This is my third Caravan. I absolutely loved the first but the second was a complete lemon. I decided to try it once again. I've only had this one for about two months but I love everything about it so far. I'd be happier, of course, if it got better gas mileage (avg. 20mpg) but it's a worthwhile trade for the comfort and convenience. Stow 'n Go seats are wonderful and, though I wasn't looking for one, the sun roof is a big bonus. My favorite features, however, on this vehicle are the power doors; trunk and both sides. I ain't getting any younger any they sure help out on alleviating back and shoulder strain.
I have owned my Grand Caravan for the past 6 years and it currently has 126,000 miles on it and is still driving well. I also owned another Caravan before this one. Both of these Caravans needed a new transmission at approximately 40,000 miles. Being under warranty, they were both replaced promptly and never had a problem after that. I am a teacher and also run a direct selling business, both of which require a lot of carting of tables and other large items. This car has been amazing for its capacity and versatility in carrying these items. One of the biggest problems with the van is the side sliding doors which are great when new but tend to lose their ease of movement in later years. Despite the aforementioned problems, I would not hesitate to buy a Grand Caravan as a replacement to my current van.
My wife and I bought our Grand Caravan more for our business than for personal use, but I've somewhat taken it over as a personal vehicle as well. We do haul our two massage tables, 1 massage chair, and all our student records in the van, and we still have room for several people left over! It was exactly what we needed for our growing business and for our personal ventures and the "Stow and Go" seating feature is a real plus. All the seats disappear into the floor so I don't have to worry about my back, or about storing the extra seats when they are not in use. When we are not storing the seats, we store other items we take on the road with us. From all the other available vehicles we looked at, I am glad we chose the Grand Caravan.