Last post on Apr 01, 2007 at 3:46 PM
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#12 of 13 Re: Buying a DGC - what year do you recommend and what's the [charles23]
Feb 16, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Well for starters, the Sport, EX and ES all have different features. The styling on the inside is a little different between the three. I suggest you visit www.cars.com and look at each model specifications and features and compare. We have the 01 DGC EX which came standard with the 3.8L engine, disc brakes all around, power driver seat, power rear passenger door and lift gate, 4 AC outlets, removable center counsel, wiper heat pack for front and back windows, cruise control, ABS, front air bags and (optional side air bags), cassette, CD player with equalizers, three zone air/heat, second row captain chairs and third row 50/50 bench, low speed traction control, power front and rear vent windows, power front outside mirrors with defrost, over head counsel with sun glass compartment and outside temp. display, keyfob that controls all doors, we have the heavy duty alternator that comes with the tow package and a 600 CC battery, dark tented windows in the rear and an (optional) cargo organizer.
The only problems that I have seen on ours is that the links and bushing in the front need replacing every few years. (Not sure if this is normal wear because of the rough weather and streets here in Chicago.) We will be replacing the water pump soon from a very small leak that appeared after having the cooling system flushed. Out side of that, she's been very reliable. We have over 83K now.
#13 of 13 Re: Buying a DGC - what year do you recommend and what's the [masterpaul1]
Apr 01, 2007 (3:46 pm)
Caravans have had problems with Transmissions. I have a 1997 and change the fluid every two years. Also check the blogs for serpentine belt problems These caravan have been notorious for throwing belts and they are expensive to replace. I replaced mine 6 times in 7 year until I rently heard of a good aftermarket fix. Other thabn that They are good cars awith nice features.