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  • The Caravan was not a great car, but a significant one. The Caravan signaled the end of the giant station wagon. This was a consumer minivan, an adapted car, not an adapted commercial van. It drove like a car, not a truck. The only other US, car based, minivan I can think of was the Corvair Greenbriar from nearly a decade before.

    Yes, the Caravan automatic transmission was problematic. But, many other automakers had problematic automatics at one time or another. The well regarded Honda had problems with some automatics. Add Ford's PowerShift dual clutch and Nissan's CVT. More recently and more pervasive, the ZF 9 speed. Automatics are complex.

      1 year ago
    • Do you put much stock in the notion that the Caravan/Voyager "saved" Chrysler as so many people say?

        1 year ago
    • Absolutely. Chrysler was at an automotive dead end. They had no other choice but to look to their acquisition portfolio. It was the Omni's chassis and 2.2 engine that saved Chrysler. They caught on fast that that one chassis design could be...

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        1 year ago
  • Transmission anyone? Lol.

      1 year ago
    • I had forgotten about all the trans problems these used to have!

        1 year ago
    • I had a number of friends and relatives with questionable judgment that bought these. Lol. I think I was 11 the first time I helped tear one apart. But I haven’t messed with one for probably at least 10 years.

        1 year ago
  • I actually had the misfortune to do quite a few miles in one of these on a visit to the US.. I honestly can't think of anything nice to say about it..

      1 year ago


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