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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

4.4
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4th GRAND CARAVAN

by from PHILADELPHIA on April 2, 2011

I HAVE OWNED 4 GRAND CARAVANS AND I LOVE THEM. THE FIRST ONE I GOT USED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM. HOPE THIS ONE LASTS FOREVER BECAUSE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THEY HAVE IS THE INSIDE STORAGE ROOM THAT...
I HAVE OWNED 4 GRAND CARAVANS AND I LOVE THEM. THE FIRST ONE I GOT USED AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM. HOPE THIS ONE LASTS FOREVER BECAUSE ONE OF THE BEST THINGS THEY HAVE IS THE INSIDE STORAGE ROOM THAT IS NOT THERE IN THE NEWER MODELS. BEHIND THE FRONT SEATS WITH THE STOW-N-GO SEATS DOWN THERE IS ABOUT 160 CUBIC FEET OF STORAGE SPACE AS OPPOSED TO THE NEW ONES WHICH ONLY HAVE ABOUT 143 CUBIC FEET OF STORAGE SPACE. THE ENGINE RUNS GREAT. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT FOR A FAMILY GUY WITH 4 KIDS WHO NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD END UP IN A MINIVAN.
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Good van

by from New York, NY on April 26, 2012

We've had this van since December 2005 and have since racked up 65,000 miles on it. We have had minor problems with the air conditioning and power sliding doors not working. Hoping the van will last t...
We've had this van since December 2005 and have since racked up 65,000 miles on it. We have had minor problems with the air conditioning and power sliding doors not working. Hoping the van will last to 100 K relatively problem free, but don't expect it to last as long as my Toyota.
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great van

by from on February 5, 2009

one of the best cars i've owned. the kids absolutely love the dvd player and the extra seats. the leather and heated seats are an awesome feature i use almost every day. great looking vehicle on the e...
one of the best cars i've owned. the kids absolutely love the dvd player and the extra seats. the leather and heated seats are an awesome feature i use almost every day. great looking vehicle on the exterior too!!
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Good minivan

by from Boston, Massachusetts on October 7, 2011

This is a good minivan. It is spacious and well-designed. It can seat six comfortably and seven if needed. There is also an abundence of cargo space, and the stow n go and seat folding features are ha...
This is a good minivan. It is spacious and well-designed. It can seat six comfortably and seven if needed. There is also an abundence of cargo space, and the stow n go and seat folding features are handy. The minivan is relatively easy to drive, with carlike handling, but it is a bit hard to park. The engine accelerates fairly well, with adequete power for highway merging and passing. The steering wheel is hard to move if you aren't in motion first, or when your foot is on the brake. It is a good van overall.
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Simply The Best

by from Baton Rouge, LA on August 2, 2006

It's not often that I would make a recommendation on a used vehicle but, this Grand Caravan has been a great vehicle choice. We were in a crunch for a vehicle, our last one simply ran out. Saw this o...
It's not often that I would make a recommendation on a used vehicle but, this Grand Caravan has been a great vehicle choice. We were in a crunch for a vehicle, our last one simply ran out. Saw this one with 40,000 miles on it but, after a test drive, fell in love! The hide-away seats in the rear are out of this world. More storage than I ever thought you could get in a van. Handling and manuverability of this vehicle is great. If there is any complaint, my wife says the driver seat sits a little high. But, after a couple weeks of driving, says that's no problem. The rear fold down DVD player is great on long drives. The stereo is one of the best I've listened to. Overall, I'd have to say, this has been one of the best vehicles we've ever owned!!
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Features are worth the price

by from Orlando, FL on December 23, 2012

We purchased a 2006 Dodge Caravan SXT and love the features, especially the dual power sliding doors and the folding third row seats. At 100K it is making some strange noises, but what car isn't at th...
We purchased a 2006 Dodge Caravan SXT and love the features, especially the dual power sliding doors and the folding third row seats. At 100K it is making some strange noises, but what car isn't at that many miles?
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In Some Ways Better than Honda Odyssey EX-L w RSE

