1999 Dodge Caravan
1-10 of 18 reviews
Test drive review

Lasts well over 200k

by from CHICAGO on August 9, 2017

This vehicle lasted me well over 240k with maintenance and minor repairs along the way. Definitely roomy and comfortable throughout. Great to transport large stuff via removing the back seats. Rust b...
This vehicle lasted me well over 240k with maintenance and minor repairs along the way. Definitely roomy and comfortable throughout. Great to transport large stuff via removing the back seats. Rust becomes an issue before car break down does!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Good van overall!

by from Tacoma, WA on June 17, 2017

This is a nice van. However, the lever to recline the seat snapped in two in my hand. The shaft is about the size of a ball point pen! Have to order a new seat to fix it. No way! Cup holders brok...
This is a nice van. However, the lever to recline the seat snapped in two in my hand. The shaft is about the size of a ball point pen! Have to order a new seat to fix it. No way! Cup holders broke within a year. It eats through front brakes like crazy. The headlights leave something to be desired. Transmission started acting up at under 100k, but lasted several thousand more miles before "locking up" on the freeway!! The engine is great! Very reliable. Doesn't burn oil even at high mileage. I love the fact it has doors on both passenger and driver sides. Very handy!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Van of reliabilty

by from Savannah,GA on June 2, 2017

The van has many advantages, first it is easy to work on such as changing oil, fuel filter, and air filter etc. Second it has two seats in the front and two benches in the back that can seat up to 8 p...
The van has many advantages, first it is easy to work on such as changing oil, fuel filter, and air filter etc. Second it has two seats in the front and two benches in the back that can seat up to 8 people. And third it is great driving on the highway and overall city use.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Best vehicle I've ever owned so far.

by from Mentor, OH on May 26, 2017

It's very roomy and comfortable. Great for families with kids or with tall family members. Gas mileage was not great though.
It's very roomy and comfortable. Great for families with kids or with tall family members. Gas mileage was not great though.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Best van i ever owned

by from on March 23, 2017

Bought this Van in 2006 now its 2017 never has broke down don't use oil. The few troubles both power windows about gone 400 too fix. Trans does use a little oil but put stop leak now its fine. Mile...
Bought this Van in 2006 now its 2017 never has broke down don't use oil. The few troubles both power windows about gone 400 too fix. Trans does use a little oil but put stop leak now its fine. Mileage 115k . price i paid in 2006 6000 - So for the money Great Van.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Got a good one

by from Vancouver BC on December 18, 2014

Anniversary Edition 3.0 ltr 4spd auto. LOVE IT. There's good and bad in everything and mine is a good one. Bought used with 90 thousand kliks on it. Only problem is air cond. compressor is making nois...
Anniversary Edition 3.0 ltr 4spd auto. LOVE IT. There's good and bad in everything and mine is a good one. Bought used with 90 thousand kliks on it. Only problem is air cond. compressor is making noise because the former owner never used the air. So comfortable, easy to drive, excellent gas mileage and talk about multitasking. Like a tractor in the snow too. I sure do like the one I got.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

From what ours was like ..... DONT BUY! :(

by from Frankfort, Ky on February 16, 2012

we had the basic model with a 3.3 V6. not sure what transmission it was but it leaked. If you buy a 1999 caravan, be sure to get air conditioning in the back for summer, otherwise your kids will get m...
we had the basic model with a 3.3 V6. not sure what transmission it was but it leaked. If you buy a 1999 caravan, be sure to get air conditioning in the back for summer, otherwise your kids will get mad. toward its end days, you would be driving and it just died. you woud lose power stering which almost made us fall into a ditch. after a few minutes it would start again. and so we took it to get fixed and it died agin, reapeated this process 2 times. finally got it fixed. about 2 weeks before we sold it sometimes it would start and sometimes it wouldn't. so we went and traded it in (which im really suprised they took it) and bought a toyota sienna Great car but this reveiw is about dodge and you can read about my sienna reveiw in the 2007 toyota sienna page. anyway, the gas mileage stunk. a friend has the same yeat and loves it(probably not the same spec though) maybe dodge has improved over the years but im going to stick with toyota!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Very happy so far. 160k no leaks!

