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Looking at buying a 2008 SXT

momof2chicsmomof2chics Posts: 3
edited July 11 in Chrysler
I thought I posted this already but must not have submitted it right because I can't find my question so here it goes again.

I recently had another child and am searching for a bigger vehicle. I've of course wanted to look into the Odyssey, Sienna, and now Dodge Grand Caravan after I test drove a 2008 SXT. Problem is I don't know if I liked the car or the features it had. Of course in the end it's all going to boil down to what is available and in my budget.

When I do searches for used vans I see there are more than triple the amount of used Grand Caravans for sale than the dodge or sienna and am wondering if any one knows why.

I feel like car dealerships are going to see us coming a mile away. Luckily I have the luxury to just walk away since I'm not in a hurry to buy.


  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,448
    I think you meant that there are triple the used Caravans as compared to the Odyssey or Sienna, correct?

    Part of the reason is simply because there are a ton of them on the road, but beyond that I suspect many original owners just got fed up with the problems and shoddy brakes.

    In my opinion, if you want to get a Caravan (or T&C), look at 2007. If you prefer a newer vehicle, look at a different brand.
  • Yes, that's what I meant.
    I did see a few posts about having to get brakes done after 20K miles or so. That's definitely something I need to consider. Thanks for the info.

    Maybe I need to lean more towards the Odyssey or Sienna
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,448
    People get rid of vehicles for as many reasons as one could ever ponder, but you certainly want to hedge your bets when buying a used vehicle - especially with young children on board! To that end, a known repair/maintenance history on a specific vehicle of interest is quite valuable in my opinion. You just don't want to buy somebody else's problem....
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