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Old 11-28-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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So yet another thing I've been busy with is the family getting a new vehicle. The 1999 Caravan we have now has 290K miles on it and keeps breaking things on it. My dad found this 1998 (exactly like our old one that got crushed by a semi my sophomore year, so that would be like 4 years ago) with 86K miles on it. Looks & smells like a new car so my dad wants to keep it that way which in code means, Brittany detail the van the next chance you get a chance. So inbetween school, work, homework, and other family stuff I've been trying to detail it. I only got to clay bar it bcuz it'* too damn cold and I haven't gotten a chance to do the interior. My monte went over a week being half detail, literally! That'* when you know I'm busy is when my poor monte goes half detailed for that long, and the interior is an absolutely mess! But anyway pics of the "new" van
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The van looks in great shape for being 12 years old.
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Looks great for it'* age. I've had a few grand caravans, never again. To many problems for me. And doing anything on the engine is next to impossible.
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Yeah it'* most def in great shape & it'* got the better engine then our last one & the grey interior instead of the tan so all around better (except that it doesn't have the spoiler that they other one has). Well we were gonna one of the late model Town & Countrys but my dad recently discovered that they develop bad braking problems apparently at an early age. He has worked on a couple lately & he said that Dodge should recall for it but they haven't yet
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I've seen several transmission problems with caravans. Keep a eye on that trans.
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I've seen several transmission problems with caravans. Keep a eye on that trans.
Well my dad specializes in transmissions so yeah we're good with that I guess you could say since we don't have to pay someone else to do it & all
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Still can't believe your family got another Dodge...
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Had two of them as part carriers one with the 3800(blew up) and one with the 3.0(tranny died) is that the AWD version
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Nice van! On the contrary, I think those are pretty cool. They look generally modern, they're comfy, easy to drive, and they are extremely simple. Which engine does that van have?
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Still can't believe your family got another Dodge...
Ha yeahh I know but Chevy doesn't make a van anymore, they had the Venture for a while but ehh wasn't a fan of it & my rents don't want a SUV no matter how hard me & my bro try to get one lol. He wants Tahoe, & I want either a Trailblazer or Acadia

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Had two of them as part carriers one with the 3800(blew up) and one with the 3.0(tranny died) is that the AWD version
No I think it'* only the FWD 3800

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Nice van! On the contrary, I think those are pretty cool. They look generally modern, they're comfy, easy to drive, and they are extremely simple. Which engine does that van have?
Yeah they aren't bad looking. This one has the really nice wheels & everything. I told my dad to put the spoiler on the other one onto this one but this one is a diff red, it'* like darker or something. & it'* got the 3.8
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