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Chrysler Voyager, Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Van
Nov 14, 2003 (8:17 am)
My 2003 Voyager LX is pretty loaded up. It's got the V6, ABS, quad captains and split folding rear bench, roof rack, etc. It is correct that the Voyager name is no longer offered, but a SWB van is available under the T&C name. A couple of years ago, Chrysler offered the Voyager with power sliding doors and overhead console type options, but that quit for 2003 I believe. I guess no one was buying the SWB vans equipped like that, so they dropped the options from the line.
#1883 of 2390 Loaded Voyager
Nov 14, 2003 (8:57 am)
Were rear discs available as an option?
#1884 of 2390 rear discs
Nov 14, 2003 (2:42 pm)
No. I have the standard front disc/rear drums with added ABS.
#1886 of 2390 Reply to pd17 Re: Loaded Voyager/Caravan
Nov 17, 2003 (12:40 pm)
Me and My Wife own a 2001 Grand Caravan EX. It has the powerful 3.8L engine with aluminum 16 inch tires. (4) captain chairs and 50/50 split rear seats (and all seats do recline and are fabric material). The drivers chair is an eightway power seat where as the passenger seat is not. There is an overhead console that gives the outside temperature and direction only. Triple zone manual filtered air/heat (driver, passenger and rear seats). ABS and 4 disc braking system. Driver and passenger front and side air bags. Nice sounding 6 speaker premium sound system with equalizers, tape player and single CD player. (4) 12 volz outlets. Removable center console w/storage bin, cell phone holder and power supply. Passenger side power sliding door and power rear hatch. Heated front and rear Pak for wipers. Power 3 way folding mirrors with heat. Power locks with automatic lock feature. Power front and rear vent windows. Storage drawer under passenger seat and two 3rd row seat hideaway storage compartments. Not to mention the storage compartment on both the driver and passenger doors. Automatic headlights off when you forget to turn them off. Remote keyless entry keyfob for all doors. Convenient storage compartment for jack and spare tire crank/cable system. Lighted entry system. Roof rack and cargo storage organizer. I might have gone a little to far with this, but these are the things that I love about our van. We purchased it used.
#1887 of 2390 Where has my Van been
Nov 17, 2003 (7:36 pm)
I just purchased a new 2003 Caravan in Canada. It was built in Fenton Missouri in January 03.
My question ? Where has my van been for the last 10 months ,seems to me that this is a long time between construction and sale. should I be concerned ? An interesting point I purchased this vehicle within 1-2 miles of the Windsor On. assembly plant.
#1888 of 2390 masterpaul1
Nov 18, 2003 (7:14 am)
That is great about your van, but it does not answer the question posed by pd17. He was asking about loaded Voyagers and Caravans--the SWB models. You have a Grand Caravan--the LWB model. My 2003 Voyager LX is about as loaded as a SWB van can get.
Nov 18, 2003 (7:18 am)
Who knows? You know the SWB vans are not in huge demand. It is possible your van sat on a lot somewhere and was kind of "forgotten about" for a while. When I bought my 2003 Voyager back in April, the dealer had to go to their overflow lot about 10 miles away to get it so I could test drive it. I found the van on the Internet and showed up to see it. They did not even keep it on their lot. They had 1 Voyager on their lot for customers to see. If they don't stock it, they can't sell it. Unfortunately, folks like us who want the SWB vans on purpose are more rare so the dealers don't take up a lot of "show room space" to keep them on their front lots. I would not be worried at all. Your warranty did not start until the day you bought it.
Nov 18, 2003 (11:19 am)
Your absolutely right uga91. From the way that you and pd17 conversation was going, it seems that some of the features that pd17 is looking for is not found on the Voyagers or Caravan SWB, but on the Grand Caravan LWB. All I'm trying to do is give pd17 something to consider and think about even though they like the SWB Voyager/Caravan. I learned a lot about the Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan when I was researching each module and trim level. I found that what I was willing to pay and what features I wanted made a big difference on the final decision since certain models had specific things that other ones didn't. I'm not sure how many trim levels there are or what options are available on the Voyager/Caravan. I wanted to give pd17 some information on the Grand Caravan if the features he/she is looking for wasn't available on the SWB Voyager/Caravan. The way I see it. The more choices the better.
#1891 of 2390 that's true
Nov 18, 2003 (11:59 am)
I, for one, bought the Voyager over the Grand Caravan or another LWB on purpose. I wanted the SWB van. I did not, however, want a stripped van. I have ABS like the T&C does. I have quad captains and the split folding rear bench like the T&C does. I have the same engine, transmission, wheels, tires and stereo as the T&C LX as well. I just wanted the shorter van.