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The Grand Caravan Legacy

The Grand Caravan Legacy

 

When the Dodge Caravan was introduced for 1984, it wasn’t just a new vehicle. It was a whole new kind of vehicle.

 

First previewed in the spring of 1983, the Caravan, along with its Chrysler Corporation stablemates, the Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country, introduced America to the minivan. In a bold national marketing campaign, Dodge called the Caravan “a transportation revolution.”

 

Starting with the popular K-car sedan platform with its rugged 2.2-liter engine and front-wheel drive, designers threw away the styling rulebook and expanded the body’s dimensions…

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The Grand Caravan Legacy

1982 Dodge Aries

1982 Dodge Aries

The Aries was produced from 1981 to 1989, and it was not only a popular and memorable car, it was an important car in the history of the Dodge brand. In fact, the Aries helped to save the company.

 

Reeling from the combined effects of a recession and a global energy crisis, in 1979 Chrysler was forced to seek government loan guarantees. Meanwhile, Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca took the company’s case straight to the people in a series of television commercials. Looking straight into the camera, the…

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1982 Dodge Aries