1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 3.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

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.

1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 3.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance37000 miles
Previous carRenault 25

Summary:

A problem to endure

Faults:

3 radio's

1 half shaft

3 gearbox's

New brake discs and drums

2 steering columns

Sliding doors 4 visits to properly set them up

Driver's & passenger doors also took 4 attempts to set up properly

Cruise control intermittent when vehicle loaded up with the kid's

Steering still knocks when accelerating and braking a problem since day one and has still not been sorted out

Wheels have corroded 2 have been replaced under warranty another wheel also corroded because the balance weight has eaten into the wheel

Bad paint work, but we have had 1 door re-sprayed, but there are blemishes still coming through

Windscreen wiper's also work on there own accord when turned on, but that problem is intermittent

The drivers seat has split along one side (supposed to be leather)

General Comments:

These are most of the problem's I have encountered with some that I have forgot. But if you ignore the trivial things the vehicle is a comfort to drive with the fuel consumption considered. Why in America are they so widely acclaimed if the still carry so many fault's that have not been rectified.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th November, 2002

10th Jul 2003, 17:50

We lived in Canada, we had a Dodge Caravan-same as Chrysler Voyager. we had so many problems, brakes, engine leaks, paintwork. I though OK it's the cold weather but no, in North America the Voyagers/caravans have 4 star ratings. Here in the UK they have NO stars for front impact VERY worrying. The new voyagers have 4/5 star ratings though Anyway I own a chrysler neon- a little saloon car, guess what it's bloody awful. I have only had it less than 6 months. The paint chips/flakes off daily. I have to keep retouching it. I have had the front brake pads replaced TWICE since I got it. The "auto box" is horrendous to say the least. I have to floor it to get ANY power from it. Now I end up blowing the exhaust. The chrysler garage will do nothing for my paint work. My last service cost me over £600. It's a nightmare. I will never ever buy another Chrysler car/van again. we are moving back Canada soon & I will not buy another Chrysler over there either!!!

1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE 3.3 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.3 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.6 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance1173 miles
Previous carFiat Regata

Summary:

Crap

Faults:

Faulty since day one.

Pulls to the left very badly and very dangerously.

Dealer had and used 5 opportunities to fix the defect, although they have always claimed that the vehicle is not faulty.

The manufacturer has recently had the vehicle for 11 weeks and claims that the defect has been cured, but has failed to report on what work they have done.

General Comments:

Do not touch Chrysler vehicles, they may be very attractive to look at and financially viable due to high spec levels, but they have very lousy build quality and appalling after sales service.

They have had a very bad name in the U.S. for many years now and have been fined on numerous occasions for failure to recall.

They are also known for carrying out cover up campaigns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th October, 2001

23rd May 2002, 14:29

I have had a Chrysler Grand Voyager for the last six months and to say that I am happy with it is a Gross Understatement!

I am totally happy with it, it is the Best vehicle that I have ever owned and I have been driving for Thirty Years!!

Paul Lewis

London, UK.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews