2006 Dodge Caravan SXE
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I had a 2nd gen mid-90s. It road like a Dakota truck back in the day. So Awful.don't care at all for the styling of the 5th gen, the pacifica was a massive improvement in the looks department, the only thing i like about the 5th gen is the 3.6's power
but it is true, the 4th and 3rd gen handle like 90s and early 2000s minivans, and i'm okay with that
I despised the 2005 & 2006 rear suspension, that once I got all the right add-ons, the rear suspension performs as nice as the 2001 to 2004 4th gen and like my folks 2015 5th gen when loaded down in the back.
For the get up and go, I left the 3.8L in the 2005. Got the 2006 3.3L. Upgraded the 3.3L engine with the 3.8L TB. Did the air intake box mod, did the inner fender air-intake "U" mod. The intake now breathes so much better. Why would Chrysler engineering BLOCK literally 1/2 of the air flow coming in to the filter anyways ?? !! ??
Most of the 4th gen vans have the idle set too low. My 2005 was like that and would stall at times. I tweaked the idle stop on my 2006 from 550rpms to 700rpms. It's very responsive and in the winter no stumbling in single digits. Just the tad bit more rpms allows the jump off the line at a light to surprise people.
I've had my share of driving other peoples 4th gens with the 3.3L with no mods. They are duds. Boring and can't get out of their own way.