2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Reviews and Owner Comments
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I've owned my 2003 Grand Garavan Sport for about 3 years now and got it used with 29,000 miles under it's tires. It's at 82,000 now and I have to say the only thing I've replaced so far has been all 4 tires, a rear drivers taillight, front brakes(3 times), and rear brakes (1 time). The engine is the smaller 3.3 V-6 which is a little pushed on hills and on-ramps when getting power to accelerate, but other than that, what can you say about a family transport van. It gets the job done and it is functional and looks nice. Amenities are not great, but that just gives little ones more things to possibly break. It is a big heavy vehicle so the brakes get worn down fast in the hilly area we live in, and the fish-tailing is a little scary during (some) rainy and winter driving conditions I must say! I do feel safe with the higher seat view it affords you over cars and it doesn't feel pea-sized beside 18 wheelers on the freeway either. Overall a nice family mover for our 5 person group!
Overall my 2003 Grand Sport with the 3.8 V6 has been reliable with liitle problems other than the normal things that wear out. Replaced a water pump at 118,000 miles and a front wheel bearing assembly at 110,000 miles. The electric rear lift gate stopped functioning last year (a very common problem among thousands of Caravan owners). The problem is electronic and seems to be narrowed down to a temperature sensor called a "thermistor" that is faulty.