2005 Dodge Grand Caravan User Reviews

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    5
    The car seat are so comfortable ride in when you are driving. It is fun to drive and very maneuverable through traffic. I have been pleased with the versatility of the van to use for transporting firewood and construction materials.
    Handling Ranked 2005 Toyota Sienna worse.
    "Prefer driving this because its better."
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan better.
    "just more comfy"
    Back Seats Ranked 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan better.
    "just more comfy"
    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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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

    Pros: Great family van with TONS of space

    Cons: Gas mileage could be better in town.

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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Extended Review
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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

    Pros: Very spacious, not very expensive for a used car.

    Cons: Fuel economy could be better.

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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

    Pros: Great family hauler, decent gas mileage, low maintenance costs, built in 5 pt. harnesses in middle row bench seat (for kids, to replace boosters)

    Cons: REALLY low resale value, even at low mileage.  

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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

    Pros: 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 :)

    Cons: 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.

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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

    Pros: It is wonderful to haul groups and multifunctional.

    Cons: Not really cool.

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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

    Pros: seats fold under floor

    Cons: brakes repaired often, rust

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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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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.

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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

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

    Cons: Not a great appearance.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

    Dodge Minivan By peggylynn

    I like that it fits a family of 7 and the seats stows but I'm not impressed with all the recalls and issues in just after a year and a half of owning it. Wouldn't recommend this vehicle unless you buy... Read More

    Good Van Option For Reasonable Price By jwibbens

    So far this has been a reliable & economical vehicle. Took a long trip and it was comfortable & allowed us to carry a lot of gear & luggage without issues getting it into & out of the van. Used a bi... Read More

    2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

    Happy Dodge Owner! By msbeard

    I love the mini van. I knew I would after driving my mother in law's. The van has great storage the 2012 has made the seats easier to fold down. The storage bin up front are easy to open as well. ... Read More

    Nice To Ride, Almost Perfect Seating By drmoo2u

    A costly Gas HOG at the pumps ... plain and simple ... you know the TV ads that show city is high but road is better ... well they lied ... you will ALWAYS get the city fuel consumption no matter how ... Read More

    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

    Use The Same Amount Of Money To Get A Used Sienna, Odyssey Or Sedona! By nomore_dodge

    I you like to fix your car every week or so, it's the car for you! The fuel economy and the Inside configuration is excellent. But I had numerous problems since day one with it. From rain and snow tha... Read More

    Nice Car By Mariusz

    Nice reliable car, great gas millage and handling. drives smoothly and transition works just fine. Lots of room for cargo. Both sides have door for easy access and gate at the back. Staring is smooth,... Read More

    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

    2009 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

    Nice Family Car With Lots Of Room And Great For Hauling Stuff By scorpioUSA

    Love the Stow'n'Go! But I believe that Chrysler could do a lot better both quality and price wise. Parts are getting cheaper - electronic technology advancement especially, also cheap plastic parts re... Read More

    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

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