by from Indianapolis, IN on April 29, 2015

I had a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with leather interior and DVD package, and I enjoyed the vehicle immensely until it was in an accident and was a total loss. It protected my daughter in the wreck ...
I had a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with leather interior and DVD package, and I enjoyed the vehicle immensely until it was in an accident and was a total loss. It protected my daughter in the wreck though so it did what it had to do. I tried to replace it with a similar car, but I couldn't find one with the leather package. The similar Chrysler T&C came off like an old person's car. I ended up getting a 2007 Honda Odyssey EXL with Rear Seat Entertainment package and paid significantly more even though the Honda had almost half again as many miles. I actually liked the Dodge better for several reasons. First the dodge had a much better stereo with usable aux in. Second trip computer. Odyssey EXL doesn't have one. Power rear hatch - nope, Odyssey Ex-L doesn't have one. Sto-n-go - needless to say, not on the Odyssey. The Odyssey was supposed to get better MPG but ours gets 1-2 MPG worse. The Odyssey is quicker, but the Dodge was quick enough. The only other advantages the Odyssey has is that it holds slightly more, has center seats more comfortable for adults, and it doesn't get the rear fender rust that you have to watch for on the Dodges. I miss my Grand Caravan.
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wouldn't trade for any new car love it

by from kansas city on June 16, 2015

i am a dealer and am in many make and model autos. I would not trade my Dodge van for any new car on the market. Best in value, comfort, reliability and performance. Great job Dodge! make the new mode...
i am a dealer and am in many make and model autos. I would not trade my Dodge van for any new car on the market. Best in value, comfort, reliability and performance. Great job Dodge! make the new models as good as the 06.
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Never buying a Honda Odyssey again! THIS VAN ROCKS

by from Lafayette, Indiana on March 4, 2016

I have owned Hondas all my life (2 Civics, Pilot, Accord, 3 CRVs, 2 Odysseys), but my last Honda Odyssey was such a disappointment, the transmission just kept going out! Lackluster styling, but half ...
I have owned Hondas all my life (2 Civics, Pilot, Accord, 3 CRVs, 2 Odysseys), but my last Honda Odyssey was such a disappointment, the transmission just kept going out! Lackluster styling, but half the price of the base model Odyssey, The longer I have this van, the more I love it! Thoughtful styling, reasonable price. Have had 1 issue: turn signals blinking sporadically left and right, multi-function switch fixed for around $200. GREAT FEATURES: Comfortable seating, lumbar support, and heated seats. Stow and go seats - AMAZING. Split rear seat folds away easily. The adjustable cup holder in the dash - great idea. Center console - great amount of storage and 2 outlets for charging, & it's removable! Outlets everywhere. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the sliding doors because they function like a normal non-powered sliding door if you want them to. Overhead console tells you WHICH door is open..Programmable features: door locking/unlocking when in D, horn/lights sound on lock/unlock, headlights on for a timed period after the van is turned off. Smooth acceleration, and a very nice ride. Controls easy to use, even while driving. LOVE the sunroof. WORKHORSE! 4x8 sheets of plywood lie flat. IMPROVEMENTS: MPGs - States 18-25 but I have never seen anything over 19.5 and I drive like a granny. Central lock/unlock Simple, cheap key 3 Keyholes Regular handle on trunk hatch Overall, I am really happy I bought this van and don't miss my Odyssey at all. I am amazed at the thought that engineers put into this van to make it family friendly and so versatile.
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The Second Time Customer

by from Detroit, MI on March 18, 2014

I just recently purchased this vehicle for the reputation that it has with my household from the last one bought just up graded!! The seats fold into the floor and it has power doors! Although only on...
I just recently purchased this vehicle for the reputation that it has with my household from the last one bought just up graded!! The seats fold into the floor and it has power doors! Although only one side works due to it being used all that needs to be replaced is the motor. This is a great feature but not mandatory unless you have young babies or senior citizens they may be handicap. The current features of the power locks, windows, and the sense of direction w weather is a great feature that was in my older van as well. It serves as a great feature when locating places and temp changes outside. The power seats are a great feature for the driver to utilize and the radio tell you some of the music info (artist/song) and the station without having to find out with your cell phone!
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