2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

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$21,880 - $27,730
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Engine Engine 3.3LV-6
MPG MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy
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2008 Grand Caravan Overview

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT – Click above for high-res image gallery Chrysler has had a lot of ups and downs over the years, riding the wave of one or two hot products at a time in a fight for survival. Fads at the Pentastar have come and gone, but the Auburn Hills-based automaker has had one mainstay since 1983: the minivan. Sure the VW Microbus came first, but here in the States it was Chrysler that started the minivan craze. From the minute that first Caravan rolled off the assembly line in the Reagan-era, this family-friendly minivan has been Chrysler's most important vehicle. With Ford and GM bowing out of the minivan segment altogether in recent years, the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan becomes even more important for Chrysler, as it has the ability to scoop up sales from its domestic competition to counteract the segment shrinking as a whole. Chrysler has fought hard to remain innovative in the minivan segment with firsts like twin sliding doors, seats that fold into the floor, and now Swivel 'N Go, which allows the second-row seats to swivel around 180 degrees to face the third row. One look at the Grand Caravan's long spec sheet shows that Chrysler also threw every technology on hand into this minivan, but we wanted to see if things like satellite TV and twin DVD Screens translated into a better minivan. Hit the jump to read about the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT's stay in the Autoblog Garage. We've produced a video tour of the Grand Caravan's many features, as well. %Gallery-15309% Photos Copyright ©2009 Chris Shunk / Weblogs, Inc. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT that arrived in our driveway was a completely loaded Inferno Red Chrystal Pearl Best Buy on four wheels. With the astonishing amount of equipment that is available for the Grand Caravan, the exterior looks are almost inconsequential. It's a minivan, style is a secondary concern. Chrysler did manage to do away with much of the last model's jelly bean styling, instead opting for a squared-off rear end with an extremely low load floor and a more upright face. The Grand Caravan's sheet metal is also cleaner overall, with all plastic cladding removed. While some feel the last generation Caravan looked better in comparison, we're OK with Chrysler's new function-over-form aesthetic. Most people cross over to minvan land for practical reasons, and the Grand Caravan returns the favor by making life easy for soccer moms and dads. Our Grand Caravan came equipped with premium entertainment features like Sirius Satellite radio, a navgation system, MyGig entertainment system with 20GB hard drive, two DVD players, two LCD displays, and satellite television. Thoughtful touches abound within the Grand Caravan, as Chrysler has also made remote start, power sliding doors, a power lift gate, reverse camera and a power fold third row seat available. The windows on the sliding door also go down with the touch of a button, and even the third row windows open …
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2008 Grand Caravan Overview

2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT – Click above for high-res image gallery Chrysler has had a lot of ups and downs over the years, riding the wave of one or two hot products at a time in a fight for survival. Fads at the Pentastar have come and gone, but the Auburn Hills-based automaker has had one mainstay since 1983: the minivan. Sure the VW Microbus came first, but here in the States it was Chrysler that started the minivan craze. From the minute that first Caravan rolled off the assembly line in the Reagan-era, this family-friendly minivan has been Chrysler's most important vehicle. With Ford and GM bowing out of the minivan segment altogether in recent years, the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan becomes even more important for Chrysler, as it has the ability to scoop up sales from its domestic competition to counteract the segment shrinking as a whole. Chrysler has fought hard to remain innovative in the minivan segment with firsts like twin sliding doors, seats that fold into the floor, and now Swivel 'N Go, which allows the second-row seats to swivel around 180 degrees to face the third row. One look at the Grand Caravan's long spec sheet shows that Chrysler also threw every technology on hand into this minivan, but we wanted to see if things like satellite TV and twin DVD Screens translated into a better minivan. Hit the jump to read about the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT's stay in the Autoblog Garage. We've produced a video tour of the Grand Caravan's many features, as well. %Gallery-15309% Photos Copyright ©2009 Chris Shunk / Weblogs, Inc. The 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT that arrived in our driveway was a completely loaded Inferno Red Chrystal Pearl Best Buy on four wheels. With the astonishing amount of equipment that is available for the Grand Caravan, the exterior looks are almost inconsequential. It's a minivan, style is a secondary concern. Chrysler did manage to do away with much of the last model's jelly bean styling, instead opting for a squared-off rear end with an extremely low load floor and a more upright face. The Grand Caravan's sheet metal is also cleaner overall, with all plastic cladding removed. While some feel the last generation Caravan looked better in comparison, we're OK with Chrysler's new function-over-form aesthetic. Most people cross over to minvan land for practical reasons, and the Grand Caravan returns the favor by making life easy for soccer moms and dads. Our Grand Caravan came equipped with premium entertainment features like Sirius Satellite radio, a navgation system, MyGig entertainment system with 20GB hard drive, two DVD players, two LCD displays, and satellite television. Thoughtful touches abound within the Grand Caravan, as Chrysler has also made remote start, power sliding doors, a power lift gate, reverse camera and a power fold third row seat available. The windows on the sliding door also go down with the touch of a button, and even the third row windows open …Hide Full Review