1999 Dodge Grand Caravan  SE Sport  w/top-level wheelchair access
135,000 Miles  (yes, even with miles, this is "Certified" due to meeting high standards)
Current Price: $10,900 
THIS CERTIFIED VAN INCLUDES: 6 MONTH/6,000 MILE WARRANTY    

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Highlights of This Van:

  apx. $ 4,500 of new and very recent mechanical care and service: please read details below

Own a "Certified" wheelchair access minivan (with warranty) for the lowest price you may ever see

Premium brand, very versatile mobility conversion on a highly-optioned Grand Caravan

 

Options and Equipment

THE VAN:  This began as a very well equipped Grand Caravan SE with "Sport" package, and many options.  It has the 3.3 liter 6 cylinder engine and overdrive automatic. Has popular comfort and convenience features such as power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power rear vents, tilt and cruise.  It also has a nice list of options such as: fog lights; high power CD stereo system; front and rear heat and A/C; 16 inch wheels; dark tinted glass; overhead console with MPG computer, direction indicator, temperature, etc.;  ABS brakes

GOODIES:  Custom graphics and striping

MOBILITY:  This was converted when new by a division of one of the two industry giants, called Ricon.  The brand is "Vantage" which is the same as what is sometimes called "VMI", which both indicate the company called Vantage Mobility Industries.  A production-built van such as this is preferable to a one-off made by an independent local company.  The reason is because the industry giants such as the maker of this van spend great sums of money on research and development and they have a very professional, organized production process which leads to a most reliable and high quality conversion.  The primary features of this conversion are:  

* Deeply lowered floor, apx. 12 inches at deepest rearward area provides generous entry and interior dimensions which will accommodate most wheelchair users

* Power sliding passenger side door, with additional door opening width

* Power Bi-Fold ramp of generous width stows upright, inside passenger doorway

* Ramp has what is called a 'gate-feature' which allows ramp to be rotated out 90 degrees to allow for passengers to easily enter/exit when ramp is stowed

* Heavy-Duty rubber flooring material (installed recently) on floor and seat pedestals

* Air-adjustable 'kneeling' suspension, reduces ramp angle for greater ease of entry/exit

* extensive anchor points create range of choices for anchoring, with new, best-quality anchor straps

* Easily removable front seats with wheels for easy transport to storage

 

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

The folks who traded it to me toward a full size wheelchair van had owned it for about 4 years in a semi-rural area near Portland Oregon. Has had a total of 3 owners, 2 of which owned it for most of its life 

 

History of Care

Carfax report shows several service intervals.  I have receipts for each item listed below, regarding what was freshly done by the independent mechanic shop during my rejuvenation process, as well as recently done by prior owners.

Certified

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 vehicle:

New:  rear vent motor; primary serpentine belt and pulley kit; oil change; major front brakes; new (not used) rack and pinion steering rack; crank seal; alignment; fog light

Recent: major rear brake job 20,000 miles ago and so they currently have 80% remaining; the original transmission was rebuilt (in contrast to installing a used one) apx. 15,000 miles ago

Approximate retail value/cost of above-listed items: apx. $4,500

Carfax Report Summary

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

 Report indicates no notable negatives and also shows various servicing and emission-test intervals over the years.

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 virtually the same as Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town & Country

Summary of this Gem

I very rarely have a van with more than 90k miles, however, this van was traded toward a newer van and it's so nice I decided to rejuvenate it to "Certified" level and offer it at a very affordable price.  If you have been hoping to find a SUPER nice, highly equipped wheelchair van for around $10,000, this is an exceptional opportunity.

This van is so sharp and in great condition in and out that it could easily pass for a van with 1/2 its miles...with a much higher price
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New custom striping and graphics lend to being attractive and more modern in appearance
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Vantage is also referred to as VMI, which means Vantage Mobility Industries
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Notice the wheelchair anchor straps on the floor, which are in new condition
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Dark tinted windows help keep cool in the summer...along with dual A/C for fast action
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From every angle this is a gorgeous van
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You may notice in this photo, when looking at bottom of front bumper, there are round factory fog lights, which are part of the 'Sport' package
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Notice the raised pedestal with foot platform which the front seats are attached to, which makes the front seat ride-height the same as if the floor were not lowered
Easy to read gauges
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This is the optional overhead console, which is a portion of the SE or Sport package, it indicates details such as MPG, temperature and more
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 Chrysler company minivans (Caravan/Voyager/Town & Country) represent about 70% of all lowered floor minivans. One of the many reason why this is true is because they have simple, easy to use controls, as is true for the ventilation system and other controls shown here
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These simple switches on the dash operate the power sliding door, power ramp and 'kneeling' suspension.  A switch on the rear body panel also operates these features, if desired
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Very clean, nice and tidy.  This van is absolutely immaculate in every way
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Another good view of the front seat assembly which is easily removable, and notice the thick rubber flooring where feet rest
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When ramp is stowed it is below eye-level, thus not blocking the outward view from the interior
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This photo demonstrates what is called the 'gate feature' which allows the ramp to be swung outward in order for passengers to go in or out, even with ramp stowed

Note:  it actually is able to swing out further, to 90 degrees
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This photo indicates the suspension in its raised position, as it is when driving
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Notice the deeply lowered floor, which creates substantial interior headroom and entry/exit clearance, and the low floor also makes the ramp angle very gentle for easy loading and unloading
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Thick, heavy-duty rubber flooring results in a solid, smooth, easy surface to drive on and also is super easy to clean
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This shows the van in lowered, 'kneeled' position, which lends to an easier ramp angle for loading/unloading
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Notice the very gentle angle of the ramp, due to the deeply lowered floor and 'kneeling' suspension
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Both front seats assemblies are easily, quickly removable if you desire to park a wheelchair in a front location
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This indicates the ceiling vents for the optional rear ventilation system
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This is the original rear seat, which accommodates 3 people
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To play a CD, flip down the faceplate as shown
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High power, quality stereo with accessory jack for playing music via your accessory device
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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.