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    We have passenger side power sliding door and power liftgate. When we bought the van, mom only wanted the liftgate, but the pwr liftgate only came if you had pass. side slider.

    Pwr liftgate is an awsome feature, but sliding door, I can pass
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caravan_Sport
    Come to think of it, the only vans I've seen with the power liftgate have also come with *both* power side doors. I've yet to see one with only the right (passenger side) power door & a power liftgate--but then again, I may not have been paying close enough attention...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jad****
    So, I retract my statement above that anything with a power liftgate had to also have both power doors. In 2003, the liftgate was standard, and only available, on the eX and ES models. An ES would have both power doors as well as standard, but the LEFT power sliding door was optional on the eX.

    I imagine the option groupings would be similar for other years.
    Wrong again, Jadstar!

    I have an 03 Grand Caravan Sport. It has the "Popular Equipment Quick Order Package (2_K)," which consists of

    4-wheel disc brakes,
    pwr sliding right door,
    fog lamps,
    pwr liftgate,
    AM/FM radio w/CD /cassette,
    8-way pwr driver seat,
    cloth low-back seat trim,
    leather wrapped steering wheel,
    illuminated visor mirrors,
    touring suspension,
    P215/65R16 all-season tires,
    16"" aluminum wheels
    body-side molding,
    body-color spat molding,
    SUN VISORS W/ILLUMINATED VISOR MIRRORS

    Also, on my little option list, it says under the Power Liftgate: "(REQ: JRA Pwr Right Sliding Door, GNC, Sun Visors)(N/A w/CF8, CF9 or CYX Seat Deletes)." BTW this is the list that I shared with you from Fair Oaks Dodge, and is no longer available there, but I have a spreadsheet that I refer to from time to time.

    On a related topic, I think we should all start calling Jason "Jadstar," because when you type his name in your post (or quote him) it comes out jad****.
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    1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)

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    Yeah, unfortunately, the sensor is too smart for me...it filters out my name!

    The '03 brochure is incorrect! This is what it lists for the Sport Popular Equipment Package, as items in addition to the regular Sport model (the Sport Family Package):

    Brakes - Four-wheel-disc with antilock
    Sound system - AM/FM with cassette and CD player
    Sun visors - Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
    Fog lamps
    Engine - 3.8-liter V6
    Suspension - Touring tuned
    Tires - 215/65R16 LBL All-Season
    Wheels - 16" Europa aluminum wheels

    The brochure lists the "Door - Passenger-side power sliding" as optional on the Sport Family Package, but not on the Sport Popular Equipment Package. And actually, it does also list the "Liftgate - Power" under the Sport Family package, but not on the Sport Popular Equipment Package.

    I should have said where my info came from when I proclaimed that "this is how it was for 2003", but I guess I figured that Dodge's own literature would be correct. Out of curiosity, when was yours built Michael? Maybe this was a mid-year running change?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jad****
    Out of curiosity, when was yours built Michael? Maybe this was a mid-year running change?
    Jadstar - I vaguely remember it was built in March of 03. Remember we had this conversation when I noticed the differences between our interiors. In my experience, brochures are generally inexact, because they are intended to show off the model more than to get the details right...plus I think they are printed up at the beginning of the model year and not necessarily updated...so it's probably a combination of inexact and possibly also mid-year running change.
    Michael
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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT, 120K mi.
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    1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmahamm
    Jadstar - I vaguely remember it was built in March of 03. Remember we had this conversation when I noticed the differences between our interiors. In my experience, brochures are generally inexact, because they are intended to show off the model more than to get the details right...plus I think they are printed up at the beginning of the model year and not necessarily updated...so it's probably a combination of inexact and possibly also mid-year running change.
    I think you're right. Mine was built in October 2002, and interesting, my interior matches the pictures in the brochure exactly, notable the rear most passenger side armrest. Mine had a cover (the photographs did as well), but yours did not? I vaguely remember that. Must have been another one of those running changes.

    I thought for a minute that maybe the OPTIONS on the "lesser" models would also apply to the "better" models, but there are options that show up on both...like the power pedals, side airbags, towing package, etc. There are also options that are exclusive to one or the other (according to the brochure).

    I don't fault Chrysler for making these running changes...it's all about keeping up with market demands and cost requirements...but it'd sure make it easy for us'ns who buy them used to look for what we wanted. For example, I know NOW that if I made the purchase again, I'd opt for at least fog lights and the towing package. I know NOW that the van we "should" have bought was probably the Sport Popular Equipment model, although I didn't necessarily need the 3.8L engine, and we both did NOT want power doors or liftgate. It makes it hard for us to know what our choices are in the market place when equipment at the factory is constantly changing.

    The only thing I'd really change about ours is the tow package -- if I knew that was available and knew what it included (tranny cooler, Nivomats, etc) I'd have made sure to look for it. And I wouldn't mind installing the Nivomats in ours, but that requires changing the leaf springs as well and I don't want to go to that extent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jad****
    I don't fault Chrysler for making these running changes...it's all about keeping up with market demands and cost requirements...but it'd sure make it easy for us'ns who buy them used to look for what we wanted. For example, I know NOW that if I made the purchase again, I'd opt for at least fog lights and the towing package. I know NOW that the van we "should" have bought was probably the Sport Popular Equipment model, although I didn't necessarily need the 3.8L engine, and we both did NOT want power doors or liftgate. It makes it hard for us to know what our choices are in the market place when equipment at the factory is constantly changing.
    Just look at the 2004 Sebring, it as two different brochures, the older version, where they redesigned the front end of thecar, in mid 2003, they had Sebring LX and LXi and both models were 2004, sold in 2003. When the "real" 2004 came out, in late 2003, they changed all the trim levels to Sebring, Sebring Touring and Sebring Limited. I have both brochures here and both are 2004 with different trim levels. Same with the 2005 Chrysler minivans, first edition had base Caravan as well as Caravan SXT and same for the Grand Caravan, now we got another edition of the Caravan brochure couple of months ago and they had base Grand Caravan, Grand Caravan SE (with only 3rd row stow-go) and Grand Caravan SXT...

    Why make changes like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackPREMIER
    Same with the 2005 Chrysler minivans, first edition had base Caravan as well as Caravan SXT and same for the Grand Caravan, now we got another edition of the Caravan brochure couple of months ago and they had base Grand Caravan, Grand Caravan SE (with only 3rd row stow-go) and Grand Caravan SXT...
    Do the Canadian LWB Stow-N-Go models only stow the 3rd row, and not the 2nd row? The American LWB vans stow both 2nd and 3rd rows.
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    The Canadian LWB has 2nd & 3rd row. Did not even know about the change for 3rd row only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackPREMIER
    ...Grand Caravan SE (with only 3rd row stow-go)...
    That one I would have to see to believe. I have never heard of a GC or T&C with stow-n-go that did not have the second row. Isn't that the whole point?
    Michael
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    1988 Dodge Caravan SE, 2.5L I4 (1988-1995, 99K mi); 1995 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE "Rallye", 3.3L (1995-2004, 169K mi); 2003 Grand Caravan Sport, 3.8L, (2004-2008, 106K mi), 2008 Nissan Quest, (2008-2010, 25K mi)

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