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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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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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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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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

Pros: 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

Cons: Air conditioning failed at 60K , everyone is driving one

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The interior features of this car are great.

Cons: Maintaining this car was very expensive

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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Not In Love With It, But Certainly Practical. — I think the overall quality is average, being used to performance vehicles this doesn't quite do it for me. The gas mileage is pretty good given it's size, sadly I don't find it much fun to drive and would not have bought it if not for our growing family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sliders, great for kids.

Cons: It's a mini-van!

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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Great 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan — surprising living fun to drive yet to have any problems at 125000 miles it is a minivan what can i say it gets about 22.1 mpg on the freeway and a bit less off Fun to drive and you can store a ton of stuff with the sto-n-go and the hole the seats leave behind

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Overall

Cons: Stereo Lacking

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition FWDReview
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Grand Caravan Ok Except For Mileage. — This is our third Grand Caravan, so we must be moderately satisfied. The others were a 1990 and a 1997. It might be closer to the truth to say that we were not attracted to the vans built by GM and Ford, and the Honda and Toyota are too expensive.

Owner for 2 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:9,000

Pros: Comfortable seating and practical size inside and out.

Cons: Poor gas mileage

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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Neat — love it go to dog shows with it

Pros: stow and go

Cons: nothing

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT FWDReview
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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

Pros: Smooth running, Dependable Passenger Van

Cons: Best performance using Premium fuel.

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition FWDReview
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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

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

Cons: Air conditioning not reliable

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Special Edition FWDReview
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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

Pros: Great accessories and a great comfy ride while feeling safe.

Cons: 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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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Review By Gary

Theres no spair tire in the new caravans. its there way of meeting the EPA I guess. Plus they cut the cost we tire ,rim,and winch . metal is very thin. Seat sits too low for a short person to see ove... Read More

Review By Guru9BFTYN

It had too high of mileage for my needs. Beautiful vehicle. Read More

2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Review By Guru9XYCK7

We are very pleased with our Dodge Caravan. Felt it was a very good value. Read More

Review By Guru9Y4RSG

Itwas a great for a car that have low mileage. Read More

2018 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Review By Guru9XYD51

Its a great car overall. No issues the model runs great. It has all the convenience the family needs in a mini van. I have a 2019 dodge caravan GT and it has everything my family and I need. If you ha... Read More

Review By Bev0402

I think Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the best vehicles on the road. We have owned about 10 of them over the years. Just sorry they quit making them!!! Read More

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Review By Mama218

My new van is so smooth! I love the sleek leather and beautiful interior. The exterior is also very smooth and sleek. Read More

Review By attyramsey

I have owned Dodge Grand Caravans for over twenty years and, although they are not the most durable minivans in the market, they are highly reliable and can consistently provide ten to twelve years of... Read More

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews

Review By Guru9TJWB6

Thalamus was in great shape and very clean I am very happy with the van Read More

Review By Guru9YRJ2G

Best vehicle I have ever had. Great dealership, nice people, courteous, forthright, gave detailed reports and even drove it to my destination. Easy to drive and lots of luxury features. Read More

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