by jamie2652 on Aug 30, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Voyager SE 3dr Minivan
I have had my 97 for almost 2 yrs I have put some work into it and for the most part this van has been GREAT I have done most of the repairs myself by watching you tube
and i must say I now know I have been getting ripped off for a long time by taking it in to do simple maintenance My husband loves the money we saved I would buy another one in a heart beat
by mebt315 on Jun 25, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Voyager 3dr Minivan
"Wanda", our beloved family vehicle of 14 years has finally gone to car heaven mostly due to a dying transmission.
We took this van everywhere (especially camping), and when I went to college it became my car.
Does not like going fast, and sometimes taking turns can make you feel like you're driving a tank...but realistically it's a mini-van not a BMW 5 speed.
Would have loved to have driven it for at least another year, but fixing the tranny would cost $2000+ which is a lot more than the car is worth.
by Van to VW on Jul 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Plymouth Voyager 3dr Minivan
I got this van from my parents when it had roughly 140k on it. I just turned 202k and am only now starting to have problems with it (a variety of things that add up to me getting a new car). The most I ever put into it was new tires, oil changes, brakes and new joint of some kind (not very car savvy). It is by no means pretty to look at or not even close to being cool to drive, but it's comfortable and extremely reliable. I would absolutely buy another one if I had purpose to. Only getting a Jetta because I have no need for a mini van anymore.
Changes for 1997 include updated transmission software, an upgraded antilock brake system and an enhanced accident response system that unlocks the doors and turns on the interior lights if the front airbags deploy. Additionally, Plymouth has made improvements to the cabin insulation (to reduce noise and vibration) and cassette stereo units. Standard lighting elements now include front map lights and liftgate flood lamps; a cargo bay power point is also part of the deal. New options include an eight-way power driver seat and an overhead console with a trip computer, compass and outside temperature display. Finally, base models get new wheel covers.