1985 Plymouth Voyager Reviews

1985 Plymouth Voyager Mitsubishi 2.6L 4-Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Mitsubishi 2.6L 4-Cylinder Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance360000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Beauville Van

Summary:

Most reliable, toughest, longest lasting vehicle ever... It must have been an accident!

Faults:

Balancer (front pulley) bolt works loose and needs tightening approx. every 50,000 Km.

Messy oil leak results from above bolt... Needs a good bath when bolt is tightened.

Radiator cooling fan replaced at 200,000 Km.

Transmission 3rd. gear band lining came loose at approx. 295,000 Km. Replaced with rebuilt at 305,000 Km. (Autopsy on tranny (by tranny shop) revealed no damage or visible wear other than separated band. Old band replaced, new gaskets and tranny was installed in friend's Charger - 17,000 Km. ago.)

Lower end of tailgate struts broke loose at 317,000 Km.

At 330,000 Km. valve guides have started leaking causing a (very little) bit of smoke on start-up.

General Comments:

All usual 'consumables' have been replaced (tires, brakes, exhaust, spark plugs & filters) as needed, but at the same or much, MUCH lower rate than on any other vehicle I've ever owned.

Has never failed to start within the first two turns (except once when I left the lights on), even in our Canadian winters.

I used to be a small car fan (MG, Austin Mini, Sunbeam Imp, Ford Cortina, whole collection of Fiats)... This van has always given better gas mileage than any of them, under any load or driving conditions.

I wish my '93 Caravan had the same bench seat as this one; it's unbelievably comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2003

11th Jul 2004, 16:43

We love our mini van after 1.208.000 miles on the 3.1 L engine it has been every where and pulled everything from 3600 bounds to car dollys loaded with full size cars. Very few problems with it. Water pump and timing belt replaced at 245000 miles. Transmision repaired at 128000 miles differential went out. but everything else is original. With regular tune ups its the best little vehicle we have owned. we now have 2 mini vans and 2 cars all buy Chrysler.

1985 Plymouth Voyager LE Mitsubishi 2.6L 4-Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Mitsubishi 2.6L 4-Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles

Summary:

A good car if you get it for free

Faults:

The timing belt just started to go, which is the reason I no longer own the car.

Other than that, nothing major has gone wrong while I have been driving it (or while my parents drove it for 5 years).

One trouble spot, though, is the comfort controls. The A/C never really worked, and the heat didn't either (a bad thing in cold Michigan winters).

General Comments:

This car does not accelerate quickly at all. Passing other cars on a two-lane road is not an option. The automatic transmission is most likely responsible.

The gas mileage, in my opinion, is absolutely horrible for a 4-cylinder engine.

It is, however, a good highway cruiser, and you can fit a lot of stuff in the back if you don't have the 7-passenger option.

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

Review Date: 5th March, 2003

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews