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Chrysler Pacifica, Wagon
#2494 of 2626 Re: Discontinued... [Jason5]
Apr 23, 2008 (1:06 pm)
Jason5, I don't know where you get your information , but if you got it from a Chrysler dealer , you can rest assured that they do not which end to back out first in the morning. I will bet that half of them still think the Pacifica is still in production .. I read in the business section of the Houston Chronicle that the last 2008 Pacifica rolled off the assembly line in Windsor, Ontario , Canada on Wednesday November 23rd, 2007.
Apr 27, 2008 (3:42 pm)
I'm terming the lease on my pacifica and wanted to jot a quick review of my 3 year lease experience. Overall the car has performed very well. Not even one minor problem worth noting. I got a good deal leasing my LX in 05 for around 20,000. I had the true base model in that funny green color. The vehical still handles and rides/runs like new with 27,000 miles. While the highway MPG is good for such a large car, the city is bad. This car was just to big for me, needing just a commuter car for myself. The only strange thing I noted was where the car had a rock chip, the metal quickly rusted. During the lease I had scraped something and by the time I got to the body shop a month later for the repair, that spot had rusted also. Advice: if you own one, keep up on touching up minor dings/scratches. Overall I was very happy with it. Unfortunately, I don't care for any new Chryslers, in style and fit/finish so I've gone to a VW product.
Apr 29, 2008 (7:27 am)
My wife bought a new 2008 Pacifica Limited, with every option. Traded in a 2004 Limited with low milage. We want to keep up the service, and maximize the milage on the new one. What kind of synthetic oils are allowed, under warranty, for the first oil change? Any problems with using the K&N filter? What's the best way to protect the Alcantera seats from stains? And, where's the best place to buy the mud flaps, etc., that she wants to add? Thanks
#2497 of 2626 If not Pacifica, then what?
Apr 29, 2008 (7:29 am)
I have an original 2004 Pacifica, currently with over 115,000 miles. Reality dictates that within a year or so I'll have to replace it..... if not because it's worn out, then to hand off to my 19 year old daughter instead of buying her something else.
Consequently, I have started to pay more attention to what is available. I LOVE the flexibility of the Pacifica. It is exactly what I would buy again, had they not killed it off for the 2009 model year. It does everything I want, and is configured exactly the way I want. (just wish the MPG was better there too!)
Given that I am trying to find what is as close to a Pacifica as I can find. I like the Aspen, but it seems a lot bigger ( and thirstier ) than the Pacifica. Sure, the hybrid version is coming, but even that isn't a real change in mpg from the Pacifica. The Ford Edge looks interesting, but it's a Ford!
I am looking for some comments and some bright ideas as to what to do for my next vehicle.
All thoughts GREATLY appreciated.....
---Paul in Southern NJ
#2498 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [pssimon]
Apr 29, 2008 (10:10 am)
what exactly is it about the pacifica you like? and are you only looking at new vehicles? There are lots of low-mileage used Pacs out there for dirt cheap.
To replace our Pac, which is coming to lease end soon, we just purchased a used Volvo XC90 2.5T. I had hoped mileage would be better than the Pac, but that's not proving true thus far.
#2499 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [pssimon]
Apr 29, 2008 (11:29 am)
You mentioned the Ford Edge, and it is similar to the Pacifica, but it differs in one way...it has no third row seat. I would not slam Ford products these days, Consumer Reports just reported that the quality Ford owners report in their reader surveys has gone up in enough categories to where Consumer Reports is now putting some Ford models on their "recommended" lists. That is nothing to sneer at, coming from foreign-worshipping rag like CR.
Are you staying domestic? You might consider the GM trio of the Saturn Outlook, GMC Acadia, and the Buick Enclave . All three are similar to what the Pacifica used to represent , indeed , If I were replacing my Pacifica right now, the Saturn Outlook would get my nod. In a lot of ways, thos three are eerily similar to the departed Pacifica , and should do the job equally well, if not better in some ways.
I know the GM trios have 6 spd auto trannys, 275 HP, and manage the same city mileage and a little better on the highway. Up close, the Saturn Outlook seems a little bigger inside, or at least the visibilty is better........
Paul, domestically speaking, give the GM crossovers a look.........
#2500 of 2626 Re: mbp2891 [pogofile]
Apr 29, 2008 (4:28 pm)
It would be hard to justify the extra $$ for fake oil. Chrysler doesn't require it and still offers a lifetime warranty. Switching to more expensive oil won't extend your oil-change intervals. Stick to conventional oil, change it every 3,000 miles, and your engine will be covered forever; you can't beat that.
#2501 of 2626 Re: mbp2891 [joe29001]
Apr 29, 2008 (5:36 pm)
Joe, Thanks for the tip regarding oil. I use 'fake oil' in my Chevy LT pickup and my Mercedes for longevity.....forgot that my wife never keeps a car to 100,000 miles. Still wish I knew how to protect this seat fabric; she couldn't get the same dark grey she had in her last Pacifica; had to take tan to get all the options in the Limited and it looks as if it will be dirty by next week. Thanks again.
#2502 of 2626 Chrysler Extended Warranties
Apr 30, 2008 (4:06 am)
My wife bought a 2008 Pacifica Limited two days ago. She traded in a similar 2004, for which we had purchased the Max Care 85,000 mile/$100 deductible coverage. Anyone have experience with 'cashing in' a partially used warranty?Even though the 2008 has a 100,000 powertrain warranty, she'd feel more comfortable with an extended bumper to bumper warranty on the new car. Please suggest the best warranty, and the best place to buy it. Thanks.
#2503 of 2626 Re: Gas gauge problems [rlaw1]
Apr 30, 2008 (11:23 am)
Sounds like you need to find another dealer. This is a well-known problem with a software fix. (Don't offhand know the TSB number but surely they can look it up. My dealer had no trouble finding it.) I had my '04 fixed for this in January 2006.