Dodge Grand Caravan for Sale in Nigeria
The Dodge Grand Caravan dates as far back as 1984, and is still currently in production, satisfying the needs of a wide range of people. A minivan manufactured by the American auto manufacturers Chrysler, the Dodge Grand Caravan did not always have the name “Grand” attached to it, but due to demand for more space, the people at Chrysler ensured it became “larger than life” providing more cargo and passenger space. Who are the regular users of the Dodge Grand Caravan? It ranges from the “Soccer Moms” to the Caterers, the family campers, and many more. A very versatile vehicle which is both practical and powerful, the Dodge Grand Caravan is available in many countries, and Nigeria happens to be one of them. If you want to find out more about the Dodge Grand Caravan, we at Carmudi have both information and listings of reasonably priced Dodge Grand Caravans available locally.
What to know when Buying Dodge Grand Caravan
Performance and Specifications of Dodge Grand Caravan
In terms of performance, the Dodge Grand Caravan has gone a long way from its initial manufacture date. Initially having an engine capacity of a 2.2 litre d cylinder, which could only go up to a 3.3 litre V6, the current models of the Dodge Grand Caravan now come fitted with at least a 2.8 litre diesel 4 cylinder, and could go all the way up to 4.0 litre V6 in petrol and diesel engines. Available in four trim levels; American Value Package (AVP), SE, SXT and R/T, the Dodge Grand Caravan with all engine types, and the most utilised of them across all trim levels, the 3.6-liter V6 produces a very strong 283 horsepower. All the power comes to the front wheels through its six-speed automatic transmission. Older models had transmissions starting from three speed automatics, all the way to having manual transmissions in some higher speeds. With it high horsepower, it can only get from 0 – 60 km/h in an average time of 10.8 seconds. Fuel efficiency on the other hand is impressive, delivering 25 miles to the gallon on highway roads.
How is the design of Dodge Grand Caravan
Taking a look at the 1984 Dodge Grand Caravan, one would just imagine a very pretty wooden box on wheels. With its three doors, it was big, boxy and just plain old weird. Well, the people at Chrysler have given it better stylings, and over the years, the looks have changed. With the most recent generations, the third fourth and fifth generations, they have gone for a modern sleek and suave exterior look. Despite the modern look, the exterior still looks mean like the Dodge logo which is a brute looking bull. On the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, a “double-crosshair" grille is featured which is unique from the previous ones used on the Dodge Grand Caravan. The interior of the Dodge Grand Caravan has also seen variety of changes. From the third generation and above, one could enjoy facilities such as rear seat entertainment, DVD compatible entertainment, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, rear seat heating and cooling systems, satellite navigation and a lot more. The third generation Grand Caravan featured a very rare technology which was a “rare driver-side sliding door” and also o the interior, an extraordinary "Easy Out" rollers on the centre and rear seats to assist in their removal. The Stow 'n Go feature was added much later.
What are the standout features of the Dodge Grand Caravan?
Asides from the very obvious facilities the Dodge Grand Caravan poses such as cargo and passenger capacity, safety and performance, the Dodge Grand Caravan also has two unique features known as the Stow 'n Go, and the Swivel ‘n Go seating compatibility. Introduced in 2004 and 2005 respectively, both seating compatibility provide more cargo space, and passenger comfort. The Stow ‘n Go makes all the third and second row seat collapse completely, and underneath the floor to give a flat surface, providing amazing cargo space. The Swivel ‘n Go seating compatibility allows the second and third seats to face each other, creating a conference room like setting. A detachable table can even be placed in-between them. These features makes the Dodge Grand Caravan stand out from the crowd.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Dodge Grand Caravan in Nigeria
In Nigeria, there are many Nigerian used and Tokunbo cars which ply the roads. For a car in a better condition, we advise people to purchase a Tokunbo one, because these cars were used in countries which had a better maintenance culture, and also have better roads. With regards to the Nigerian used ones, a person might be lucky to purchase one from an individual who maintained it properly, and had no serious issues with the vehicle. This goes when considering purchasing a Dodge Grand Caravan. Spare parts are also an important factor to consider with Nigerian used and Tokunbo cars.
The Best Dodge Grand Caravan year to Buy
The 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan still stands as the best year to buy. The previous years models like the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan are equally superb, but the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan has seen improvements both on the inside and on the outside.
Dodge Grand Caravan Price in Nigeria
Have you been looking for a Dodge Grand Caravan to buy, and you have not seen the price? Well, we at Carmudi have taken out the time to find out the price of these vehicles, based on how much car dealers sell it. For a brand new Dodge Grand Caravan, one might be looking at a price of about N6,000,000. Find below prices for Nigerian used and Tokunbo versions.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Dodge Grand Caravan for sale in Nigeria
- 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan – Date Dodge Grand Caravan: N2,500,000 – N4,200,000
- 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan – 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan: N1,200,000 – N2,800,000
- 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan – 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan: N900,000 – N1,800,000
Nigerian used (Registered) Dodge Grand Caravan for sale in Nigeria
- 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan – Date Dodge Grand Caravan: N1,500,000 – N2,300,000
- 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan – 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan: N800,000 – N1,700,000
- 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan – 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan: N450,000 – N1,000,000
Overall impression of Dodge Grand Caravans
Competition of the Dodge Grand Caravan are the Honda Odyssey and Nissan Quest. In general comparison, the Dodge Grand Caravan comes at a cheaper price than these other vehicles. This may be as a result that Dodge spare parts are not readily available, but with a good mechanic, one would be able to maintain a Dodge Grand Caravan properly in Nigeria. An amazing minivan, it caters for all the minivan user’s needs. Do not hesitate to take a look at the Dodge Grand Caravan if in the market for a minivan.