Funny, when I read some reviews of 94 Grand Voyager many have transmissiom problems at around 45k to 60k's miles. I do not have any problem with my transmission yet, right now it has 202,000 original miles on it! Its still going strong!
We've put 200 of the 250k miles on this van and we have no complaints. The engine is the 3.8 liter, and it's plenty powerful. The transmission lasted us 200k, a/c needed work, but what do you expect with that much use? It's with reluctance we plan to get a new (used) van, probably my daughter's Mazda MPV. This is without a doubt the most faithful van my wife has ever driven. She loves it, and trusts it. It has all the bells & whistles, and they still work. It's just getting old, and things are wearing out. Radiator this week, who knows what next? This van will go down in our family hall of fame as a great vehicle!
Captains chairs; powerful engine; electronic toys (temp, compass, miles to empty, etc.). Lots of room.
Bought this van new and it had it's share of problems, but most of them happened within the 70K mile warranty period. Tranny failed at 45K, but rebuilt has been great since. Since the warranty ran out, the van has been great! It's very nice to drive especially on trips/vacations. It's a pleasure on the highway and gets better mileage as it gets older. Performance is excellent for only 162 hp. Lots of low end power. I now have 134K miles on it and the engine stil purrs. The 3.3 liter engine is a sound engine. I wish I would have gotten the captains chairs. The center bench is not very comfortable and does not have head rests. Overall, I have been very pleased with this vehicle.
Fun to drive on trips. Low end power with decent fuel economy. Usefulness of design.
Reliability, especially of the transmission should be better. Head rests are needed on the back seats.
This is a well designed vehicle from a
comfort standpoint, but one with
engineering design and manufacturing
flaws that are exasperating. We had to
replace our transmission at about
40,000 miles. This has been a common
problem that Chrysler has never seemed
to fix. The paint peeled off of the
roof really early. Goop (too much
sealant) ran from the windows. Clothes
hooks broke, the tape player broke; the
front speakers need to be replaced.
The remote entry devices in the door
broke. On and on. It made me worry
for Detroit's future against foreign
Captain's chairs were very nice. The
optional computer compass, distance til
empty, temperature guage were very
nice. The Infinity sound system was
very nice when it worked. Good
Improved engineering for transmissions
is the key one. Many items broke
prematurely. I believe they were
poorly designed. Overall quality
control was poor and needs to be
I bought this van used with 100,000
miles. It know has 191,000. Yes, I have
replaces the norm tires, struts shocks
bearings, breakes, rotors, tie rods,
even the front anti sway bar snapped.
I have also replaced the starter and
most of the a/c componants.
The van still has a ok apperance (some
rust)But heck I put on 35,000 a year.
I only paid $4,200 and have invested
$1,800 in keeping it safely mechanicly
sound. The only thing I dont like is
the 3.3 engine & trany leak. But with
191,000 its cheaper to pour than to
repair. I toe a 3300lb boat and
snowmobile. it does all I need. This is
my third chrysler mini van. And yes I
would buy a 4th.