1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

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3 Dr STD Passenger Van
Avg. Price: $3,128
4 Dr LE Passenger Van
1 national listing
4 Dr SE Passenger Van
20 national listings
Avg. Price: $3,940

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3.85 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Fit A Lot Of People by Alex
 — the handling in this specific vehicle is on the top notch of my opinion braking is also top notch and it handles awesomely the only thing's i have done to this vehicle is replace the starter the app... Read More
Good Point A To B Vehicle,or Cargo Van. by tommcmanis
 — Dis like the micro cup holders, other than that not too many complaints. Mom van. As you walk up its styling again reminds you of w time when auto makers actually took pride in america. And chryslers ... Read More
Get One? by Saydee
 — This truck is amazing, it has great power and acceleration, brakes and shocks are well kept, handeling is good, could be a bit better, but still very good. It has needed some few minor repairs, there ... Read More

1998 Dodge Caravan Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 6 reviews

1998 Dodge Caravan

There are several updgrades in the 1998 Dodge Caravan.  First is an increase in horsepower for the 3.8-liter V6 engines, from 166 to 180-horsepower, in an attempt to appease demand for more power to haul bigger loads.  The 3.0-liter V6 is now paired with the 4-speed transmission.  Automatic headlights were added to ES models, as well as an automatic dimmer on the driver side mirror that adjusts for the glaring lights of cars behind you.  New airbags, hooks on seatbacks for grocery bags, and adjustable lumbar support in the LE models round out some of the improvements for 1998.

This year, Chrysler also offered a Flexibile Fuel Vehicle version of the Dodge Caravan.  Paired with the 3.3-liter, it runs on either gas or a combination of ethanol and gas (85%/15%).  A control system adjusts the engine according to the fuel combination for maximum fuel efficiency.  In tests, the FFVs performed comparably to the gas-only vehicles.

Transmission and repair problems continue to plague drivers of the 1998 Caravan, although the creature comforts of the interior and the handling of the shorter-wheelbase models still seem to outweigh any downsides.

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My Windshield Wipers Only Work When The Key Is Turned Back And I Have No Tu...

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Why Won't The Fans On My 98 Caravan Sport Not Work?

just replaced the radiator, hoses, thermostat and serpentine belt on my 98 Caravan Sport. The fans work. I have also tried to replace the Heater/AC Controll box. The lights have been flashing fo...

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Craig Lund
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Where Is Ambient Air Sensor On 2.4 Litre Dodge Caravan 1998?

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Which Is Considered More Reliable - 2007 Dodge Caravan Base Or Kia Sedona B...

I need to replace my 1998 Caravan which had 240340 miles when the transmission die for the second and last time on me. Any other recommendations for a SWB with removable middle and rear seats?

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1998 Dodge Caravan Egr, Catalyst, Oxygen Sensors Will Not Reset

Purchased a 1998 Dodge Caravan with 158,000 miles. Car is in amazing shape but has never had to pass emissions in Georgia. The EGR, Catalyst, and Oxygen sensors will not reset. There are no error o...

133 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)