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#1244 of 2391 The Best New Car Warranty
Jul 11, 2001 (11:32 am)
I am in the process of purchasing a 2001 Dodge Caravan. I have my car insurance with GEICO - they offer a 7 year/100,000 mile bumper to bumper extended warranty on new cars for just $6.00 per month which is included in the car insurance payment. This adds up to just a little over $500 over 7 years.
I had this on my current car, a 1995 Dodge Intrepid. The best thing about it is - you do not have to have the warranty work done at the dealer, you can take it to a certified mechanic. Got my transmission fixed with this, and my air conditioning which both had problems at about 80 - 85,000 miles. Along with some other incidentals over the years.
I have shopped around and nothing else has come close. Any salesman at a dealership will tell you it's a crock, don't listen to them. I have convinced many of my friends and neighbors to switch to GEICO and purchase this when they were buying new cars and they are all extremely happy!
Jul 11, 2001 (11:54 am)
I am in the process of purchasing a Dodge Caravan right now - was looking at an SUB, but I do love Dodge products. I am dealing with a great salesman in the West Palm Beach FL area - he sold me my Dodge Intrepid in 1995. He deals straight and honestly. I am purchasing a 2001 White Dodge Caravan, brand new, for $13,999 after rebates and incentives. It comes with a regular am/fm stereo (which I am replacing with the top of the line Infinite stereo and Bose speakers that came in my Intrepid.) This Caravan is a 4 cylinder - nothing fancy, but still nicely set up.
Please look at my post #1173 about extended warranty!!!!
PS - if you live in the West Palm Beach area, and want to deal with the best, call David Bean of Arrigo Dodge on his cell phone at (561)762-8671.
#1246 of 2391 re: Airbag Warning Light and LXi Molding Replacement
Jul 11, 2001 (3:43 pm)
I looked at it again (the molding) and it seems that the silver part is just a cover that fits over the body-colored molding underneath (probably held with glue). So, they just have to get that silver part off somehow without hurting the body-colored molding underneath.
Anyone working for/on Chryslers know how they would do that? Possibly with heat?
Note: I installed rear splash guards today. Very easy.
#1247 of 2391 Rear Splash guards
Jul 11, 2001 (4:09 pm)
I wanted to install the molded rear splash guards too but Chrysler's parts dept. wouldn't sell me one because he said "according to the parts book, the LTD have those grooves at the bottom part of the car, those molded splash guards will not fit..." Ironically, there is no grooves on the rear bumper and the bumper look exactly like those on LXi
#1248 of 2391 Radio Noise; Idle RPM
Jul 12, 2001 (2:15 am)
A few months back a couple of folks on this forum reported that they hear interference noise on certain radio stations on the 2001 GC radio. I was one of those, and in my case it is like hearing annoying crackles on one of my favorite AM stations. Except for one other persons, no one else commented on similar problems.
Ironically, I found out after complaining to my dealer that DC has indeed known about this problem, and are in the process of making new radios to replace those with this problem. However, the new radios will not be available until the Fall. The question: have any other owners of the 2001 GC / T&C noticed such noise/Interference? Are those of us with this problem in the minority? Does anyone know of a TSB covering this issue?
In my case, the interference shows up on only one AM radio station; It does not show up on the CD, tape player, or other stations ... and no, it is not a weak station. The station broadcast is fine and is trouble-free on all other radios in other vehicles. The static problem is caused by an interference source within the van and has been validated by the dealer and other audio specialists.
On a different topic, I would like to know from other owners the idle RPM while stopped at a red light in hot weather (AC working) on a 2001 3.8L engine. Mine hovers right at 600 RPM and I thought it was too low. The dealer says this is normal ....
#1249 of 2391 tomtomtom, Rear Splash guards
Jul 12, 2001 (4:08 am)
Well, yes, there are grooves there but they are in the mid-section of the van. The rear splash guards go on the rear-section of the van and theres some of that padding in the rear, but the same two holes are there as on other models and those 2 holes are the ones that are used to install the splash gaurds.
I wasn't sure they would fit either (the dealer had a hard time finding them in the catologue and we weren't sure that what I got was what I needed), so I used a LXi (with the grooves) in the parking lot of the dealer to check and make sure they would fit (I didn't have my van with me when I picked up the parts). So, I know they would fit a van with grooves. I didn't install them on the dealer van, but just held them up to make sure the holes aligned.
I have a question for you: the ones that your dealer saw in the catologue, were they body-colored or black?
#1250 of 2391 1178 Radio Noise
Jul 12, 2001 (7:34 am)
Maybe it would help if you told everyone what the freq. is of this station. Even though there may not be a station there in every city or there could be a station there the person don't like but if it is a problem on there radio they may also want to get it replaced as during travels they may find that that freq. holds a station they want to listen to.
#1251 of 2391 1179 Radio Noise
Jul 12, 2001 (12:45 pm)
The frequency of the station is 1070 KHz. It is an AM news station in the Southern California Area. I only experience the interference on this frequency and the dealer confirms that several other owners of vans in the area complained about the same interference problem. However, I seem to remember that the other poster a while back said that he noticed the interference on other frequencies as well.
#1252 of 2391 Radio Noise by abeali
Jul 12, 2001 (2:33 pm)
Maybe all the DC people could put their radios on 1070AM if they have a station at that freq. and give it a check. The more people who have that problem and complains will help all. The old saying "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Also not being a DC person but knowing most auto companies use the same radio in different products I wonder if others are also complaining. Like the 300M's or PT Cruisers. The radios may be the same with a different face plate.
Jul 13, 2001 (8:21 am)
The rear molded splash guard I saw in the T&C catalog is black in color. I didn't know they have the body colar matched one avaliable.