2004 Chrysler Pacifica Reviews from North America

2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L V6

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carToyota Avalon

Summary:

Even though the vehicle has a few first model year infidelities, I love it

Faults:

Engine replacement at 102,000 miles, due to previous owner neglect (oil changes).

Threads in oil pan drain plug are worn; oil pan needs to be replaced.

General Comments:

The car is quite underpowered for its weight.

It handles much better than the average SUV, nonetheless.

It's got all the bells & whistles on it such as a NAV system, surround sound audio system, chrome wheels, etc.

Very stylish and handsome car when kept clean.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2012

2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.5 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Previous carChrysler Town and Country

Summary:

It's a pretty good SUV, but it does have some pros and cons

Faults:

Weird handling; sometimes the car rides smooth, and sometimes it rides like a bus.

Rear visibility sucks, making parallel parking difficult.

Not much room in the third row.

Kinda lacks acceleration power.

Cheap looking roof rack.

Whenever it rains heavy, water drips into the interior. I guess that's due to the age of the car.

General Comments:

The seats are very comfortable, although they're starting to wear.

It's very sporty looking.

Lots of leg room in the third row.

It idles very smooth and quietly.

Gas mileage is acceptable.

It now has 74,309 miles on it, and it's still holding up well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th July, 2012

2004 Chrysler Pacifica 6 cylinder

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

I should have looked into this car more when I bought it

Faults:

Transmission failed 3 times.

The interior isn't roomy.

Headlights fog up all the time.

There's this odd sound coming from underneath the front end.

There's hardly any leg room in the 3rd row.

It's too low to the ground.

The brakes constantly need service.

The transmission makes this awful grinding noise when I change gears.

Check engine light comes on and off once in a while.

The body scratches and dings very easily and visibly.

Turning radius is poor.

General Comments:

The only thing I like about this car is the handling.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th March, 2012

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission  
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Very disappointed

Faults:

We bought our 04 Pacifica in 06, and continue to have problems with it after about 6-7 months of having it. Our whole front end underneath BOTTOMED OUT! The frame work cracked and totally fell to the ground. We have problems all the time with the electrical work. Last year we had to get a new tie rod, and just today out of NO WHERE the steering stopped working! So now maybe it's the power steering pump... We'll be getting it looked at this weekend.

There hasn't been anything good about this car since we've gotten it. I have another friend who was looking to buy a Pacifica, and she got nothing but bad reviews on it. Wish my husband would have done a little more research on this car before he bought it.

My husband doesn't even feel real safe driving it because the blind spots are terrible!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th May, 2010

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance132000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

We love it, and are sad they stopped producing them

Faults:

HVAC had problems, but were finally addressed and repaired.

General Comments:

Best handling, most comfortable, superb on ice and snow, good mileage, best road car we have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd November, 2009

4th Jul 2014, 18:24

The Pacifica was plagued with problems, and slow sales is the reason they were discontinued. I used to sell Chryslers, and although the concept was very good, something was lost in the execution of the Pacifica. I'm a huge fan of Chrysler products, but unfortunately these weren't one of their best efforts.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Don't Know

Summary:

I would not buy a Pacifica anymore!

Faults:

Starter went out.

A lot of electrical problems.

Motor mounts break easily.

General Comments:

I bought my car at 90,000 for a lot of money, of course through a buy here pay here.

I must admit, it is a very beautiful, spacious car.

In less than a day when I bought the car, I had to purchase a new battery. Things were still running when I turned the car off.

Then two weeks later I had to fix all four motor mounts.

A day after that, the starter went out. Even though this car was a fleet vehicle, it should not have so many problems.

Now that everything is fixed in the car, the remote and locks on door panel only lock all doors and unlock the driver's side. I have to manually press each lock on each door to unlock the car, which is annoying with two kids.

If the car would run without a sound, it would be a great family vehicle. It is very room and relaxing.

Another problem is when the car goes to get service for a part, it takes several days to get the vehicle back due to almost every part being on a nationwide back order.

I would not recommend this car for anyone. When I pay it off, I am going to sell it the next day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th March, 2009

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 16 reviews