I'm Perry. I'm an old guy who has just bought a 2008 Grand Voyager.
This is to replace my old Peugeot 807 people carrier.
The car is for the odd weekend shopping trip and to make sure I have a nice wagon carry my Grandchildren for days / weekends out and the yearly Fishing and Disney trip to France.
It has 110,000 miles on the clock. Everything works apart from the Satnav which isn't a problem because I can use my mobile phone for this. There is also a DVD stuck in the bottom DVD unit. Again, this isn't a problem because the head unit DVD still plays on all 3 screens so the Grand children can see their movies on the road. The two rear lights in the overhead console do not work. I'm hoping this may be just lamps that need replacing?? But again! Its not a big problem.
When I discovered that the Stow N Go system means I don't have to physically remove the seats and lug then into the garage (like I used to do with the 807) I was very happy indeed. This also give me useful stowage compartments under the middle seats as well.
I drove the car (after road testing before paying for it) 110 miles home keeping to speed limits and it showed 28mpg average. It seems to drive and stop straight. It does not wander on the motorway. It does not blow any smoke under acceleration or deceleration. And when I floor the loud pedal it does accelerate pretty quickly.
I have not read the manual yet but I will do soon. I bought it a week ago but have been working flat out ever since. I should have some time on Sunday afternoon to have a good play with it,
Its the most loaded car I have ever had. And I am surprised that so much of the electrical stuff still works.
I have also discovered that the spare wheel seems to be somewhere under the middle of the car? I have a hobby workshop that I share with a friend and we have a 2 post and a 4 post lift. I am looking forward to getting the Voyager up in the air so I can give it a good look over and see IF there is actually a spare wheel and tyre where it should be?
That's my story so far!
What horror stories am I to expect from this old Dog in the future?
Please pass on your knowledge and experience to a new Chrysler / Mopar Owner.
I say Mopar, because me and a lot of mates all Drag Race and use Chevy engines. But one of my mates has a Mopar 360 engine in his 1950's Ford Pop. And we all take the mickey out of his Mopar engine. You would not believe the amount of ribbing I got from him when I told him that I had bought a Chrysler car
Regards to all