2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
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- 4.0 Motor Tons of Power
- Big thirst so far
Purchased As New
Had a 2009, just picked up my 2010. The old van had the snail slow 3.3 the new van has the 4.0 and it makes all the dfference in the world. The six speed tranny shifts smoothly and by shifting down going down moutains it hold the van back pretty well. Interior materials seem to really have been upgraded in the 2010 model. First day got stuck in the snow so off to sears and had 4 Bizzacks put on her, these tires are unbelievable compared to the stock Yokahomas in snow and ice. XM radio is nice my old van didn't have it and I love the stow and go seating. Styling is still a little more conservative than what I like, but just saw the 2011 model on youtube and Mopar seems to be stepping it up a little. This van is at it's best out on the open road, very comfortable and I'm hoping she'll do the stickers 26 mpg on a trip, so far she's getting the 17 mpg around town and are weather has been awful, snow ice and slush. I like working out of this van as a sales rep. and I think most moms will like this vehicle for shuttling the children and taking vacations as well as carrying big stuff. I'm hoping that finally Dodge has their heads back in the game, I'd still like to see a little more liberial styling and a little more steering feel, but again this is a pretty good van and much improved over my old 2009 model....read morehide
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- 144.2 cu ft of cargo space, 'Stow and Go' seating- goes from passenger van to cargo van in 20 secs
- Not impressed with the transmission... shutters and jerks with only 500 miles on it!
Purchased As New
This is my very first brand new Minivan. We took advantage of the model year-end clearance incentives, and got a great deal on a great van. It doesn't come with all the bells and whistles, but it does have power door locks, power first and second-row windows and power third-row vents. Also has tri-zone climate controls. I bought my own GPS, and two DVD players for MUCH less than adding the Entertainment package would have cost me!
As far as fuel economy: I am getting about 20 mpg combined, and that is using 87 octange gasoline with 10% ethanol; this is a flex fuel vehicle, but I haven't used E85 in it yet.
Overall, I really like this van, but am very disappointed that I have to bring it back to the dealer to address some transmission issues. The tranny jerks a bit while upshifting from 1st-3rd and shutters slightly when downshifting from 3rd -1st gears. Also, it is idling a little roughly, but am hoping that will be a quick adjustment and nothing serious. With a 5 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, I think I'll be ok. I am much more concerned about engine and tranny performance than your average Minivan Mama... perhaps this quirk wouldn't bother someone else.
The 'Hero' in all of this is Chrysler's Stow and Go seating. It is amazing the amount of storage space this adds. The Caravan I grew up with didn't have nearly this much leg or head room and didn't have nifty little cargo compartments under the floors. It also comes with tailgate seating, which is also cool, but I doubt I'll get much use out of this feature. When shopping for minivans, the salesman we were working with converted this from a 7 - passenger van to a cargo van in 20 seconds flat and without even breaking a sweat! That sold me!!! Toyota and Honda can't compete with the flexibility that Chrysler offers. Long live the Grand Caravan!...read morehide
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