1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Reviews

1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE Expresso 3.3L from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.3L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carGMC Sierra

Summary:

I wish I didn't finance this. Runs good if you've got money

Faults:

Replaced transmission at 79000 miles blew a hole in the case. Needs a 3 pc. plate kit.

Belt constantly fell off, replaced tensioner, still did it. Switched from smooth wheel tensioner pulley to grooved pulley. Problem solved.

Front brake pads wear faster than normal.

Front sway bar links constantly break.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th February, 2010

1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L Flex Fuel from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.3L Flex Fuel Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired90100 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carChrysler Concorde

Summary:

Start like a Chrysler Drive like a Chrysler Look like a Chrysler But It just a Ford in Disguise

Faults:

The magic belt problem has happen, it time to replace the belt/automatic belt tensioner again. Rust struts cap are going to be replace soon, due to it becoming unsafe.

General Comments:

I will never buy a Chrysler car again, due you know how many hate site they have, These van are junk and I got 3 years 10 MO to pay on it, I'll be trade it in if the cost start to add up. If you buy one these van I would keep a tool box, belt, and automatic belt tensioner in the back as I do. On the up side it a flex fuel van which is nice for today gas price. The ride is nice, in till your strut cap rust away. I have yet to have the air bag light come on and I will pray it won't.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th July, 2008

1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso 303 from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 303 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

I am sorely disappointed in this vehicle and wish I had never bought it

Faults:

Computer went out within 2 weeks of ownership.

Has gone through 2 alternators in 5 years.

Had to replace the clock spring.

Has gone through 4 CV axles.

Had to replace the transmission.

The rear air stopped working within a couple of months of ownership.

Rear wiper motor fell apart.

CD part of the radio stopped working.

Doesn't always go into park.

General Comments:

I have been very disappointed in this car. The only positive points that I can actually think of is it has great heat and air, and the radio sounds great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th February, 2007

1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance60800 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

A good reliable vehicle

Faults:

Okay, so I bought the van as a "previously owned" vehicle, actually, it used to be a rental van. I had it for about a year and a half before major things started to happen to it. First the brakes, then the shocks and struts. Had all the brakes done (discs and shoes), rotors turned, replaced the front struts and rear shocks. The tensioner for the serpentine belt was replaced due to some mechanic along the way of me previously owning the vehicle installed it crooked, which caused the belt to slip off.

General Comments:

Other that what I described above, I have had no other problems with this vehicle. Drove from Corpus Christi, TX to Shreveport, LA (approx 500 miles) on one tank of gas, cruising at or around 80 with the A/C on. I believe that the reason that I had to replace those components was due to the fact that it was a rental before I bought it. Otherwise, I have been very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2005

1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager Expresso SE from North America

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance89000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Metro

Summary:

When it is warm I love this van, but in the winter I am afraid I am going to get stranded somewhere

Faults:

The transmission is slipping in cold weather. I plug in the engine heater each night, warm it up for at least 10-15 minutes before leaving and as I pull away & before the automatic transmission shifts the first time it slips and the vehicle comes to a halt. I put it in reverse, 3rd, low... and it won't move for several minutes.

General Comments:

I took the vehicle to a mechanic. Being a woman I expect to be treated like I don't know what I am talking about. The mechanic told me he has seen several of the same make/model/year that have had the same problem. His opinion of the problem is that there is a pin within the transmission that is loose. He asked me if I was losing transmission fluid and I said yes. He said when the fluid level is brought back up it holds the pin in place and the problem ceases. That was last winter.

This winter (2004-05) I am not losing transmission fluid, but the transmission is slipping more often.

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2005

3rd Feb 2005, 21:46

I have been all over the Internet researching a used 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE/Rallye that I am considering buying. My biggest concern, after reading comments on this site, was buying this vehicle and having to replace the transmission soon after. I found some interesting information though. Plymouth/Chrysler transmissions are known for being sensitive to what kind of fluid they are run with. If you are having problems with it slipping (which can cause small amounts of fluid loss) have your transmission system completely flushed and the fluid replaced. It said NEVER use dexron or mercon fluid (which is generally what repair shops use) make sure ATF3 or ATF4 (per your owners manual) is put in, even if you have to stand there and watch them pour it in. I hope this will save someone from replacing a transmission when they don't need to.

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 12 reviews