2004 Chrysler Pacifica Luxury FWD 3.5L V6 from North America

Summary:

GREAT CAR

Faults:

Absolutely nothing, the car is just as new (of course it is very spoilt by me)

General Comments:

The Pacifica is seriously a great vehicle, especially when compared to the older Chryslers (pre Zetche). It has very fast steering and excellent turning radius that makes up for the bad visibility towards the rear, and people who keep complaining about hitting the rear of their Pacificas need to know, that yes, it is a large vehicle and thus requires extra care when backing up. The interior is phenomenal, the designers were smart to leave the softer, more expensive leather in the middle inserts and the harder, more durable on the outside as this is the part that most often gets wrinkles and breaks after normal use. The engine is strong, but the transmission only has 4 gears that are geared too tall as to save gas, but it ends up overhwlming the engine feeling underpowered and consuming a lot of gas. It definitely needs another gear (the Subaru B9 Tribeca has a boxer6 engine with similar output, yet it gets 2 more mpg and a 1.5 second avg. faster 0-60, just cause of a better suited transmission) However, the vehicle rides like a charm, is extremely quiet, takes bumps and road imperfections extremely well. The interior has very nice touches (the wood looks very nice, so do the satin touches). It is a great vehicle and will definitely buy other Chrysler products after owning this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2005

30th Jan 2006, 13:58

Give it a while.

It will be interesting to see if you're still singing the praises of Chrysler in a couple of years.

12th Feb 2008, 23:44

OK the Trip computer screen decided to go out, all gone, doesn't show anything. Mileage 34,000 and its 4years old, out of warranty! So I have to get it checked see how much it's gonna cost me.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica Top Model 2 wheel drive 3.5L from North America

Summary:

Nice to ride in, but expensive to own.

Faults:

Rear Brake Rotors replaced at 8000 km.

Electronic Dashboard replaced at 15000 km.

Motor Mounts replaced at 25000 km.

Leaking A/C into passenger compartment repaired at 10000 km.

Leaking Sunroof repaired at 15000 km.

General Comments:

This is truly a luxury SUV type vehicle that drives like a luxury car. However, although it handles well for its size the performance is adequate, but not inspiring.

The gas mileage is terrible. Possibly because the motor is underpowered for this size of a vehicle.

Reliability is a bit of a concern. I have had what would have amountedto be almost $4000.00 in repairs if not for the warranty. I have leased it and don't think I will be keeping it after the lease and warranty run out.

Rear Visibility is poor. New Parking Sensor option available in 2005 a must.

Navigation system has limited coverage in Canada. Not worth the money.

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

Review Date: 4th October, 2005

31st Mar 2009, 19:48

Your comments are completely accurate. The Pacifica, although a nice ride when something is not broken, is JUNK. Today, 3-31-09, President announced that Chrysler is going for bankruptcy. NO surprise. I would love to get rid of it, but who really wants it. I have been trying to get motor mounts for over 7 months. No luck. Not one dealership has it. I replaced one and had to pay nearly 4 times the retail price since the dealerships are privately owned and can charge whatever they want. Hopefully this company goes away.