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2006 Chrysler Pacifica Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by michaeldharding



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Reviewed: 2006 Chrysler Pacifica

4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Why the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica?

Exterior styling

They style was unlike anything else on the road at that time. Everything else looks like it came out of a cookie cutter.

Cargo capacity

I haul two to three kayaks on top, the gears in the back and the kayakers inside in comfort.

Price or payments

I bought mine slightly used for 16K and payments are right in my budget.

Brand reputation & image

At the time of purchase I owned two Cadillacs and one Town and Country. I always like driving the T&C better.

Interior styling

The interior is roomy and offers convienant cup holders and 3 zone climate.

Why Not the 2006 Chrysler Pacifica?

Powertrain performance

Transmission clunks into gear when going uphill at a slow speed. Makes to much noise when cruising. And I am now having differential noise and problems which the dealr recommends I do not change due to the fact the new ones will be noisier(?).

Fuel economy

On average I get great mileage in the city 17.5 to 19 mpg. But on the highway I only get 22 unless I stay below 65 then I get 27

Materials & workmanship

Lots of rattles!! The dash rattles, the front end rattles, the consoles rattle. When the windows are shut tight I hear a lot of wind noise. Trim screws have fallen out on the seat trims and dash. I found water around the amplifier in the rear 1/4 panel.

Reliability & durability

I do not feel comfortable taking long trips in this car due to the transmission noises. I drive in the heat of Florida and often to Virginia. My last few trips I have rented a car just to not have the worry of a breakdown.

Dealer practices

My clearcoat started peeling just after purchase (17k)Dealer said Chrysler stated this was due to rock chips I took photos and there were none.Dealer finaly agreed to recoat after I threatened to call CEO at 3AM on a Sunday at home. I have thatreputation

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