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Got the Wifey a New Caravan!
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Just picked up a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan last night! Nice ride...lots of options and 283 HP!! She's never gonna let me drive it! LOL

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Nice..congrats & use it well..Nice Rides I've had 2 in the last 10 years as work trucks they have served me well.

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283hp in a mini van, thats funny because my moms vette only has 300hp. Amazing how far we have come
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Tnfastbk;82043 Wrote:283hp in a mini van, thats funny because my moms vette only has 300hp. Amazing how far we have come

Yes, I was kinda shocked! It has the new Pentastar 3.6 V6 engine. Seems like a nice little powerplant! My Cobalt SS only has 200hp (but it's 1000 lbs lighter...LOL)

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I have changed oil in some of those..I believe it is a 4.0

The 4.0 v6 In my frontier I added a hushpuupy exhuast and a volant intake and I'm almost 310 at the rear wheels on dyno. 307 ftlb torque.
With the 6 speed manual I can put once respectful cars to shame and get 23mpg in a crew cab truck. My mom in law drove it and said damn I thought my gt was fast. She has a 05 get btw.

Its crazy how far we have come with small power plants. I always said if I had to drive a minivan it would be the new Dodge caravan.Tongue


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#6
verry nice minivan !!! , wish i could buy one in the Netherlands.
You could buy them in the Netherlands but you have to bring serious $$$$$.

JB

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LOL...I just found out that the sliding door windows actually go down! I've had a few older vans through the years, but that is a first! Very cool!Cool

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Some of them dodge caravans are fast!! My cousin and i ran into one with brown fake wood down the side...And we was in his 2000 jetta gt...Pretty much only a year or 2 old....He was showing how fast it was too me..And it was a very quick car...So we take off from the stop light burning tire and not even thinking about the van next too us...he hits second and curps the tires...he goes for 3rd and a little tiny churp...We look over and that dodge caravan is passing us!! I had big tears runing down my face from laughing so hard...Cause his jetta was no slouch...And we got trashed by a dodge with some sleeper goodies under the hood...lol....I seen the same van next year runing a 12 sec quarter mile at the drag strip...Talk about a sleeper!!...After that he sold the jetta and he got a 2003 mach 1...lol
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We had one back in the 90s. It has a 93 Grand caravan. It was fine until the paint started falling off and the transmission went bad. It was great on gas for a vehicle of it's size. We would consistently get 27 mpg on the highway. We also bought a new Plymouth Voyager in 85. It was a 4 cylinder and got worse mileage than the 93 Dodge with a V6. They have really improved them over the years. The last time I drove one of those it was a Town and Country and ended up with a bad result. It was my sisters Van and I totalled it.


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(07-27-2012, 02:28 PM)hyena429 Wrote: Some of them dodge caravans are fast!! My cousin and i ran into one with brown fake wood down the side...And we was in his 2000 jetta gt...Pretty much only a year or 2 old....He was showing how fast it was too me..And it was a very quick car...So we take off from the stop light burning tire and not even thinking about the van next too us...he hits second and curps the tires...he goes for 3rd and a little tiny churp...We look over and that dodge caravan is passing us!! I had big tears runing down my face from laughing so hard...Cause his jetta was no slouch...And we got trashed by a dodge with some sleeper goodies under the hood...lol....I seen the same van next year runing a 12 sec quarter mile at the drag strip...Talk about a sleeper!!...After that he sold the jetta and he got a 2003 mach 1...lol

Can't speak for the newer dodges 07+ but the prior ones had tons of trans issues. Plus the one you mention may have been awd. They are hard to find but yes they can make a sleeper. If someone strips the interior and limo tints the windows you could be shocked.
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