Chrysler Grand Voyager Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2004 Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited 3.3 petrol

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance170000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

The Queen Mary on wheels

Faults:

One of the rear doors doesn't unlock with the button, but works OK manually.

Saggy rear struts on the tailgate.

Dashboard starting to crack.

Headlining falling down.

Loads of drive train noise.

Sluggish.

General Comments:

Electric everything, including side doors and tailgate.

Very comfortable and quiet - more so than my previous Voyager, and that was pretty peaceful inside.

Park brake actually works (in previous models they were woeful).

For a van, not bad to drive.

Absolutely feature packed.

My kids love it, and the ducted A/C is a big improvement on my 1997 model's dashboard only system.

Nicer than a Kia Carnival.

If you're thinking of buying one, see if the auto shudders from 1st to 2nd, or if there is a delay when you put it in drive. The auto box is complex and expensive to rebuild ($5000).

There is enough room to put my kids in and all of their bikes without using a bike rack.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2013

2007 Chrysler Grand Voyager LX Signature 3.3 petrol

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance55000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Comfortable, roomy people mover

Faults:

At 53000 kms, the auto transmission died. Luckily it was still under its 3 year warranty. Dealer had to source new box from O/S. Only 3 available world wide. Fixed in 2 weeks, now back on the road, and no further problems so far.

General Comments:

Great people mover, although very expensive to buy. Plenty of room for a tribe of kids, a couple of dogs and luggage. Came standard with DVD, climate control, leather seats, sat nav, and heap of other bits and pieces. Looked at Tarago VW Caravelle & Caddy life, but I didn't feel they were up to the Chrysler. Would recommend to a large family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th January, 2011

1997 Chrysler Grand Voyager LX 3.3 litre petrol

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.3 litre petrol Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance153000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Buy a later model if you can afford it

Faults:

The rear window motor on the passenger side has failed. $250 repair.

Cruise control did not work. $300 repair.

Engine started misfiring. Caused by failed leads and plugs. $800 repair as engine needs to be dropped to access rear plugs.

Roof lining is falling off.

Hand brake is useless.

Air conditioner can't cope with the Aussie sun.

Needs window tinting.

Not that powerful.

General Comments:

It's the size of the Queen Mary, almost as luxurious and has similar handling.

Reasonably quiet ride.

Very comfortable. So much so that most passengers comment.

Masses of room inside, and the removable seats come in handy.

Stereo is very good for a standard one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2010

1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 3.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

A luxurious wagon, but not reliable and poor brakes

Faults:

Alternator wouldn't charge when air conditioning was running - switched off air con and was OK, fault was linked to poor wiring on car.

Battery flat due to Alternator brushes worn.

Main drive belt slipped off and power steering went while driving.

Power steering shudders is noisy when turning at slow speed - pump going?

General Comments:

This is the most luxurious people carrier let down by average reliability and brakes that are not up to the job of stopping 1.7 tons within a reasonable distance.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th August, 2003

11th Oct 2004, 15:26

My PT Cruiser, the brakes on that are also rubbish, it too tips the scales at almost 1800kg, the brakes are just not up to the job. I think the 'Flintstones' probably had better brakes.

Great car RUBBISH brakes.

2002 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3 V6

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo V40

Summary:

Great family mover

Faults:

If you used the foot brake and the RH indicator at the same time all lights at the rear came on.

Had to go back to the dealer twice for this - found to be a earth wiring problem from manufacture. Earth wiring was replaced and all seems fixed.

General Comments:

Lovely car to drive.

Got this to take the kids and In Laws around - seats 7 adults easily.

Plenty of space for the kids and luggage - especially if you remove one of the single seats behind the front passenger.

Seats are very heavy to remove.

The Air Conditioning controls take a lot to understand. The handbook recomends set it an leave it - I recommend this too!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th October, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews