Chrysler Voyager SE Car Reviews | NRMA Motoring & Services

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Chrysler Voyager

SE Car Review

The Corporation is slowly regaining its in the Australian automotive industry its local demise nearly years ago. Chrysler’s into this country with its Jeep four drive, followed by its Neon sedan and now the Voyager family or Minivan, as it is known.

Family have become a popular for families greater than people and even for those to transport other relations as as their immediate family. claims to have sold 538 000 in the US during 1996 and has forecast an sales figure of 900 units a 15% share of the local family market.

The fully imported built in USA, is available in one model at present, its main being Tarago, Odyssey, MPV and The SE model as tested with air conditioning, ABS, dual and power front windows, is at $44 800. A higher specification LE will be available later year.

Features and Equipment

The features a 3.3 litre OHV fuel V6 engine, the largest capacity of all vehicles in this class. across the engine bay, it better aerodynamics and keeps the length to a minimum.

The electronic speed automatic transmission behind the V6 engine is state of the utilising feedback via various to continually monitor gear and drive requirements. Rapid of this information ensures shifts and take-offs.

MacPherson struts are incorporated in the suspension, connected at the lower end by iron control arms in rubber bushes. The rear of a beam axle mounted on springs and tubular shock Anti-roll bars fitted and rear, combined with wheel tracks, contribute to the stability.

Braking on the Voyager of power assisted front and rear drums, complemented by a anti-lock system fitted as equipment.

Body and Finish

The body styling is quite and not unlike its main competitor, the Chrysler has endeavoured to satisfy buyers’ requirements in the design of the aiming to make it as car-like as Visibility, controls, equipment and are all areas that needed to be as to car look and feel as possible, to buyers into this of vehicle.

All glassware is flush the exterior body panels a smooth overall appearance.

engineering has gone into the doors on both sides, them user friendly and to operate with occupant in mind. Despite the large in each side to house the sliding doors, Chrysler its body structure is exceptionally and torsionally stiff.

Versatility is high on the priority list, quick conversion from passenger space to maximum area by quick action on the second and third row seats, complete removal in a few seconds.

Considerable effort has been in sheet metal treatment to body corrosion, by galvanising all exposed to the environment and applying a coating of zinc phosphate Environmentally friendly waterbase are used exclusively with superior gloss and brilliance solvent based alternatives. The features complete body protection to minimise stone

The power operated external vision mirrors are electrically and have a function which them to be folded flat the body at the push of a button. assists when manoeuvring in positions. Another power is the rear quarter windows are opened and closed by means of bell-cranks, controlled by a switch on the door armrest.

Safety and measures have been including driver and front airbags, head restraints on all positions, adjustable anchor for front and intermediate outer belts, reinforced side beams, automatic door remote controlled central locking and transponder type immobiliser.

Comfort and Space

The seats are comfortable in most with good natural support, although they do side support, offset to degree by the armrests mounted on the edges.

Taller than drivers and passengers may experience discomfort with the amount of leg available although it is sufficient for of average build. The intermediate row seating for two passengers only, the third position for access to the row. Although three are provided in the rear, the occupants have to be of slim build.

Access to the rearmost seat is due to the position of the intermediate seat, as it is on the left side of the vehicle it necessary to enter this row the right or traffic side of the Ample storage is provided, an abundance of cup holders, coat hooks and storage bins, a slide-out drawer under the seat and storage compartments in the seat armrests.

Behind the

The driver’s position has moderate and leg room and the seat and steering adjustments enable reasonable Forward and side vision is clear; however, the view the rear window and the interior is somewhat hampered by the abundance of restraints at all rear seat

The instrument panel is simple and to read and although some may have to stretch to reach dash controls, I found to be within easy reach the exception of the handbrake and gear Both of these are results of I consider to be a budget right drive conversion.

The handbrake is to the passenger’s seat and as well as hard to reach, it is difficult to get leverage for full application.

The gear selector, positioned on the hand side of the steering is awkward to operate and when to select lower gears for etc, the lever fouled my leg. Having to push a every time I wanted to the trip meter was also an feature.

The pedal area is confined with the intrusion of the front wheel well on the and the odd shaped footrest on the left. The are also offset to the left it difficult to make a quick jab for the pedal without connecting the accelerator at the same time.

The sunvisors leave a large 400 mm gap and around the mirror, an area is unshielded from the sun.

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On the

Although basic in design, the 3.3 OHV V6 performs smoothly giving than average performance with other family without a fuel consumption

Chrysler has excelled in the design and of its automatic transmission and I believe it is one of the shifting transmissions I have in a vehicle of this level. The indication of a shift occurring, in cases, is the perception of acceleration and the in engine revs.

I was impressed the handling ability of the Voyager it equal to any sedan vehicle of size. Its handling ability is by the excellent ride quality it It matters little whether the is bitumen or loose gravel, as it is on either and soaks up the road with ease.

The handling ability, ride and the brake system anti-lock provide a safe confident that would appeal to drivers.

The front disc and drum brake system quite well under conditions, although considerable pressure is required under circumstances. Some of this be partly due to the softness and offset of the pedal causing the driver’s to catch the accelerator under braking. This did not engender a lot of under heavy braking combined with the amount of that emanated from the brakes during our test, me the impression there was not a lot of reserve.

The gear selector functions provided you are content to leave it in the position. However, if you are inclined to select gears at times, it is not awkward, but uncomfortable.

Whilst the control buttons set into the wheel hub are very functional, the operation tends to be a little Because of the lack of engine it quickly overruns the set speed on a run and on the uphill grade, resumes at up to ten km/h lower than the set

Servicing

Under the bonnet of the would have to be described as unfriendly. The OHV V6 engine is crammed into the engine bay with the bank of cylinders and alternator the dash, making access to the bank of spark plugs, injectors and alternator a major

Further evidence of a budget is the positioning of the brake master on the left side of the engine and the heavy cross-over linkage the brake pedal on the right.

is scheduled at 12,000 km intervals for operating under normal and 5,000 km for severe service Manufacturer’s warranty is for 3 years or km.

Towing

The maximum towing has been nominated at 1600 kg, under the unladen mass of the Although Chrysler does not a maximum towball mass, it state that it must be as part of the gross trailer When towing trailers a laden mass exceeding 450 kg it is that trailer brakes are and a load equalising hitch

Summary

Although not greatly the vehicle’s performance or reliability in any there are a number of small on the Voyager that could be annoying over a period of Hopefully these issues be addressed in successive models in an excellent all round family

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