1996 Chrysler Grand Voyager Reviews

1996 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 2.3 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance267000 miles
Previous carChrysler Fifth Avenue

Faults:

I first got this car from a farmer who had one in his yard for 5 years. He sold it to me for 100 hundred dollars, because it did not run and had many things wrong with it.

When I took the car home, I had to immediately replace the old rusty engine.

The transmission also needed to be replaced.

The alternator was ruined from years of outdoor conditions, and had to be replaced.

The rims were letting out air, and needed to be replaced.

The seats have started to rip open.

It needed new tires.

The brakes needed to be replaced, so I did.

At this point I could now drive the car.

At 10 miles, the alternator stopped working.

At 132 miles, the car started shaking to extreme levels, but I cannot afford to get it fixed.

The suspension is so broken in that the car almost sags.

I discovered a rust hole in the trunk hidden by a carpet.

The speedometer stopped working, so I just have to guess the speed.

The muffler fell off, so it's even more noisy.

The used replacement engine broke; had to get another.

Mirrors stopped working.

The gears are grinding and locking up.

I have had to replace the head lights 4 times now.

Timing belt broke.

The door seal is starting to come off.

The seatbelt is hard to take off.

The gas tank is rusted and formed a hole; I replaced it.

Sorry, I have not mentioned the battery, which I have replaced 8 times now.

The whole dash stuff like speed, mileage, and rpm stopped working, and I cannot get it replaced because of money.

Wires stop working every few months, and need to be replaced, but most of the electrical system is shot anyway.

Two of the four door handles will not open the door.

Only one wiper is working.

That's all so far.

General Comments:

Almost everything has stopped working at one point, but I just keep fixing the little things, because I cannot buy a new car right now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2010

1996 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 2.3 V6 from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.3 V6 Automatic
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Too dicey... I need reliable transportation

Faults:

I continue to have electrical problems, which even the most technical specialty electric shop has not been able to diagnose. I have spent about $850 trying various shops to get it fixed, but to no avail. While driving down the street, it will just die. Usually it starts right up. sometimes, it takes 3 to 5 minutes. I just wish I could find someone who knows what the problem is. Sometimes the turn signals will work, sometimes not. Sometimes the check engine light will come on, sometimes not, but most times it is on. I have had it reset a number of times, with no engine codes detecting a specific fault. I'll watch here for new posts, but it looks like this is a problem so far unresolved.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st June, 2006

1996 Chrysler Grand Voyager 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

A nightmare!

Faults:

The brakes and battery need replacing often.

The fuel pump needed to be replaced after 20 stalls and 3 tows later. The dealer couldn't figure out the problem until the car completely died.

I've had to change the alternator, clock spring, oxygen 2 sensor and many other items that I can't think of at this moment. I was reimbursed for the clock spring as it was one of many recalls on the car.

General Comments:

This was my first American car and my last. I will never buy a Chrysler vehicle again. I was trying to save money, but haven't saved a thing. I will go with my first or second choice next time... a Honda odyssey or Toyota Siena.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th June, 2003

1996 Chrysler Grand Voyager LX 2.5 turbo diesel from Belgium

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Junk..

Faults:

Speed indicator wasn't working on my very first trip.

Air-con failed in the first year.

Enormous vibrations when hitting the brakes (still going on).

Failure central locking device (still going on, seems to have it's own life..)

One time.. Car suddenly won't start anymore.

Despite the change of the distribution-chain every 50000km, the motor (broken chain) broke yesterday.

General Comments:

Junk...

Even the official Belgian car-dealer forgot to let the air out of the brake system and drove the thing backwards against the wall of his garage.

Still waiting (5 months') for a new bumper.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 2002

Average review marks: 4.3 / 10, based on 6 reviews