2008 Chrysler Pacifica Customer Reviews

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I have a chrysler pacifica touring edition with the 4.0 litre engine with the 6 speed automatic and it is the best driving vehicle I have driven in a long time. The performance is exceptional and the ride is great. It has the navigation system and rear camera backup. It is hard to see the camera with sunglasses on but other than that it is apleasure to drive.

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Love it

Love it - not as much space as the Suburban it replaced, but better mileage.

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SLIGHTLY UNDERPOWERED

I test drove a 2007 with the 4.0 engine....complete with all the bells and whistles, all wheel drive and 43,000 miles. I also test drove the 2008 with the 3.6 engine and front wheel drive, none of the bells and whistles but with only 8900 miles on it. I opted for the 2008...great condition and the low miles...and for $4000 less than the 2007 was selling for. It has all the room I need....I am a musician and when the back seat is folded down there is ample room for all of my equipment. The back seat is the bench style...not the bucket seats offered in other models...my only complaint with the bench seat is that it does not fold down completely flat and I have to do some arranging of my equipment in order to see out the rear window. I happened to have picked up the car about 3 days before the start of the worst winter the northeast has seen in decades...9 major snow storms in one month. My concern about giving up the all wheel drive for only the front wheel drive were quickly put to rest as I have been able to navigate some very hilly and winding snow and ice covered New England roads with no problems. The Pacifica came with a set of excellent all weather tires and, combined with the overall weight of the car (approx 4500 lbs), has been able to navigate roads that the plows haven't gotten to yet. My only negatives with the Pacifica is that the 3.6 engine and 4 speed transmission combine for sluggish performance..especially when the car is loaded down with the added weight in the back. However I have found that by using the "flip stick" to change gears (much like a standard transmission) I can compensate for the lack of power. My other concern is the design of the rear of the car affects the sightlines, especially when backing up. The rear window sits up very high and any small car (or small child) behind you is almost impossible to see. The one option I would have sprung for would have been the sensor or rear mounted camera when in reverse. The positives.....this is a very comfortable car with plenty of room.....the car handles very well...it is very responsive for such a heavy vehicle. The wide body design of the car means that three average size adults will fit in the back seat without having to sit in each other's laps. Even with the bench seat up there is a plenty of room for luggage or groceries. The negatives....slightly underpowered... you have to get used to the slight engine groan...poor rear visibility...bench seat does not fold completely flat. Overall, I am very pleased with the Pacifica....although the last production year was 2008 the car does not appear to have an outdated look, and the way the car has handled the road conditions this winter confirms the fact that I am in a safe and reliable car.

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chy pac

the car is wonderful and handles well in all weather, built strong and is realiable, best yet for az weather good old america has done it again!

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2008 Chrysler Pacifica AWD

Drove for 3000 miles now. Towing a Motorcycle and bicycles up to the mountains of Colorado. Performed well. Rides well. Took another couple out twice in the double captain chairs and all were comfortable. Gets 18 mpg towing and 20 to 21 otherwise. AWD is fairly smooth. Brakes are rough going downhill in the mountains but smooth when in the flats. Plenty quiet. Plan on lots of cross country and snow travel so we are pleased so far!

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I Love My Pacifica

We purchased a Pacifica from Carmax 2 weeks ago and love it. We also own a 2008 Chrysler Sebring Hardtop Convertible purchased from Carmax. The Pacifica is far more than expected. Loaded with all the bells and whistles, it rides and handles like a dream. Third row seat actually has adequate leg room for an adult to sit in confortably. Hightly recommend this vehicle.

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horrible car!

in 2010 bought a 04 chrysler pacifica because i toatled my 05 chevy uplander. i liked it because it was not as much as a beast. but the gas milage is horrible! in less then a year it needed a new transmission. in less then a year after the trans i needed a new computer and fuel pump. two weeks later i was stranded at a gas station because the NEW fuel pump was mested up again. Luckily my dad came and hit it with a hammer and the baby started up and a few days later back to the shop. i HATE this car. Dont buy chryslers and if you buy one i will feel sorry for you. Just buy honda or chevy .

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Great car - no fuss and does what you need

Really enjoyed this car, very spacious and no reliability issues whatsoever over three years. Interior is not fancy/flash but drives well, very spacious and comfortable on long journeys. Six foot+ load space in the back swallowed plenty of skis/boards on the journeys to Tahoe and back and the all wheel drive took care of us. Only sold it due to relocation outside US and otherwise would love to have kept it longer.

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Pacifica is a GREAT Vehicle!!

I love my Pacifica. It has a low, car like feel, and style, and smooth ride. But it is big and roomy, and able to hitch or haul what you need to. I have carried kids, furniture, trash, wheelchair, boxes, and storage buckets...whatever I needed to. And, it looks so SHARP! The body is very stylish and the interior is so comfortable, and sleek looking. I do wish the carriage was a bit higher. You have to be slow and careful over traffic speed bumps, because you can easy scrape the bottom. And steep hills that have no slope transition onto the road...turn onto it at an angle to avoid scraping under the front bumper. BUT, even with all that, she is tough! Ive scraped mine so much unintentionally, but she keeps booking. Engine is sound and got great UMPH! The transmission needs to be well maintained to keep her happy but it's worth it. Just get your fluids changed, keep oil and filters clean, keep transmission fluid fresh, and add additive to your gas. Keep your tires rotated and balanced and she will be a CHAMP for you!

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