1998 Plymouth Voyager Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1998 Plymouth Voyager SE 3.3 Liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.3 Liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired59958 miles
Most recent distance63527 miles

Summary:

A very reliable and comfortable all purpose vehicle

Faults:

Upper sway bar struts wore out and thumped over every little bump right after purchase.

Ignition Key Tumbler Assembly was sticking, causing the ignition key to get stuck in the ignition right after purchase.

General Comments:

This van has been extremely reliable and dependable despite it's high mileage upon purchase.

The 3.3L Engine has a very good acceleration rate. You can hardly hear the engine at all even at higher speeds. This van is the sports car of mini-van's.

Excellent visibility all around. Being able to see at all angles outside of this van is a plus for safety.

The two back seats come in and go out of the van very easily, thanks to the wheels on the bottom of the seat tracks.

The interior of this van is very comfortable and quiet. I spend a lot of time on the road with this vehicle, and it is the most comfortable vehicle that I have owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

1998 Plymouth Voyager from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

This is a lemon of a vehicle

Faults:

I have already replaced the transmission twice and the transmission is faulty again.

I had to replace the air conditioning compressor this year.

General Comments:

I would not recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th September, 2003

21st Aug 2005, 09:13

I've had the same diagnosis as you this year. Mine has 112K on it, I replaced the transmission at 58K and it's out again. The compressor, I've been told, will cost $1,400 to replace on top of the $2,500 for the new transmission. I could find a good used car for almost $4,000...

Even though the van was out of warranty when the transmission blew the first time, I looked around on the internet and found some sites with instructions on how to get Chrysler to basically give you a new transmission the first time around. They know it sucks and they don't need the bad press. They gave me a rebuild, but I only ended up just paying for the labor to put it in. Saved me $2,100.

Aside from the transmission, though, most of my costs have been normal wear and tear sort of things (battery, belts, etc.). And if I set aside the total of two weeks I've had it in the shop over the last 7 years, it's been a decent vehicle for me overall.

1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carFord Contour

Summary:

This van has been the worst car I have ever owned and I will never buy from Chrysler again!

Faults:

The driver side and passenger side window seals leaked when we first got it. We took it back numerous times for the problem to be fixed. They still leak anytime it rains hard or we get it washed.

The front rack went at 40,000 miles.

The head gasket blew less than 500 miles out of warranty and Chrysler would only pay for half the cost.

The air conditioner went at 55,000 miles. We have since had 2 additional ones replaced.

The transmission went at 75,000 miles.

The power control module went at 80,000 miles.

The controls in the dash for the heating and air conditioning have had to be replaced.

The water pump was replaced at 40,000 miles.

General Comments:

I am starting to wonder if it is really lemon yellow under its purple paint.

I am quite disappointed in this van as Chrysler's dodge caravan has been rated so highly and this is under the same parent company.

This cars only good point is the dual sliding doors, and that it holds our four children.

Seats are uncomfortable for long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th May, 2003

1998 Plymouth Voyager 3.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired57000 kilometres
Most recent distance90000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Shadow

Faults:

Transmission Differential just blew and put a great big dent in the tranny housing. I had a 1992 Caravan LE that dropped the transmission as well. All the people I work with that had Chrysler Minivans of that year, also had to replace the transmission (6 people that I know of). I also own a 2000 Dodge Dakota that developed warped rotors at 39,000 Kilometers.

General Comments:

Daimler Chrysler will never get my business again when I get out of this unbearable set of expenses.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 18 reviews