The Caravan is my wife's car though I have driven it a lot. We purchased a 2007 in order to get the last of the short wheelbase minivans, which are quite a bit handier about town than the longer versi...
The Caravan is my wife's car though I have driven it a lot. We purchased a 2007 in order to get the last of the short wheelbase minivans, which are quite a bit handier about town than the longer version. It was hard to find a V-6 Caravan with mid row bucket seats and antilock brakes, since Chrysler Corporation had been selling stripped Caravans on price alone, but we had this combination on our '94 minivan and wanted it again. My wife loves this vehicle because of its flexibilty for hauling people or stuff or whatever. Also its great visibility. She also has discovered the joys of oldies rock 'n' roll on the Sirrius satellite radio, a feature that has proven to be much nicer than we had expected.
Mileage around town is not great but not terrible, 16-20 mpg depending on how cold it is outside. On the freeway at 70 the Caravan gets about 25 mpg, even a mile or two more per gallon on very long trips. The vehicle tracks very well on the highway, with low noise levels and a comfortable ride. Handling is good, though it is not a sports car.
At 16,000 miles the Caravan has required only oil changes and an adjustment to one front door's weatherstripping when new.
The Caravan is the ultimate comfortable, practical vehicle and a far better choice for most drivers than more expensive and inefficient SUVs.