I purchased a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager from a dealership in New York City. We have experienced so many problems with this Van. The first thing to go was the Tire rods in the front. This also happened with our Dodge intrepid and Dodge Neon. Transmission blew and little by little things just started breaking down. Cruise control stopped working and the horn went next. Right now we are told that the Strut towers and struts need replacing. We have decided not to put anymore money into this Van. We will not purchase any more Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler vans again.
The Airbag, Cruise control, and horn can all be attributed to the clockspring assembly... This is a recall item, so go get it replaced for free!
Worst van ever made. Fuel rail broke, entire transmission went out, left me stranded in Mexico while on my way back from a vacation. The mechanic fixed the problem I don't even know what he did because of the Spanish, but the whole engine head was busted along with a piston. I sold the piece of trash as soon as I returned to the USA and quite frankly I feel bad for the person that I sold it to. How can I express my disbelief and shock at all the things that went wrong with this van! Definitely more money went into repairs and keeping it running than the lot price. After so many repairs it did seem like it was runnning OK especially after the Mexican mechanic worked on it. He knew what he was doing and got me home. But like death, I wouldn't wish this van on anyone.
I have a 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager with 200,000 miles on it. My previous mini van was a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Both of these vehicles are worth their weight in gold! Most of these negative reviews are for fair wear and tear issues that can happen to any vehicle. All of the Cruise Control/air bag/horn issues are all surrounding the clock spring that somebody already mentioned was covered by a re-call. These vehicles ride like a limo. get the mileage of an economy car and have more cargo space than most SUVs. Also I am in the US army stationed in Germany where I can put them to the test on the autobahn. My 98' which my mother is the proud owner of now would maintain 120mph all day long and my 97 will manage 110MPH.
I wrote the original review. It wasn't unfair as this van had just about had everything go wrong that possibly could and the transmission went out next. Certainly not your normal "wear and tear" items. Thankfully, we got rid of it and now LOVE our T&C. Giving Plymouth/Chrysler another chance without the "Grand Voyager" name attached.
How bizarre that you bought a Chrysler Town and Country and are having no problem with it. The T&C is the SAME VEHICLE with more extras (power sliding doors, leather, etc) and the SAME drivetrain (although one larger engine is available). So why is it so much better, and why did you buy it if you hated plymouth so much? They're the same company, same product, just extra features.
I personally think Chrysler is doing very well with it's minivans, and although many imports are more reliable, for domestic the Chryslers (and by Chryslers I mean Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth which are all the same company and vehicle) are by far the best built.
I have had a 1996 Plymouth Voyager and I have never had any problems. It's a great car.
I bought a 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager and have had nothing but trouble. I am a single mother of two and going to school to try to better our lives. But the van I chose was not the best choice. Not knowing if I can make it to work and school is making me worry everyday.
My van will stop running when I am going down the road. I don't have money to keep trying to find out what is wrong with it, so far no one knows what the problem is. It is always one thing after another.
I will not recommend this van to anyone.