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#172 of 2391 2001 Test Drive
Oct 08, 2000 (1:00 pm)
My local Dodge dealer is selling 2001 Grand Caravan Sport for $21960 +tax+tags only. Some sort of special fleet deal. Anyway, the new car handles much better than the previous one. It's much more solid and you don't notice any body roll during corners on the freeway off ramp. Braking seems much improved. You no longer feel like you a learch forward on hard brakes. In comparsion, the toyota siena has tons of body roll in corners, but in comparison is more powerful and quieter. I did not notice a probelm with controls at all. In fact the interior seem alot richer than previous model which I felt looked a little on the cheep side. Not really any faults. I did hear some noise comming from the back. Possibly the spare moving around. But overall a nice car and comparble to Toytota Sienna. Oh yah. The engine is much more peppier. The 3.3 is now ok for the Grand, while in previous version you needed to upgrade to the 3.8 for decent performance on the grand.
This is just my opinion. You are free to disagree.
#173 of 2391 WHAT'S WRONG AT WINDSOR PLANT
Oct 11, 2000 (7:03 pm)
I ORDERED A 2001 DODGE VAN IN AUGUST. IT WAS BUILT ON 12SEP. AND I STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN SHIPPED O/A THE 12TH OF SEP. MY DEALER HAS BEEN MAKING ALL KINDS OF EXCUSES, BUT NOTHING THAT MAKES ANY SENSE. EVEN DAIMLER CHRYSLER HOTLINE HAS BEEN MAKING PHONY EXCUSES. IT DIDN'T HAVE A RAILCAR # UNTIL MONDAY 9 OCT. NO ONE IS WILLING TO SAY WHY IT NEVER LEFT WINDSOR ONTARIO OR WHEREEVER UNTIL THE 9TH. HELL, THE FOLKS AT DAIMLER ACT LIKE THEY ARE CIA OPERATIVES, AND WON'T LET YOU TALK TO THE SAME PERSON TWICE. ONE TIME MY DEALER IS TELLING ME THAT IT'S BEEN IN PORTLAND, OREGON(OUR DESTINATION PT. FOR MY AREA), BUT THAT HE CAN'T LOCATE IT OR A TRUCKING AGENCY ISN'T AVAILABLE,OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE????? CAN ANYONE SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS OCCURENCE? I AM ABOUT READY TO TELL THEM TO SHOVEL IT. NONE OF THE OTHER AREA DEALERS HAVE WHAT I WANT. WHAT'S WORST IS THAT MY DEALER IS TELLING ME THAT HE IS GETTING VANS DELIVERED NOW, THAT WERE MANUFACTURED 11 DAYS AFTER MINE WAS!!!!!!!!????????????????
#174 of 2391 caracciolo - Caps lock
Oct 11, 2000 (7:13 pm)
Whoa! You may want to turn off the caps lock key in your next message. Using Caps in Internet chat forums means that you're shouting at everyone. I know that you're (understandably) upset, but I'm sure that's not what you intended
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#175 of 2391 #246 of 246:kcanne1-van ordering and capital letters
Oct 12, 2000 (1:10 am)
As a newcomer to this I did appreciate your capital letters used to show your concern about the late delivery of your van.We just ordered ours yesterday and I hope ours doesn't get delayed like yours.
#176 of 2391 caracciola - re: what's wrong?
Oct 12, 2000 (6:13 am)
caracciola, Here is my experience as a reference.
9/20 ordered Grand Caravan ES AWD at dealership;
9/26 'C' status (sub firm);
9/28 'D1' status (gateline schedule) est. build date 10/5; VIN assigned;
10/5 'E' status (frame);
10/6 'KZ' status (released by plant, invoiced);
10/11 railcar assigned.
I've been able to enter my railcar number into Norfolk Southern Railroad's tracking system and see that the railcar is in Detroit today. Sooner or later, I'm expecting NS to hand it off to BNSF on which I should be able to track it by VIN to the west coast on their web site.
Knowing your railcar number as you do, go to www.nscorp.com and their Quik Trak system and find out where it is. If you do, you'll probably know more than your dealer does about its whereabouts.
#177 of 2391 caracciola - loyal customer?
Oct 12, 2000 (6:27 am)
caracciola, I see from your 'profile' that you currently own a Dodge; so do I. My understanding is that there is a "customer loyalty" discount or rebate to existing Dodge owners of $500. I have conflicting info from Chrysler -- one source said I need to be an original owner, and the other said I only need to be a current owner (I'm both). Offer good until 12/31.
I mention this because this seems to be a pretty secret offering -- I can't find it on any Dodge or Chrysler web site, and my dealer doesn't seem to know about it. Yours may have little incentive (read 'none') in mentioning it.
#178 of 2391 2001 Voyager minivan rated tops by Car and Driver
Oct 13, 2000 (1:36 am)
See the November issue of Car And Driver magazine for details.
Oct 13, 2000 (1:58 am)
The small print I saw said you must have been the original owner or leasor and purcahsed it new as in unused condition. You must also still own it.
#180 of 2391 Towing Pkg info
Oct 14, 2000 (4:23 pm)
I was advised by my dealer that there are NO hitches for the 2001 GC. Expected earliest arrival in Texas is 15 Nov from Dodge. Seems that the 2001 redesign altered the rear bumper just enough that the 2000 hitches won't fit unless the bumper is altered. I checked with a reputable local hitch dealer that confirmed this info. After-market hitches probably won't be available for another 60 to 90 days.
If you need to tow right away, better check this out with your dealer before you buy.
#181 of 2391 bought T&C LXi
Oct 14, 2000 (8:25 pm)
After two weeks, no problems. See my thought process on choosing the car in the Odyssey vs. Town & Country postings around late September.
If you're in Jersey, though, stay away from Teterboro Chrysler. A lot of misleading attempts to convince you that you don't know what you're talking about when it doesn't fit their profit maximization.