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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

4.1
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Exellent car for the past 5 years

by from Thousand Oaks, CA on December 8, 2010

We have had our Grand Caravan for about 5 years now and it has been very reliable and very comfortable to drive on long trips. Gets real good gas millage for all that it can do. We are a family of 6 a...
We have had our Grand Caravan for about 5 years now and it has been very reliable and very comfortable to drive on long trips. Gets real good gas millage for all that it can do. We are a family of 6 and this car has always had enough room to meet our needs. The seats fit great and driving is a pleasure with the firm solid feel the van has. Well built car!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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A good car

by from Kansas City, KS on August 27, 2010

I had previously owned a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan and while I enjoyed the creature comforts of the vehicle there were several nagging problems with it. the windshield wipers didn't work properly, and ...
I had previously owned a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan and while I enjoyed the creature comforts of the vehicle there were several nagging problems with it. the windshield wipers didn't work properly, and it had a history of major repairs that often left us stranded. After doing due diligence I discovered that my best bet was another Dodge Grand Caravan. The deal maker is the drive train. no intervention engine, supposedly the transmission issues have been solved and the 3.8 engine seems to be a very solid engine. I also love the stow and go seats. In my old van I had to take seats out and then put them back in all the time. With this vehicle, a few seconds and everything is ready to go, or be restored. The downside is that they've cheapen up the interior considerably. No fabric on the doors, all plastic now, fewer functions on the overhead display and just generally cheaper. That said, if the engine in this pup holds out as long as the old one and gives the same levels of comfort, it will have been a good purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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I love this van!

by from Watertown, NY on May 13, 2007

What a versatile vehicle this is! The Stow and Go seats are the unique feature that SOLD me this van two years ago, and I have not been disappointed. I have my soccer-mom car with all the seating I ne...
What a versatile vehicle this is! The Stow and Go seats are the unique feature that SOLD me this van two years ago, and I have not been disappointed. I have my soccer-mom car with all the seating I need for six passengers, but in less than five minutes later my husband can convert it to a great vehicle for his Home Depot trips--there is so much room behind the front seats that you can lay a 4x8 sheet of plywood flat on the floor! The only feature I wish I had purchased is the power rear hatch; I have the manuallly operated rear hatch and the door is almost too heavy for me to pull down (and I'm a tall woman and relatively strong).
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Does recommend this car

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A 96 v. 05

by from ohio on July 31, 2009

Our love affair with our first minivan... A 96 caravan resulted in us buying a 05 Grand Caravan... Our 96 runs like a champ and with 115K ohio driven miles still has zero rust...well except for the st...
Our love affair with our first minivan... A 96 caravan resulted in us buying a 05 Grand Caravan... Our 96 runs like a champ and with 115K ohio driven miles still has zero rust...well except for the strut tower, drivers side. the 05...I have lost count of the trips back to the dealer... A side from the 2 bateries, rusted hood, rusted hatch, rusted rocker panel, power hatch, power doors, power steering, dash lights, air bag... thank god all under warranty...we love it... wish they hadnt screwed up such an awesome minivan. And just yesterday the transmision slipped a little bit... 4 months left on the warranty.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great Concept, Poor Follow through

by from Pittsburgh, PA on July 25, 2008

We purchased this Van new in 2005 and were absolutely sold on the Stow-n-Go. We stll are, and I can't imagine having a 3 row van without it. BUT our SXT has had SO many problems that we are very dissa...
We purchased this Van new in 2005 and were absolutely sold on the Stow-n-Go. We stll are, and I can't imagine having a 3 row van without it. BUT our SXT has had SO many problems that we are very dissapointed. Right away we had issues with the rear lift gate. Under warranty, but so what? I still had to have my new van in the shop. Now we had a very wierd battery failure that I believe is due to an electrical problem. The air bag has a malfunction which we hope to fix this week, the CD quit working and there was a problem in the fuel injection that needed fixed just to name a few in 60,000 miles. The seating design rocks, and it drives fine for a van, the engine power is no problem with the larger V6, but sadly I feel like I have a fairly new vehicle that I don't trust, and I'm waiting to see what will break next.
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Does not recommend this car

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Wonderful Car - with one caution

by from Georgia on March 1, 2007

Car is wonderful, only concern so far and dealer has confirmed as a known problem is: The power steering can go from power to no power making turning an absolute scare. The Dealer has said that they k...
Car is wonderful, only concern so far and dealer has confirmed as a known problem is: The power steering can go from power to no power making turning an absolute scare. The Dealer has said that they know it is a poor design. No recalls yet. The problem occurs when a rush of water (going through a large puddle) gets into the main (serpentine) belt causing the belt to slow down (slip) causing the power steering of the Dodge grand caravan to feel as though it has manual steering. (2005 D Grand Caravan).
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Does recommend this car

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Love it! Love It! ******

by from Murrysville, PA on July 29, 2006

My family bought the 2005 Grand Caravan SXT after weeks of research on mini-vans. We wanted top of the line features and safety on a budget. We bought our van with only 9,700 miles on it. It looked b...
My family bought the 2005 Grand Caravan SXT after weeks of research on mini-vans. We wanted top of the line features and safety on a budget. We bought our van with only 9,700 miles on it. It looked brand new right off the factory floor and still had that new car smell. The best part....we didn't take the hit on new car depreciation, the first owner did! Our van is fully loaded. Every factory option is in it except a moonroof which we don't care about anyway. With two, big, strapping boys we wanted roominess and comfort. This van has it all! I love the cream colored leather seats. They look rich and expensive but are comfortable as well. Since the van we traded was a 1998 Ford Windstar, when I drive this one, I feel like I am surrounded by luxury. I love the power of the 3.8 v6 when entering a highway ramp. I love the rear assist (Once on my Ford a pole jumped behind me and I hit it.) I can't say enough great things about this van!!!
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Does recommend this car

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grand caravan

by from on November 17, 2009

I own a 2005 grand caravan and it has 54,000 miles on it and i change and monitor my oil and it is using a quart every thousand miles and i have an extended warranty and the powertrain warranty and ta...
I own a 2005 grand caravan and it has 54,000 miles on it and i change and monitor my oil and it is using a quart every thousand miles and i have an extended warranty and the powertrain warranty and talked with chrysler and their standards are 1 quart every thousand miles under 50,000 =and 1 quart every 750 miles as normal which we all know is B.S. and way to much oil and they say it is fine and wont fix anything. I'm not the only one with this issue and this is the quality chrysler is proud to put their name on. I like everything else but will not buy another chrysler if this is what they consider excellent quality..
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Get it

by from on September 1, 2012

Its got Really great mpg, storage is great, safe.....just get it. people say they dont like vans cause of the style. Its still a great car
Its got Really great mpg, storage is great, safe.....just get it. people say they dont like vans cause of the style. Its still a great car
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Does recommend this car

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Reliable for 200,000 miles

by from NE GA on May 8, 2012

Owned this vehicle for 7 years and put 199,954 miles on it. At 100,000 had a passenger side locking mechanism get stuck in the locked position. Dealer replaced some parts $380 and no other issues. At ...
Owned this vehicle for 7 years and put 199,954 miles on it. At 100,000 had a passenger side locking mechanism get stuck in the locked position. Dealer replaced some parts $380 and no other issues. At 145,000 had a valve spring break $1200 engine repair. At 160,000 I replaced rear shocks to regain the original smooth ride. Very roomy and comfortable for all 200,000 miles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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