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Chrysler Voyager, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Van
#1630 of 2390 Rebates and Extended Warranty Continuing?
Mar 30, 2002 (7:52 am)
Does anyone know if the $2500 rebate and the extended powertrain warranty will still be in effect after the stated expiration date of 4/1/2002? I want to order a Dodge Grand Caravan ES but only if the current deals will still be in effect when I take delivery.
Some dealers I have talked to say they have received a memo stating the current promotions will continue, but I don't know if I trust them to tell me the truth.
#1631 of 2390 reply spons
Mar 30, 2002 (9:48 am)
I was shopping recently and my understanding was that you would get both on a factory order, but it should be a simple matter to have the dealer put it in writing.
Mar 30, 2002 (8:03 pm)
Rebates in NE Ohio for the Caravan are $2500. now thru April 30. The 7/100 is also thru April. Not sure where you live for the rebate but everyone should get the 7/100 no matter where they live.
As long as you order your Caravan while the rebate & extended warranty are in effect, the discounts are locked in & you will get them, even if they're not in effect when you take delivery 4-6 weeks after ordering.
#1633 of 2390 voyager rebates
Mar 31, 2002 (5:31 am)
I just bought 2002 Chrysler Voyager. Sticker was $23,715. Dickering btwn 2 dealers and with rebates closed deal at $19,500 (dlx conv.grp--power conv.grp.-- low back seats --side air bags ect.)from Ralph's Chrysler New Bedford Ma. The clincher was an additional $500 discount for proof of military service. Other daeler didn't mention this. I was told that Chrysler offers this discount sporadically and doesn't advertise it. I never heard of it but works for me.
Apr 05, 2002 (2:34 pm)
I saw somewhere, probably an Edmunds review, someone complained that the DC minivan's headrest does not allow good fit with a child seat. The back of the car seat hits the head rest.
For those who look at it realize that you should remove the headrest, turn it around and then put in facing the other direction. It should take 10 seconds to realized this (well ... 15 seconds for me).
The nice thing about the DC headrests is that they are usable. My Acura had good looking headrests that were useless when I was rearended. My wife's old and cheap Mazda 323 had a safer design, but not as pretty.
Just want to pass that along if someone needs to put in a child seat and not use to the system.
I also like the DC's buckle that does not need those annoying "H" bars to keep tension. Much better than Grandma's '01 Toyota.
#1635 of 2390 2100 rpm resonance in AWD update
Apr 10, 2002 (5:11 pm)
Here's an update on the 2100 rpm resonance problem in 2001 AWD's. My source is someone who should know in a dealership. Please confirm anything I pass on here -- I can't vouch for it with firsthand knowledge.
A "countermeasure driveshaft" is currently being field tested, and apparently looks promising. The TSB is in draft form. It will "go public" in approximately 90 days.
My guess is that your dealership won't know a thing about it until the TSB is published, but you might want to check with them in 3 months +/-.
Keep your fingers crossed.
#1636 of 2390 2100 Vibration
Apr 10, 2002 (8:29 pm)
Rolfe, can you contact me privately on this issue (am in similar situation). pbegemconcentric.net is my e-mail - thanks alot!
#1637 of 2390 2100 vibration
Apr 11, 2002 (3:06 pm)
I have a 2001 AWD Town & Country with about 12K miles. It makes a noise/vibration at around 2100 rpm. I brought it to a local dealer to have them investigate the noise. After confirming the vibration, they removed the drive shaft and took it for a test drive. With the drive shaft removed, there was no vibration.
They ordered a complete new drive shaft (it is in two pieces) and were told that there was a back order of roughly 40 shafts. Two weeks later the dealer called to say that the part was made available and that they had received it.
They replaced the shaft about one month ago and the vibration is gone. I am aware of it slightly in colder weather but for practical purposes, it is a non issue. The car seems to be fine.
#1638 of 2390 2100 vibration reply to retro5
Apr 11, 2002 (9:54 pm)
My 2001 GC ES AWD has always had a resonance/vibration at 2100 rpm, but after 10 or 12K miles, it developed an additional noise at the same rpm. I'd call this new noise a rattle. The dealer had been told by DC not to work on my vibration problem, but the rattle was cured by replacing the driveshaft. That did not affect the original vibration, however, nor did I or the dealer expect it to.
I'm wondering if the "noise/vibration" you referred to is the same as my "rattle", and perhaps this is another manifestation of the same problem, or perhaps an unrelated problem with AWD.
At 27K miles I hear a slight rattle coming back. If I had not heard it before, when it was much louder, I probably wouldn't pay any attention to it now. I'm kind of expecting it to get worse, since that's what happened before.
#1639 of 2390 2100 vibration
Apr 15, 2002 (7:00 pm)
Can you please provide a description of what I am looking for. I have complained about a loud noise when driving at 50 MPH at 2000 RPM. The van sounds like a truck.