I am pleased with my Voyager, which is now 18 months old. However, the handbrake could be better placed and is more suitable for Orang-Utans.
It's a good-looking car, and quite refined for such a large vehicle, especially compared with my previous seven-seat Land Rover Discovery ES. I would have preferred to have an auto gearbox, so I tried the new 2.8-litre 'Stow n' go'. I was disappointed with the gear box, preferring the manual, and the fuel consumption was disappointing on the 2.8.
So, get a new auto box on the diesel, and Chrysler will have an almost perfect family vehicle.
This is a very good MPV.
I recently test drove the new Grand Voyager 2.8 auto but was a disapointed with the layout of the pedals. Having driven autos, I find that Chrysler have not thought of how much space should be available for your left leg as when you are driving this car your are unable to strech your left leg out because this gets in the way when you ues the brake pedal. I feel this is a safety issue and have contacted Chrysler. Their comment was that it passes the safety tests, but they have passed this on to their design team? I would be interested for anyone else's views.
I love this car. It's only four stars because of the high petrol consumption (really, they need to do something about this - a dream would be a hybrid version - the diesel is not much better).
It beats the other MPVs hands down for build quality and luxuriousness inside, OK it's more expensive but you do get what you pay for. Before we test-drove all the large MPVs I swore I wouldn't buy a Voyager, but the day I drove it the decision was made.
We're about to change for the new Stow 'n' Go version which other than the petrol consumption and slightly lazy engine makes this car virtually perfect in my opinion. (If you are driving your children around in a car this size, you probably don't want to go shooting around the place, and anyway I can still get in front of other cars at the lights if I need to.)
For: Looks, build quality, practicality, size, ease of driving, comfort, a car-like drive (petrol version), great acceleration on the motorway, just the joy I get every time I sit in it, and get my children in and out of the huge doors, fantastic electric doors and tail.
Against: Petrol consumption and again petrol consumption! A lazy engine on steep hills, headlights are not the best around, the brakes could feel a bit harder (quite soft, USA style), don't tailgate!
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