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Headache after headache
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By Ty
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Idk if my car is a lemon but it has been problem after problem for me. I like the interior, I like the room, I like the performance of it. Can get up and go. But, it doesn’t outweigh the money I have put to repair this car. At first, no problem. Then stuff started happening like back to back. First it was the alternator, went out. Then it was the AC blower, then it ate my rotors and warped them, then it was the radiator etc etc. in one month, it been in the shop 3 times. Now the transmission is being rough, the car wobbles and rumbles at highway speeds. I have spent thousands of dollars on repairs for the car. If it weren’t for the reliability it would be a great car, but the fact that the shop has been its second home makes me give it a terrible review.


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No recall on known Motor mounts and Emissions
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By Joyce A
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Since 2004 these cars are notorious for the motor mount breaking and the need of being replaced every couple years, only $600 -$800 fix. The emissions can send you on a wild goose chase trying to figure out why it won’t pass smog. The computer blames it on the gas cap, NO! Throw away 💰 Oh yes. Let’s not forget, when you replace the key remote battery, it loses programming, and you pay to have it reprogrammed even when a dealership rep replaced the battery for you.


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work horse
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By PABLO
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Nice comfortable heavy car, my was basic type with no options, quirky electronics, poor acceleration


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Owned for 8 years!!!
33 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By 8 Year Owner
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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It cracks me up that people are rating this car as if it were a 2016. I have had this car for the past 8 years and can honestly say, it has been a reliable family car throughout. Plenty of storage in the rear with seats down, which comes in handy for anyone needing extra interior space you wont find other than mini van. The car has had low maintenance over the years other than oil changes and wiper blades. My Pacifica has over 150K. and has been a good car. One of the reasons I bought it when I did was for the safety ratings it had with side air bags etc. Most cars then didn't even have side air bags. The Pacifica was rated very highly for safety regarding side impact and I have had my kids ride in it all over creation and felt safe. It has a deep console for storage along with sun glass holder and the arm rests along side the seats are great for long trips. The Pacifica was the precursor to the hybrid SUV style cars and many manufacturers seemed to have copied much of its function and style over the years to a bit more modified versions. I also like the placement of the things you need access to while driving... key on dash (easier to access) than on the column; manual shift option; lights and wipers and radio channel changer in steering wheel everything at your finger tips.


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Great family vehicle, awesome on highway.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Jimmy James
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2006 Chrysler Pacifica 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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So I bought this from a family member in September 15. It's a great family vehicle and kids love it. Coming from a 2dr wrangler, this was a huge gain in interior space although huge decrease in coolness. It accelerates ok but transmission can be jittery in changing gears. fuel economy ok for an 06 car. Took it on a long road trip and performed exceptionally great. Have only changed the oil and replaced back rotors. It's a huge vehicle with plenty roominess, but sucks to park in the city parallel parking. Driving it feels like you're driving a sedan - sort of. Seems like i got one of the good ones as many other reviews claim issues with transmission, motor mounts and rusting engine cradle. If i ever have to fix any of those issues, will just trade it in or sell it for cheap. Kids love it. It's a popular vehicle on used car market, so much so Chrysler brought it back as a new full fledged mini-van which looks like a giant chunky 200c , apparently they are killing off the Town and Country and the Dodge Caravan. I have the base version with the 3.5L engine which is ok. I can imagine the 07-08s with the 4.0L have much better acceleration and have a 6 speed transmission as opposed the 4 speed on mine, but those cost more and look like are less reliable. Would recommend if you buy it with under 100K miles and make sure to inspect motor mounts and engine cradle are not rusted out, otherwise you will be stuck with moneypit no one will buy.


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