Originally Posted by sudwel
We just bought an '06 Grand Caravan in January - an our mileage also sucks! We too had a Venture before purchasing the Grand Caravan, and I can't believe the difference! We're getting between 11 to 14 mpg in the city, and the BEST I've gotten on the highway so far is 20.5 mpg - a far cry from the approx. 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway that we used to get with the Venture!
My mechanic has checked a bunch of things out, but can't find a mechanical reason for the low mileage - all I can say is, that with gas here at $1.20 per litre ($4.50 per USG) and anticipated to go up to $1.50 (or $5.67!) this summer, I feel your pain!!
Did you ever determine why your MPG sucks so bad?
I just bought my wife a 2006 Grand Caravan with the V6 and it has consistenly gotten about 10-11 MPG in the city!!! The first time I drove it I filled it up from about slap empty and put 15 gallons in it and it got 192 miles on the tank, and the second time I put 17 gallons in it and got about 210 miles out of it.
brand new tires
the wheels turn freely (jacked it up and I can roll them easily and it coasts fine in neutral, so brakes aren't sticking)
doesnt smell like gas anyway, so it isnt leaking.
no check engine lights
idles/runs fine - no missing etc...
My fear is to take it somewhere and paying them to throw parts at it.
Sure, I could do a tune-up, but I dont expect a tune up to double or even triple the gas mileage. I mean, how the hell does a vehicle thats supposed to get double the mileage that its currently getting and not have a check engine light on?
Dying for suggestions. Trading it in on a jap car is already being considered