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Minivan repair records

by David Zatz on

TrueDelta, an on-line reliability survey site, has released its figures for the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivan, going back to 2001.  Generally, the vans have had moderate (normal) reliability, with 2012s having a low number of repairs.

The vans have ranged from 24 (2012) to 97 (2003) repair trips per hundred cars per year (excluding years with small sample sizes: 1999, 2000, and 2004).

The site found that 84% of 2012 and 67% of 2013 Chrysler minivans had no repair trips at all; no vans from these two model years required three or more trips to the shop.

Honda and Toyota, the other two major minivan makers, have generally had better than normal ratings, with recent Siennas having 25 or fewer repairs per hundred per year, and recent Hondas ranging from 17 to 49, while similar-year Chrysler/Dodge vans ranged from 23 to 44.  The numbers are relatively close, though, indicating that buyers who go for a Dodge or Chrysler are not likely to be disappointed.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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