2003 Chrysler Grand Voyager Reviews

2003 Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited 3.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission 3.3 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Grand Voyager

Summary:

A quiet way to glide from place to place

Faults:

Electric sliding side door intermittent fault.

Electric sliding side door lock fault - $27 to fix.

Saggy rear door struts - $230.

Noisy timing belt pulley - $200.

Radiator (alloy) - $650 (Sob!).

Sagging roof lining - $500.

General Comments:

You won't get any speeding tickets, but it is like driving your lounge room from place to place.

When we bought this car with the roof sagged in. Not uncommon for a car of this vintage. About $500 AUD to repair.

The rear door needed new struts, and they were sourced from Chrysler for about $230. Not cheap, and I should have checked eBay.

The sliding door on the driver's side had a door lock that failed, but at least you could push the button. I eventually bought a replacement on eBay for $27, and it took 20 minutes to install.

Sometimes the electric door motor won't kick in, but there are YouTube vids that show how to check the wiring harness and re-solder the cable. Haven't bothered yet. I just slide it manually when it happens.

Parts are generally cheap and easily available.

Although the engine is pretty sweet, it is tuned for torque, not acceleration, which makes it lethargic, but it doesn't seem to notice if it has more people in it. The cruise control is a waste of time, as the engine just cannot keep up the pace.

The "Limited" has leather and electric everything, as well as climate controlled 3 zone air con. The electric doors impress everyone. The stereo had been replaced when I bought it. It also has plenty of storage nooks and excellent hooks to hang your shopping bags, which actually work beautifully. The auto dimming rear vision mirror also works really well. It has 12v outlets, two front and one rear, which are great for the kids to charge iPods etc while you're moving.

This is the smoothest riding car I have ever owned. It is also quiet and has masses of luggage space, unlike seven seater 4WDs. All of the rear seats can be removed, leaving a massive amount of room if you need to shift something large. The rear seat slides back and forth, so I can fit three bikes in the back and still shut the door.

Much nicer than Kia Grand Carnival, but nowhere near as powerful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th July, 2014

2003 Chrysler Grand Voyager crd 2.5 crd from Belgium

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 crd Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.5 / 10
Distance when acquired64 kilometres
Most recent distance93000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

I won't buy anything from this brand again. I payed 30000€ for a piece of junk

Faults:

- motor on back window failed and had to be replaced

- both exterior mirrors had to be replaced due too bad mechanical design

- ABS sensors had to be replaced

- condenser of air-co got to be replaced (3 major leaks)

- fuel pump had to be replaced

- car got called back by Chrysler due to improper functioning of the handbrake

- when switched on, square wiper seems to get stuck on window

- floor lining got rotten because of some other trouble on the air-co (that's what they told me at the dealer, I have to look into the trouble myself cause I'm tired of the lack of service and quality, delivered by Chrysler and its distributor)

- front framework makes weird clattering sound when turning backward.

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

Review Date: 15th October, 2007

2003 Chrysler Grand Voyager L 3.3 from South Africa

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance46000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Freelander

Summary:

Will continue to buy this car as newer models are released!

Faults:

Back tyres badly damaged on purchase.

Coins inserted into CD player by my son.

General Comments:

I love this car and will continue to buy new models as they come out. The drive is very comfortable and this car has a lot of power. Great for Mom's who want to get out of a tight spot in traffic. With the entertainment system in place, the whole family looks for excuses to go for a drive and so far in our small family, 3 of us own these vehicles!

The car is heavy, brakes aren't the greatest if you live in a hilly area i. e they wear quickly. But they do work very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2006

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews