Anyone if have to, get a chrysler with 3.6L V6, late ones are pretty good and the early one had already fixed under recall is pretty good to have as well. I'm not interested in VW and Fords, too much issues. And tend to be expensive.
In 2003 thru 2011, I had Caravan Voyager 1987 with 3speed driven by 2.2L 4 cylinder topped by the carburetor (swapped for weber). Bought it for 700 CDN body was good too! Drove well for my needs even loaded down, saved lot of money doing the repairs and adjustments myself. Finally gave out from age and rust reasons and someone somehow hurt the engine at one point before acquired it and finally got too stiff in winter 2009. That starter had hard time turning fast enough to fire off effectively but will turn freely and run nicely if heated by engine's cooling heater also no problems during summer. Didn't get down to bottom of why engine is stiff if cold enough (even spring). Probably cylinder or valve stuck shut but I doubt about valves. When turned by starter, engine lurches once a revolution till finally fires off then shake badly like a steam loco with one cylinder chugging shakily, holding open throttle, about a minute later, loosens up and run like top and is fine rest of day till sat overnight if I forgot to plug heater in. I can tell the difference too much friction in one cylinder and the between and missing.
I nearly replaced 2.2L with 2.5L but couldn't:
I had trouble finding a one year only 1988 crankshaft timing belt sprocket for unique 2.5L rebuild in 2010, despite everything else is same for both 2.2/2.5 engine parts except for few parts are different and had all the parts needed. Both old crank and sprocket torsion vibrated even that bolt is properly torqued, eventually galled/eroded away due to very small diameter crank snout by design due to 5 bolts on the sprocket for pulleys and sprocket is pressed on and kept in place with a bolt and washer. Reason for choice of 1988 engine block, was tall deck meant long rod helps some with torque, 1989 and later went back to standard height for both 2.2/2.5 blocks, just the pistons, rods and cranks are different between two.