Before the recent World Congress Expo on Disabilities in Jacksonville, FL, we had a champagne-colored 2006 Dodge Caravan. After the WCD, we had an electric blue 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with 10,000 miles, remote-controlled ramp, and other necessary conversion equipment. We made the move because Barb post-polio was having back pain from lifting my wheelchair Muscular Dystrophy into the van. Atlanta-based AMS Vans' Diana Conte and her staff couldn't have been more helpful and gracious. Thank you,"guys."
Herb D Jacksonville, FL
HI Monica and Everyone! Our van arrived 10pm on Monday.
Yesterday I took my daughter, Laura, on three outings. I was driving her in a beaten up Chrysler LHS. Laura weighs 140 pounds and her wheelchair weighs 40. Each time we would go out I would transfer her into the car bearing most of her weight then fold her chair up and place it in the trunk. Three outings in one day would take a lot out of me physically.
It was a joy to go out and I was not tired. Laura has severe rheumatoid arthritis and has the joints of an 80 year old. She lost the ability to walk eight years ago when the school bus driver had broken tie downs and then drove her over a curb at the school and fractured her hip. This made her arthritis worse. I have needed a van since that time.
We were shown a brand new conversion in that year for 64,000 and the dealer had a used 1992 mustard yellow conversion with 90,000 miles that was priced at 25,000. I gave up looking.
Within the past year I started researching the internet and came across your website. I was encouraged by your prices and suddenly I had the hope that we could afford an accessible van.
Laura has an amazing spirit and loves to perform in the theater. Right now she has the role of Jan in Grease JR and she has been awarded the Hult Center Sho student of the month for March. Everyone at the theater is so happy that we have our van. Thank you for the amazing way you run your business. I even was touched by the lap quilt which I was thinking about making for her but you beat me to it!!!
Much love and gratitude and you all have a blessed day too!!!
We received the title. The Van is working GREAT but we could always use a little more room to get into.The one thing we like about the Van is it doesnt look like a handicapped vehicle and sure rides smooth. Thanks for all your help with the questions we had and it was nice to deal with a Sales Rep that knew the product and you sure helped us find the Van we needed at a great PRICE.
Ron, Judy and Bruce T
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I have purchased new & used cars before and I said I would never do it again, as the experience was always so horrible, but with you, it was different. You helped me all the way. You can give my name to anyone as a reference and I will be happy to tell them about my experience.
I have been everywhere lately and the van makes it so easy!
MY HUSBAND & I are PLANNING OUR FIRST TRIP TO ORLANDO TO VISIT OUR GODSON AND PARENTS soon. I can go on & on about how great life is now!
Climate control system functions properly for both heating and cooling
Dome/map/vanity mirror/courtesy lamps/foot function properly
Power/volume switch functions properly
Preset station indicator
Cassette/CD function (scan, seek, rewind, fast forward) operates properly
Navigation system operates properly*
Speakers sound clear
CD cartridge (if applicable)
Tilt/slide operates properly
Outside/Inside Rearview Mirrors
Power controls function properly
Spare tire size, sidewall condition, tread depth and air pressure
Spare tire and attaching hardware, cover, jack, jack tools and wheel lock (if applicable) are present, properly installed and secure
Manual fuel lid release operates
Under The Hood
Engine Hood Release
Interior release operates properly
The Following Fluid Levels Meet Industry Standard
Engine oil replaced and proper level
Automatic transmission fluid level
Brake fluid level
Power steering fluid level
Engine coolant fluid level
Washer fluid level
Excessive fuel pump noise
Cooling system (radiator, overflow tank, hoses, coolant level)
Water pump (noise/leaks)
Air filter (replace as necessary)
Inspect oil for contaminants
Engine noise (knocks, rattles)
Transmission noise (whines, clunks)
Belts (wear or damage)
Check engine diagnostics
No damage or leakage and proper group size/amp rating
Tests to standards
Under the Vehicle
Tires (Minimum tread depth 5/32")
Proper size, type and match
Check wheel lug-nut torque
Brake Inspection (Minimum 6mm of pad material required)
Rotors show no signs of excessive wear, warpage or heat damage
Calipers, lines, and hoses show no sign of excessive wear or leakage
Parking brake assemblies, cables, and attaching hardware show no sign of excessive wear or damage
Chassis Inspection (No sign of damage or excessive wear)
Frame rails and floor pan
Engine mounts and oil pan for leaks
Brake lines and couplings
Transmission case/pan for leaks
Drive shaft boots and CV joints
Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and protectors
Steering rack, linkage, bushings, control arms and dust boots
Differential assembly, drive shaft and related components
Exhaust system (including leakage)
Tie rods, ball joints, idler arm
Struts/shocks for operation/leaks
Under Vehicle Fluid Levels
Differential lubricant level -- check for contaminants
Road Test (Vehicle Operation)
While driving, engine performs normally
Starter system operates normally
Brake and parking brake function normally
Brake and clutch pedal height, free play and travel meet specs.
No warning lights illuminate during road test
T/M shifts properly (both power/normal mode)
TRAC/VSC and ECT control functions and indicator lights function properly
Steering operation is normal
Off-center psecifications meet standards
Handling, straight-line operations
Noise or Vibration
Squeaks or Rattles
* -- If Applicable
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