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I purchased this vehicle after owning a previous Grand Voyager 3.3 Petrol Automatic (used) for over six years. With the previous vehicle i had some initial problems ( two were sorted under warranty and two were rectified at my expense) Apart from one nearside front suspension topmount, a gearbox oil change and a radiator that exploded up a mountain in Greece the only things that needed doing were regular service things - even the after market non Chrysler water pump that i had fitted at 65000 was still on the car when i got rid of it at 275000,
My current vehicle has been a nightmare requiring three Topmounts, wheel bearings, CV joints and track rod ends amongst other items and of course normal service items. One of the worst problems that i had was the ABS failed. The junction box is mounted low down on a cross member and is open to the elements. It corroded inside as there was no gasket on the original nor the used replacement i obtained. I used a gasket sealant to seal the electronic and mechanical halves and have now done a 100000 without any more problems. Design fault in my book. I have had it for seven years now but actually only done half the mileage over and above what was on the clock when i purchased it as compared to the previous vehicle. I don't do as much mileage these days so the benefit of a diesel is not as marked as it would have been were i still doing the long distance trips that i did previously, and of course diesel users are now treated worse than murderers despite the advice that was going around from many sources a few years ago. advice which prompted so many of us to go diesel even though it was far more expensive than unleaded until relatively recently. I was also disappointed that, unlike the previous model which had a full size spare, this model had one of those miserable special spares and even though i purchased a full sized spare it would not fit in the bay under the middle of the body.
I find it easy to drive and comfortable and most passengers like the seats. When i haven't got too much rubbish in the luggage space it is an excellent carrier for six passengers plus baggage and with the seats folded provides a vast cavern. I also like the column mounted gearchange on both models and am disappointed Chrysler have gone to a centre floor mounted gear lever in the newer versions. Safety rating is a let down.
Despite the above comments i probably would go for another Grand Voyager if i were to change the car but i would do a lot more research to see whether the model i was looking at had similar problems that i have experienced.
I stopped using Chrysler for servicing because despite the expense they were giving me bad information ( ie the hand brake could not be adjusted when i asked for this to be done during a service - told that i would need to replace both cables as they stretched. This info is wrong as it is just that it is awkward and time consuming as rear discs have to be removed although eventually the cables do have to be replaced i suppose but i never had to do it).
I have had the vehicle for 14 months. Nothing has gone wrong, nothing has broke and nothing has needed replacing. Fuel consumption averages around 29mpg as most of my driving is short trips around town. On longer runs I have got up to 38mpg. The gearbox is smooth and shifts cleanly, the car handles as well as is needed and can surprise a few people how well it can go round bends. It shares the quirk or running the battery down if you just do short trips but if you do a 20 mile trip once a week then you get no problem. Very easy to park but it is a big old beast which is where the sliding side doors are invaluable. Middle and back row seats that fold into the floor turns it into a phenomenal load carrier. Very happy with my purchase and in no hurry to seek a replacement which will prove hard as the newer shape is incredibly ugly and appears to have serious reliability issues plus there is a complete lack of competition for this size of vehicle.
Having done a few thousand miles and gone through a couple of horrendous winters I am pleased to say my car has never let me down. Nothing has gone wrong. Nothing has worn out. Self servicing is easy and cheap. Fuel consumption is around 28mpg around town and 38mpg on a run. Carries seven people and their luggage, gets into all the multistorey car parks and converts to a huge carryall that I have just used to purchase a large three seater settee which fitted in with room to spare. It might not be a Lamborghini but it isn't a slug either and if you are a smooth driver you can hustle it around the corners surprisingly quickly. There is no other vehicle that can do what it does and I couldn't rate it more highly.
Brilliant practical car for the larger family. Sadly customer service lets it down. 3 months waiting for a part! Quite costly to run but a lovely drive.
The cars are not cheap but the reliability, fuel consumption and build quality are below average.