1998 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3 from North America
Rotted steel brake lines.
Plastic power steering pulley sheared off.
Body control module.
Fuel gauge only operates between 3/4 and less than 1/4; otherwise shows empty and beeps empty 50 times a minute, no matter what.
Oil light flashes at idle.
Power locks failed.
Power driver's side window failed.
Blower motor needs kicked sometimes to work and only functions on high speed.
Serpentine belt used to fall off every time it rained or snowed, as soon as water touched it, until I put pulley shields in place.
Burns oil, leaks oil, leaks coolant and power steering fluid during cold weather.
Body cancer on the back wheels, sliding doors and rear lift gate.
Exhaust leak between manifold and pipe connection.
Embarrassed to be seen in it 100%!
Towed 3 times, due to above.
Loud knocking sound over every bump in the cabin.
This is not a bitching post. The trans and engine still runs, outlasting the body. Yes I put ATF +4 in the trans. Just all the repairs above happened in less than 9 months and I put at least 96 hours of almost life ending labor into it. It still runs yes, is it ugly and needs to be put down? Absolutely! Do I do my own repairs and keep cars alive? Yes! Which is the only reason it still has a life!
It's ugly, runs in the snow belt with salt on the roads, and still runs as long as I give it a hand massage with expensive lotion or "parts".
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th April, 2018