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I admit I didn't.....and FCA probably didn't either, in all candor.....expect too many Odyssey and Sienna prospects to be running to their local Chrysler dealer shopping for vans this summer. But I'd characterize myself as at least a little surprised FCA has dropped this much cash on the Pacifica this quickly. This new incentive is up from $500 just a couple weeks ago, and presumably surrounds what I assume the Company expected to be a busy July 4th holiday weekend of business.

I freely admit I'm not the world's biggest FCA fan.....though I've always liked the 300 and Charger (and Grand Cherokee)......but if I were in the market for a van, I'd certainly take one out for a test drive. And, it's clear that decent deals are there to be had right now on the newest platform in the business. All that said, I myself have seen very few Pacificas on the street since they were released earlier this year, and FCA obviously has to do whatever it takes to move the iron.

I haven't looked at the numbers thus far, but I'm guessing FCA isn't too happy with Pacifica sales coming out of the starting gate.
 

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Besides the fact they have a quality stigma, I'm not too sure their TV ads are helping any. They are a nice looking van though.
 

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was not aware they renamed the Town & Country/Caravan to the Pacifica. I thought they had resurrected that past model.

I read up on it.
Similar HP to lambdas.

But to me- the big drawback is how low to the ground it is.
Would not work for some of my excursions.
As I need a little more clearance.
 

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If I was in the market for a minvan, I would consider it. The wife won't ever have another minvan so it won't be an issue. They are great road trip vehicles - decent gas mileage, comfortable ride, higher seating position, and tons of room for the "everything including the kitchen sink" the wife thinks she has to pack for a weekend excursion!

We owned a 1992 Grand Caravan ES for 13 years and put just shy of 200k miles on it. It had the Chrysler 3.3L V6 and the problem-prone transmission. We had zero issues with it; I dropped the transmission pan and changed the filter and fluid every 30k miles since I knew it was a potential issue. We got rid of it because small body hardware parts were wearing out; I would still have driven it across the country without a thought.
 

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Besides the fact they have a quality stigma, I'm not too sure their TV ads are helping any. They are a nice looking van though.
While I freely admit I like Jim Gaffigan......if not necessarily enough of one to buy a ticket to one of his shows.....I'm also not very enamored with the current Pacifica ad campaign myself.

I mean, it's perfectly fine in my own mental world to take a light-hearted (or downright comedic) ad approach; for example, I've been a fan of the "That's not a Buick" campaign from the day it first started running a couple years ago. But giving the vehicle itself essentially zero run at the expense of a Gaffigan monologue seems a little misguided to me with not one but two Japanese competitors permanently devouring the entire domestic minivan segment. I myself don't see how the campaign itself moves Odyssey or Sienna buyers even one millimeter closer toward their local FCA stores, especially at such a time when both (especially the Toyota) are getting a little old, and the really modern Pacifica could be making some legitimate noise.

When it comes time for FCA to re-make its Pacifica campaign.....which could easily be in time for the new model year this Fall......I don't think you'll see Jim Gaffigan anywhere near it.
 

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I don't get why they went that direction with the ads. I like the Dodge ads and think they fit the image for Dodge. Chrysler is supposed to be the upscale brand, but these Pacifica ads do nothing to portray that image, let alone highlight the features of the vehicle.
 

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OK, here's a NOOB question from an old er dog around the threads.....
What is FCA ???
 

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I researched the Pacifica (and Odyssey) extensively to replace our 2010 T&C prior to purchasing our Enclave. The Pacifica had many positive aspects, and there just is no question that a minivan has more cargo space, is easier for a family on a day to day basis with the sliding doors, and has more third row room, but I just couldn't get past the hundreds of serious issues that were, and continue to be, reported by owners.

I've never owned a GM product but I took a chance on the Enclave.
 
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