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#2512 of 2626 Another Pacifica for Me
May 07, 2008 (6:34 pm)
I finally bought a 2008 new Limited with all options on Ebay for $29,000 new looking at many other options. I have a leased 2005 Limited which as been terrific and every way. The 6 speed and 4.0 liter make a big difference. I honestly could not find a better option especially for the price. Considered the new GM crossovers (Saturn, Buick, etc.) but they really were not dealing. While they are now discounting Pacificas $4000 there are no new Limiteds at this price. They are all gone. I am convinced that even though they are orphans, at least the Limiteds will hold their value because of the MB engineering and the E model drive train in this vehicle. This was the first and last vehicle they did jointly before selling Chrysler. Sorry MB it didnt work for you. I hope Chrysler make it but it is a long shot with $4 gas.
#2513 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [steelydan]
May 08, 2008 (4:38 am)
Both the PAC and the Freestyle/Taurus X seem to be extremely popular in town here. I tried both...could have lived with either, but settled on the PAC for styling and the way I was treated at the dealer.
Our local Ford dealer is pretty "old school" while the Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge dealer is very modern with amazing service hours.
After now putting 10k on my Limited PAC, I still love the car. The 2+2+2 seating is great, BUT, sometimes I wish I has a 7 passenger setup rather then just six. Keep in mind, when you have 5 people in this vehicle, there really is not much room for luggage. Unlike a large sedan where you have a huge trunk to use. When you have 6, you are screwed.
#2514 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [waterdr]
May 08, 2008 (5:11 am)
I agree on the luggage issue..... We do take family trips and there are 5 of us. If it wasn't that I can fold down the unused third row seat this car wouldn't work for us.... but it does, so it does!
#2515 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [pssimon]
May 09, 2008 (9:43 am)
well, if the 2+2+2 seating is at the top of your list, if I'm not mistaken, that leaves just the Pac, mazda5, and benz R-class. The Pac is dead, so that leaves 2. And they are at FAR ends of the spectrum.
Certainly, the mazda5 is not going to feel or drive like the Pac, nor does it have as much room. The Benz is quite nice, and available with a diesel, but its quite costly.
#2516 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [qbrozen]
May 09, 2008 (3:29 pm)
Exactly! Thats my problem..... The car I want has gone away. The R class is obscenely expensive and not worth it, so it isn't an option. As for the Mazda.... well.... it's a Mazda. Enough said there!
This is why I am so confused right now!
#2517 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [pssimon]
May 12, 2008 (10:00 am)
As for the Mazda.... well.... it's a Mazda. Enough said there!
Seriously, I like Chrysler, but, as an owner of one, I certainly do NOT look down on the likes of Mazda. So, no, you didn't say enough there. I hope you are referring to something subjective like styling or ... I don't know what. Mazda makes pretty darned good cars.
#2518 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [qbrozen]
May 12, 2008 (10:24 am)
Just because the Pacifica is discontinued doesn't mean that you can't find one. The dealerships here have plenty and likely will for some time. I bought one in late March (it was a 2007). I wouldn't rule out a 2008 (or a 2007) just because it's discontinued. If you're concerned about support, remember that it's covered by a lifetime warranty.
#2519 of 2626 Re: If not Pacifica, then what? [joe29001]
May 12, 2008 (10:46 am)
yup. Another Pac is what I suggested originally.
#2520 of 2626 Final thoughts ...
May 12, 2008 (11:50 am)
I really loved the Pac even if it was clunking (remember that I invented the
"CLUNKING COMES STANDARD" logo ?).
But the level of happiness I reached when I traded our 3 years old Pacifica, for a brand spanking new 2008 Pilot SE, doesn't match any level of happiness I felt recently. The unfixable front end was unacceptable for me. The fact that the transmission broke in the middle of the Canadian winter didn't help, nor the worn ball joints (at 50,000 Kms ?!?!).
Driving away in my clunking free Pilot ... and seeing the Pacifica in the mirror ... that was like being a teenager again ! Priceless !
By the way, the 2008 Pilot was just discontinued (the 2009 looks different), so the deal was impossible to reject ! When I saw the deal I knew that Pacifica was history !
ADIOS Chrysler !
#2521 of 2626 Re: Final thoughts ... [rodut]
May 12, 2008 (11:56 am)
We traded our Pilot for a Pacifica. When we recently went to find a replacement for the Pac, we went back to test drive a newer Pilot. It just doesn't feel in the same league as the Pac. while I love and miss the powertrain of the Pilot, the Pac is much quieter and feels much more upscale. After almost 3 years in the Pac, it was even more apparent when driving the Pilot. It really felt ... dare I say ... cheap.
Now, if we could have the Pilot powertrain in the Pac's packaging, we would never look elsewhere.
But ... then we found the volvo blew them both away.