Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Q: Please help! There are four of us who own 89-91 Dodge
Caravans- theyíre all lemons!!! Spring is here and we need to purchase
a reliable used vehicle. We love the design of the Caravan, i.e. snub
nose, flat back-you know where your vehicle begins and ends; two removable
seats; turns into a cargo van-excellent visibility; windows all around.
Any helpful tips on buying used mini-vans? Models? The children are looking
forward to going to the beach and the mountains.
have you thought about a Plymouth Voyager? Yeah, theyíre built a lot like
those Dodge Caravans with a snub nose, flat back-you know where your vehicle
begins and ends. They come with removable seats, great visibility with
windows all around! In fact I own a Ď93! I added extra leaf springs to
the rear suspension so I could load it like a truck and pull campers and
boats twice what the vehicle is rated for. I load that van so much that
the shocks and struts need to be replaced almost every year. Boy Iím I
thankful for lifetime warranty shocks and struts! To put it simply, I
beat the daylights out of that rig and it is showing no signs of quitting
even with 150,000 miles on it. Itís also great at the boat launch, I would
never think of backing my new GMC Suburban into the water. Who makes or
sells the greatest and most reliable? Beats me! Iíve seen the best do
the worst and the worst do the best. Whatever vehicle you buy used, be
sure to have it checked out by your technician. After all you wouldnít
want to be buying a vehicle after Iím done with it. I wasn't much help,
or was I?