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45 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Awesome Vehicle by Sandy
 — I love this van. Been very very dependable for me. Little more cargo room than I really need and people think I'm a taxi with it, but love the thing, just wished I had gotten the stow n go one instead... Read More
Again Overall Great Quality For The Price by rcccj5
 — Overall, I love this vehicle. This is my third one and it's very reliable. I don't want to imagine trading it in but with 103,000 miles the time may be upon us. Great bargain for the price and peace... Read More
Wonderful by Beth
 — I love my van. It is a great family car fits my family of 5. I never wanted to own a van before I had kids now I couldn't imagine my life without it. Fits us perfectly. I definitely recommend a dodg... Read More

2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Overview

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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

Another generation, another redesign.  The 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan still accounted for 25% of the minivant market, but its once heralded affordability was being challenged by competition from Honda and Toyota, which offered more amenities, and better reliability and crash test ratings for the money than the Caravan.

The 2001 Grand Caravan dropped the LE trim, offering SE as its base model, followed by a Sport and ES trim.  The ES, top-of-the-line performance model, along with its standard 3.8-liter, 215-hp V6 (a 35-hp upgrade from last year) engine, also was the only trim to offer the auto-manual AutoStick transmission, which provided responsive shift controls. The Grand Caravan ES also offered another minivan first, an optional power liftgate, making it the first minivan with three power doors.  The SE and Sport trims came standard with the 3.3-liter, 180-hp V6 (a 22-hp upgrade), paired with a four-speed automatic.  Sport and ES models featured ABS standard with optional power side doors.  A new EX trim offered the same features as the ES, but not as many options, and was more affordable.

Inside, a removable center console could be placed either between the front or second row seats.  For extra storage in the cargo area, a pop-up bin with center divider was added.  Legroom was extended for front row passengers.

With the V6 engine, the 2001 Grand Caravan has a good amount of power, and its ride is relatively smooth and responsive.  Most drivers make a point of mentioning how fun and comfortable it is to drive and how roomy and well-thought out the interior is.  Criticisms center on repair problems and poor reliability, compared to other brands, not enough second row legroom, and a bulky rear seat that requires more than one person to remove.  The third row of seats also do not fold flat into the floor.


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Poor Start

I have a 2001 Caravan 3.3 103,000 miles on it ran good up until left in driveway on empty and very cold night. Would not start next day til temp went up. Now it runs rough and black carbon coming...

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When I start my van headlights come on by their self and the passenger side don't work and when turn the switch on the driver side quits workin and the passen side comes on and we just replaced the...

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Power Steering

I have a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan SE. It is a 3.3L. I recently have been having problems with my power steering. I filled it with a bottle of power steering fluid. By the time I reached my destinati...

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Speedometer And Trans Not Shifting From1st

Speedometer stopped working and trans won't shift from1st 01 dodge grand caravan with almost 300 thousand miles

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