Our van has 189,000 miles and is still going strong, original transmission and engine. A couple times a year it needs a new part or two, but it's always small, cheap stuff. I think the transmission problem is with the 3.8 V6, not the 3.3 b/c me and everyone I know with the 3.3 hasn't had transmission problems. I splurged on new shocks/struts and tires and the thing cruises so smooth down the interstate you'd think it was new. We've been very happy with this van. Only gripe is the gas mileage, 14 around town, 20-21 on the highway, it's about the same as an SUV.
I bought my 99 Grand Voyager new. It's been very reliable. While under warranty I had a problem with rear wheel bearings and with the overdrive sensor in the transmission. At about 80,000 miles, had a problem with the headlight switch. Still looks good at 151,000 miles and I plan to run it for a while yet. The 3.3 engine is very reliable and I've not had problems with the transmission that seem to plague others.
the thing I'm mainly concerned with is the area around the strut on drive front is rusted out on mine. safety factor big hole can see strut from under the hood. Is there a recall cause if mine is that way must be others also. otherwise the van is fine
Vehicle bought in February 2000 with 24,000 miles on it. It had been a reliable vehicle until the transmission "blew up" at 69,000 miles going 35mph. Lost total control of the vehicle. The differential blew a 6" by 3" whole in the casing completely distroying the transmission. A life threatening defect for anyone traveling at a high rate of speed. Incident happened outside of warranty. Reported to dealer and Chrysler but hey were only concerned with the warranty status.
Bought this car new. It is loaded with all the goodies I wanted having the Expresso Package. Not cheap, $28,000, but worth every penny. It is extremely comfortable, has plenty of power, but would suggest the optional 3.8L engine and very roomy for my family of 5.