Fold-Away Third Row, 3rd Rear Seat, Cruise Control, Overhead Airbags, Traction Control, Flex Fuel Vehicle
6 Cylinders, 2WD, 3.3L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 89K Miles, White/Tan
I purchased this van because I have two small children in car seats. There was never enough room in my car to fit a third person in the back seat and the storage space was limited. I absolutely love my decision and could not be happier with this van. The extra storage space in the floor allows you to not only have extra space but allows you to hide things out of view. My daughter loves being able to open and close the doors by the push of a button and I love it too when my hands are full. The best part about this van is that is has extra room and storage but it does not feel like I'm driving a bus. It drives very smoothly and is easy to park. If you are trying to choose a minivan, this is the one!
Like most of the reviews, I was concerned about reliability. So far so good. I was lucky to find a 1 owner car with 46K on it on my second try. I am glad I spent the money for a service contract. I had my mechanic look at it with in 5 days so if there was anything wrong I could get something else. The first van I bought I returned as it didn't have a power liftgate. It isn't standard so check before you buy I would not buy one without this feature . I bought the van to put an electric lift in the rear area for my electric wheelchair. When I am ready to do that this van will able to do with ease. Hand controls were installed with no issues. Pros and cons, I am happy with the room and value for the money. I live in the mountains of western NC. I am getting used to the 197 hp engine. I use the 230 pounds of tourqe freqently. I am getting 16mpg. Comfort with the power seat is good. I am getting the hole in the seat fixed at my own expense the overall quality is not what it should be. This is a first year model but my last car was a toyota camry so I had to lower my expectations. The second row seats can not be folded easly by some one who stands and uses a wheelchair like myself . If you are buying this car for a disabled person do not expect them to do this alone! The rear seats are better suited for this purpose. I would also also look at other brands as well to make sure that the van is a good fit. if you have difficulty entering the van, make sure you have a power adjustable seat on either side. Not having one is not an option. Having 6 minivans in our family over the years ranging a 1994 to a 2009 4.0 Dodge Grand Caravan with 17K, They are good cars to own. We have been lucky with reliablity with a 97 model still in use with almost 200k. I have never owned a car for more then 4 years, weather I like it or not this van will be driven for 4 years or more. Time will tell if the trim and other pieces will last that long, and I'm not holding my breath as wheelchair vans get beat up over time. Which is why this was purchased used as opposed to new. All of Our family's retired van's have gone over 120K. I am well aware of there faults. the 2009's 4.0L has more power then the 2008's 3.8L. Skip the 3.3L motor. But do your homework and pick the right minivan for you. For me it was the right van for the job at the right price.
Tickled to death with this vehicle. Roomy, comfortable, economical and pretty!