How many miles do you have on yours
I was wanting to take a poll on how many miles everyone has on their minivans and what issues have come up throughout your ownership. Please state the year, which engine you have, how many miles you have on it now, how many miles it had on it when you bought it, what issues have developed in your time of ownership, what kind of maintenance you have done (oil changes, transmission flushes, belts, brakes, etc.) and the frequency of the maintenance, and how much longer you are planning on owning your minivans.
My parents bought a 1991 Caravan in 1991 with a 2.5L I4 with the a413 3-speed transmission when it was brand new (it was a base model obviously). They put 127K on it before they retired it. They did basic oil changes every 3K miles, I don't know about transmission maintenance, or brakes. Most of the issues I cannot remember other than at the end the oil pump was going out.
They bought an 2002 Caravan in 2001 (which was brand new at the time) with a 3.3L V6 & 41TE match-up. They have about 122K on it currently. The only issues which I can recall is they replaced the climate control after the ***** somehow melted/fused to where they could not be adjusted, the struts were replaced at 60K, the brake pads at 80K, the A/C needed a recharge at around 110K, etc. We had oil changes between 3-4, the transmission fluid flushed at 30K, 60K, 93K, and 120K. My parents have been mentioning retiring it because they are not used to driving a vehicle beyond 135K. It runs about the same as it always has and seems not to have any problems, so I'm suggesting to aim for 200K.
So how's your luck been?