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Old 07-13-2005, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Who made the best mini vans in the early 90s?

Best as best engine.

Maybe a Transport since it has a 3.8?

Astros seem ok since they have the 4.3 but those chug gas.

Any ideas?
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I know some one that had a transport and it was a piece of crap. Not sure what year it was though.

Then again my parents used to always buy the dodge minivan, till then went for a ride in a Montana. Needless to say they have owned Montanas ever since.
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DId the Caravans break down a lot?

Seems like the cheapest of all minivans
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That I can remember, not really. I mean they had those minivans almost from the beginning. If I remember correctly they went through 3 or 4 of them and did keep them for quite a few years.


It was the ride that made the difference. I find the Dodge has ALOT of body roll, and noisy, and bumpy, and.......


They took one Montana on a 20 minute ride that they have done many times before ( used to live where they drove to) and that road is pretty crappy. In just that one road they made the decision.
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88-89? turbo caravan.

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I just want a minivan as a second car and I wanna put hydrolics on it. Seriously.

I think it was that rockfest guy on this forum who posted a bunch of videos of cars with hydrolics and its just funny.

Maybe getting another job soon and I dont wanna drive my bonneville 50 miles a day
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My parents have had wonderful luck with their 1995 Ford Aerostar. It'* the extended version with the 4.0L V6.....
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an astro with an LT-1...
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i can say i would not recoomend chrysler, my friend has a town&country its either a 94 or a 96 and it has been nothing but trouble, its gone thru 2 trannys, a/c doesnt work even after multiple attempted repairs at different mechanics, it was leaking gas over the engine ocne, dont remember the problem, one of the coolant hoses deteriorated, suspension broke and its still loud and rough even after new shocks, lots of the interior plastic has cracked, and the thing that estimates remaining miles has never been accurate
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My family has had many astros over the years. I think there is a good aftermarket for them and most of the modified vans I've seen is Astro (and or the safari)
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