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Old 02-09-2013, 07:20 AM   #21 (permalink)
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We had a caravan for awhile. It was a great vehicle and drove much better, IMO than any full size truck. RWD trucks are more fun to drive than FWDs when it is slick and you can drift it everywhere. Otherwise, not so much.

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I've worked on two different Caravan thingies. One was a 1999 Plymouth Voyager, and one was a 1988 Dodge Caravan.

Knowing that, I'd go with a Durango in a heartbeat, if I had to choose between a Durango and a minivan. They get about the same gas mileage as a minivan (or would, once I got done with them), and they're a lot easier to work on than a minivan. Of course, that's just speculation, as I've never actually worked on a Durango. However, I've worked extensively on my Quad Cab Dakota, and I can't imagine that a Durango would be substantially different.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Right before I got my diesel suburban in 2006 I was away from home doing a work thing, we rented a 2005 or 2006 duango with the V6.
It got 13mpg driving it around town.
Its going to take some work to get it near 20mpg for anything but pure highway driving.
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Right before I got my diesel suburban in 2006 I was away from home doing a work thing, we rented a 2005 or 2006 duango with the V6.
It got 13mpg driving it around town.
Its going to take some work to get it near 20mpg for anything but pure highway driving.
I THINK they got worse. Just adding more weight and garbage to them, making them big and gaudy, combined with a v6 struggling to move it, I would think this one could match and beat it.

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