by from Albany, OR on August 11, 2011

Don't know if I got lucky here, but since I purchased this van used from a suspicious (in my honest opinion) car lot. Paid for it in 2008 with 100k miles had it for 3 years now and the only thing I ha...
Don't know if I got lucky here, but since I purchased this van used from a suspicious (in my honest opinion) car lot. Paid for it in 2008 with 100k miles had it for 3 years now and the only thing I have put into it is basic maintenance and a replacement of the full front brake system(rotors, calipers, brakes, hoses about 450 bucks) shortly after purchasing it. Probably due to the previous owner running far too long on them. Power everything, all still working very well. Transmission seems to be a problem with these, I can safely say not a sniffle from mine. Towed a Uhaul trailer full to Idaho 2 weeks ago(10 hour trip). It did exceptionally well, considering the high temperatures. Not a peep from the cooling system or transmission the whole way. A vehicle that knows its a people hauler and does well in its role, and occasionally a little out of its role ( trailer hauler ). Wow now that I think of it, it really deserves a good wash. 150k miles now, and all things considered I would definitely buy another!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Careful which one you pick

by from Norfolk, VA now in Bangor, MI on April 16, 2011

Just by reading other reiviews, it seems that the 3-speed transmissions tend to have a problem working properly. At about 140-150k miles, the transmission got rebuilt. It worked good for about 2 more ...
Just by reading other reiviews, it seems that the 3-speed transmissions tend to have a problem working properly. At about 140-150k miles, the transmission got rebuilt. It worked good for about 2 more years until the reverse went out. About 10k miles later, it quit working all together; it wouldn't even go into 1st or 2nd gear. After getting it home, I discovered that it had too much tranny fluid and it was all burnt. I changed out the transmission fluid along with the filter. It still shifts a little hard, but other than that, I'll be ok until I can save enough money to get the transmission rebuilt AGAIN. One of the reasons that I am still holding onto this van is because I need it to haul the wife and kids, and also the engine runs exceptionally smooth and starts right up. I may have the short end of the stick when it comes to features, but this 2.4L with 180k+ miles on it just keeps doing its job. The only power this van has, is power steering. I'm surprised it came equipped with air conditioning. With the current condition this van is in, i'm quite positive that it can last beyond 300k. I only use full synthetic oil and change it every 3000-4000 miles. It all depends on how dirty it gets. The main regret that I have about this van is the price that my wife ended up paying for it. She paid close to three times what it originally was worth. Unfortunately, I had to work when she got it. This is one of those shady buy here, pay here, we finance, no credit needed, places. I wish I was there and so that way I could have done my homework and just said NO WAY! Not for that price. I can already tell that the dealership saw "SUCKER" written all over her, and was laughing at her after she left with it.
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
Test drive review

Too many Repairs!!!

by from Tucson, AZ on January 29, 2010

I bought this vehicle 2 yrs ago and it has been one repair after another. So far I replace the rediator, several leaking hoses, water pump, brakes, tires and the list could go on for hours. The brakes...
I bought this vehicle 2 yrs ago and it has been one repair after another. So far I replace the rediator, several leaking hoses, water pump, brakes, tires and the list could go on for hours. The brakes I have now are only 1yr old and need to be replaced....again. It has so many issues right now to the point where I pray for it to start everyday. It took me 15 min to start it today....after a $1,200 tune up!!! My neighbor has one too and she has the same issues. Every 60 days a repair....and you should see my parking lot....full of fluid from this leaking nightmare....Never again will I buy a DODGE Caravan. NEVER!!!
Comfort
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Performance
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
See Model Details