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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan consumer reviews

$20,815 starting MSRP
side view of 2006 Grand Caravan Dodge
83% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.1
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5.0

Great vehicle for a hard working mother!

I have owned two Dodge Grand Caravans and each one performed like a trouper. This 2006 had the Stow and Go seats which I loved because it made it easy to convert it to a hauling lots of cargo when I needed it for my work or home life. I typically got 20 to 22 miles per gallon on the hwy and 18 to 20 running around town. It is a wonderful vehicle for a mother or father who has to run a home and business.

3.0

Transmission issues

I bought this same model two years ago for $3,600 at a used car dealer. Mileage was 138,000. I thought it was a great deal at the time until the transmission died one year later, with absolutely no warning. I found out that transmission problems are common in these cars. While the car has been perfect for transporting elderly parents, enabling them easy entry and exit, and is a comfortable ride with reclining back seats, plenty of rear room for walkers, the buyer should beware of possible transmission problems and should consider the possibility of a $2000 plus repair while negotiating a fair price.

4.0

Good minivan

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.

5.0

4th GRAND CARAVAN

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.

4.0

It could be improved

This car is very smooth, the steering and acceleration however had me dissapointed ; the brakes are pretty good. But when it comes to styling, it's hideous! the inside with the fat chubby centre controls to the smiling bubbly outside. As one person said, a Honda Oddysey could be more reliable and more stylish and sporty while the Toyota Sienna with style and luxury. i recommend you test drive all of them to your taste but for now, i hate this car.

4.0

Great Auto

After 40,000 miles no mechanical problems, no vibrations, no complaints.I Did buy new Michelin hydroedge tires and what a big difference in ride comfort, and wet weather handling.

5.0

great van

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!!

4.0

Sadly disappointed...

I love the way my dodge mini-van drives, the storage sto & go, etc. However, it has been nothing but a money pit since we bought it! We have had to replace a belt ($1000 each time) 2x, thankfully under warranty to free. We had the automatic rear door completely repaired, 2 sets of brakes in under 50,000 miles....first set at 8,000 miles. It is NOT the way I drive as I had one set of brakes in 127,000 on my previous NON-Dodge SUV. I have also had major power steering problems, fortunatley under warranrty as well. Now, my most recent fix is my AC is out, total repair bill $870.00 I want to just trade it in, ridiculous problems! As much as I love this van for the drive, comfort, etc., I think I will go with the more reliable Toyota or Honda next!

5.0

I love my 2006 Grand Caravan

I had previously owned a 2003 caravan and was very happy with it except it didnt have all the perks that this one does. The power liftgate was a wonder and the power everything is awesome. The stow and go was a great addition as well. There are a few things I wish I had like the parking sensors and of course the back up camera and maybe a few other perks. One thing about the heated seats, I have back and neck problems, I wish that you could adjust the heat where you need it most. But overall, I have had friends that were men drive it and they were amazed how well it handled and the comfort and just the basic handling of the vehicle.

5.0

Satisfied grand Caravan Owner

My wife and have 4 kids. I drive an 05 Grand Caravan, she an 06. Both have been reliable. Stow and Go is priceless. Dual sliding doors and power liftgate are great. Should make side airbags standard.