1993 Dodge Caravan with tall roof and door
68,000 actual miles
Current Price: $9,900

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Options and Equipment

THE VAN: This began as a Grand Caravan (longer body of two lengths available) with SE package, which was the middle trim level at the time and includes such features as upgraded cloth and carpet, armrests on the seats, adjustable rear seat which folds flat, etc.  It has the best motor of 3 available, which is the optional 3.3 liter V6. And it has automatic with optional overdrive transmission.  It has power mirrors, power locks, cruise control, tinted windows, variable wipers, tilt wheel, fancy wheel covers and cold A/C.

THE GOODIES:  Custom pin stripes, floor mats

MOBILITY: 

It is a very notable fact that this van achieves versatile mobility in an entirely different way than the more common wheelchair minivan conversions.  Although many people love the way the minivans with deeply lowered floors are designed and engineered, there are some folks for whom that style of van will not accomplish their goal, here is why: the deeply lowered floor minivans have significantly reduced ground clearance, which can be a big problem.  The lowest point of ground clearance on a lowered floor van is about half of what this van has. And in order to have  even that much clearance, the lowered floor vans require an air suspension, which can be wonderful...but it is a feature which can also have performance problems.  If you have a need to ever drive on ANY notable bumps, moderately steep driveways, gravel roads or other less-than-gentle conditions...a lowered floor minivan is probably not what you want. This raised roof minivan very well may be what you want and need.  This is functionally much more simple and likely more reliable and it rides and drives like'normal', whereas the lowered floor minivans are a different creature.  They are very nice, but are only suitable for certain users.  Also, this has a traditional 'elevator style' lift, rather than the folding ramp which the lowered floor minivans have.  There are pros and cons to ramps and lifts...please feel free to call me and chat if you would like to hear my perspective about comparing lifts (such as this van has) verus the sort ramps lowered floor minivans have.

Here's the mobility features this van has:

* Ricon lift: this is a wonderful, high-quality, very capable lift.  It is made of virtually all aluminum, which is of course very light weight, durable and always looks good.  This lift does have controls on its main body inside the van as well as on the arm of the lift (for person in chair to use)

* Ricon power door: The power sliding door is a super feature and necessary for some people in order to have the freedom and/or flexibility they desire.

* Tall roof and door: This contoured raised roof looks good and is fairly aerodynamic and it adds nearly one foot of extra headroom when inside. This makes the overall interior height very similar to a minivan with a deeply lowered floor. And the tall door allows for a generous amount of clearance at the lowest point, which as with all vans is the area at the edge of the roof which a person in the chair must pass though. This tall door and roof also are wonderful for passengers going in and out...and it feels much larger inside for all occupants, due to the extra interior height. 

* Various switches and control choices: This has controls for the lift and power slider door on the dash, at the unit itself and a lockable switch mounted on the rear taillight. Very versatile, especially for a van from this era.

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 van has never been used in any commercial way.  It has been in Western Oregon since new and has had a total of three owners. 

 

 

History of Care

When I first saw and drove this van I was amazed at the overall condition.  It was obvious to me and will be obvious to any person who sees and drives it now....this van has had very easy use during its entire life.  It has been taken exceptional care of, some of which I have receipts for and other care which has been done at a new car dealer is reflected on the Carfax report.  I often comment that no amount of cleaning and rejuvenating can hide abuse or neglect. This van is as nice as it looks in these photos...it is in fantastic condition inside and out and it runs, drives and performs like a van half its age.

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.  This is a major element of my "Rick's rejuvenated" process.

As part of my 'Rick's rejuvenated'' process, each mobility/adaptive component is inspected, serviced, adjusted and repaired (if needed) by the premium company in this area which exclusively cares for wheelchair vans. At that time, in addition to variuos other work as needed, they always perform a multi-point lube, filter and fluid inspection process.

Misc been done: Rear brake work, cooling system flush, exhaust work

 

Carfax Report Summary

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

There is nothing negative on the report.  Has been in Oregon since new.

You Might Like To Know...

* I have been told by people in chairs who have owned this body style (1990-1995)and the newer style that they prefer riding in this style because the windows are positioned at a better height for viewing outside than the newer style (began in 1996).

 

* Each of my vans has a superb paint sealant as the final step of the extreme detail. If you were to have a professional apply a treatment the cost would be several hundred dollars.

Summary of this Gem

 

 

Driver's Side Full View
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Driver's Side Rear View
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Passenger Side Rear View
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Passenger Side Front View
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Interior Driver Side
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Odometer
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Extra gauges and wood trimmed dash
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Notice: folding platform for entry/exit movement
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Large platform
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These are power operated arms which open and close side doors
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Rubber flooring
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This photo shows various fancy interior items such as real wood luxury lighting window shades etc.
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Power transfer seat allows ease of movement from wheelchair to driving position
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TV and VCR
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Luxury overhead lighting and notice creative placement of air conditioning nozzles
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Very fancy inside
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Dash control for power doors and lift
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Passenger Side Front Interior
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Storage area behind rear seat
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Custom billet grill
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These are the controls with lock below rear tail light
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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.