We purchased van this as a replacement for a 3 month old Mercury Villager that we HATED and had bought new. After over nearly 230,000 miles (it had around 68,000 when we bought it), we have only replaced the water pump, brakes, hoses, tailpipe, and one transmission. Regular maintenance and fluid changes have kept this baby humming. It still actually looks pretty good considering its age and mileage. It has no broken door locks, knobs, etc. like you get on a lot of old cars. It cleans up nicely.
I've owned this car for 11 years and
it has been a long solid vehicle that
has not required very much
maintenance. The transmission went but
luckily before the warranty ended. A/C
went after 8 years. The van keeps on
running year after year. Great space
inside. Smooth drive and powerful
Van has been very dependable; repairs
have been few; most expensive was
replacement of intank fuel pump $525;
Little disappointed in fuel mileage ~
20MPG on road; ~17 town. White paint
beginning to peel at roof area. No oil
consumption at 200,000 miles (oil &
Filter changes regular at 3-5,000
miles. Very pleased with vehicle!
We use our Voyager as our (non-sport)
utility vehicle. It is great for
hauling antiques, yard "stuff," home
improvement materials, and hauling
donations to goodwill. We had a new
trans put it (by the deealer for free)
when we bought it and the engine-tranny
has been just fine. Compared to Lexus-
Honda-Toyota, reliability is not so
good but acceptable. Very comfortable
seating with the 4 captains chairs and
I enjoy all the doo-dah gauges.
I have owned many older vehicles and
this is by far the worst! Engine
failure, unfixable ABS by Chrysler,
abysmal mileage, transmission noise (
on @nd tramsmission ) and other issues.
I do not trust this van for any trip
over 30 km ( 20 miles ).