93 Grand Voyager, one owner 13 years
By D. Toombs on
1993 Plymouth Voyager 3dr Minivan
This vehicle was the second Voyager we have owned. Our first was a 1985 which was also purchased new. Presently, we have 316,000 km. on the van. The 3.0 engine has seen two water pumps, two timing belts and routine spark plugs, air filtres etc. The three speed tranny died at 70,000 km and an independent garage diagnosed the problem. The dealer had installed an auxilliary cooler at my request. It was installed in tandem with the cooler in the radiator. This slowed the flow of the fluid to a crawl and the works plugged up. Lesson learned. I now change the fluid myself every 50,000 KM and it is fine. The other secrets are 1.oil and filtre every 5,000 km and anti-freeze flush/change 50,000 km.
No fancy bells and whistles. Fairly easy to work on for a back yard mechanic. Cheap parts. Reliable set of wheels for 13 years. Pulls a light camper trailer with no trouble. Hauls all sorts of stuff from kids and friends to junk to the dump. It has been the Swiss Army knife of vehicles.
The interior trim needs to be made of some sort of plastic which does NOT self destruct (the '85 model was the same ) It also needs paint which adheres to the roof. Use only the push- rod 3.3 - already done. A standard transmission for those of us who have no faith in or use for automatics. Better front seat belts, the originals stink.