1997 Caravan

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1997 Dodge Caravan

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5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

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4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

1997 Dodge carvan

by Henry from Indpls In on Mon Jul 31 2006

The engine is a 3.3 , Returns very good mileage/ 18-city,25 highway, Air condition performs well even when temp reach 100 degrees, The air ducts build into the drivers and passager doors,are well designed, Thus providing cool or warm air to the passenger in rear seats, later model carvans do not have this duct system in the front doors, Shame on Chrysler for deleting it. Future Carvans do not have the very efficient 3.3 V-6 engine thus the vehicle gas mileage decreases. Current milage is 93,000 and does not burn oil.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

I miss my Caravan Sport

by Minivan Lover from Clemson SC on Sat May 12 2012

I bought the Sport van from my uncle, who had bought it new. I drove it nearly 5 1/2 years before selling it at 130,000 miles when the water pump went bad for the second time in less than a year. I've really missed it, though. It was comfortable and had such a smooth ride, I could drive for hours and not be tired. I drove a 2007 Sienna rental van on a trip and it wasn't as smooth and comfortable as my Caravan. My only complaints were having to have the transmission rebuilt at 80,000 miles and the wind shear on the highway. Gas mileage was decent with a 19 mpg average.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Dodge Caravan

The minivan market is maturing, which means sales have leveled off after a decade of growth, which means that everyone who needs a minivan has either bought one or is in no rush to buy a new one.

Something of an exaggeration, perhaps, but 15 years after they were created by Chrysler, minivans and their sales fit neatly into a pattern. People marry, have kids, buy one or two minivans and then move onto something else, like a sport-utility. Sure, empty-nesters and a few singles or childless couples own minivans, as do some businesses, but their primary owners are families with kids.

While sales have slowed -- at around 1 million minivans a year -- the marketplace hasn't been stagnant. Within the... Read More