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#2008 of 2391 2003 Voyager LX
Dec 19, 2004 (1:43 pm)
My 2003 Chrysler Voyager LX is still as smooth and quiet as they day I bought it (knock wood). I have absolutely no complaints with the van and am making no plans to replace it. It's my third DC van after a 1993 Dodge Caravan SE and a 2001 Chrysler Voyager (base model). Very pleased. BTW, hansiena, FWIW, I have only been in a couple of Sedonas, but I would say my Voyager LX with Quad Captain's Chairs is more luxurious than a Sedona. And I'm not bashing the Sedona--I bought a new Sephia in 1995 and drove it for 6.5 trouble free years, so I'm not anti-Kia when I say that about the Sedona.
#2009 of 2391 Front end clunk
Dec 19, 2004 (3:52 pm)
We have a 2001 GC ES with about 55,000 miles on it. Anytime we hit even a modest bump, there is a very noticeable clunk coming from the front end.
I went under there today and didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I also tried jacking on the tires to see if there is any looseness and didn't find anything.
#2010 of 2391 Re: Front end clunk [mfahey1]
Dec 20, 2004 (9:24 am)
I think we had the same problem. We have a 2001 GC EX with close to 55K. In Nov. we had the same problem. When going over bumps I could feel in the brake and accelerator paddle a slight vibration and heard the clunk. I checked all of the steering equipment too for any loose bolts or worn parts and found nothing. Took it in for the oil change and transmission flush and they replaced a part of the front suspension, I forgot the technical name but will post after looking at receipt. The ride is very smooth now, even over bumpy roads and very quite too.
#2011 of 2391 Re: 2003 Voyager LX [uga91]
Dec 23, 2004 (7:22 pm)
A Voyager is a nice vehicle but never had the "luxury" (or snob?) appeal of Town & Country just as Plymouth was never perceived to be an upscale sedan like Chrysler was for decades before the K cars were introduced.
When I looked at the 2002 Kia Sedona EX it appeared on the surface as luxurious and about the size of the 2002 Chrysler Voyager. However, a closer comparison showed that the Sedona EX lacked many of the nice features of the Chrysler Voyager.
I am very pleased with my 2002 Chrysler T&C LX but realize it is the re-incarnation of what was known for years as the Plymouth Grand Voyager SE. A 2000 Chrysler T&C LX was a MUCH nicer minivan than the 2000 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE that sold as a Plymouth in late 1999 and was re-labeled the Chrysler Grand Voyager SE in January 2000.
None of the NEW 2005 Chrysler SWB T&C (that I have looked at)have a tachometer although the tachometer is standard on the Caravan SXT and not available on the Caravan SE.
#2012 of 2391 hansienna
Dec 26, 2004 (8:21 am)
I agree with what you are saying. IMO, Chrysler's decision to: first, do away with the Plymouth name; and, then, second, to drop the Plymouth model names and turn them into versions of "Chrysler" versions was a bad decision all the way around. The "Town and Country" name was meant to separate them as being "nicer" than others of similar appearance. Now, with the old Voyager now called a Town and Country, I feel it is another step backward for the brand. I'm not saying that the vans are not good--I would not have bought 2 in the last 4 years if I thought that--I'm just saying that it takes the luster off the higher end vans when they have the same name as the low end vans.
#2013 of 2391 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT
Dec 26, 2004 (8:24 am)
My local Dodge dealer is advertising a 2005 Caravan SXT with air, V6 and CD for $14,900. How can that be? A base model, maybe; but, don't SXT versions sticker around $22k? I wonder if it's a demo?
#2014 of 2391 Re: 2005 Dodge Caravan SXT [uga91]
Dec 26, 2004 (9:13 am)
Did you read the fine print? Dealer loyalty, armed svcs., realtor among many "discounts"
You won't have to pay sticker, but probably about halfway between $15k and $22k
#2015 of 2391 Re: Front end clunk [masterpaul1]
Dec 26, 2004 (5:03 pm)
Did you ever get a chance to check out the service receipt? My wife is taking the van on a trip to see family and I was hoping to fix whatever it is before she goes.
#2016 of 2391 Re: Front end clunk [mfahey1]
Dec 27, 2004 (9:19 am)
Aw man. I forgot to check the receipt. Thanks for reminding me. I will check it tonight and get back to you. (Got side tracked with Christmas)
#2017 of 2391 97xpresso
Dec 27, 2004 (3:20 pm)
I'm sure it's some deal like that. They say "Price after all rebates." I'm sure that means with college grad, active duty military, senior citizen, whatever Chrysler Financial offers. They also have a Grand Caravan SXT with the 3.8 V6 and rear entertainment for $22,500 "after all rebates." I'm sure very few customers will qualify for all rebates.