Last post on Apr 15, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Car Comparisons, Van
#1 of 4 Looking at buying a 2008 SXT
Apr 15, 2010 (7:09 am)
I thought I posted this already but must not have submitted it right because I can't find my question so here it goes again.
I recently had another child and am searching for a bigger vehicle. I've of course wanted to look into the Odyssey, Sienna, and now Dodge Grand Caravan after I test drove a 2008 SXT. Problem is I don't know if I liked the car or the features it had. Of course in the end it's all going to boil down to what is available and in my budget.
When I do searches for used vans I see there are more than triple the amount of used Grand Caravans for sale than the dodge or sienna and am wondering if any one knows why.
I feel like car dealerships are going to see us coming a mile away. Luckily I have the luxury to just walk away since I'm not in a hurry to buy.
#2 of 4 Re: Looking at buying a 2008 SXT [momof2chics]
Apr 15, 2010 (2:55 pm)
I think you meant that there are triple the used Caravans as compared to the Odyssey or Sienna, correct?
Part of the reason is simply because there are a ton of them on the road, but beyond that I suspect many original owners just got fed up with the problems and shoddy brakes.
In my opinion, if you want to get a Caravan (or T&C), look at 2007. If you prefer a newer vehicle, look at a different brand.
#3 of 4 Re: Looking at buying a 2008 SXT [xwesx]
Apr 15, 2010 (3:06 pm)
Yes, that's what I meant.
I did see a few posts about having to get brakes done after 20K miles or so. That's definitely something I need to consider. Thanks for the info.
Maybe I need to lean more towards the Odyssey or Sienna
#4 of 4 Re: Looking at buying a 2008 SXT [momof2chics]
Apr 15, 2010 (3:18 pm)
People get rid of vehicles for as many reasons as one could ever ponder, but you certainly want to hedge your bets when buying a used vehicle - especially with young children on board! To that end, a known repair/maintenance history on a specific vehicle of interest is quite valuable in my opinion. You just don't want to buy somebody else's problem....