1997 Dodge Caravan Overview


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1997 Dodge Caravan Overview

Chrysler is trying to snazz them up, trying to make them less boring appearance-wise, but let's face it, people aren't buying minivans to impress their friends and neighbors. The minivan is a utility vehicle for hauling work, kids, pets, and the kitchen sink. And in this respect, the Dodge Caravan is still the highest-rated minivan among experts and car owners.

The 1997 Dodge Caravan brings back the all-wheel drive option, but only in the Grand Caravans, SE and higher. All other models continue to have front-wheel drive. Anti-lock brakes are available in all models, and low-speed traction control comes with the LE models. Experts give it above average ratings in reliability, safety, and handling, with the 3.8-liter V6 engine obviously offering the smoothest, most powerful ride of the four engine options. All the other engines offer the most power in the engine class however.

Owners say they are reliable, handle like a car, and are quiet and stable. The Caravans are the best selling, most award winning minivan on the market. Typically, with each model revision come features that are innovative, often setting the bar for other minivans.


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    No Heat

    I put a new thermostat in my 97 Dodger gran caravan se now my heater don't work i think it might be the door cause every thing else works how hard is it to get to the door thanks

    17 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    I Have Changed The Moter In A 97 Dodge Carevan I Have Put A 2001 In It ? H...

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    1997 Dodge Caravan

    Was driving my van and I'm cruzing about 50 and I loose all power so I pulled over and tired to crank her back up the van turned over but cranked so iv replaces distributor and ECM COMPUTER and I...

    5 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    Air Conditioning

    Air conditioner is ice cold when I first start car to go somewhere, but after an hour it just stops putting out cold air and will not work again till the next day. Please help

    16 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

    Water Pump

    If the water pump is gone is that a bad sign. There is a 1997 Dodge Caravan bding sold and the water pump is blown.Is it worth it to buy this for 600.00

    1,352 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 months ago)