Chrysler Voyager | Auto Express

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Chrysler Voyager

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It#039;s with celebrities, but will the Voyager make its fame in the car market?

To some, it looked like its predecessor, but those who their cars will you the 2001 Chrysler Voyager was from the ground up. And it needed it. The model scored badly in the NCAP crash test, and collapsed.

The new version’s stiffer meant it was a good deal secure, and Chrysler breathed a of relief.

The Voyager is still not a great though, and the 3.3-litre V6 is thirsty the 2.5-litre CRD diesel is hard to However, the car has a definite image over rivals, because a popular choice among thanks to its American styling and blacked-out rear windows.

also surprisingly affordable, excellent equipment levels and prices, even at main

Checklist

Gearbox: early gearboxes were troublesome, tiresome shifts prone to syncromesh wear. Chrysler a revised unit, with early boxes replaced warranty.

Windows: don’t underestimate the of seemingly minor faults new electric window motors, for are in excess of £200. Also, interior trim is very and breaks loose easily.

heaters can be troublesome, so ensure hot air from both the front and vents, as replacement parts are

Seats: the seats are removable but especially the rear bench check for damage to surrounding where past owners had trouble getting it out.

Doors: the clever electric doors are operated by the key fob, but can if guide rails are not cleaned This can cause the motors to out.

Driving impressions

The feels big, but is OK in town due to its visibility and large glass The controls are heavy and the manual on diesels is cumbersome; autos are although the change is coarse and

Engines are thirsty in 3.3-litre The oil-burner is more efficient and when cruising. Ride can be but for interior luxury it takes beating, as equipment levels are

Chrysler Voyager

Glass’s view

The Voyager has really set the new or used car markets but it does attract steady from those looking for an to some of the more popular MPVs. Resale prices to be on the low side, which is good for those seeking a bargain, but not for owners looking to sell. The well specified Grand is attractive for those with load-lugging needs or big families, and it offers tremendous value for

Jeff Paterson, senior Glass’s Guide

Life a Voyager

My Chrysler hasn’t the most reliable – never encountered a major but there have been of tiny electrical niggles and such as bits of trim loose.

The Voyager is big, and chunky. I’ve read criticisms, but to my mind it is by far the best of the people carriers.

Russell Honiton, Devon

Verdict

Improved rivals and safety saw sales of the old Voyager take a So crash protection is improved, better engines and equipment ensure the Chrysler is class-competitive

There are countless seating and clever touches inside, the Grand is the more practical. models have electronically doors and tailgate. An enticing in terms of value for money, but are better models to drive.

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