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Pros: Being able to go in/out as in a minivan.
Cons: Dried break fluid tends to be found in the lower part of the car.
Advice: If you need room for only four or five people and you like a roomy vehicle consider it.If I had just read Consumer Reports I would have never purchased this vehicle. The vehicle is really for people that appreciate lots of room while moving down the road. In the case of my wife, she just wanted to accommodate her rather long legs. I can see this car to be excellent to anyone weighing over 225 lbs. One of the supposed drawbacks of the engine is the noise. If the vehicle is driven as a sports car I could consider that a problem, but for normal driving there is no problem. I truly don't hear the engine. I purchased a 'low-end' vehicle but it has power seats for both driver and passenger side and A/C control for the second row (?). Some basic car.
Cons: GAS MILEAGE
Advice: DON'T BUYI HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT TROUBLE WITH THIS CAR,I HAVE HAD TO HAVE THE AIR/HEAT FIXED 5 OR 6 TIMES, ALWAYS THE SAME PROBLEM. GAS MILEAGE IS TERRIBLE. OVERALL I AM VERY UNHAPPY WITH IT. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THIS CAR IS THAT IT LOOKS GOOD. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER DODGE PRODUCT.
Pros: road stability, supremely responsive handling, fabulously comfortable interior
Cons: gas mileage is pretty average for a 6 cylinder car of this class...about 15 mpg in the city
Advice: don't overlook this gem because it's an american car.Recently, our Mercedes E class car was involved in a wreck. While it's being repaired, we were given a Pacifica Touring. Boy was this car a surprise. It's elegant and classy, with nice lines and an extremely comfortable interior. I also have a Lexus RX 300 and this car equals that in every respect. The handling is terrific and the road stability seems exceptional. I live in San Francisco and this car is agile in tight, aggressive traffic, offers terrific control on the hills, and is easy to parallel park in very tight spaces (often with only a few inches to spare). As an average sized woman of 5'4', I feel 'on top' of the road. I feel as though I have a good sense of the traffic around me in all directions (very important in city driving). This is in direct contrast to the Mercedes, which has me feeling like I'm not quite seeing everything around me. (No,I was not driving when it was wrecked!) I haven't taken this on the highway yet but if it feels so luxurious on pot-hole ridden city streets, it must be like riding on air on the freeway. I am seriously considering selling my Mercedes to buy one of these.
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: Be wary.I bought a used (20k miles on it) 2005 Pacifica Touring AWD in October 2005. I have had it in the shop 5 or 6 times. They replaced the wheel speed antilock brake sensor and the lower control arm (both sides). At first I heard a weird noise, took it to dealer; they replaced the left front axle and transfer case. The next thing was when the car was showing 1/2 full tank of gas, all of sudden the needle would go to empty. The dealer replaced the entire fuel pump level assembly. Hopefully, this will be the end of the problems.
Pros: I liked the way if drove
Cons: The contiuning belt/engine problems
Advice: Do not buy it!I purchased this car new and just trading it this week. I owned my Pacifica for about 1-1/2 years and had it to take it to the shop over 6 times. Each time was for the same reoccurring problem. The serpentine belt would always squeak and two Chrysler dealerships tried and couldn't resolve the issue. I gave up on the car and traded it for a Toyota Sienna jus this week. I would not recommend this car since both dealerships have indicated that this is a common problem with this car!
Pros: 3rd row seat, cloth seats, woodgrain accents, analog clock
Cons: trunk space (not too big), and fuel economy (about 18 mpg is kinda low...)
Advice: order the curtain airbags. (extra safety)We have a 2005 touring pacifica and are very, very, happy with it. We have 4 kids, all of which are comfortable in all the seats. The woodgrain accents and analog clock are soo classy. The ride is soo comfortable and it handles like a car. The cloth seats are like a couch! We also feel very safe due to the 5 star government ratings. Will buy again! GO OUT AND TEST DRIVE ONE!!!
Pros: It is a convertible
Cons: The car's handling on wet streets makes one overly cautious.
Advice: Get a bright colorI purchased the car [new] in December '05 during a smow storm. This is a good time to buy a convertible. I have not had the top down yet, but am waiting for a good sunny warm day. The performance is great with good power [I have a blue touring model]. But you should watch it on wet roads. The car can easily get away from you. There is good room for a person like me @ 6 ft 2 and 212 lbs as the driver and the rear passengers have little difficulty getting in and riding in the back seat. I disllike not driving through the car wash, but self wash is good excersize. I dislike persons calling the car as cute. When they ride with me, I show off the power to dispel the cute label. I'd buy this car again. It's a fun car.