"Pacifica alters transportation trends for families"

Discussion in 'Pacifica' started by Mike, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Mike, Apr 7, 2006
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  2. "Under the hood is a version of the tried-and-true 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
    This capable engine produces 250 horsepower and 250 foot-pounds of torque,
    establishing the Pacifica as a vehicle that can have the power to pass
    slower-moving vehicles as well as cruise up those torturous mountain passes.
    Combining this V-6 with the four-speed automatic transmission that is
    equipped with AutoStick manual shifting mode adds sport to this sport

    This doesn't sound like the 2004 Pacifica we had for 2 years. It was a very
    nice car but it was a tank- the 250hpV6 was very weak for the car. Passing
    and going up inclines is not as easy with this car as the writer would have
    you believe. I liked the car though but we ended up getting a Town and
    Country after the lease was up. The main reason we didn't keep the Pacifica
    was because we had another child and with 2 car seats strapped to the middle
    seats you could not access the third row because there is a console between
    the bucket seats.

    Scott Koprowski, Apr 7, 2006
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  3. Mike

    Art Guest

    Except for a superior suspension the Pacifica has less to offer than most
    Art, Apr 7, 2006
  4. Mike

    God Guest

    and mine is in the shop all the time

    God, Apr 7, 2006
  5. Mike

    NJ Vike Guest

    I was thinking the same thing.

    IMO, the 3.5 is noisy and unrefined. It isn't quick in my M so I assume it
    isn't good in the Pacifica either. Too bad because I liked the Pacifica.

    What possible vehicle could the writer have owned to make such a remark?

    "Now Phoebe Snow direct can go
    from thirty-third to Buffalo.
    From Broadway bright the tubes run right
    Into the Road of Anthracite"
    Erie - Lackawanna
    NJ Vike, Apr 8, 2006
  6. Quite a lot of auto reviewers do not disclose what assistance they
    are getting from the factory. Try for example just calling up an
    auto company and telling them your writing a review and you want
    to take one of their primo models out to the racetrack for a day
    to test drive it, and see what they say.

    The way it works in the industry is the auto companies call up
    writer X and say "we have a new model we throught you might
    like to review" they then show up a week later at the front door of
    the writer, give him a vehicle they have had ample time to "prep"
    then come back a week later to retrieve the car and hand him a
    diskette with a prewritten review on it, that he can use for
    "assistance" in writing his review.

    If he's a lazy-ass he can have a review generated in minutes on
    his computer and then send it in to his editor, and walk off with
    a cool $500 or so for his 5 minutes of time. Plus he's got the
    use of a car, which he pays no gas for. Plus he's got anything else
    he has a mind to ask the factory for. Tickets for sporting events,
    you name it. And it's not like the editors of these publications
    don't know what's going on either.

    Take a good look at the advertisers of most road and track
    type of magazines. Then look at the good reviews. Note
    any coorelations. You will figure it out eventually.

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Apr 9, 2006
  7. Mike

    Steve Guest

    I don't know what 3.5 YOU are driving, but even my first-gen iron block
    3.5 is a wonderful powerplant. If anything, the 2nd-gen has too "dead"
    of an exhaust note in the rental Magnums I've had. I'd like a little
    more melodic sound than too much muffling.

    As for the Pacifica, though, they need to get over it. Its JUST a
    stinkin' minivan with normal doors (in other words, a breadbox on
    wheels) and not even a real normal-height wagon like the Magnum. Its a
    step in the right direction but doesn't go near far enough. The Magnum
    is a much better vehicle. The CG of the Pacifica couldn't be more than
    an inch lower than the CG of a Caravan. That "German sports car" in the
    article must have been a clapped-out Karmann Ghia! :)
    Steve, Apr 10, 2006
  8. this person obviously didn't try using the third row seats, otherwise they
    would not be praising the vehicle so much. The third row seat is unusable
    by adults. If you need cargo and passenger capacity, the mini-van is the
    way to go.
    Alex Rodriguez, Apr 10, 2006
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    Art Guest

    Wow, that brings back memories? Isn't it amazing some of the crap that got
    sold. The other day I saw a VW Thing. Remember those?
    Art, Apr 10, 2006
  10. Mike

    Art Guest

    I've heard the Pacifica reviewed as having the worse features of a wagon and
    minivan in a single under-powered vehicle. I'd say that seems pretty
    accurate. It does have a nice interior quality wise and a superior
    suspension to the Chrysler minvans.
    Art, Apr 10, 2006
  11. Mike

    Steve Guest

    I didn't.... until you had to go and bring it up :p
    Steve, Apr 11, 2006
  12. Mike

    Joe Guest

    There's a guy in my neighborhood that just started driving, daily, a
    restored Karmann Ghia. It even has the original style wheels and really
    skinny tires. That is a sight to behold on a cold frosty morning, I'll tell
    Joe, Apr 12, 2006
  13. Mike

    Guest Guest

    Having owned 3 VWs I believe I know what you are saying.
    Hanging one's head out the window to drive does wake one up though. <:)
    Guest, Apr 14, 2006
  14. Mike

    Guest Guest

    A look at it's weight tells the story.
    It must be solid though!
    Guest, Apr 14, 2006
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