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Pros: 6 leather bucket seats / satellite radio
Advice: invest in the leather seating, navigation system, satellite radio, and DVD player, you will be happy you did, it's well worth the moneyI brought my 2005 Pacifica new in June 05. It has 33,000 miles and we haven't had any problems. It's a well built car that handles great. We got ours with just about every option minus the sunroof and AWD. It's a great car to go on road trips with.The kids don't fight anymore thanks to the DVD player. The passengers can watch movies from the rear 4 seats or you can plug up a Playstation to it and The Infinity sound system sounds like a theater.The leather seats, navigation system, sound system, and the rest of the options make this an awsome car. I'm glad we didn't buy something else.We also got the tow package and tow our pop up camper down the highway and you can't even tell it's back there. It has plenty of power and it's pretty quick. I don't know what it's governed at, but I've had it up to 120 and it was smooth.It handles really good in all types of weather.This is definately a good car for the money.
Pros: Smooth ride
Cons: THe seats are kinda hard to fold down to get to the third row seats.
Advice: There is a rather big blind spot in the rear of the vehicle. Be cautious backing up and changing lanesVery smooth drive, very room, nice with dual a/c. All leather bucket seats and everything is electric, even the hatchback. I would recommend this vehice to anyone who has a fomily and is looking for an elegant, roomy, comfortable and smmoth vehicle. My kids love it. I could not have asked for a better car for the price and quality. Great family vehicle.
Cons: Service History I average every 2 weeks at the garage and been to 3 dealer ships
Advice: JUST SAY NO!Bought a Brand New 06 Pacifica Limited. I have had nothing but troubles. I have this weird check engine light issue that they CAN NOT FIX!!! No lie even got corporate involved, still can not fix it. The light comes off and on, but the computer doesn't read a code. The head liner came apart twice (for no reason. The Throttle body broke was replaced under warranty. Now the Driver side tie rod end is bad after 32,000 miles. The car also deleted all my pre-programmed radio stations, turned the heat up all on it's own. Chrysler gave me a free 100,000 mile warranty but I send more time at the garage with this SUV then I do with my 2002 Ford Ranger with 83,000 miles on it. The vehicle is nice has all the bells and whistles, but there is no quality to it. Thinking of hiring a lawyer to force Chrysler to swap it or by it back from me. At this point I will not buy another chrsyler if this is what expect.
Pros: Side curtain airbags and 4 star rollover protection and handles like a car.
Cons: Could use a little more power.
Advice: Take a Test Drive2005 Touring with 36,100 miles and Flawless performance. 3rd row seats most comfortable of any vehicle on the market. I love the Navigation location because you do not have to look away from the road to use it. The grand kids can watch Movies while I listen to music. The rear view limited, but average for this class of vehicle. The 2007 has a rear view camera option which displays in the navigation screen.
Cons: poor qualty
Advice: do your research before buyingi own a 01 pt cruiser, its a wonderful car untill 70,000 miles, expect to have great power loss and a motor replaced at 79,000 miles, a new motor runs about 3,750 dollars and is hard to find, time and money its just cheaper to buy a whole nother car, its a wonderful car if u do long drives and dont plan to keep it over 100k miles, when car is washed the air bag light comes on and the auto locks keep locking themselfs when they feel like it, been locked out several times.
Pros: The make and color of the car. I have the red car
Cons: The car eats gas too quickly
Advice: Yes buy - the car is overall a good car so far.I would score higher for performance and the overall rating but cannot because This car does not get the gas mileage it claims. I got more mileage from my SUV which went 17 miles a gallon in the city. The car, however is a 4 cylinder, but the car is supposed to have turbo but it does not go as fast as I expected. It seems like I have to a least go 60 miles per hour just to get some decent speed - so that causes gas to even go faster. I am currently not satisfied with the speed or gas mileage of the car. I do like the car overall though.
Pros: satallite radio
Cons: Blind spots
Advice: noneVery comfortable, and even feels bigger than our mini-van that we traded in.