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2000 Chrysler Grand Voyager LX

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

I like the car, but cannot go through any water on the road.

Faults:

The serpentine belt came off for the 4th time. It has a tendency to slip off after driving through puddles. Chrysler told me that there had been a design flaw in the 1995-1999 Vans, but that the 2000 had been fixed. They did not feel that they were responsible for the problem that I had with my van. The dealership is aware of the problem and has not charged me for the last two occurrences.

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

Review Date: 22nd April, 2005

17th May 2005, 14:56

I have a 1998 Grand voyager 3.3 LE which removes its own belt at the first puddle you meet with the offside front wheel at any speeds above 3 mph, not nice fitting the belt in the rain.

Also had to have a new auto gear box fitted as it lost drive in 3rd gear, switched to safe mode and stayed in 2nd, not very economical to say the least.

20th Jan 2006, 09:12

I have a 2000 Voyager and have had this belt problem since I bought it in 2001. We laugh that the van is great, just don't drive it in the rain!! The dealer tried a new "ribbed" belt, but it did not help. My husband figured out how to fix it himself, he now keeps the correct tools in the van at all times.

1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.0

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carChrysler Toyota

Summary:

A great car for a starting family

Faults:

Engine began tapping at 38,000 miles when the car was first started in the mornings. Now that I'm over here in Kuwait, my wife tells me that the engine oil is disappearing after a month of driving. There are no leaks, and no smoke from the engine while driving. Make sure you check the oil often.

General Comments:

This is a dream machine on the road. I wish I had the money back then to buy the 3.3L or 3.8L model. I'm going to buy the new 2005 model and try it out before ending my love affair with Chrysler. Thanks Chrysler for a great automobile. It has served my family well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2004

1993 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

Extremely satisfied with a reliable van

Faults:

First 3 years under warranty - front struts leaked and front wiper motor.

Paint - Teal (blue) pealed on roof, hood and front fenders. Repainted with exact match on a 50/50 basis the day before 7 years up.

Rear wiper motor replaced. Motor was good, but the nylon gear worn at one point. When the wiper arm points to the sky on these vans, the gear has been stripped.

Lately, there have been some transmission shifting concerns to keep an eye on, e.g. revving to 3500 but moving in the 25 to 50 mph range and not falling back to 1700 - 1800 revs as it should. Most days works normal and the odd day it is erratic.

Just replaced starter at 110,000 Km (70,000 miles), $50 Can used.

General Comments:

Good to excellent - It's a great vacation vehicle, quad seats and lots of room.

Great in winter plus a rear heater which was mandatory for me. It gets cold in Canada with the igloos and all.

No concerns with starting on cold days.

Excellent vehicle to drive, smooth, great visibility, reasonable gas mileage at 28 MPG with cruise at 100 -105 KPH.

If all cars were made this way, the manufacturers would only need to produce half as many.

I expect to keep this one at least 10 more years, just broken in.

I do my own oil/antifreeze changes and brakes (one set front & rear).

Original exhaust system which must be stainless steel. (That's a $200 saving every 2-3 years)

Quick steering and handling for a large vehicle.

In 1993, deliberately bought Plymouth over Dodge as the production plant had a quality control reputation superior to the Dodge plant.

I would recommend the 1993 year to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2003

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 12 reviews