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2005 Chrysler Pacifica

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Family Truckster Update
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought new in 2005. We now have over 165,000 miles on the vehicle - and it is going strong. I must admit I was VERY nervous to buy this vehicle. The engine and transmission have been flawless on this vehicle. The one weakspot was motor mounts - replace 4 times! (but its a cheap fix).
At 100K I replaced timing belt, struts, cv joints, and alternator (due to squeaky pully). We had to get a whole new exhaust at 130K. The car has been with us through kids elementary/middle/high school, and has been good to move the kids in/out of college. We even did a paper route with this car for 2 years. I'd say we got our money out of this car.
We replaced control arms as a preventative measure this year, and the other remaining issue is the the engine subframe rust issue on these cars. In our case, I have been applying coatings to the affected areas - and keeping my eye on the rust progress.
My take on this ownership experience is that with proper maintenance you can even keep a Chrysler (any car) going for a very long time.


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Good family vehicle
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Sasha D
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased this car used at around 130,xxx miles and have driven it for 10 months, I had to replace alternator at around 148,xxx miles but I haven't had any major problems other than that. Car is safe and reliable.


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From heaven to lemon. [MUST READ]
24 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By jonvincent
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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1.Has great acceleration from dead start, quickly pickups speed from 50 to 100kmph for a heavy vehicle with a 3.5L engine.
2.If you worry about room, don't bother. This vehicle has enough room to seat your whole family or even turn into a mobile sleeping quarters.
3. A little pricey considering the poor fuel economy, well known transmission and computer issues which I have experienced all of.
4. Fun to drive, and easy to handle, maneuvering through all sorts of terrain and never leaving me stranded.
5. For an older vehicle the interior has a modern design to it, even better than most cars these days.
Transmission broke down on highway, computer went a month later and more...


Best Features

What i enjoy most about this vehicle is the space. There is a lot of leg space, cargo space and passenger space. I have never had to complain about space at all and I am 245 pounds 6 foot tall.


Worst Features

1.Transmission design. These transmissions are well known for breaking down without any sort of strain or abuse. Mine broke down at 230km just driving on the highway at a speed of 105kmph 2.Fuse box (Integrated power module) circuit boards were clearly made with cheap parts. My first one blew at 150k, second one blew at 231k and third one blew at 253k, all of which are the same design with no improvements.


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Excellent car with one issue
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By rudi4you
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

It was our dream! We loved this car over 4 years and almost 130000Miles!
The only big issue we had - a motor exodus by 75000miles. No help from Chrysler (they want to replace the engine around $6500!)
I bought a used from a scrap metal dealer and a local shop changed the engine.
And we was happy again.


Best Features

leather, handling, fuel economy


Worst Features

6 speed automatic


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Warning if you purchase
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By aheflin
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring AWD 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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We fell in love with our Pacifica when we first got and would probably still love it if we did not keep having issues with it. First it was in the shop, free of charge, for most of the first 30 days we had it. The check engine light came kept coming on every 3 days after we bought it. After that we put in a new alternator. Now it needs new tie rods and ball joints. I was told we did not buy a lemon but a bad make/model. I am now trying to decide if we should put more money into it or buy a better make/model. I
was told that the next issues could be struts and transmission. Oh, and the electronic seats and passenger air bag are messed up due to a one time change in positions.


Best Features

The best thing is the roominess.


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