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Chrysler Pacifica, Car Buying, Wagon
#1 of 110 New Pacifica Owners - Give Us Your Report
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Jul 16, 2006 (1:34 pm)
Congratulations on your new Pacifica! This is the place to give us your first impressions.
Jul 07, 2006 (8:39 am)
Based heavily on these postings, I have decided to go for a new 2006 Pacifica base, with the only extra being the side airbag curtain.With the employee pricing, it came in uner 22K. While I wanted upgrades, my wallet can't afford it. I feel better about my decision after reading so many positive comments. Two friends, who do not post here, have said it is the best running car they have ever owned. Having owned both Lincolns and Cadillacs, I can say the Pacifica handled comparably to them in the test drive. I am picking it up tomorrow.
#3 of 110 Re: New Pacifica [phillyguy5]
Jul 07, 2006 (7:17 pm)
Good luck and enjoy your new Pac. It's been a year since I bought my touring AWD and so far so good. No complains here!!!
#4 of 110 New pacifica- day 3
Jul 09, 2006 (6:16 am)
Thanks tristan. Third day and this car has been outstanding. Took a little bit to get down the controls, like the wipers and the headlights.
#5 of 110 breakin' it in
Jul 19, 2006 (10:55 am)
Been a few weeks now and a few hundred miles. Took it down the Jersey Shore in this heat and was not happy with the A/C. Air conditioning is only cold enough when the "recirculation" button is depressed. And every time you turn the car off, the recirculate button has to be depressed again. I didn't notice it at the time of purchase, but the dashboard trim above the glove box has some large imperfections in it. It looks like somebody kicked the soft trim and left some large dents in it. It feels to the touch as though these are points where trim was glued on. It handled well on the highway and gasoline is cheaper in New Jersey.
Jul 24, 2006 (8:01 am)
That's strange. Our Pac's AC has to be turned up (temp raised and fan slowed) after we've driven for more than 10 minutes because it's like a freezer. We've never had an isue with the AC not cooling properly. The rear fans/motors are often placed in the off position by our 7 year old becasue she gets cold on drives of over 15/20 minutes.
#7 of 110 So far, almost all good!
May 04, 2003 (4:47 pm)
Picked up the Pacifica Saturday.
The agreed price was invoice + $700. Since the rear seat entertainment system was added in error (no one will fess up) I paid invoice.
We have all the options, except chrome wheels (like the silver wheels with the silver paint),
the Sirrus radio, U-Connect & heated battery.
The only problem so far is a defevtive center-dash speaker which severely inhibits the 5.1 sound system. Hope to get this fixed very soon.
The Nav. system is fantastic, and very easy to learn.
We drove it 50 miles over some VERY hilly terrain, and I was quite pleased with the hill climbing power. After 130,000 miles in 300Ms I expected the Pacifica to feel underpowered, but I was pleasantly surprised. More later.
#8 of 110 Bought the Pacifica and I love it
May 07, 2003 (11:48 pm)
it's kinda funny seeing the polar opposite opinions about the pacifica on this thread. I just bought it recently, for about 500$ above invoice. Have drove it for around 150miles now, and it's a great ride... it's quiet, comfortable, and really luxurious... MPG remains to be seen if it can hit 18, but i'm optimistic... plan to take a long roadtip in the car soon... any other real owners on this thread?
#9 of 110 New to group, I have a Pacifica AWD
May 09, 2003 (6:28 am)
We took delivery on April 28th, and are well satisfied with it. We (wife and I) got the light almond with the light taupe interior. Along with all the standard equipment it has the 6CD player, sun roof, power lift gate, a full size spar tire, and chrome wheels.
With 600 miles on the car, it is getting 16 to 17 mpg on a mix of city and Interstate driving. I expect this to go higher after the vehicle brakes in. The 14 from Car & Driver looks to be an anomaly.
I had a ‘98 T&C LXi van and put 70k on it. This Pacifica is so much nicer. The ride, handling and quietness are so much better than the vans. And yes, I could have gotten a Town and Country Limited for less, even test drove one, but in my opinion the Pacifica won hands down.
#10 of 110 New Owner
May 18, 2003 (1:00 am)
I just wanted to post that I am a recent new owner of a Pacifica. I am an old Grand Cherokee owner and compared the 2 for what I was looking for in a vehicle today. I still love the Jeep and think it is a great vehicle, but thought the Pacifica was more to my style these days. I noticed on the forum some folks worried about performance and pricing. I purchased a Montero Sport last year which listed for $32k and can tell you that the Pacifica is a huge improvement over that SUV. I have also looked at the new Volvo and the Infiniti and think the Pacifica is a very good competitor for these more pricey cars.
I am looking forward to eating up the miles in this new cruiser.