I too bought this vehicle used from a dealer and kept it for under 1 yr. I was impressed with all the bells and whistles like electric windows, remote keyless entry, tilt steering, nice interior desig...
I too bought this vehicle used from a dealer and kept it for under 1 yr. I was impressed with all the bells and whistles like electric windows, remote keyless entry, tilt steering, nice interior design & very roomy...I was blinded by the inexpensive purchase price.
For the 3500 miles I put on it, I would say I spent a dollar or more for each mile I put on it. It had just over 100,000 miles when I bought it. Now it is sitting on the Toyota lot with 104,000'ish miles on it. The trade-in value was terrible, but I'm sure they knew it was a lemon too!
I had to repair numerous engine leaks, re-build the transmission (it was a 3-speed auto), then do tonnes of little things to get it to run right, which it never did. When the temperature dropped below zero, it would always develop a radiator leak. Yesterday was the third leak, when I said to myself, "To heck with this! This thing is too expensive to upkeep!" I traded it in on a new 4 door 2008 Toyota Yaris.
Regardless of the price of the Caravan, don't be tempted to buy one. When money is so tight these days, the Caravan will suck every last penny out of you. Think to yourself instead, "Why is such a low mileage vehicle like the Caravan sitting on a car lot for sale instead of in someone's garage at home?"