In April of 2003, I purchased a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan for $7,000. It already had 80,000 miles on it. Today, June 13, 2009, as demonstrated by the photo on the left, I passed 300,000 miles on the odometer.
I am proud to own an American original. This vehicle was originally designed by American engineers back when Lee Iacocca ran Chrysler. It was built by American auto makers in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Has this vehicle been perfect? Of course not. But I can tell you, when taking into consideration, ride, comfort, passenger capacity, ease of maintenance, gas mileage and LONGEVITY, there is no finer automobile on the road. Am I ready to trade my Dodge under the coming "cash for clunkers" program? Not on your life! I am going to keep driving it until the wheels fall off, or until I get to 400,000, whichever comes first.