2005 Dodge Grand Caravan User Reviews

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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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    45

    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 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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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 4 Dr SXT Passenger Van Extended Review
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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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    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 4 Dr Special Edition Passenger Van Extended Review
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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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    Neat — love it go to dog shows with it

    Pros: stow and go

    Cons: nothing

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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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    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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    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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    My 4th Grand Caravan. — Good pickup, convenience of hauling lots of stuff, decent fuel economy for a van. This is the last year for Grand Caravans, so I wanted a new one. Reliability of my previous ones has been outstanding, so I'm hoping for the same here.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Stow 'n Go seats are outstanding. Also, 1st & 2nd row heated seats and heated steering wheel are nice amenities.

    Cons: Nothing in particular yet.

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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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