• fb_633891333 avatar fb_633891333 Posted: 11/23/2010 6:44pm PST

    Great interior!

  • J. Mervich Posted: 11/24/2010 9:34am PST

    Chrysler is about to be the leader again among the competition, and if we speak about the Honda or toyota minivans, I can tell you that they are CRAP, yes, plain crap. Why don't you say something about the interior materials, quality fit and finish of the interior on those RICE minivans? Haven't you see them? Chrysler RULES remember it, just wait and see it.

  • Tom Posted: 11/24/2010 10:49am PST

    I can't say enough good things about our 2008 Chrysler Town & Country (near twin to the Grand Caravan). If some misfortune befell that van today, I'd buy another 2010 or 2011 just like it tomorrow... well, in this case, Friday.

  • FamilyGuy Posted: 11/24/2010 12:49pm PST

    Hi had a Chrysler rental van a couple of weeks ago. If the interior is scuh high quality J.Mervich, tell me why it rattled more and felt more plasticy than my 2002 Odyessey. The Chrylser vans are disposable assets. Sadly still POS as they always have been.

  • Alex Posted: 11/24/2010 1:50pm PST

    I like the van and was excited to see that someone drove it. Reading the name of this article, "2011 Dodge Grand Caravan: First Drive", leads one to believe that the authors did. However, all the pictures and content are just press release rehash. Bad job guys.

  • marty avatar Marty Posted: 11/24/2010 2:10pm PST

    Alex, not sure what you're missing -- I drove it, I wrote about it. The driving impressions are on page 2. Out of seven vehicles, it's the one I couldn't spare time to shoot.

  • Mark Posted: 11/25/2010 6:21am PST

    J.Mervich must be one of the few Americans left working for Chrysler. My wife and I bought a 08 Grand Caravan several years ago and kept is for a little over a year. We had to replace the brakes (rotors and all) 3 times, a broken tie rod, had major electrial repairs (days and days in service) to name a few of the problems. The guy at the dealer actually told us that Dodge put undersized brakes on it to save money which is why we had to keep replacing them. It also drove like a beast, that's what my wife and I described it as, and the interior rattled louder than you'd want your stereo up with kids in the car to drown it out. We traded it in for an 07 Honda Odyssey and thousands and thousands of miles late we still couldn't be more happier with it! It feels like you're driving a car and the fit and finish is 10 times what the Dodge was. I don't know who you're trying to kid J. the Dodge is crap. We wanted to buy American (found out it was actually made in Mexico) but where burned. I'll still give Ford a look and the new Buick Regals are sweet but I wouldn't touch a Chrysler vehicle with a 100 foot pole.