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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4

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Smooth running, Dependable Passenger Van

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Best performance using Premium fuel.

Soldati1
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My Most Cost Effective Purchase Ever — The stow and go cargo convertibility is an awesome feature that I will miss if I ever sold this van. Music system combines CD with Cassette and AM FM radio. Requires minimal maintenance to deliver best performance. This is probably the least troublesome vehicle I have ever owned. Outside temperature indicator and Cardinal points indicator are a great help when travelling, as are the cruise control, steering-mounted stereo controls.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Suedz1 writes:
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4

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Great family van with TONS of space

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Gas mileage could be better in town.

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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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Ama writes:
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended Review
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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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HawkeyeConsulting writes:
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr Special Edition Passenger Van Extended Review
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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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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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wniver writes:
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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.

wniver
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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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suziehager writes:
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended Review
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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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Cody writes:
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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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1991 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

I Love My Old Van By nelliel05

i love my Van, it has 396,000 and still is running great. it has never not gotten us to where we're going and we drive at least 250 miles a week. the gas mileage isn't bad, 23-24 mpg on the highway. i... Read More

Still A Great Van For 17 Years Old By Byron

overall the van is in great shape. The only thing wrong is the transmission and a/c having problems but hopefully they will be minor. I think it will do great for the money for only 600 dollars. Just ... Read More

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1992 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

So Far So Good By Rogi104

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