Dodge GC Crew
First minivan, drove several competitors, but liked the dodge the best. Drives well, gets decent mpg, and my wife loves it!
Love my van
I look at all the vans this is the bigest one out their for the money , if you are looking for a van that drives like car this is not for you . But if you have a need for the room go for it my son is disabled and he out grew my hhr so I went on the look for a van and endening up with the best one for the money ...
No longer a cheaply made mini van!
We bought our new Black Dodge Grand Caravan express just yesterday. It feels nothing like a mini van. It drives more like a sports car than a van. It has great MPGs and the engine is fanomonal! It has about 280 hp. This van has things you'd find in a car that was about $10,000 more than it is. We have already had alot of time in it and there will be alot more time ahead of us. Expecially with the unlimited warnty! We hope to drive this van until it has over 300,000 miles. I would recomend this car to any one who is in the maket for a new car. Expecialy if you need or like alot of space.
Great for Family Travel, Couples or Alone!
I looked at every minivan sold in NA and settled on yet another tried & true Dodge Grand Caravan. This one, a loaded '11 model. Wow! Not only does the 2011 DGC look more upscale, it is all new inside & under the hood & nearly everywhere else, such as with the superior suspension. Likes: upscale interior feel, fit, finish, refinement, leather upgrade, ride, handling, power everything (including door opening & closing device & tailgate), high mileage (30's) and cost of ownership & operation. Dislikes: Hard to find R/T "Man Van" edition, supply & demand of the new 2011 Dodge and Chrysler Town & Country minivans (they were nearly sold out with waiting lists). That's it. No problems whatsoever. We take our '11 minivan camping, on ski trips, for romantic husband & wife vacations & on solo business trips. No minivan stigma as some rightly say. It is easy to drive, with no significant blind spots. The 8.4" navigation screen is a segment BEST and the Garmin system is so easy to use & contains all of the "must haves"" in entertainment, safety & climate control. The children enjoy the rear seats as much as the adults find comfort in the very roomy and refined front cabin. What easy to fold seats! The DVD features are better than those at home and there is something for each passenger to enjoy. This new Dodge does EVERYTHING right! Our 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan has been trouble free, but the 2011 is even better x100!
The Dodge Grand Caravan for 2011: #1
Our Deep Water Blue Dodge Grand Caravan, or "GC" for short has the best ride, handling, power, room, comfort, interior fleibility & charm than all other family vehicles sold in North America. Nothing comes as fully equiped. It has the most safety features for driver, all occupants & those outside of the car. I love the sightliness, back up camera & other crucial features that focus on others in & outside of the van, as well as driver. The new look is classic, while offering something modern, contemporary & even jazzy while the kids are tucked away with a sitter at home, allowing this mother & "dad", my husband to go out on the town in style. There is entertainment options available to suit the whims of every person onboard! Our children are kept occupied for hours of travel. As primary driver of our '11 GC, I am delighted with the new 8.4" information center, keeping all functions in easy view, with suppliment steering wheel controls & voive dectection aides. The enormous non-glare screen houses an easy to use navigation, entertainment & emergency driving system free of confusion & aggravation. I found test driving a new '11 Ford Explorer & a few other cars, especially Fords to be far too complex & cumbersome while attempting to focus on driving and the passengers that tagged along for test drives. The Grand Carvan excelled during our inspection of several, as did the more oppulant Chrysler Town & Country. The seats, trim, dash & all other fractions of the Dodge are treated with the softest, higest quality fabrics, carpeting, headliner, leather & other materials, switches, door handles, knobs & leathers (such as on the shifter) worthy of a luxury vehicle. There are countless ways to use the '11 GC with its built-in flexibility, seating arrangements, storage spaces, cupholders, drawers, toy drawers & such. We ordered a special leather clad R/T sports variant, but the special edition blue on the top luxury model in the showroom led us to purchase this one instead. The R/T Grand Caravan model is coined "the man van", something that interested my husband. Our new Dodge is what I would call a vehicle for everyone - males, females, couples & families.
Dodge Ranks #1
We looked at nearly every minivan, crossover & SUV and after many test drives chose the '11 Chrysler Town&Country, until we realized that there were no Chrysler's in stock at our neighborhood Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership with a sunroof. Well, we always enjoyed a sunroof, so instead of ordering a T&C, we close a fully equipped Dodge Grand Cherokee from the same establishment to get the open roof option without any delay. While the Chrysler version is posher for '11, we could not be happier with the Dodge GC for an abundance of room, first class driver & passenger accommodations & the best engine in the business. Gas Mileage approaches 30 with mainly highway driving. All knobs, buttons & handles rank higher in quality, user friendliness & precision than pricer Asian & German made cars that we have owned in the past & tested just recently. There is not a single complaint about our Grand Caravan or buying experience. The GC rides like a luxury car and handles just like a sports coupe. The seats are supportive & so easy to stow into the floor when additional storage room is required. My wife is under 5' & can load & unload the van in an instant & without any effort. The power door operation works great & all windows can be opened with incredible ease to allow in fresh air and sunshine. The Dodge safely transports the family on trips & around town effortlessly. Pluses include: superior quality, ride, handling, towing, fit & finish, paint luster, maneuverability, lack of blind spots, ease of parking, high safety ratings & the feeling of driving something solid, substantial & without a single rattle, bump, thump or glitch. We found no other car other than the 2011 Chrysler models and Dodge vehicles we examined and drove before settling on a Town&Country/Grand Caravan.