2005 Dodge Grand Caravan User Reviews

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"cheap car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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Great family van with TONS of space

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Gas mileage could be better in town.

Suedz1
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Van — Good van, has all the bells and whistles. Kids love the DVD entertainments system. Has tons of space to haul people and items from the hardware store or furniture store. Looks really good all cleaned up also. Stow-n-Go is great!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Very spacious, not very expensive for a used car.

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Fuel economy could be better.

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Practical Family Van Or Work Vehicle — I've had the car for 18 months and other than oil changes, brakes and tires, I haven't done a lot of extra maintenance. May need some major work ay 137k miles, but that's to be expected. Stow & go is very helpful, and we added a power converter, after-market head unit, back-up camera and an Xbox so it's definitely entertaining.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Plus Passenger Van Extended Review
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Great family hauler, decent gas mileage, low maintenance costs, built in 5 pt. harnesses in middle row bench seat (for kids, to replace boosters)

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REALLY low resale value, even at low mileage.  

amazonianj
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Pretty Good Until You Are Done With It... — Can't resell this thing for anything near what they are actually worth. Car dealers scoff and laugh when you ask for real pricing on this vehicle. Book sale value is up to 7000 for it, but still says my trade in is only 3k. Otherwise see above for pro/con list...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lots of space, plenty of power, smooth quiet ride, great for families. Front seats are comfy for long drives and normal maintenance hasn't been very costly. We only paid for 4k for it so it wasn't expensive. 200k miles and still running mostly :)

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The rear seats are a bit persnickety to get lined up and latched. We have had issues with drivers and passenger window motors. Replaced them a few times already and the windows still roll slowly and the motors keep dying out leading to nonworking windows. We have had quite a few trips to the repair shop including egr valve, power steering rack, and alternator.

sparklelady28
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Nice Family Car But Will Need Some Repairs — Great space and ride for a family. I love my van but it definitely has some quarks that I could live without. The windows in this car hate me. They won't stay working. The rear seats are difficult at times to get lined up and latched. There is enough space to get between the front seats and all the way to the back of the van without getting out which is nice when you have young children. Engine and transmission have held up extremely well.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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It is wonderful to haul groups and multifunctional.

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Not really cool.

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Soccer Mom — I loved how comfortably the whole family and extended friends fit in it. It handles like a small car. Easy to park and hardly any blind spots. Loved that I never had to take seats out to haul stuff. Just tumble bumble right into floor.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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seats fold under floor

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brakes repaired often, rust

suziehager
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Family Van — Its longevity was not as long as I had hoped and the brakes were replaced numerous times. My wife has absolutely loved it and has always thought that it was the perfect car for her. I thought the front seats were not comfortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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The stow and go seats are the best option on this van. The v-6 engine is reliable and powerful. The fluids are easily accessible for changing by the shade tree mechanic.

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Door locks sometimes need "resetting". The automatic doors are a little slow. You can't put the van in drive while the doors are closing. I hate waiting for them to close.

Fireman22
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Utility! — I love the transformation from cargo to family carrier. The van is nice looking and fun to drive. Long trips are nice. Cruises at 75 beautifully. It's quiet and has a great sound system. I would refer this van to a friend.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cheap, practical, usable on a daily basis. It's a good car.

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Not a great appearance.

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If You Have Kids And Need To Move Lots Of Stuff Around, It's A Great Alternative To An Suv. — This one will be broken into categories. Performance: The 3.8 liter V6 produces good power considering how heavy the car is. The brakes also work great, and stop it quite quickly. Handling is a negative, it is a minivan after all. Quality: Since it was bought back when it was new, it hasn't broken down on us once. It currently has 135,000 miles, and will keep going for a long time. Appearance: Once again, it's a minivan, not a sports car. If you want to look good while driving, buy something else. Cost: You can pick one of these up for about $6,000, which is good for the money. Fuel economy is pretty good, considering that it is a heavy van, don't expect 40 mpg, but mid 20s are easy to achieve. If you put forward the money for regular maintenance, you don't have to worry about repair cost for a long time. Fun Factor: Minivan = Not fun. You buy one of these for utility reasons, not for fun.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Reliable, Low maine costs,  decent fuel econ , excellent usability for our family of 5
power of the 3.8 is decent compared to 3.3

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Air conditioning failed at 60K , everyone is driving one

tiggerzzz
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Hard To Beat Family Hauler — Bought as a rebuilt unit with 20K on it .Put on over 60,000 miles with very few issues. If you have more that 2 kids this is hard to beat. The 3.3 is underpowered for all stow and go vans. spend the extra and get the 3.8l The gas milage is as good or better with the 3.8 My best on a 800 mile round trip was 30mpg (oversize tires at 45psi ) max of 65 mph drafting semis at 2 thousand counts

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The interior features of this car are great.

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Maintaining this car was very expensive

MSCarGuy
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Reliability Concerns Are Valid. — We bought this car used in July of 2011 with 47K miles on it. In the 6 months that we owned it, we had to put over $1600 into it: water pump, intake gasket, front brake rotors, tires, O2 sensor, ABS sensor. It was one thing after another. It is so disappointing to see an American car this far behind its foreign competitors. The interior features are very good, but under the hood, it's a different story. Most online reviews share these concerns. Perhaps newer models are better, but this one was bad. Really, really bad.

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

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