1993 Chrysler Grand Voyager Reviews

1993 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 3.3 V6 from Norway

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired210000 kilometres
Most recent distance245000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Caravelle

Summary:

Comfortable ride with a lot of space to spare!

Faults:

Automatic gear box bust

Water pump had to replace

Head gasket blown.

General Comments:

Decent performance from the 3.3L engine, rides comfortably and spacious enough for up to 7 people.

3rd row backseats are a little narrow for big adults, but for children or small adults it quite OK.

I had some bad luck with this car, the transmission gave out on me after I had it for about 3 months, I suspect this fault was on it already when I bought it, because the selled was insisting on changing the transmission oil before I got to test drive it. Transmission is now rebuilt into an reinforced type, and shift computer updated to latest version.

Water pump developed a leak and made a nice fountain under the hood. Relatively easy to fix.

Now the head gasket has blown, and exhaust gases are coming out into the cooling water, making it "spit" water inbetween, but I am going to get it fixed shortly.

Fuel consumption relatively high though, with 11-12 liters per 100 km.

Overall I am happy with the car, despite the problems I have had. I picked it up cheap (about half of the normal list price), and even with the cost of the repairs I had to put in, I still end up under the average list price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2006

1993 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 3.3 from North America

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

1993 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE 2.5 turbo diesel from France

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 kilometres
Most recent distance180000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Espace

Summary:

Very good car but not reliable

Faults:

Broken engine at 172000 Km.

Gear mounting broken, the engine felt down when reverse gear was engaged. Cost of this repair 4000FF.

General Comments:

For the broken engine : It had to be replaced by a used one (120000 Km), Chrysler do not exchange diesel engines and only propose new engines (65000 French Francs) because of the weakness of it (Italian motor 2.5L turbo-diesel made by VM). Total cost of this exchange was 30000 French Francs.

After investigation, it is a known problem, this engine has been used on the Renault Safrane and Range Rover, they have stopped using it, but not Chrysler.

It is a very space-full car, comfort is good. It is very good for large families.

With a reliable engine, it could have been the best car I had.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th August, 2001

28th Oct 2003, 06:45

Just want to say that if you own the larger "Grand Voyager" dosn't it make perfect sense that a van this size needs a 3.3 as it has here in the UK. Should have got the 3.3. I have ZERO problems with mine and the van ROCKS...

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews