2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Consumer Reviews

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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
3.7
Average based on 38 reviews
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another great vehicle

by from fort myers,fl. on August 8, 2011

This is our sixth grand caravan we've owned. My wife and i each drive one.They have been trouble free, and each has gone over 150,000 mi. they out ride any car, with plenty of room to haul about anyth...
This is our sixth grand caravan we've owned. My wife and i each drive one.They have been trouble free, and each has gone over 150,000 mi. they out ride any car, with plenty of room to haul about anything, since they all have been stow&go seating. This van is a '08 swivel&go, with a table that you can put up between the second and rear seats. we love them!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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It's a minivan

by from Texas on January 7, 2012

I have had 2008 GC SE for about 3 1/2 years. I was shopping for various brands, but eventually got Dodge because it was the best deal at the time. Initially the van, manufactured in Canada, showed mul...
I have had 2008 GC SE for about 3 1/2 years. I was shopping for various brands, but eventually got Dodge because it was the best deal at the time. Initially the van, manufactured in Canada, showed multiple assembly issues, like rear bumper cover not correctly attached, falling off seat trim pieces, stripped thread on the armrest bolt, twisted seatbelt, and a factory dent on the B pillar interior. Shows that the Canadian workers can have a bad day every now and then. Fortunately, the dealer fixed everythig promptly, and I even got a loaner car. There were a few minor recalls that were also handled quickly by the dealer. Otherwise, the major thing that failed just after 3 years at about 22k miles were front and rear brakes. It was just outside 3-year warranty extension, so I had to replace them myself for about 250. At about 3 1/2 years the battery died. I was used to batteries lasting 5 to 7 years so that caught me by surprise. Anyway, it is cheap to replace. I like the rear Swiver 'n Go seats. They are very comfortable, especially compared to Stow 'n go seats. I like that I can put a 4x8 sheet on plywood inside and still slose the gate. Same for 10' long 2x4s. I have 2 kids and the interior still looks very good after all this time. At close to 25k miles the original tires are getting close to needing replacement. It is in line with my previous cars (Fords), which needed new tires after about 25k to 35k miles.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

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great buy

by from el paso, texas on January 16, 2012

I own the 3.3 . very comfortable ride, really appreciate the child safety features, example child car seats build in. Lots of room. lots of storage. It does not drive like a mini van , it gives the re...
I own the 3.3 . very comfortable ride, really appreciate the child safety features, example child car seats build in. Lots of room. lots of storage. It does not drive like a mini van , it gives the reliability of an SUV , go anywhere do anything attitude. Great on Gas, 20 mpgs plus. The fuel/flex is a great way save money, every penny helps.. I bought my GC with 50,000 miles and have no complaints. Although do suggest dvd player for kids and captain seating with the storage build in table. also towing package will come in handy.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Heard bad luck but LOVE my VAN very reliable

by from Allentown PA on July 20, 2011

We have 36,000 on our 2008 and only problem ever had we brake pads at 22K and the Chrylser extended warranty coverage because of break deficiencies, covered all but $100 of brake job. NO problems wit...
We have 36,000 on our 2008 and only problem ever had we brake pads at 22K and the Chrylser extended warranty coverage because of break deficiencies, covered all but $100 of brake job. NO problems with anything else and we get 19mpg city and 32 on expressway! Hard to beat. Daughter had problems with her Town & COuntry sliding doors and found mice ate the wires so the INSURANCE company paid for it in full! LOVE THIS CAR---we leased it new and are going to buy it.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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NICE DRIVE

by from Columbus, Ohio on December 8, 2010

I was nervous to buy used. I decided to buy Certified Used and I am still not sold on the label of "Certified." I was under the impression that it was as close to "new" as "used" could get! Well, ther...
I was nervous to buy used. I decided to buy Certified Used and I am still not sold on the label of "Certified." I was under the impression that it was as close to "new" as "used" could get! Well, there is a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty that Certified Dodges are privvie to. So I made my list and sent my hubby in to have the minor repairs done. He was told, "it is a used car." WTF is the difference and why buy Certified then? Over all I am glad I bought my van and VERY glad I have a warranty, and bought the extended warranty. Within my first 3k mi. I already had a wheel bearing replaced ($1100 value according to the dealer). This morning I also received a post card in the mail that I have a recall on my power sliding door also!!! Thank heaven I have another 45k mi. left on my warranties!!! The whole time I had a rental car, my kids wanted the van back, so did I! OVERALL I am happy w/ my purchase!
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Great vehicle and great deal!

