1997 Chrysler Grand Voyager LX 3.3 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand

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

1997 Chrysler Grand Voyager SE from North America

Faults:

My speedometer, gas, temperature, and mileage gauges have gone blank. I cannot seem to get a reliable answer as to what the problem is. The dealership says it could be one of three problems. Each of these possible fixes will cost at least $500 before labor. The fact that there is no guaranteed fix is really frustrating.

General Comments:

The van is a really comfortable ride.

Has lots of room.

It is extremely nice on road trips, and handles well.

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

Review Date: 4th November, 2009

23rd Dec 2009, 17:22

Just call the local junk yard and ask for a spare unit. Got myself one for 150 euros, loosened & tightened a few screws and voilá! I'm pretty sure there's no other way to get rid of the problem, a common one if you live where the palm trees don't.

Chrysler is OK, despite the need for regular oil level checks and mysterious front end noise.