This version of the Grand Caravan is pleasant to drive, handles soundly, and has a roomy interior. We also found it to be quiet, with good wind- and road noise suppression. Still though, it can't match the quality and refinement of the better minivans. Limited interior flexibility and subpar fit and finish detract from the overall package.
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    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

    Overall Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction with:

    Driving Experience

    Includes acceleration and handling

    What Owners Say

    "Caravan handles very well and accelerates well."

    Joseph T., NY (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "pros: great acceleration,(3.8 engine)no noise like the 3.6 flex fuel on 2012... cons: air bag module failed, (most control (a/c, radio and dash), led lights failed, I can not see gas gage at night)"

    Luz R., NY (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "It won't wear out."

    Anonymous, OH (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "accelerates well,drives positive"

    Anonymous, OH (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Stability and handling is very adequate for not being a lower slung sedan or coupe. Acceleration is fine unless I take it to the race track."

    Rollin H., IL (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Superlatively great vehicle for extreme winter conditions. Safest snow vehicle I've ever driven."

    Rolf K., CA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "accelerates well, handles well, even while towing a 1000 lb trailer."

    John K., PA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "For a large minivan the 03 Grand Caravan has pretty good acceleration and handling. The 3.7 L engine is just what it needed. Hardly any sway considering the size."

    Stephen E., CT (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Drives well. Acceleration is good. Body is rusted."

    Anonymous, MN (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)


    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

    What Owners Say

    "For the price, the driver and passenger seat should have automatic back support system"

    Robert H., IL (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "drivers seat causes pain in thighs after one hour"

    Anonymous, MN (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Cabin noise too high for casual conversation, especially for those without perfect hearing."

    Anonymous, VA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "This car has been exceptionally comfortable."

    Anonymous, MD (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Rides comfortably; handles the road well."

    Anonymous, IN (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Road and wind noise are bad. Seats are really comfortable"

    Quentin D., IA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "seats are extremely comfortable for my back (3 lumbar fusions) and very adjustable for different driving conditions, I drove it commercially for long distance passenger shuttle"

    Rolf K., CA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "I don't get tired when I drive in these seats. The seat material has not worn. The interior is pretty quiet at Hwy speeds."

    Rollin H., IL (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)


    Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

    What Owners Say

    "We have had the 2003 Dodge Caravan since 2003. It has been very reliable and comfortable to drive. My wife put 50 plus miles 5 days a week on this vehicle and loved it. She picked it out and it has been trouble free. At 214000 miles it is still going strong, not burning oil. Had to replace the alternator at 205000, water pump at 200000. Very minor repairs for such an old vehicle. Replace the computer at 212000. Driving as good as new."

    Anonymous, NC (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "A great value for a vehicle that exemplifies the utiity of these things. Not cool in the eyes if most, perhaps, but tough to beat for hauling people and things without excess weight or macho styling cues."

    Anonymous, VA (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    "Good solid perfomer"

    Jon L., OR (2003 Dodge Grand Caravan)

    Would you buy this car again?

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    Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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