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Chrysler Pacifica, Wagon
Jan 11, 2005 (2:57 pm)
Chrysler has not followed "normal" model year designations since the Pacifica was introduced as an "early 2004" in early 2003. In August 2003 they made a production changeover and created what are known to some as post-August 2004 models, with a few changes from the eariler 2004 model. I think they did the same thing in calendar year 2004. They produced an early 2005 model in only the Touring trim level. In or around August 2004 they introduced the base (5-passenger) and Limited 2005 models and made some changes to all Pacificas, including the gated shifter. The Signature series was a special promotion across many Chrysler lines that included standard features that are otherwise optional or not available at all. My guess is that these were post-August 2005 models and the leather is either standard in post-August 2005 Touring or Limited models or is just something special they put in for the Signature Series models.
#1992 of 2626 Re: 2005 Changes [rasldasl]
Jan 13, 2005 (11:28 am)
My 2005 AWD PAC was built in Aug. 04 and it DOES have the gated shifter.
#1993 of 2626 2004 Pacifica Update...
Jan 15, 2005 (2:31 pm)
I just wanted to update on my experience with my 2004 AWD Pacifica (leather heated seats option). We have had it for over 1 yr and have 14k miles on it. We have had no issues and enjoy our vehicle on a daily basis. I have own many new vehicles and this has been my best purchase. I love this car. It handles secure and responsive. The engine performs well, especially at higher speeds. It quiet, and interior is well laid out. Alot of people think about the AWD as a winter thing...but AWD makes your car handle better on all conditions even dry payment. At higher speeds my car hugs the road with out even giving an inch. Totally impressed. Our gas mileage has averaged 17.2mpg-20.5mpg. Avg highway speed 70-90mph. Anyone thinking of an SUV type vehicle should not look past the Pacifica! Well done Chrysler.
Jan 16, 2005 (12:19 am)
Just wanted to throw in my two cents about my Pacifica. I ordered a 2005 from the factory and have thoroughly enjoyed the car. I used the Chrysler website to figure out what options I wanted then sent the information around to local dealers to get offers. Ended up with $200 over invoice and knocked that down another $3000 with rebates.
#1995 of 2626 Update to prior post
Jan 25, 2005 (8:35 pm)
"#918 of 984 New Forumite by redwingsfan Dec 08, 2004 (5:43 pm)
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We recently bought our Pac pre-owned - 2004 with 10,150 miles on it - and took it into the local 5* to get it checked over this morning. (We bought it from a Nissan dealership who had taken it in trade and figured they wouldn't know jack about the Pac.) Issues I had them look at: Somewhere along the line the gas cap hadn't been tightened all the way so the MIL was lit when we got the car - Nissan didn't know how to check it out or reset it. I have been reading this forum for the last week and found out that the ATC control head problem wasn't just in ours (thank God) but others had it too. I speak of the intermittent fading out of the display rather than it being in the "delay" mode." Finally, the AWD badge on the liftgate was delaminating and looked out of place on an otherwise sparkling Pac.
We took it in and I waited for the phone to ring this afternoon. I was all ready for the "we couldn't duplicate the ATC display fade out" argument but to my surprise the Advisor said, "Got your car done. We replaced the ATC control head, replaced the AWD badge and reset the fuel pressure sensor. It's ready to go.....oh, and we also checked out the 2 current recalls, they were both completed by the previous owner."
After hearing horror stories about Chrysler dealers I was floored by this. Thus far the wife loves her Pac and it's all put back together correctly. Everyone's happy for once."
I made the above post on 12/08/04 and we've had no problem in the nearly 2 months since. The service at the Chrysler dealer was awesome and the wife still loves this car. I kind of get the feeling, after reading all the bitching, that this is an 80-20 type deal. 80% of the posts are "problem" posts where people vent frustration and 20% are posts where people are pretty darned satisfied. Personally, I don't take much stock in all the whining due to the reasoning above. I also wonder if the "crappy service" at Chrysler dealerships isn't actually a reflection of people's poor attitudes right back at them. Yelling and screaming at people doesn't make them want to help you out. People who would (as my Dad used to say) bitch if they were hung with a new rope giving dealers attitude from the get go, merely exacerbates the problem.
We like our PAC and if others don't then they can buy a freakin' MDX or X5. We'll be quite happy with our much lower payments, thank you.
#1996 of 2626 Stranded away
Jan 26, 2005 (7:46 am)
Bigproblems is the first to report her Pacifica leaving them stranded away from home (post on Jan 24). Actually Bigproblems I didn't exactly understand what happened. You reported that the 1st time the transmission module went out. But if this happens the gear box should default to the 2nd gear, so you should be able to drive to the next city (at approx 30-40 miles/hour). So how come you were left stranded ? About the 2nd time: you report that the wheel stabilizer went out and your husband was able to see the wheel in an abnormal position. Are you sure you know what you are talking about ? Those steel pipes are not elastic at all, so either the wheel got disconnected from the car and flew away, or it nicely stayed where it was supposed to stay. Perhaps your husband is able to see the "wheel on the outside of the wheel well through the side, passenger mirror" even when sitting in a brand new perfect Pacifica ??? Many people take very seriously what they read in these posts, so you better know what you are talking about.
Was somebody else left stranded in his/her Pacifica ???
Redwingsfan, in Canada I don't think the lease payments matter if the car dies in the middle of nowhere at -30 degrees ! Especially with two kids in the car. I would better pull out how much $$ it takes to buy a car ...
But let's see what Bigproblems answers.
#1997 of 2626 Re: [cjs2002] YOUR PACIFICA - WD LIKE TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE
Jan 29, 2005 (6:29 pm)
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Jan 30, 2005 (7:41 am)
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Jan 30, 2005 (3:29 pm)
a friend of mine owns a pacifica and says with AWD he averages 33mpg. He just bought the car and has it for like a few months.
This is impossible right?
He says the cars computer is telling him that. Is the computer broken whats going on here???
thanks guys i appreciate it.
Feb 01, 2005 (10:48 am)
That seems awfully high. Has he checked it the old fashioned way by writing down the mileage on the odometer at fill-up and then writing down the mileage at the next fill up - noting how much gas was used between fill-ups and dividing miles travelled by the gas used?