Seats 7 with plenty of room to spare for luggage. Has stow and go seats - you can fold all 5 rear seats into the floor. Grand is well deserved as a name.
This minivan is not so mini, especially inside. Seats 7, 6 with shoulder belts. A sheet of 4' x 8' plywood can lay flat in the back when the seats are down. It'll even take 10-12 foot beams up the middle. Interior dimensions behind the front seat are 90" long, 54" tall, and 64" wide. Seats are configurable in lots of ways. Load a bike or two, or three no problem, even with the 2nd row seats up seating 4 adults comfortably. When the seats are up there is a large amount of space in the very back. 14 cubic feet of storage in hidden compartments under the floor. Sliding doors on both sides.
Good sound system (no aux jack though). Nice for long trips as well as errands and it lives for Ikea runs. Has 2 12V outlets
FIrst time renters get $25 off with this code:
No smoking please. Pets are ok as long as you clean up the car reasonably :)
Gas it back up before returning it regardless of how far you drove. There is a very handy chevron station at 6th and Harrison. If it's not full when you return it you'll pay the gas plus $10 filling fee. If it's not full when you get it replace the gas you used. It gets 12-14mpg in town and 18-22 on the highway.
If you go over a toll bridge, please pay cash. If you can't, tell me - there is a $4 processing fee if you tell me, and it's $25 if you don't tell me. If you go over the golden gate bridge you can pay in advance or within 48 hours of going over - please be considerate of my time and pay in advance! https://www.bayareafastrak.org/en/guide/GGBridgeToll.shtml Thanks!
Snow tires or chains
Parked on the street. Even though SF is not easy, where it's parked in SOMA there are spots virtually every day in the afternoon and evenings are no problem at all. The only exception is Monday night because of street sweeping. I know the streets around here very well, so ask me - I can help you find a spot. Text me if you have questions or need help. If you have to return in the morning you can park in the lot at 40 Oak Grove St. If it's late morning (11am or later) most days during business hours I can allow you to park at a 2 hr spot or at a meter - but only by arrangement via text.
Pets ok but you MUST clean up after them. NO EXCEPTIONS! I will charge you if there is pet hair because it's really bad for the next renter.
How do I adjust the seats up or down
Please be careful especially with the middle row. They are not fragile but the movement is strange when you haven't done it. But they go up and down very easily - don't need much strength. The pull tags are numbered to help you.
LOWER THE HEADREST AND RAISE THE ARMRESTS! To lower or raise the middle row, you need to have the front seat all the way forward before the floor compartment will open fully. Be sure the compartments are empty.
The rear seats are simpler and have no gotchas really except the headrests have to be retracted.
2005 Dodge Grand CaravanClifford15524
CJ was very easy to work with and very helpful. We rented two of his vans, both older vehicles, but they got us around just fine. I would rent from CJ again!
Everything was great. No any problem. Van is reliable, convinient and good for laggage! C ommunication with Cj is perfect. Clearly. Fast. Comfortable. It was my first Turo experience and I'm pretty much satisfied. Well done. Thanks Cj!
Renting from CJ was a great experience. The van is old, but I knew that going into it and it was perfect for our group of runners and all of our gear. Picking up and dropping off the vans was simple and convenient, and CJ was super responsive, always responding to questions or messages within a few minutes. The only downside was the turn signal doesn't automatically turn off after you've made a turn, but you get used to it after a while!
The minivan was great. We were looking for a large van to stow luggage, camping gear, 3 kids and 2 sets of parents. This was perfect for our needs. C.J. was quick to answer questions and provided appreciated details. We had a great vacation...Thanks!