The Truth About Cars » dodge caravan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 NAIAS 2016: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – This Is (All of) It, a Caravan for Town & Country http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chrysler-pacifica-caravan-town-country/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2016-2017-chrysler-pacifica-caravan-town-country/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 05:01:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260689 Persistent rumors of the Chrysler Town & Country’s demise have proven true. Going further, the House of Marchionne has dug through its list of historical nameplates to pick a moniker for the minivan’s successor Chrysler is resurrecting the Pacifica name to affix to the derriere of the next-generation people hauler, a name we last saw on the short lived three-row crossover from 2004 […]

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Persistent rumors of the Chrysler Town & Country’s demise have proven true. Going further, the House of Marchionne has dug through its list of historical nameplates to pick a moniker for the minivan’s successor Chrysler is resurrecting the Pacifica name to affix to the derriere of the next-generation people hauler, a name we last saw on the short lived three-row crossover from 2004 […]

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Santa is Real And He Delivers Toys in a Dodge Caravan Sleigh http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/santa-real-delivers-toys-dodge-caravan-sleigh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/santa-real-delivers-toys-dodge-caravan-sleigh/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249265 Myron Benford has been delivering toys on Christmas Eve to children around Detroit for more than four decades. The 71-year-old man converted a Dodge minivan to look like a sleigh, complete with reindeer welded to the front, that seemingly “floats” on snow. He hands out 200 to 250 toys to children who need Christmas, he told the Detroit Free […]

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Myron Benford has been delivering toys on Christmas Eve to children around Detroit for more than four decades. The 71-year-old man converted a Dodge minivan to look like a sleigh, complete with reindeer welded to the front, that seemingly “floats” on snow. He hands out 200 to 250 toys to children who need Christmas, he told the Detroit Free […]

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Doug Drives: Is Old-School Rebadging Dead? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248553 So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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Chrysler Vans Sitting Idle As Oil Boom Robs Rail Capacity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/chrysler-vans-sitting-idle-as-oil-boom-robs-rail-capacity/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/chrysler-vans-sitting-idle-as-oil-boom-robs-rail-capacity/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:17:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809450 Several hundred Chrysler minivans are stuck indefinitely on a piece of prime Detroit real estate, unable to be transported across America. The reason? The fossil fuel boom in Canada and the United States is hogging much of the available rail capacity needed to transport the vans. Citing a report by the Associated Press, the Windsor […]

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Several hundred Chrysler minivans are stuck indefinitely on a piece of prime Detroit real estate, unable to be transported across America. The reason? The fossil fuel boom in Canada and the United States is hogging much of the available rail capacity needed to transport the vans. Citing a report by the Associated Press, the Windsor […]

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Chrysler Changes Product Plans Again, Extends “Sell-By Date” Of Avenger, Caravan, Wrangler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chrysler-changes-product-plans-again-extends-sell-by-date-of-avenger-caravan-wrangler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chrysler-changes-product-plans-again-extends-sell-by-date-of-avenger-caravan-wrangler/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:46:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496995 Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may not be fond of changing up his outfits, but he certainly has no problem mixing up product plans. The latest news out of Auburn Hills suggests that Chrysler will be extending the lifespan of some key products for up to another 5 years. Under the new regime, the Dodge Avenger, […]

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may not be fond of changing up his outfits, but he certainly has no problem mixing up product plans. The latest news out of Auburn Hills suggests that Chrysler will be extending the lifespan of some key products for up to another 5 years. Under the new regime, the Dodge Avenger, […]

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Trackday Diaries: You should buy a minivan. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-you-should-buy-a-minivan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-you-should-buy-a-minivan/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477631 Chrysler’s Pentastar-powered minivan is, truly, madly, deeply, one of my favorite vehicles. My first meeting was with the high-buck Town and Country, followed by a very long drive in a Caravan SXT. Great vehicles, both of them, and worth the money. Unfortunately for Chrysler’s profit margins, however, the economic outlook in this country for actual […]

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Chrysler’s Pentastar-powered minivan is, truly, madly, deeply, one of my favorite vehicles. My first meeting was with the high-buck Town and Country, followed by a very long drive in a Caravan SXT. Great vehicles, both of them, and worth the money. Unfortunately for Chrysler’s profit margins, however, the economic outlook in this country for actual […]

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Report: CAW Will Target Chrysler For Strike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/report-caw-will-target-chrysler-for-strike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/report-caw-will-target-chrysler-for-strike/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 14:22:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457214 The Canadian Auto Workers union is expected to target Chrysler in the event of a strike, but will reportedly wait until Labor Day before taking action. CTV News reports that Tony Faria, an automotive expert at the University of Windsor, predicted Chrysler will be chosen because it has the largest Canadian footprint of the Detroit […]

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The Canadian Auto Workers union is expected to target Chrysler in the event of a strike, but will reportedly wait until Labor Day before taking action. CTV News reports that Tony Faria, an automotive expert at the University of Windsor, predicted Chrysler will be chosen because it has the largest Canadian footprint of the Detroit […]

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Can 187,586 Buyers Be Wrong? Consumer Reports Thinks So http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/can-187586-buyers-be-wrong-consumer-reports-thinks-so/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/can-187586-buyers-be-wrong-consumer-reports-thinks-so/#comments Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:58:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456115   “Just because a car generates a lot of buzz or is a best seller doesn’t mean that it’s a good choice for you. The five models here may be on a lot of buyers’ shopping lists, but we suggest you steer clear…” So says Consumer Reports with respect to their list of “Five popular […]

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  “Just because a car generates a lot of buzz or is a best seller doesn’t mean that it’s a good choice for you. The five models here may be on a lot of buyers’ shopping lists, but we suggest you steer clear…” So says Consumer Reports with respect to their list of “Five popular […]

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Piston Slap: Come and Dance with…who??? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-come-and-dance-with-who/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-come-and-dance-with-who/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:51:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421349 Chris writes: Dear Sajeev, Love the website and love your reading your column. My question is I am looking to get a minivan within the next 6 months to a year. I am only looking to spend around 8 grand on one. I am leaning heavily towards Chrysler’s vans, and found some really great deals […]

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Chris writes: Dear Sajeev, Love the website and love your reading your column. My question is I am looking to get a minivan within the next 6 months to a year. I am only looking to spend around 8 grand on one. I am leaning heavily towards Chrysler’s vans, and found some really great deals […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-real-winner-is-23/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/and-the-real-winner-is-23/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 05:53:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415724 It is not possible for a Chrysler minivan to finish in the top third of a weekend-long race on the car-killing turns and hils of Infineon Raceway, which is proof that this weekend’s race never happened. That means that the performance of the Team Soccer Moms’ Caravan must have been the product of mass hallucination. […]

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It is not possible for a Chrysler minivan to finish in the top third of a weekend-long race on the car-killing turns and hils of Infineon Raceway, which is proof that this weekend’s race never happened. That means that the performance of the Team Soccer Moms’ Caravan must have been the product of mass hallucination. […]

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1972 Ford Carousel: The Chrysler Minivan’s True Father? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/1972-ford-carousel-the-chrysler-minivans-true-father/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/1972-ford-carousel-the-chrysler-minivans-true-father/#comments Wed, 31 Mar 2010 17:28:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350855 Why the endless questions and arguments about the origins of the Chrysler minivans? It’s the old story: “success has a thousand fathers”. You don’t see designers and execs fighting about the paternity of the Aztek. We stepped on some toes regarding the origins of the Espace, and heard from its father. And we took a […]

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Why the endless questions and arguments about the origins of the Chrysler minivans? It’s the old story: “success has a thousand fathers”. You don’t see designers and execs fighting about the paternity of the Aztek. We stepped on some toes regarding the origins of the Espace, and heard from its father. And we took a […]

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Minivan Design Origins Disputed: The Designer Of The Espace Fires Back At TTAC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/minivan-design-origins-disputed-the-designer-of-the-espace-fires-back-at-ttac/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/minivan-design-origins-disputed-the-designer-of-the-espace-fires-back-at-ttac/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 18:42:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350662 In our recent 1984 Dodge Caravan Curbside Classic, we explored the origins of the minivan. The question as to who first penned the modern FWD people mover is a bit of thorny one, and one which has been argued endlessly. In that CC, I gave credit to Rootes (later Chrysler Europe) designer Fergus Pollock  for […]

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In our recent 1984 Dodge Caravan Curbside Classic, we explored the origins of the minivan. The question as to who first penned the modern FWD people mover is a bit of thorny one, and one which has been argued endlessly. In that CC, I gave credit to Rootes (later Chrysler Europe) designer Fergus Pollock  for […]

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