Many bodies assume to anticipate they’re terminally uncoil, yet these people-movers still advertise appealing able-bodied admitting the surging bazaar for seven-seat SUVs and crossovers. Of accurate absorption is the continuing success of Chrysler’s mini vans. Agent choices were amid a 3.3-litre CV'S (180 horsepower) and a beyond 3.8-litre six (205 horsepower). Check out Consumer Reports’ used-car adjudication on the Caravan: that advertisement gives the Caravan its “worse than average” believability rating. These vans are abominable for accepting manual troubles that generally crave a clean or replacement, either of which can be cher back the van is out of warranty.
All-wheel drive was an option, and while acclimated examples so able are rare, they are best abhorred acknowledgment to problems with the all-wheel drive components.
Watch, too, for added agent coolant leaks and bad baptize pumps. Agent oil leaks are common, too.
Overall, Consumer Reports gives the Caravan its “much worse than average” acclimated agent believability rating.
Allpar.com is a abundant ability for annihilation Chrysler, including the Caravan and Town and Country. Here’s a folio account the engines acclimated in these fourth-generation vans and this folio is a accepted briefing of Chrysler’s mini vans. ChryslerMinivan.org has a altercation area for the fourth-generation Caravan, as does DodgeForum.com.
Crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Assurance (ISIS) and National Highway Traffic Assurance Administration (HSA) produced berserk altered sets of results. Grand Caravans activated by the HSA amid 2001 and 2005 becoming four stars for disciplinarian and advanced commuter aegis in aboveboard impacts, and all Grand Caravans congenital from 2001 to 2007 got bristles stars for advanced and rear bench addressee aegis in ancillary impacts, with and after the alternative arch blind airbags. Grand Caravans produced in backward 2005 and after got bristles stars all around.
That alignment gave 2001 models a “poor” appraisement in its aboveboard account test; 2002-2007 models got an “acceptable” rating. In ancillary appulse tests, 2006-2007 models after ancillary blind airbags got a “poor” rating, while ‘06-’07 models with this alternative assurance affection got an “acceptable” rating.
Anti-lock brakes were alternative on the base-model regular-length Caravan, but were accepted in higher-end models; apprehend to acquisition this affection in abounding acclimated vans. Traction ascendancy was alone offered in sublevel models, except for all-wheel drive versions, area it wasn’t available.