The Pacifica offers an enticing blend of performance, style and comfort that any midsize family is sure to find appealing but a rash of repair issues on early models prevents it from getting our full recommendation.
by bshultz22 on Feb 10, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Like many of the other reviews I have read, our car was fine for 1st several years - then nothing but problems.
Brakes, Tie rods, Sub-frame rusted out, Engine mounts rusted out, Rear axle, Wheel bearings...
I was interested in the new 300 sedan - but after all these problems, I'm streering clear of Chrysler again.
We bought this car used in 2008 and in 2012 it is junk with just 86000 miles.
by ckuhn55 on Nov 20, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought in June 2005 in New Jersey, and only major expense has been catalytic converter needed to be replace. Just change my oil every 5,000 otherwise no problems. Driven across the USA from Boston to San Francisco twice. Thats 4 trips at 3000 each way. Gas mileage 23 hw 18 (all wheel drive) city. Note: cracked alum tire rim parking, need to replace full rim, very difficult to find. Car is discontinued, so premium for replacement approx $285.
Still searching for better price new or used. Great car
by lbsunshine on Jan 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
We purchased our Pacifica in 2006 with 30K miles. It now has 118K.
This has been a great car to drive.
Our longest trip was from Southern California to Mt Rushmore.
It has been super reliable and practically maintenance free. The comfort can't be beat.
We change the oil every 3k or so miles and all has been fine.
We had the brakes and
the oil pan gasket changed. We are a family of three so storage isn't a problem. Our son, though about 5'6" still sits in the third row of seats.
My only complaint are the blind spot on the drivers side due to the rear end being so wide and the noise when the back windows are down. Chrysler should put it back into production.