1998 Chrysler Grand Voyager LE vs Renault Espace Review

Jeremy Clarkson who you might have heard of one said that he’d rather have a vasectomy than an MPV well a year ago I face the same choice 7. Here I am behind the wheel of my own the cries la grand Voyager alley plenty of space from expanding family I’m the waiting to. But. A year later was it’s a sound investment. And how does it compare with one of the newer kids on the block this the latest incarnation of the red and white spots. Faced with the realizing my 2 seater sports car days will hold while it’s the little ankle biters grow up.

Chrysler Grand Voyager A key issue of selecting an MPV with any sort of street cred have to be addressed. The Voyager when it because it appeared Madani DeVito movie or black tinted windows. She looked lean. Yes I. Andy. Now we didn’t go for the tinted window option on the basis that the British weather has the same building effect so why pay the 0 pound extra meanwhile at the front it does have a rather nice sleek look of menace which tends to give me a bit of self confidence when I’m driving around in. As to a glorified shopping trolley. This bus on the other hand. As a mild among a division of the Voyager styling at the front butts from the side well it looks blue locally like the old ran a response to my way of thinking. And look at this. I’ll toward opening side doors. Quaint in comparison to the sliding blinding side doors on both sides of the Voyager now it’s a lot easier to get Grammy the shopping and the kids out of this. Now the grand Voyager is very long at just over 5 meters. And here’s the proof this is where I blocked it into a post just a couple of weeks after taking delivery.

It’s also why you did in the S. bass which it really doesn’t need to be because the space inside both these models is verging on the evidence. They both seats 7 people and they both perform their own excellent visions of musical chairs. I So the interior experience well there is different as American apple pie and French camembert for instance here in the US plus the driver’s position makes it feel like I’m somewhere in the middle of the vehicle you almost have to hitch a ride to get to the windscreen and as a result the rear view mirror I think is too far away and the field of view is too narrow but a big plus over the Voyager and these 2 enormous skylights and LED Voyager headlights, complete with their own net curtain arrangement.

Trey chic Also French styling calls full of vertically upholstered Daksh. Which I must say it’s a bit of getting used to but because it’s made of fabric. Things do clinging to it a lot better when it’s going around corners and there is a because of space to put things on I have to say down here is the largest glove box I’ve ever seen in my life. The driver’s seat in the voyage on the other hand feels like it’s where it should be at the front of the car within smearing distance of the windscreen and it has tremendous visibility both through the rear view mirror that on the side mirrors which I have a tremendous trick there’s a switch on the steering column here which makes them.

So he can squeeze through narrow again. Meanwhile the information on the Xbox dosh is truly futuristic a veritable shouts the details that you and all the fabulous dayglo orange but the switches for all the controls are a bit fussy and fiddly although they are at least easy to get. Whereas the switches on the Voyager all simply to operate that functions a clearer but that dotted around all over the place so that you really have to reach to do things like switch on the rear windscreen wiper or operate the radio the big plus of the Voyager is that it comes fully loaded astounded at conditioning of course as it has been an American concert but for 2 years cruise control too which really does help to lighten the load even off stop go motorways. Electrically adjustable seats.

I’m side mirrors. And of course another American essential somewhere to put your ice cold soda can look at this. Hollywood style vanity mirrors complete with spotlights to really show up this beautiful blemishes. Another good practical feature is that the rear side vents can be operated electrically from up here in the front and that’s missing in their spouse. Also up here place to put your sunglasses and so my for your carriage remote control. The diesel espouse also has a computer. Which for some bizarre reason doesn’t tell you anything apart from the distance you’ve traveled the least you can operate it from the store go over here in fact most of the controls are on the storks which is extremely handy all from this nearby Star Trek controlled comfort called which does things like the heating and the Ambler direction. Even the radio volume on station selection can be done without your hands leaving the wheel there’s even a remote control for the passenger to. So what do they actually like to drive. Well we’re not really comparing like with like here for instance this is the 5 speed manual 2.2 liter turbo diesel expanse. What’s this is the beefy 3.3 liter V6 petrol driven full speed automatic transmission of Voyager. Can you hear that when it’s idling this past the sunlight was a Massey Ferguson truck to somewhere close by but not soon disappears as you set off.

That is 2.2 liter engine has plenty of Polk said that you not gonna be too embarrassed at the traffic lights and a cruise is really comfortably at the top speeds that the great thing about MPVs is that the good ones are very relaxing to drive and this is no exception. Because it has a diesel engine you getting a reasonable fuel economy to something like 35 MPG for combined urban and rural geeks. Whereas the voyage of the 6 is a bit on the safety side look at this or any getting an average economy of 18.8 miles per gallon having said that the engine has plenty of Polk especially from a standing start and it confuses many had to pay driver from the lights you think there’s not gonna be a contest. The engine is also extremely quiet all the way through which means that you can hear the kids screaming in the back all that more clearly. The 2 cars are similarly priced not surprisingly from anything between about 20000 pounds up to 26000 pounds. It’s a lot of money but they are both a lot of Mota in every sense. In terms of value for money I still prefer the highly spectrum wager over this past but the house you expect me to say that since I’ve already shelled out the akas for it and to get my street cred back I suppose I could always sell it swap it for a nice old to see to M. G. is something I’m takeout Jeremy Clarkson’s. Cheaper option.