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Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited

Dirty Harry – the tough seventies cop from America – has a Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited.

By Stephen Turvil
Feb 29, 2012
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Dirty Harry – the tough seventies cop from America – has a Chrysler Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited. But why? This retired law enforcer clearly 'bent' a few rules in his time on the job, so he now compensates by helping reformed criminals move house. That requires a vehicle with a monstrous boot, and this seven-seater is even bigger than Harry's 44 Magnum. Maximum cargo capacity is, in fact, 3,296-litres. Even with a full complement of ex-crooks aboard capacity is 756-litres. In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate's statistics are only 690 and 1,950-litres - and that is one of the largest estates on the planet.

Converting the Grand Voyager 2.8 CRD Limited from a people carrier to a van is straightforward thanks to its 'stow and go' seating system. This enables load-luggers to fold the five rear chairs into the floor to create a flat cargo base. When upright the seats slide forwards and backwards. This makes it easy – even when fully loaded – for everyone to be comfortable. This top-end Chrysler's high equipment specification helps too. Features include: leather seats, climate control, Bluetooth, and MP3 playback. Harry also added a £950 rear entertainment system to keep his passengers happy. What a nice chap.

The Grand Voyager is powered by a 2.8-litre diesel engine. That produces 161bhp and propels this six-speed automatic to 62mph in 12.8 seconds. Not fast then, but that is the price of monstrous proportions. The running costs are a further strain on Harry's police pension. It only averages 33.6mpg and carbon emissions are 222g/km. That places it in road tax band K/£460. On the plus side, this mile-muncher's smooth ride makes it an excellent motorway cruiser. Life is less pleasant on twisty roads where the handling can feel unremarkable, and its bulk can make cruising in town tricky. But hey, old Harry loves it.

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By Stephen Turvil
Feb 29, 2012