How funny, just a month ago I bought a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, 18,330 miles, for only $10,150 + taxes. I think I got a better deal than you.
The Caravan and T&C are pretty much the same, except that mine has the 3.3 V6 and all of the basic amenities standard. I drove a lot of high-speed highway recently and averaged about 25+ mpg. Not too bad.
The V6 is wayyyyyy better than the I4 in this van. I had a 96 Caravan with the I4 so I know. It's real smooth, though low speed cold shifts can really be felt.
I wanted a "short-wheelbased" minivan, and this is by far the best one to get. Extremely low price to buy, relatively low price to run, and next to nothing to insure. Too bad all new minivans are all long-wheelbased. I dunno about long term reliability, we'll see...
I love the van so far! What value! :thumb: