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Chrysler Pacifica, Wagon, SUV
#826 of 907 Re: Considering 2008 Pacifica [joe29001]
Jan 28, 2009 (9:31 am)
I made the decision to purchase my Pacifica last December and we love it.
My husband has a Smart and so does my Mother-in-Law. We needed a car that we could all use for longer trips. We find it very comfortable and don't mind the extra gas it takes. I have very long legs and my husband is tall from the waiste up so up, so it was very hard for us to find a car where both of us were comfortable. On the other hand my Mother-in-Law is only 5 feet so when we tried an SUV she had to have a step stool to get in.
I hope everyone end up as pleased with their choice as we have.
We heard that Fiat has made an offer to take on part of Chrysler and they have until Feb 17 to accept. Who knows, maybe that would be a good thing.
#827 of 907 Re: Considering 2008 Pacifica [michaelki295]
Jan 28, 2009 (3:48 pm)
Without high demand for a new Pacifica or for most new makes, you should be able to get $10K or more off of MSRP so hold for $22-23K if you can. I've seen that price in the NW (31K msrp for 21). Slightly used ones can save SO much, but no lifetime warranty, right? I agree with comment above that if you keep vehicle for at least 7 years, then any poor depreciation rate of resale should not be a big cost factor after 7 years. Good idea is to drive a rental if you can still find one. I did from National Rental a year or so ago for a trip of 150 miles and was impressed with ride, comfort, and features. The news of FIAT possible involvement in owneership is encouraging, tho I heard FIAT has not, or will not, put up any money yet. Now spare parts in future concerns me, but I bet a new one would do well for 7 years and then the next owner may have fun easily finding parts. An unpopular make drove me crazy years ago to locate after market filters and wipers, even, but I did not try Internet.
>>> ?What part of country are you shopping in?
Luck on your hunt. Pls update us here as to all money details to final deal, including whether a trade-in was involved.
#828 of 907 Re: Considering 2008 Pacifica [mtjc521]
Feb 05, 2009 (2:47 pm)
I shopped in West Tennessee. I traded in a Ford Ranger and got 5500 off the deal. I used the EMPLOYEE ++ pricing to get the price I spoke of earlier. I had seen a handful of better advertised prices in NC and GA, but noone could quote a better price for the signature series that I got. I plan on having this for quite a while, so I am just keeping my fingers crossed that the lifetime powertrain is worth 2 cents.
I held off on the Extended Service Contract. I may consider that down the road once, Chrysler-Fiat appears to be viable. Let's all hope that, they can sell enough cars to stay afloat.
Feb 17, 2009 (8:37 pm)
Looking at a '07 PAC Touring. FWD, 4.0L with 15,000 miles. Dealer (not a Chrysler dealer) is asking $13,495
On the test drive I thought I felt a shudder at low RPMs (this was before I knew of the TSB).
My questions are:
1-What's a good price for this being in good condition?
2-With the factory warranty in place should I get it and plan on going to the dealer or should I pass?
ALSO, We are looking at an '04 PAC (FWD) with 47,500 miles at $8995. This still has the Powertrain warranty right?
So question 3: Which is the better deal/car?
Going back to look tomorrow so PLEASE help soon!
#830 of 907 Re: Need Advice ASAP [bstafford20]
Feb 23, 2009 (11:19 am)
I think the price is better on the first one. I prefer purchasing a vehicle with fewer miles. It has the advantage of still being under the 3yr/36k. I didn't test drive too many used ones while I shopped around, but I did visit www.chryslerforum.com for help as well.
My understanding on the POWERTRAIN warranties is that it only applies to the first owner. There are some that might have a transfer of the warranty though. You can buy service contracts for them online through an online chrysler dealer or at a local dealer which would extend the warranty.
#831 of 907 Price comparisons....I think I got an incredible deal!
Feb 26, 2009 (10:57 pm)
I have looked at Pacificas for the past week. Almost signed up for a 08' touring with leather, htd seats with 10k miles for 19987 but I noticed a police accident report hit on the Auto Check. No go for me.
Then today - found the deal! Check this out
2007 Limited 4.0L AWD with EVERYTHING! Rear camera, park assist, rear dvd, moonroof, etc etc...17,918 miles local trade in from new - purchased for $17,900!!!! We love it. After 138 mile drive back home...it was worth the drive to the dealer out of town.
#832 of 907 One of the last of the new Pacificas
Mar 04, 2009 (7:38 pm)
My dealer had 4 remaining new 08 Touring WP Chrysler Signature Series Pacifica's sitting on his lot. The Clearwater Blue Pearl was the one that caught my eye. It only had 43 miles on the odometer. MSRP $34,025. I made them an offer of $10k under MSRP. After much haggling, they let it go for $24,461. If anyone out there is thinking about picking up one of the remaining new 08's out there, they're going fast at great prices. Hopefully Chrysler will be around long enough to honor the Lifetime Powertrain warranty. They only offered me 0% 36 and 2.9% 48.
#833 of 907 Driving miss...Pacifica?
Mar 06, 2009 (11:49 am)
Tonight my wife and I are wanting to take an '07 Touring FWD for a weekend test drive. It has 20k miles and the dealer is asking $14,700. We've driven it for about 10 minutes, but I'd like to take it for the weekend. I offered to leave my trade-in and either a check for the amount of the car or a $2000 down payment (via personal check, cashier's check or cash).
Here's the car:
Pacifica at Landmark Ford
The dealer is not wanting us to take it for Saturday and Sunday. The car is listed on the site with 18k miles, but now it has a little over 20k miles, so it obviously hasn't sat there every day - other people have driven it. Is it unreasonable to ask for a couple days with the car? I have a clean driving record and I'm very interested in the car.
Jun 22, 2009 (12:32 pm)
Looking at an 06 Chrysler Pacifica with 45,000 miles on it - I believe it is the base model but it does have leather seats. It only has the 2 rows of seating too.
Dealer was asking 12,900, but quickly came down to 10,000 plus tax and title. I would like 10,000 out the door.
Do you all think I should be able to get the price down lower than 10 plus T&T?
#835 of 907 BIt the Bullet and bought New 08 Signature Series
Jul 02, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Ok, I have been lurking for months and neg with Chrysler Dealerships all over New England. So I felt compelled to list my deal. Might I add, one dealer near Boston was so difficult to deal with in person and over the internet I finally said screw it and bought in NJ. My SS is a nice as their Limited and has exact features but they wouldnt budge past 31000 so I bought a loaded 08 Chrysler AWD Signature Series for 27999 with 64 miles. Lists price on the car was 38,930. This is with full 3 year 36000 miles and Lifetime Powertrain. I am not sure if this was the best deal out there but it was the best deal I could get near me with all the features I wanted. So far I love it. But I dread buying snow tires for those 19" rims. I also cant get my siruis to work. So did I get burnt?