2004 Chrysler Pacifica Consumer Review: Good idea, bad implementation.

2004 Chrysler Pacifica - Consumer Review

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Base Wagon (3.5L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Good idea, bad implementation.
By jp384 on


2004 Chrysler Pacifica Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Not the most comfortable car to drive. Feels like a boat and I'm afraid of hitting everything when I'm in the city. Front suspension seems a bit loose so every time we had to stop quick, the front would take a deep dive and when it went over a driveway that was higher then the road it would bottom out at 12 mph, which might be why the bearing plates broke (something our mechanic told us was common in them). Learning transmission never up shifted when it should have and loved to rev up to the red before it would finally shift. Needs plus gas for power and fuel economy. For a car thats supposed to be a town car and SUV I think Chrysler failed to make a car thats good at being either.

Best Features

Radio Control/dash layout.

Worst Features

Better parts design. Needed a suspension redesign for emergency braking and bearing plates for a car of its weight. Learning transmission was a nightmare. Greatly underpowered for a 3 ton 6 seater. didn't like how high the tachometer needle got between shifts. Needed a 5th gear, or a rethink in shift patterns, or a change in gear ratios.
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