2000 Dodge Caravan SPORT  with VMI conversion
22,000 miles   (well documented, one owner)
Current Price: $18,900
INCLUDES WARRANTY

What you have found here is very possibly the finest wheelchair van available today in the United States, priced below $20k

This one is special in every way, please read and see all about it here

DEARLY SEEKING: absolutely special wheelchair van seeks garage of loving family to call home

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  Began as a nifty and unusual model which very few wheelchair vans are, which is the "SPORT" model Grand Caravan.  This package, added to the custom-order list, brings to this awesome van a long list of desirable features.   I'll do my best to present the long list of primary features here:  3.3 liter 6 cylinder with auto and overdrive; ABS brakes; power windows, mirrors and locks;  cruise and tilt wheel; dual heat and A/C; very upgraded and impressive INFINITY sound system with CD, cassette and equalizer; leather-wrapped steering wheel; factory fog lights; front and rear suspension stabilizer bars; Load leveling suspension; overhead console with multi-function computer; adjustable roof rack; dual adjustable lighted visor lights; dark tinted windows; special order 'Inferno red' pearl paint; factory accent spoiler on rear gate;

And there is even more features than I have listed here, wow...   

THE GOODIES: sharp custom pin striping; custom alloy wheels;  very useful accessory port in dash area which has 3 twelve volt plugs AND a USB port

MOBILITY:   Wow, this is my favorite brand of wheelchair conversion which is VMI, made by industry giant Ricon. Why is it my favorite, you may ask?  Because, although the Ricon and Braun brands (two giants which combined have about 70-80% of the market) have similar features overall, the Ricon vans looks a bit nicer and are in my opinion engineered and styled/designed a bit nicer overall.  As for the individual features which comprise the conversion which was done on this van when it was brand new:

*  Deeply lowered floor all the way to the dash, with a wider range and large number of floor anchor points to tether your wheelchair

* Power sliding side door

*  This has a power ramp of the most desirable style, which is called an "in-floor" ramp.  This disappears under the main floor when stowed, thus creating no blockage of view. Nor is it in the way if a person who is not in a wheelchair wants to go in or out when the ramp is stowed.

*  Kneeling suspension lowers the passenger side area several inches, which makes the ramp angle extra-gentle for loading/unloading.

* One-touch remote...just push the button once and let it go, causing a sequence of the door opening, ramp going out and kneeling taking place. This 3-step process takes only about 30 seconds.  Now you are ready to exit the van.  And push the button again and it reverses the steps to close the van. (This van includes two remotes.)

* In addition to the wireless remote there are multiple locations to control the ramp and door, which are:  magnetic switches in the taillight are invisible, yet one touch with a magnet operates ramp/door/kneeling; dash area; by the slider door.

* EZ-Lock electronic wheelchair docking station.  This is the 'cats meow' and can be used rather than manual anchors and straps which such vans are furnished with when new.  

Dimensions, capacity and specifications: Please feel free to email or call me with any such questions. I will gladly assist with anything you wish to know. I have discovered that due to the unique way each person evaluates, measures and expresses their needs, I can be most helpful regarding this subject if we communicate directly.

History of Ownership

This was special ordered and bought new by a retired NASA scientist.  And oh my gosh, aside from driving it very little, he loved this van and babied it so nicely!

History of Care

If you imagine how a retired NASA rocket-scientist might care for his vehicle...that is how it has been cared for!  And I have had my usual inspection and service/repair/maintain process done as you see mentioned below.  Now, this van runs, drives and performs as nice as you would hope for a van with such incredibly low miles.

 Each of my vans receives a detailed (about 75 items) inspection by the general mechanic shop which I consider to be the finest in my area. Then, after discussing their report, I have them do what is needed to repair, replace or service items on the vehicle in order to reach my high standard of overall mechanical condition.  And in case you may wonder, their process on each van does include an oil, lube and filter service.  The aforementioned inspection, repair and service process is a major and very valuable element of my "Rick's rejuvenated" process.

In addition: as part of my 'Rick's rejuvenated'' process, each mobility/adaptive component is inspected, serviced, adjusted and repaired (if needed) by a different mechanic, who owns the premium company in this area which exclusively cares for wheelchair vans.

Carfax Report Summary

(Carfax is a widely used database which indicates the history of a vehicle including accidents, prior owners, etc.)

This is a Carfax guaranteed one owner.  And there is nothing negative on the report.

You Might Like To Know...

*  The SPORT model is not simply a name or decal added to the van. As mentioned above in the list of features, this model actually is special and has desirable features which the more common models don't have.

* The combination of: ultra low miles; exceptional color and overall appearance; superb condition;  finest mobility conversion;  outstanding owner history...and priced under $20k, make this the favorite van among all I have had over the years.

Summary of this Gem

I will make a very bold statement here and say this: I don't believe it would be possible to find another van which is a fair overall comparison to this one for sale anywhere in the united states at this time.  Yes, I believe this is true.  The combination of outrageously low miles, amazing overall condition, exceptional one-owner history and combined features and price make this a rare van among rare vans.  This van is going to make some family VERY happy indeed...at a price of about 35% of what a new one similarly equipped would cost.

 

This van has the most desirable style of ramp which is called an "in-floor" model, which disappears underneath the floor when not in use.
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Deeply lowered floor goes all the way to the dash and allows for parking of wheelchair in either front location once the quick release seat(s) have been removed.

As you see in this photo, there is an EZ-Lock docking station currently mounted in the driver's position.  The man who drove this since new was usually driving from his chair.
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If desired, either of these seats can be removed or reinstalled in one to two minutes
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These amazingly low miles are well-documented.
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Driver Side Full View
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Driver Side Rear View
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Custom relocated spare tire is part of the conversion.
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Yes, this van was actually owned by a NASA rocket scientist.
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Passenger Side Rear View
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Passenger Side Full View
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Passenger Side Front View
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Driver Side Interior
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Deeply lowered floor with numerous locations for manual anchor straps to be inserted.
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It's very clever how VMI designed this floor which allows for stowage of the ramp when not in use.
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This area contains many controls and features: wonderful Infinity sound system; controls for left and right ventilation as well as front and rear ventilation; the square red button you see is for releasing the electronic wheelchair docking system
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This photo shows: hand controls which you can see under the steering column area; receptacle on steering wheel for inserting spinner-knob into; there is a little black box to the right of the steering column above the knee area which is related to the EZ-Lock system.
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Optional multi-function computer is nifty, handy and useful.
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This photo shows the ceiling ducts for rear ventilation system.
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Passenger Side Interior
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Very few wheelchair vans are built on vans with the SPORT package which includes many nice features which are listed up above.
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The Infinity sound system is one of the highest quality sound systems available on any truck, van or SUV.
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Optional adjustable roof rack
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Engine Area
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This professionally installed accessory provides three extra 12 Volt receptacles and notably includes a USB port.
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I'm always excited to
 acquire vehicles with the factory window sticker because they include so many details about options and features...and on a van like this, which is so highly equipped, there is much to discover.

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* I apologize for any unclear photos. At times, the conditions make a clear photo impossible.

If you would like more information or to see and drive this vehicle,
please call Rick at 541-973-7377.