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Hi there. Just got a minivan and wanted to stop by and introduce myself. We've been looking for a vehicle with three rows of seats as we are expecting baby #3 any day now. After visiting a used lot and seeing vehicle after late-model vehicle, each in excess of 50K miles with asking prices as high as $17K, we decided to take a gamble on something a little older. We actually stopped to look at something else, but with this '97 Caravan LE with 99K miles came up for $2100 we took the plunge. It's fairly basic, it has the 3.3l, 2nd sliding door and the Infinity stereo. There are a few spots where the interior has worn a little thin and there is a small dent in the liftgate but for the most part, it's quite clean. I've only driven it 100 miles or so, but this is my first minivan and I like it much more than I thought I would. I look forward to learning from your experience. Take care!
 

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Welcome to our little corner of the internet, Nonprofit. :beerchug:
 

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Welcome to the world of minivans! Nice to see another 3rd gen around.
 

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Hi there. Just got a minivan and wanted to stop by and introduce myself. We've been looking for a vehicle with three rows of seats as we are expecting baby #3 any day now. After visiting a used lot and seeing vehicle after late-model vehicle, each in excess of 50K miles with asking prices as high as $17K, we decided to take a gamble on something a little older. We actually stopped to look at something else, but with this '97 Caravan LE with 99K miles came up for $2100 we took the plunge. It's fairly basic, it has the 3.3l, 2nd sliding door and the Infinity stereo. There are a few spots where the interior has worn a little thin and there is a small dent in the liftgate but for the most part, it's quite clean. I've only driven it 100 miles or so, but this is my first minivan and I like it much more than I thought I would. I look forward to learning from your experience. Take care!
:hi2: NonProfit and welcome to the Chrysler Minivan Fan Club Forum. We hope your experience here is a pleasant one.

What's your vehicle repair experience level? lots? backyard mechanic? as a hobby? as employment?

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welcome to the forum from the uk..... cool van colour by the way.....:beerchug:
 

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Thanks!

jgbat, andyg, Jeepman, greensleeves, and 97K15004WD,

Thanks for the kind welcomes!

:hi2: NonProfit and welcome to the What's your vehicle repair experience level? lots? backyard mechanic? as a hobby? as employment?
I'm certainly no expert. I like to tinker, but my diagnostics are lacking.

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I've been looking for the "Thanks button," am I missing something obvious?

welcome to the forum from the uk..... cool van colour by the way.....:beerchug:
Thanks, I bought a '96 Plymouth Breeze new in the same green. I like it too.

Blessings! -NP
 

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Welcome to the club NonProfit from the state that looks like a hand. Sounds like you got a nice little van. :hi2:
 
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