dodge Grand Caravan Feature Video
by KBB.com Editors | September 30, 2008 10:41 AM
It wasn't so long ago that people cringed when confronted with the fashion of the 1970's. But with the Disco Decade nearly 40 years in the rearview mirror, the era is experiencing its inevitable irony-driven comeback. So when the Dodge Grand Caravan joined Kelley Blue Book's long-term test fleet it was greeted with a bit more enthusiasm than one might expect of a minivan. That enthusiasm, due largely to a wealth of optional equipment, also reflected the hope that the Dodge Grand Caravan might act as a portal to another time when custom vans were for the cool kids and not just angry loners. Sure the Grand Caravan does a fine job hauling children to ballet or grow-mulch home from the store, but it performs equally well as an impromptu lounge or for blasting Lynyrd Skynyrd while cruising down the highway with your old lady. Can modern minivans offer enough retro-fabulous mojo to fill the void left by the custom van fad of the 1970's? It's a question that deserves an answer and one which kbb.com's Micah Muzio explores in the following video.