Yeah, Marc is right: the Caravan SXT's suspension is only marginally improved over that of our 2008 Chrysler Town & Country's. His description that it is slightly more buttoned-down but still lacks body control is exactly right. Overall, the Caravan does feel a tad bit crisper than our T&C, but I think that has a lot to do with the fact that it's brand-new and our T&C has ten hard months of use under its belt.
Still, there is so much to love about the Chrysler and Dodge minivans in the way they are packaged and designed. Anyone who's shopping for a minivan would be remiss not to check them out. And as for our test vehicle's $41K sticker price? I'd be shocked if any Dodge dealer doesn't cut thousands off that in this sales slump. These days, if you're shopping for a minivan and you have either good credit or a pile of cash, you'd be a fool to pay anywhere near sticker price.
Joe DeMatio, Executive Editor