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Review: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

Chrysler Tries Harder To Compete With All-New Competition 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan – Click above for high-res image gallery Among the most famous advertising slogans of all time is the Avis classic: "We try harder." Conceived of in the early '60s, when Avis was the number two rental car company behind Hertz, the tagline made a virtue out of second place. With its mid-lifecycle refresh of its minivan line, including both the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler is making a similar case. But wait a minute here, isn't Chrysler the long-time industry... Read More

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    Report: Chrysler CEO votes for keeping Town & Country if minivans merge [w/poll]
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    If you believe the gossip around Detroit, one of the Chrysler Group's minivan twins is fixin' to be killed. This is not news. In fact, it's now been over one year since we first reported that either the Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan will likely get the axe by 2013. What's still unknown, however, is exactly which of the two minivans ...

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    Want: house made of recycled car parts, mostly Dodge Caravans
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    Automakers are be quick to tell us that their new vehicles are upwards of 90 percent recyclable, but they don't mean it like this. What we have here is a house that was crafted using parts scrounged from local junk yards, turning what used to be a pile of trash into a beautiful, high-end, eco-conscious home. Designed by architect Karl Wanaselja and his ...

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    Report: Streamlined Chrysler minivan lineup to get different branding in U.S. and Canada
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    The Detroit News reports that while Chrysler is only expected to offer one minivan going forward, the vehicle will carry two different names depending on where it's sold. The Dodge Grand Caravan is expected to carry on in Canada while American buyers are likely to continue to be able to buy the Chrysler Town and Country. Reid Brigland, the head of the ...

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    Report: Dodge, Toyota duking it out for minivan sales title
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    We know minivans aren't all that exciting, but automakers take the sliding door segment very seriously. Chrysler takes special pride in its minivans, which makes sense because Team Pentastar all but invented the segment. Toyota takes just as much pride in the Sienna, which continues to sell well in the face of months of parts shortages due to the Japanese ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #251
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    Chevy Colorado, rotary not dead, Caravan and Avenger dead, Nissan IQS, VW Golf R Episode #251 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, with Chris, Zach and Dan making up this week's crew. Topics include the next-generation Chevrolet Colorado being confirmed for the U.S. market, Mazda confirming via Twitter that there will be a new generation of the Rotary ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #251 LIVE
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    We record Episode #251 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to ...

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    Report: Dodge Grand Caravan, Avenger to be replaced by Fiat-based crossover
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    According to Automotive News, the Chrysler Group will kill off one of its bread-and-butter minivans – the Dodge Grand Caravan – sometime during the 2013 calendar year. This will leave only the Chrysler Town & Country to do minivan battle for the Pentastar automaker. Curiously, through September of 2011, the Grand Caravan has actually ...

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    Official: 2012 Ram Cargo Van starts rolling in Windsor
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    Call it a Caravan, call it a Voyager, call it whatever you want – just don't call it a Dodge. Because while it may look exactly like a Dodge, it's actually a Ram. And as the suits in Auburn Hills will point out, the Ram truck brand is no longer under Dodge's purview. What it's actually called is the Ram C/V, which doesn't stand for Commercial ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 300,000 minivans for airbags that could spontaneously deploy
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    Chrysler has announced that it is recalling 299,178 minivans for a potentially dangerous HVAC fault. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, certain 2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager, Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan models could have air conditioning systems that leak condensation onto the occupant restraint control module. ...

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    Chrysler recalling 11,000 new vehicles over steering concern *UPDATE
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    Chrysler has issued a recall that spans across its family lines. A missing or incorrectly installed rivet on the steering column could result in a loss of control. The recall affects the following 2011 model year vehicles: Chrysler 200 Chrysler 200 convertible Chrysler Town and Country Dodge Avenger Dodge Caliber Dodge Grand ...

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    Report: Next-gen Chrysler minivan to see return of all-wheel drive, spawn second model
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    Sergio Marchionne has reportedly confirmed that the next Chrysler Town & Country minivan will be available with all-wheel drive. According to The Detroit News, Marchionne has also confirmed that this vehicle will continue to be a traditional minivan, but the company also plans to spin off a crossover-style people mover as well, a model that which ...

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    Cars.com performs ultimate minivan shootout. Guess who won...
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    Cars.com rounded up the year's crop of new minivans for a comparison, the rare thrill being that minivans from every major maker are completely fresh for 2011. The entrants were the Nissan Quest (pictured), Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, Chrysler Town & Country, Volkswagen Routan and Dodge Grand Caravan. The testing format was also novel, in that ...

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    Bimmerfest 2011 invades the Rose Bowl
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    Bimmerfest 2011 – Click above for high-res image gallery Started more than a decade ago as a small get-together for enthusiasts at a Santa Barbara BMW retailer, Bimmerfest celebrated its eleventh anniversary at a much larger venue this weekend: the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The largest BMW gathering in North America draws participants from all over ...

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    Video: SPEED pits minivan versus pickup in jet engine warfare
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    There are two ways to do jet-powered vehicles. On one hand, you have the deliciously simple and effective method of strapping a used jet engine to a car or truck, and letting the thrust do the rest. On the other, slightly more complicated side, you can attach a turbine to a shaft drive, translating the thrust to the rear wheels via a differential. Both ...

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    Ram unveils Caravan-based Ram Cargo Van
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    Don't call it a Dodge, whatever you do. Ram has officially yanked back the sheets on the newest addition to its growing stable of workhorses – a Grand Caravan-based cargo van built to cater to the small business owners of the world. Along with solid side panels down the vehicle's flanks, the Ram C/V packs a flat load floor and a load-leveling ...

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    World's fastest Dodge Caravan for sale
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    That's right, the world's fastest Dodge Caravan is being hawked to focus on other projects, and the seller has set a reasonable $6,500 selling price for the rolling novelty. The van started life in 1989, hauling the Joneses to soccer practice and Walmart. When current owner Ryan got ahold of it, though, its m.o. changed dramatically. The minivan's ...

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    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan gets new $23,995 base MSRP, now least expensive minivan in U.S.
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    Chrysler has announced that the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan will get lob $1,000 off of its base MSRP, making it the least expensive minivan in the United States. This savings applies to the base Express model, which is now priced at $23,995, not including the $835 destination charge. The slightly higher-grade Mainstreet model (no, the naming structure ...

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    Review: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
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    Chrysler Tries Harder To Compete With All-New Competition Among the most famous advertising slogans of all time is the Avis classic: "We try harder." Conceived of in the early '60s, when Avis was the number two rental car company behind Hertz, the tagline made a virtue out of second place. With its mid-lifecycle refresh of its minivan line, including ...

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    Video: Dodge does walk-around of new performance models, including Charger SRT8
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    Itching for a closer look at the new line of performance-oriented vehicles from Dodge but don't want to brave the polyester-clad wolves at your local dealership? We have good news for you. Dodge has been so kind as to turn out a handful of videos that focus on each and every one of the new muscle-bound pieces of hardware. The clips feature plenty of ...

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    Chicago 2011: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T is spruced up, yet unsurprisingly sedate
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    Long ago, Chrysler told us that it would be launching a "manlier minivan," and the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T looks to be just the ticket. Sort of. Power still comes from the automaker's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, and while there's nothing weak about 283 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque in a minivan, our own visions of a proper "man van" involved ...

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