by from Kiel, WI on March 5, 2012

This vehicle has great storage capacity and still room to fit 7 comfortably. It handles wonderfully and has many of the features our family needs.
This vehicle has great storage capacity and still room to fit 7 comfortably. It handles wonderfully and has many of the features our family needs.
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VERY impressed, so far

by from Antelope Valley CA on January 9, 2008

Ive owned every type/brand of mini-van made(minus the kia)... to include the ORIGIONAL... THE VW BUS! This by far is my favorite. I like the 3.8 version, as it gives me enough power to move down the h...
Ive owned every type/brand of mini-van made(minus the kia)... to include the ORIGIONAL... THE VW BUS! This by far is my favorite. I like the 3.8 version, as it gives me enough power to move down the highway, while still maintaining acceptable gas mileage.. The re-designed exterior is a VERY nice upgrade. I was amazed with the interior re-design as well... one of my favorite features is the "halo" lighting... its amazing how something so simple, can be such an important feature... overall.... i would definitly reccomend this vehicle
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Down hill since 1985

by from Arnold, Mo. on November 11, 2009

I have owned 6 Dodge/Chrysler minivans since 1990 and I am so disappointed with the 2008 Dodge Gran Caravan SXT. It is the worst van I had owned yet! Prior to 44,000 miles These are the problems I had...
I have owned 6 Dodge/Chrysler minivans since 1990 and I am so disappointed with the 2008 Dodge Gran Caravan SXT. It is the worst van I had owned yet! Prior to 44,000 miles These are the problems I had with this JUNKER; 1. Transmission had to be replaced 2. Front wheel Bearings wore out 3. Air conditioner hose burst. 4. Defective rear sliding door sensors 5. Crazy electrical issues 6. Entertainment system went on the ?? 7. Rides very rough 8. Seats are very hard 9. Poor gas mileage 18-19 hwy 10. Odd size tires (expensive) 11. Odd size disc brake pads (very expensive) Now do you want to buy one of these?
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Pretty good car!

by from North Carolina on August 24, 2010

I traded a 2007 Nissan Quest in on a 2008 Grand Caravan when they came out with the new bodystyle and I'm impressed with it for the most part. I got the one with the 3.8L engine because they didn't ha...
I traded a 2007 Nissan Quest in on a 2008 Grand Caravan when they came out with the new bodystyle and I'm impressed with it for the most part. I got the one with the 3.8L engine because they didn't have the 4.0L engine yet (or so I was told at the time) and I don't like that it's slower and gets worse mileage than the Quest did, but it has Sirius TV and Radio, leather, power doors and everything all for a lower price! I love that! My wife appears to enjoy it too. She said she misses the styling of the Quest but the GC is not a bad looking minivan either... I just wish she'd keep it clean... Leaves all kinds of trash and her antiques lying around in it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Nice minivan

by from Asheville, NC on April 14, 2008

My recent minivan was a 2006 Chevy Uplander, it had GM's new so called "reliable" 3.9L motor and all it did was break down. New trannys, new fuel pumps, new every other pump you could possibly think o...
My recent minivan was a 2006 Chevy Uplander, it had GM's new so called "reliable" 3.9L motor and all it did was break down. New trannys, new fuel pumps, new every other pump you could possibly think of. Nothing but TROUBLE! It seriously was a joke, but after I bought a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan w/the 4.0L motor, I was VERY impressed. 1 point to Dodge and 1 away from GM!
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