1989 Plymouth Voyager Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1989 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

This car has been to hell and back and I think that it deserves some gratitude

Faults:

At about 160,000 miles the air conditioner compressor went.

At 185,000 the front left caliper went bad.

At 185,100 the front right caliper went bad.

At 185,500 the master cylinder went bad.

General Comments:

This car has been in my family since 1988 so that means when we got it I was only 4.

This van has been to Germany, Paris, and obviously on an airplane.

When it was in Germany my mom hit a patch of black ice and rolled the van upside down on the side of the road. no one was hurt seriously.

We then brought it to New York where it has been it 3 major accidents you front accidents and one rear. The cars body was fixed like new all 3 times.

I recently put a cherry bomb muffler on it and the cars sounds good and drives excellent.

The bad thing about it is that it hardly passes inspection because of the emissions. The van burns oil and pours out blue smoke. All Chrysler vans with the 3.0 V6 did this all the way to 1995. Any of you people whom bought the turbo 4 cylinder engines I feel really bad for you because you officially own a gigantic tin with wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

26th Jun 2005, 20:51

Your van probably has bad valve seals; this is common among 3.0 Mitsubishi V6 engines with high mileage. The bad valve seals is likely the cause of the smoke.

1989 Plymouth Voyager SE Turbo 2.5L EFI turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5L EFI turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired31 miles
Most recent distance126000 miles
Previous carN/A N/A

Summary:

Fast, but costly family vehicle

Faults:

98,000: Alternator went out.

101,000: Front driver and both rear brakes went out.

103,000: Muffler developed holes.

103,000: All the fuses blew simultaneously (I have no clue how this happened).

110,000: Turbo developed holes (it became almost completely useless).

120,000: Alternator went out again.

125,976: Blew the engine.

General Comments:

Spacious interior, very spacious.

Good stock sound system.

Repairs in early life generally few and far between, but became more frequent as the vehicle ages (I knew the previous owner).

Real quick on the acceleration.

Comfortable seats and pleasant interior.

End of life repairs become costly.

13.6 mpg city driving due to the malfunctioning turbo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th January, 2002

24th Aug 2002, 19:56

Sounds like it wasn't well cared for to me, which could easily have contributed to those problems. Turbo's always need more maintenance, more frequent oil changes and need to be serviced themselves. Brakes need changes of fluid and machining at regular intervals. And if you blew the engine something's seriously wrong with how you treat the car.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 8 reviews