2008 Dodge Grand Caravan User Reviews

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"big space" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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mattrick writes:
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Review
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3

Pros

Lots of room. Floor space. Captains back seats are great. Heated. Like how driver can sit up high. DVD entertainment system, Satellite TV & radio are a bonus.

Cons

Cost of this vehicle new was high considering the cost of the same one now is the same. Brakes have been replaced several times which is common for this vehicle, poor design. heater y connectors broke like other people complain of. Radiator just went out on with 130K miles which seems premature. Both front bearings have been replaced, another Dodge poor design. Have a rattle in the roof that was never repaired even though it was taken to the dealership many times. Burns through tires but I don't know if that is a tire problem or vehicle problem. I always put on the "best" quality tires until this last time and finally went with the cheep ones if I'm only going to get ~40K miles out of them anyway.  A lot of the plastic body clips have broken over time. Oil pan gasket leaked prematurely. Acceleration is ok but not the best. Would be better with the 4.0L in it. Efficiency is good on the highway at 65mph get about 26mpg just under 2K rpm's but get up to 70mph or over and it drops down to 19mpg. Around town it gets ~17mpg. Not good. Back seat is a horrible place to sit, even for the children.

mattrick
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Good Family Car But There Is Better! — Overall a good family car but could be so much better. Design is ugly compared to Nissan and Toyota and Honda. Back seat is phenomenally bad even for children. Resale is terrible of course. Overall, I would not buy a this design of Dodge Grand Caravan again. I would buy the previous rounded version, albeit used, or one of the foreign minivans.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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preechr writes:
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE Review
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4

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plenty of space

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08 model

preechr
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Grand Caravan — Nice van. Dependable. Plenty of options available. Good service by dealerships. I like the available seating and the stow and go rear seats. has extra storage space in the floor behind the front seats. Easy to work on...not so easy to work under.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ChappyEight writes:
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4

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Build quality, windows, visibility, styling, fuel economy.

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Brake issue.

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Fairly Priced, Good Quality — I was worried to go away from the Toyota/Honda/Nissan route for a van. However, I could not be happier with this van. The finishes are nice, maintenance is low and what maintenance there is, it's inexpensive. I would recommend a 2008 or newer Grand Caravan to any family looking for some more room.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ncdiscountcars writes:
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5

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Space and amenities.

Cons

The 4.0L V6 has far more power, but the 3.8L engine is adequate. Don't even think about the 3.3L if power is a major selling point.

ncdiscountcars
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Pound For Pound King Of Minivans — When comparing the Dodge Grand Caravan to other vans on the market, its easy to overlook...simply because its been around for so long. Chrysler invented the minivan 30 years ago as the first one rolled off the production line in November 1983, and has been on a roll ever since. The van is solidly built with a good powertrain (even though it had some down years in the mid 90s), but its the amenities and the overall value that set this van apart from its foreign born competitors.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brenda Lee writes:
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There are too many things to list.

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Nothing comes to mind

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More Than Pleased! — Great van, great features and a comfortable ride. Purchased just over 6 months ago and we have loved it! The full stow n go is brilliant and we have taken advantage of that feature numerous times. The middle windows that open is also a bonus!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ron writes:
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Not a lot, everything is "nice."

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Gas mileage around town

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Dodge Caravan 2008 Review — All round, good value. Not a "forever" type of vehicle, but nice for now. Disposable comes to mind. Great mileage on the highway, not so great around town. Easy driving. Dealers stand behind problems. Inexpensive family transportation, lots of room all round, even in the back for 6' people.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Boxy — Still trying to get used it, The power siding door is too sensitive when closing. Gas milage is ok, but the tank is to small. Comfortable and I like being higher up.

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Debbie writes:
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Probably the most versatile car I've ever owned! Nothing you can't do with Mikey the Minivan!

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Not the most stylish vehicle that will ever pass you on the road to another skate meet!!!!

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Mikey The Mini-van — This is the car you need when you have a speed-skating kid who needs to travel all over the country to take part in speed meets, and you also have two crazy beagles. This car is so versatile - there is nothing you can't do with it! So you have five or six friends and you want to go out in the evening? No problem - this car has three rows of seats. Trip to the vets with the dog? No problem - fold down one of the seats and put the dog box in! Want to carry wood to the dump after a DIY project? Cool - just take out the middle row of seats! Got to go 300 miles to a skate meet? Not a worry in the world - just turn the back seats around to face backwards, put in the table (yes, you even get a table!) and away you go! I love this car so much I even gave him a name - Mikey the Minivan! Mikey is my mate - we've been through a lot together!

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Good Value For The Family By Ryan

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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

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