1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Reviews

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3 FLEX-Fuel from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.3 FLEX-Fuel Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles

Summary:

A great van for the family

Faults:

I own a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE with Flex Fuel. This van has been great, lots of room and very comfortable.

Did regular maintenance, changing fluids and filters when needed. But over the last two years I have had some hard times with it.

We had the transmission rebuilt at 86000, could have gone longer if I changed the filter more than once.

Had the Computer go out in the car at 92000 miles; the van would not start, all the gauges worked, battery was good, had the starter checked, they were all good. Then sent it to the dealer who said it was the computer, spent 200 dollars on a refurbished one.

Van ran fine until... Now at 97000 miles the same problem has come up and I don't know what to do. All the gauges light up, the battery checks good, and again the same with the starter. Checked all of the fuses, 2 different starter fuses; who would have guessed but both are good.

So I have a 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager that won't start. I don't want to take it to the dealer again, but I think it might be my only option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2008

23rd Oct 2008, 17:58

Hello, I am having the same problem, but I have not changed the computer. I guess there is not a warranty with the repairs or on the part?

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Base 3.3 EFI Flex Fuel from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 EFI Flex Fuel Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Super-Trooper from Plymouth!

Faults:

The rear lock for the liftgate wouldn't unlock with the power door locks or the key (repaired under warranty), the clips that hold the visors are broken, there are paint chips and touch-ups on the body, and there is a distinct popping sound when you crank the wheel (my thought is either a ball joint or a tie rod end).

General Comments:

It's my mom's van, and like I said before it's a base model, so as far as features go, well, it has an engine, windows, headlights, and seats. Oh, we did take out the factory tape deck, and put a CD/Cassette player from a 98 Avenger in it. I also forgot it does have power door locks. However, it has the 3.3L V6, and it runs on E-85 which is awesome. Can you say $.1.85 for petro? Other advantages are, it's better on the environment, the van actually runs better on it than regular unleaded, and MY van is a 91 Grand Caravan the same motor, except mine isn't E-85 compatible, and my mom's gets better MPG. The only disadvantage to flex fuel, is most places require a credit card to buy it. Even though the van is purple, I do like the the Amethyst Pearlcoat Paint. To make a long story short, it doesn't have many features, but it pays for itself in gas, and it's reliable as hell.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2007

8th Apr 2008, 13:01

Update: At 92,000 miles the camshaft broke in half. So, instead of paying $4700.00 for a new engine, she just paid 10 grand and got a 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT.

1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager Espresso 3.3 MFI from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3 MFI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carDodge Ram Pickup

Summary:

Great family vehicle

Faults:

Transmission was re-built at 98,000 miles. This was done at the discretion of the dealer. I was never stranded.

A/C Compressor changed at the same mileage.

Passenger rear vent motor replaced at 170,000 miles.

Drivers window motor replaced at 188,000 miles.

General Comments:

This is as good a vehicle as I have owned. I'm not going to say that everyone of these vehicles will work as well as mine has, but hey, mine did. I change the oil every 3K miles and the air fliter every six months. I have maintained all other items per the specified schedule. I did give the van a tune up last week. Slightly ahead of the 100K mark, but I thought it better to do so now. I plan on running it over 200K...

It's comfortable, drives well, gas mileage could be better. Has been a real workhorse for the family. I'd like to find out how Pacific Rim vans fare in comparison...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 8 reviews