1996  Fancy "ES " model Dodge Caravan has full IMS (Braun) mobility conversion
Miles: 75,000
Current Price: $14,750

Note: warranty is valid in each of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $1,800 of new and very recent mechanical service: details below (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $1,800)

Loaded with options, conveniences and comforts...and looks fantastic !

  This sporty "ES" van is absolutely in amazing condition in every way. It could easily pass for a van only 5-10 years of age



Options and Equipment

THE VAN: This is a super fancy factory model, called an "ES".  This includes the  upgraded 3.8 liter 6 cylinder with overdrive transmission, plus many features beyond common power and convenience items.  And so it has power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt wheel and cruise control, as most van do.  Plus, it has a long list of extras, including:  Anti-lock brakes; adjustable roof rack; power seat; rear ventilation; upgraded interior and exterior trim features; factory 16 inch alloys; upgraded stereo, amps and speakers; privacy-tinted windows; and more 

GOODIES: custom accent pinstripes; new CD stereo unit with accessory jack

MOBILITY:  when new, this van received a complete mobility conversion by IMS, which is the same company as the industry giant "Braun".  The wonderful, extensive, ease-creating package of features includes all of this: 

* Power ramp out passenger side door. Ramp is long and wide, allowing for nearly any wheelchair and even large people to go in and out. 

* Power sliding passenger side door. This operates along with the ramp and the "kneeling " suspension in unison.

* "Kneeling" suspension. This helpful feature causes the van to lower several inches in the rear, which notably reduces the degrees of angle of the ramp, and makes going in and out smoother, easier and safer.  Note: a switch allows turning this feature off, if you don't want to use it, such as for loading direct on or off of a curb or sidewalk.

* Easily removable front seats. Just flip a lever and remove or install either front seats.

* Many locations for inserting anchor straps in the floor, for securing wheelchair.

* Mobility conversion functions can be operated either with switch on the outside panel of the body, or via switches in various locations inside.

 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

Was owned since new by just two people, both in Washington State. The folks I acquired it from owned it since it was only 3 years old.  They sold it only because their family outgrew it and they bought a full size wheelchair van. 


This vehicle is 'CERTIFIED': There are a combined 76 mechanical and cosmetic aspects  included in the Wheelchair Van Oasis "Certification" process.   A foundational step of the rejuvenation process is when each vehicle receives an extensive inspection by an objective, independent  third- party service and repair facility.  Suggested service, repairs and improvements are then performed by various professional specialists.   The  result is your assurance  that each of the 76 aspects  meets  or exceeds the condition level of good, or satisfactory

For details regarding list of 76 cosmetic and mechanical aspects, please click here.

Each van does of course have various elements which exceed the promised level of good, or
satisfactory, which the "Certified" program assures.  Some are brand new improvements performed during rejuvenation.  And others are obvious service or repairs performed recently, prior to my ownership.  As for those, I only list here those positives which are certain, based on my either having a receipt, and/or due to being obvious to the inspecting-mechanic.  I refer to these as  "NEW OR RECENTLY SERVICED ASPECTS".  As for this van, it was so well taken care of and with low miles it had small list of mechanical-care items to attend to . Here is the list:

New: both fog lights; mobility systems serviced; cooling system flush;  Power window motor; wipers; air filter;  

Recent: premium Toyo brand tires (apx $700)

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: $1,800

 (extensive investment in cosmetic rejuvenation is in addition to this $1,800)


Carfax Report Summary

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

Nothing notably negative or unusual: no frame damage...no airbags deployed...no structural damage...no "red marks"...no major accident.


You Might Like To Know...

* 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.

* Dodge Caravan is and always has been a direct cousin to the Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country.  They are virtually the same vans, only with different misc details between them.*

Summary of this Gem

Many folks tell me they are hoping to find a very nice, low mile minivan priced around $15k. And when I have them, they usually find new homes very quickly. This one is a great example of what many folks want. Its loaded, gorgeous, has low miles and of course, its in "Certified" condition and ready to go anywhere... in style, comfort and with much convenience and ease.

gentle, easy slope. wide ramp.
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deeply lowered floor for generous interior headroom and also great entry clearance over your head
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 Enough space in here for most families with the person in a wheelchair
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Both seat assemblies are easily removable, so you can park wheelchair in either front location.
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Has rear ventilation with dedicated controls. Or you can control from the dash.
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drivers side
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drivers rear
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clean and tidy, with space for some cargo
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passenger rear
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passenger side
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passenger front
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power seat and lots of extra goodies, which is due to the top-level "ES" features
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deeply lowered floor, with brand new carpet
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much space to maneuver
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super "Infinity" system is a very upgraded system from the factory.  Plus, the main stereo unit is now brand new, with CD and accessory input jack in the front of it.
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wonderful low miles
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gauge package
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NICE feature: overhead console/information center is part of the top-level "ES" package.  This has info such as: MPG; miles to empty; temperature; direction; etc
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optional 3.8 motor. It gets about 1-2 less MPG than the smaller motor, but it has noticeably more power and torque, which is very nice when going over hills or carrying a load of people and stuff.
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clean as a whistle
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folded ramp does not block view out side window.
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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.