1994 Plymouth Voyager Reviews

1994 Plymouth Voyager LX 3.3 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Most recent distance300000 miles

Summary:

Great ride

Faults:

Replaced the tranny at 189,000 miles.

Had to replace the starter and other small parts.

Replaced the oil every 3000 miles, and still do.

Replaced the air condition condenser; expensive service, but worth it. Can't complain.

It appears like the tranny is at the final stage of its life, but will keep driving until it's inoperable.

General Comments:

Has been very dependable. Drove to Canada twice with no problem, and to Yellowstone Park... very comfortable

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

Review Date: 11th April, 2012

1994 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.1 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic

Faults:

I have a 1994 Plymouth Voyager purchased out of necessity, but I have to say I have been pretty lucky. Low maintenance, etc.

The only problem I have had is ongoing, and that is brake noise, and attempts for them to lock up after it has rained. Once or twice around the block it clears right up however.

The brakes are actually fine, so most mechanics look at me like I'm not in my right mind when I mention this. No regrets...

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

Review Date: 20th October, 2008

1994 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.0 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance90113 miles

Summary:

This van will send you to the poor house.

Faults:

Transmission replaced at 35,700 miles.

Needs replaced again at 90,113 miles. Repair quote at least 2500.00.

Air conditioner has died. Repair quote 1500.00.

Fuel gauge needle fluctuates erratically.

General Comments:

While the van rides smoothly, and drives like a car, when it works, its costly repairs and constant transmission woes make me wish I never would have bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th February, 2006

12th Jul 2006, 06:40

Go to the site www.allpar.com/fix/trans.html

And it might shed some light on the reason you had to replace your transmission twice!

Good luck.

1994 Plymouth Voyager Base 5 speed 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles

Summary:

Best vehicle we've ever had!

Faults:

Replaced the battery in 2001 right after I got the van.

Had to have the shift fork in the 5 speed manual transmission (yes a 5 speed on a mini van) right after I got the van. That cost $800, but included a new clutch assembly (wasn't bad at that time) I had them put in while they were in there.

Replaced CV/axle shafts on both sides at 115000 miles.

Needs the passenger side shaft replaced again now - 161000 miles.

Replaced the tires when I got the van. Replaced them again at 148000 miles.

Replaced the front brake pads and calipers when I first got the van in 08/01. Recently (159000 miles) had to replace the driver's caliper, rotor, and front pads due to a sticking caliper which caused the pad to go to the rivets and deeply scored the rotor. $50 job and did it myself in 1.5 hours.

Replaced the passenger side lower ball joint and front tire due to being forced off a country road hitting a low berm. Cost me under $200 total for parts and labor - professionally done.

Replaced the front struts and rear shocks at 105000 miles.

Replaced the front struts again at 157000 miles - we live in a rural area and it is hard on them.

Replaced the radiator and hoses at 136000 miles due to leaking radiator.

I have been told that this model year (93-95) had bad A/C core under the dash. My vehicle was beyond the mileage for the recall so it cost me $1000 at the dealer. My mechanic wouldn't touch it because of how long it would take him to do. Since then the A/C has worked flawlessly. Dealer did a good job, but it was expensive to have done. Took 2 days though and was much more than I wanted to do myself.

Replaced the cap, rotor button, plugs, and wires at 136000 miles. Set timing too.

Recently (160000 miles) replaced entire exhaust, including the catalytic converter, due to the CC collapsing and it needed the rest done anyway. We kept having the "check engine" light come on when idling for any length of time and loss of power and lower MPG. That has cleared up since this work was done.

Never touched the back brakes and have no reasons to at this point.

General Comments:

This was an eBay buy and has been the best vehicle we have ever had! It has cost us less to operate than any other vehicle we've owned in the past 20 years and is so easy to work on due to the smaller sized engine.

It was my daily driver (60 miles per day minimum) until it became the main family vehicle.

We have 6 kids and needed an 8 passenger vehicle. I found another 3 person rear bench seat (same color and fabric) for $75 in great shape and installed it into the middle position in the existing mounting slots. We now have an 8 passenger Voyager with all the proper seat belts and seats.

A little cramped for 8 people, but it works for us.

We consistently get 24 MPG on the highway with 8 people in it and 18-19 around our rural town and farm (hills).

A little under-powered with 8 people, but still gets up and goes if you downshift and punch it. We can pull a trailer with it too.

Uses oil now (about 800 miles to a quart), but it has 161000 miles on a little 4 cylinder - what do you expect.

We have no qualms about taking it 250 miles to visit family - very reliable.

Utility of a van and drives like a car.

This is one we will hate to see go someday.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th December, 2004

7th Dec 2005, 11:21

You've really put a lot of time and effort into maintaining this vehicle. I'm particularly interested in the radiator switch-out. Did you replaced the thermostat at that time? Also, during your 71K miles with the van, did you replace the timing belt and water pump? If these items were replaced during your ownership, then it's odd that the engine would overheat. Good luck with the Ford.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 11 reviews