1997 Plymouth Voyager

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$3,000
97,620 Miles

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 97620
Trim Level: SE
Doors: 3
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 3.3L V6 MPI
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Notes

3.3L V6 MPI. Odometer is 48900 miles below market average!Silver 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 119 WB FWD 4-Speed Automatic 3.3L V6 MPI


Recalls & Defects

VIN 2P4GP44R9VR257872 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SEAT BELTS:INTEGRATED CHILD SEAT

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH INTEGRAL CHILD SEATS. THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REGULATION 573. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. ON THE INTEGRAL CHILD SEAT, THE SHOULDER BELTS RESTRAINING THE CHILD RETRACT AND LOCK IN PLACE AFTER THE BELT BUCKLE IS CONNECTED TO THE LATCH PLATE. THE LATCH PLATE MOVEMENT LOCKS THE BELTS TO MAKE SURE THE CHILD IS RESTRAINED IN THE CASE OF A VEHICLE CRASH.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
3.5
  Based on 20 reviews

great van

3.5
jamie2652 on 08/30/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had my 97 for almost 2 yrs I have put some work into it and for the most part this van has been GREAT I have done most of the repairs myself by watching you tube and i must say I now know I have been getting ripped off for a long time by taking it in to do simple maintenance My husband loves the money we saved I would buy another one in a heart beat

14 Good Years

3.1
mebt315 on 06/26/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

"Wanda", our beloved family vehicle of 14 years has finally gone to car heaven mostly due to a dying transmission. We took this van everywhere (especially camping), and when I went to college it became my car. Does not like going fast, and sometimes taking turns can make you feel like you're driving a tank...but realistically it's a mini-van not a BMW 5 speed. Would have loved to have driven it for at least another year, but fixing the tranny would cost $2000+ which is a lot more than the car is worth.

Drove her into the ground

4.3
Van to VW on 07/14/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this van from my parents when it had roughly 140k on it. I just turned 202k and am only now starting to have problems with it (a variety of things that add up to me getting a new car). The most I ever put into it was new tires, oil changes, brakes and new joint of some kind (not very car savvy). It is by no means pretty to look at or not even close to being cool to drive, but it's comfortable and extremely reliable. I would absolutely buy another one if I had purpose to. Only getting a Jetta because I have no need for a mini van anymore.

My Favorite Car to date

5
Henken on 10/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am 6 feet 3 inches and have lots of room in this little marvel. The dashboard is sexy and easy to maneuver around. I had the dealer make a modification to the accessory relay so that my GPS and phone chargers will stay charged when the vehicle is not running. The ride is smooth and with the double-side doors not a single feel of flex or squeak.

Very Reliable

3.4
mikego on 06/19/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

OK- I got the 3.0 L with 3 speed automatic, simple version. Good choice. I have owned since new, have put on 150K with only oil leaks (seals), a starter, a battery and a water pump to go bad. Still has original exhaust. I cannot complain about a single thing on this car. If there was ever a car to just do oil changes, brakes and an occasional timing belt, this is is. I would buy another in a minute.

I would buy another

4.8
Steve on 10/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 1997 Voyager when I still had kids at home and after eleven years/215,000 miles and no major work done, the tranny finally gave out. I hope to rebuild myself, I would hate to give up on this car. I would like to buy another new one, I liked it so much!

Junky

2.8
nicomp on 09/08/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought a '96 Voyager, returned it under the lemon laws less than a year later. Had to pay $1K to lose the '96 and get the '97. At 55K miles check engine light came on. No other symptoms. Dealer couldn't make it go off. Finally they decided to do a valve job. I had to pay $1500 for that. They thought it was a good deal. I guess it was a good deal for them. Since about 70K miles the engine has been tapping. It sounds like a lifter problem and at 140K miles, it's a constant sound when the engine is running. Sounds like a diesel. Uses oil, burning it and dripping it. Headliner is falling off. Always runs OK, taps constantly. Eats belt tensioners annually. HVAC head has become intermittent.

No more Chrysler

1.4
Lisa on 04/09/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

We bought our Voyager brand new. Virtually everything has been replaced in it. It is ridiculous! Chrysler and other American automakers just cannot compare with foreign automakers which explains the decline in sales. You will be sorry if you buy any Chrysler-made vehicle. The transmission in our Voyager blew at 55,000 and 125,000. Every single American-made vehicle we have bought has had transmission and/or engine issues! Our Toyota Camry has over 200,000 miles on it, and no problems yet!

