My cars ...
1973 Renault 12 (1.2L UK) Power train issues (1976-78)
1976 Renault 5 (850cc UK) Rust (1978-79)
1978 Renault 12 (1.2L UK) Moved to Canada (1979-81)
1981 Toyota Tercel (1.4L) Rust in a rustproofed car! (1981-84)
1984 Renault Alliance (the Appliance) Reached its age (demo - 1984- 91)
1984 Dodge Caravan (2.2) Head gasket blew (1987-92)
1987 Renault Medallion (2.0L) Customized by Crunch (1991-1998)
1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager Ltd (3.3) Death by Age (1998-2002) It was labeled a Caravan!
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES (3.8) Near Death by Age (2002-2009)
So, I've had 3 Caravoyagers ... they've served me well, but the latest is dying in a death by 1000 knives. I'm really sad to be saying goodbye to it because it's been a super car. I'll see if I can do some repairs that I've got lined up to at least make it safe and sell it for what I can get, or part it out.
I so wanted to maybe replace it with another Caravoyager, but most of the recent used ones are getting traded early because there's things wrong with them. The new Caravoyager is too fuel thirsty and it has good and bad points. I hated the fact that I brushed my hair getting in and out with the low height driver's door! And the options packages were silly combinations. Not to mention the fear that Chrysler may not exist as long as I need to keep my next car!
So, I'm a traitor ... I bought a Subaru Forester. I'll stick around here while I can attempt to add something useful ... but it's a sad day that the Caravans that have served me well are more vehicle than I need.