I am also having the same problem with the engine cutting out leaving you with no steering. I love the space in this car and the level of comfort it provides for all of us. We have done several road trips in it taking it to Venice, The Alps and to the Dordogne on a camping trip. It was totally reliable and if it wasn't for this potentially disastrous fault I would have no problem rating it as the best MPV we have had. However it has gone in to the dealers twice to have the problem rectified but they haven't acknowleged that this is a known problem. As I write it is there now which is great because it means we are not driving around in fear of an accident.
2008 2.8 CRD Limited Great car for the family! However i'm having the same problem as Luke Pearman from Essex(below).Engine cutting out leaving me with no steering,Very scary, my wife won't drive the car anymore. Coming down a mountain road,engine cut out while going into a bend sending me across the road into the path of an oncoming car and almost into the side of the mountain. This is the third time in a year, Chrysler Switzerland(Zurich)being very unhelpful at the moment and not taking it seriously. The drive is good although the diesel engine is a little noisy.Very comfortable for driver and passengers and the entertainment system is great.Love all the electric doors and tailgate.
This is one of the only cars that can accomodate two adults; four children; a large tri-wheel buggy and other child related paraphanalia. It is also very spacious and comfortable to sit in; the children all love being in it. The only alternatives for large families are: Ford Tourneos and other "minibus" type mpvs; Renault Grand Espace (overpriced); Toyota Previa (also overpriced); dodgy Japanese imports such as the Granvia etc. The grand voyager with the auto box and 3.3 petrol engine is a doddle to drive round town-my wife loves it on the daily school run and it is also excellent for longer journeys. The leather, cruise control, sound system, dual climate, electric driver's seat, front heated seats are all a bonus, but the fit and finish is nowhere near European standards and the driver ergonomics are useless. There are too many fiddly buttons and switches that are not illuminated at night; they simply cannot be found. The steering wheel obscures the main beam icon and other symbols on the display panel. The fuel consumption is woeful around town, although 30+ mpg is achievable with cruise control on a longer run. Our car suffers from the mysterious battery curse--leave a door open for a couple of minutes and you need to get your jump leads out!!!
Bought my GV (2006/56 plate) from local Chrysler dealer two weeks ago and initial impressions good. Very well equipped and load bay cavernous with 2nd and 3rd row seats folded into the floor. Just done a holiday run with wife, 3 growing kids and lots of luggage and we were rattling around inside. Fuel economy reasonable cosidering the size - over 30mpg combined on the return run covering both motorways and country roads/hill climbing in Snowdonia. Driving position OK on long runs but armrest adjustment would help comfort.
Overall, happy with the purchase after the first 1000 miles. Will see whether I'm as happy after the first service.
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