2005 Dodge Grand Caravan User Reviews

2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr Special Edition Passenger Van Extended Review
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4

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Great accessories and a great comfy ride while feeling safe.

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electrical issues, stock dvd players are defective and cost $800+ to get a new one. window motors die quickly. auto sliding door motors go out after 3 years from new. power slide door wire harnesses must be replaced every 8 months. the vehicle rusts way too easily, and my stupid blinker is messed up and no one knows how to fix it.

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Great Vehicle For The Money But Need Electrical Issues Fixed. — Lots of electrical issues with the vehicle, like power surges (pulsating lighting), Bad wire harnesses for power doors, bad power door motors, bad power window motors, bad breaking wiring all together. It gets great gas mileage though and has great handling and feels very safe and comfortable. The sunroof is a great option to have also, let me tell you. Dual power heated seats is amazing. The van warms up quickly in the winter and cools off quickly in the summer. The engine is fantastically made and well designed for long term use. Stow and go seats are easy to use and come in handy at least once a week. chrysler/dodge have a great design with these, but should have paid more attention to detail in wiring and accessory durability and longevity.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cody writes:
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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4

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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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tiggerzzz writes:
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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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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HawkeyeConsulting writes:
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Good dependable transportation. The kids like the DVD/video player the best.

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Air conditioning not reliable

HawkeyeConsulting
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Great Transportation For Growing Family. — We have enjoyed owning this Grand Caravan - it's been on family outings with us many times. Would like to purchase another van just like it when the time comes. Holds two child seats with ease - no bending over to get the children in and out like a sedan.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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amazonianj writes:
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Plus Passenger Van Extended Review
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4

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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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sparklelady28 writes:
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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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Lorna writes:
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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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suziehager writes:
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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.

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Fireman22 writes:
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4

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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.

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MSCarGuy writes:
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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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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Good Van Option For Reasonable Price By jwibbens

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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Nice To Ride, Almost Perfect Seating By drmoo2u

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Best All-around Vehicle For A Family With 2 Or More Kids On A Budget. By Leadfoot2012

Love it for camping and long trips. Hate it for fuel economy and transmission performance. Still, I will probably buy another one when I'm done with this one because it's so effective at it's core g... Read More

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Great Van. By amccroskey88

Great Van. Drives great. Very dependable and stylish. Has push button open and close side doors. The windows in the sliding doors roll down. it has power seats. all around great vehicle to drive. woul... Read More

Great On Gas By Repatt

It is a good van for family and is great on gas we have been as good as 28 miles per gallon average 22-24 low as 20. Low to the ground we live in a town that it does not work well Read More

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Good Value For The Family By Ryan

Adequate. Featured a 3.3L V6 engine Cheap Plastic feeling interior, but its a cheap van. Excellent stow n go option. 2nd row seats small Appearance: Boxy, its a minivan.. lol It is a g... Read More

Family By ZADidia

It's my mothers car but I drove it most of the time and I love it! We take it to Florida and it does great with gas! When we went to Florida the huge interior was packed full and we still have a lot o... Read More

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Great Family Van! By ginae1965

Great family van, a lot of seating. Love the stow and go when all seats are stowed the whole back is available for cargo. Van is high up with no running boards makes it hard for short people and smal... Read More

Great Vehicle For A Family. By jsvideoman

We just bought this vehicle, so we need more time before we can really give it a good review. :-) But so are, we like the way it rides (very smooth), it's quiet, the kids like the DVD system, i LOVE... Read More

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