Buy a Toyota or Honda

1.6
--- on 03/28/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Spend the extra couple thousand dollars on a decent minivan/SUV. We have a '97 4-DR SE, and it has been towed 4 times within the last year. We take it to Chrysler to get it maintained on a yearly basis due to the non-reliability, and we also take it to our regular mechanic. Yet, it still croaks. Bought it brand new. Never again. Chrysler needs to clean up their act...and what's the deal with the transmission not being recalled? We baby this minivan, especially with young children. It rides very smoothly one day, and the next, well, we're on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck...has happened 4 times this past year. At least Toyota and Honda stand behind their products.

'97 Voyager

4.1
Warren on 08/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This van has been excellent. The dealership in Durham however is terrible. Over the years (10) we have had minimal repairs and strictly standard maintenance. I change my own oil and keep an eye on fluid levels. Leaking gasket around oil pan at around 100,000. We are at 120,000 and alas the transmission is slipping. Other than that, a very dependable vehicle.

What a rip-off!

2.1
E on 02/19/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Chrysler could do better making a reliable van. We bought our van in 3/98. It's a '97. Had 13K on it then, now has 126K. It is currently sitting in a parking lot 3 miles from our house because it died when mom was driving it. Hasn't restarted since. Needed a new tranny @ 60K. New engine @ 70K, 4 new air compressors ($1500/each), new clock spring, and God knows what it needs now. Paid $25,000 for it. It's junk. Most expensive vehicle we've bought, but pure junk. Body is in A- condition, mechanical has failed us numerous times. Our mechanic knows us by name because of how many times we've brought it there. Our Japanese cars have definitely outlasted this thing!

not such a bad car

3.9
mrwoody on 06/17/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This is an underrated vehicle. True, not a speed demon, but it has proven reliable. I find it quite comfortable.

Like this van, but envy Honda and Toyota

4.3
My First MiniVan on 05/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

We bought the 1997 Grand Voyager Rallye as a new car just as the 1998 models became available, so it was available at a great deal. Initially, we loved the features, the space, the sporty look of the Rallye Model. Nice, smooth floaty ride. Nice interior features, great audio system. Our van now has close to 100K miles. I feel it has been a decent performer in terms of reliability, yet I know that if I'd had a Honda Odyssey or a Toyota Sienna there would have been fewer trips to our mechanic. We were SO frustrated when this van was repaired FOUR times for the same belt slipping problem before the problem was solved. Honda and Toyota would never put an owner through that!

Transmission is a Dud

3.9
robby on 02/22/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The transmission is a problem with the 1997 Plymouth Voyager. I have had to have my transmission rebuilt at around 100,000 miles. I am now at 143,000 and the symptoms are returning. I am vigilant at maintaining oil and fluid levels. I would conclude that it is in the engineering.

97 plymouth voager

4.3
lucca on 07/10/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had this car seven years and have had only minor problems. I used it to haul small furnishings and accessories. It worked great. Yhe interior is simple, yet nicely designed, as is the exterior. I've had some minor problems with electical, but overall have been satisfied.

1997 Plymouth Voyager STD

3.4
kmikkola1 on 01/26/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

We have owned our Voyager since 1999. It was purchased with just under 50000 miles, now it has 105000. Other than normal maintenence, the only real problem we had was the need to replace a starter coil about 3 months ago.

Happy with my Voyager

4.1
Enjoyed the trip on 11/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 97 voyager has been among the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned. Bought it used, about 7 mos. old and 8,000 miles. Have done all suggested maintenance at intervals recommended by manufacturer, including oil/lube every 3000 miles. Only other work ever done to the van was a new water pump when timing belt was changed @100K+ miles. (And that was preventive, the pump had not failed but all the parts needed to get to it were off so there was no incremental labor costs.)

nolongermopar

2.4
Nolongermopar on 09/25/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This is a lemon..plain and simple. It has been in the shop (3 times by tow truck) no less than 3 times a year for different mechanical and electrical problems. Everything from a broken timing belt @ 29000 miles to a busted head gasket at 55000. Turn on the radio and the windshield wipers are sure to work. That relay has been replaced at least 3 times.

2 transmissions & $4200.00 later...

4
Jessica Thomas on 06/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

The odometer just hit 120,000...we are a very "on-the-go" family. So far we have replaced the power steering, entire cooling system and 2 transmissions. The first transmission was at 63k miles (rebuild at $1200) And at 119k the second transmission (entire new transaxle at $3000) Don't be fooled by the affordable up-front pricing, it will eventually make a sizable dent in your wallet. Cheaply designed interior doesn't hold up well.

OK van

4.1
kevbop on 03/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My base Plymouth Voyager has been a pretty good vehicle up to now. I have had it 5 1/2 years and I have had only one persistant problem. The head gasket has been replaced twice under warranty and is leaking again. I am going through about 1 qt of oil every 1300 miles. Most other things about the van have been good. The mileage, especially on the highway has been great.( up to 26mpg.)


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