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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan consumer reviews

$20,420 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 Grand Caravan Dodge
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.1
Explore the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan

233000 miles on this van, and still driving it.

I used this van to commute 80 miles to work. Very reliable. Just replaced tires as needed. Very comfortable van to drive. Stow-n-Go seats makes it easy to haul large items.


320,000 miles still fine

Longest lasting vehicle I have ever owned. It just keeps going. 320,000 miles with very few problems. I can't wait to upgrade to power doors and more features. I am impressed.


A good vehicle and nice space for the money.

This van met all of our needs for a family vehicle for a family of 5 including family vacations and moving kids back and forth to college. A lot of space and the best value for the a versatile vehicle. Seven seats and good entertainment options.


Best van I've ever owned

This vehicle had tons of room. Stow n go seats. Very comfortable on long trips. My daughters love this van and they're teenagers lol. It has taken us from Florida to New Jersey and all over the eat coast with no trouble.


It?s a dodge !!

Great conversion van lots of toys dvd big screen TVs !!!reliable nice solid feel ,led lights on HIGHTOP roof feels like a limo lots of storage for the money it?s allot of car !


Reliable drivetrain.

Comfortable ride. Good room for passengers. Good cargo room. It will hold 4'x8' drywall, plywood etc.


Chevy impala

I really like the room it has front and back but....It has other. Issue it rattles and there's an loud sound the front wheels make


Not my first Caravan and not my last!

Caravans are the most functional vehicles; cost efficient, roomy, stylish, and thoughtfully designed. I've driven many 2,000-4,000 road trips and moved many times flawlessly in these vehicles. Caravans rule my world.


2nd one in 23 yrs,

We put 225,000 miles on our 94 Caravan 3 liter. Our 2005 SXT has the 3.3 l. We currently have 165000 miles on that one. Did a water pump 3 years ago. EGR valve 10 years ago. And was in the shop once for warranty on the axle. Everything else falls under the category of scheduled maintenance. Love the two tone leather. DVD players only good when the kids are small. Novelty wears off. Like the space. Get 23 miles per gallon on trips. 21 miles per gallon at home in the country. No major complaints at all. We have short wheelbase which I prefer for U turns. Great vehicle for trips. Do my own oil changes once a year with extended performance Mobil 1. I hire the transmission serviced and the brakes done at 100000. Transmission serviced every 60 k. Brakes for done at 100. Had to turn the rotors also. Hoping to buy the new 2018 plug-in hybrid Pacifica even though don't have kids at home anymore. Because of the tax rebate and the mileage. It will be my first long-wheelbase Caravan vehicle. Always before they've given us the law off the price for example the 2005 was a $26,000 vehicle and we got it for 20 with rebates and dealer discounts. The 94 we got just got it also discounted, I don't recall how much. I might wait a year or two until the hybrids are discounted.


Repairs needed far too often

I have owned this vehicle since 2008, and the fact that this car ran up until this year is a miracle. It broke down to a point of needing towing at least once every two years, especially when any longer trips (more than 50 miles) were taken. This car was not driven a lot, with less than 10,000 miles a year being it's average, but it had issues ever since it was purchased at 80,000 miles. A 1996 Subaru Outback Impreza that I purchased as an emergency replacement for this vehicle when it finally kicked the bucket in May of this year has entirely outclassed the Grand Caravan as far as reliability goes despite being old enough to drink. If you are considering buying this vehicle, there are far better options out there.