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Old 11-11-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
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Question Anyone towing a Chrysler Pacifica???

Hey all,

So I'm thinking about buying a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica to use as our toad. I know that i need a Remco lube pump and I've confirmed that Blue Ox sells the adaptor plate that i need.

I searched all of IRV2 and didn't see any references to this car. I'm just wondering if anyone is towing a Pacifica and if there's any advice/comments/warnings about them. I know it's kind of heavy (~4700 lbs) but we need the 3rd row seat and I like it better than an Explorer or Trailblazer, etc.

FYI, we have a 360HP diesel pusher and folks have indicated that I shouldn't feel too much impact from pulling the toad even if it's a little on the heavy side.

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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We traded in our 04 Pacifica for an 08 Ford Taurus X in part because we didn't want to bother with the lube pump.

The Pacifica was a nice vehicle, but thirsty and requires 89 octane. The interior is very nice, but not the most efficient use of space.

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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A girl that works for me has one. It is a great vehicle that was never very successful. Rides great, handles like a car, tight steering, but like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, kind of cramped inside for big people.

It also sucks gas and burns through tires. If you are going to drive it a lot, there are better choices, if not, it's a reasonable choice because of the third row seat and handling.
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If you are going to buy a car to be a toad, why get one that needs over $1000 in mods? There are other crossover SUVs like the Pacifica, e.g. GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook, Chevy Traverse, Ford Edge, etc.
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I'll add I did see someone towing a Pacifica when I was in Chicago last year.

Our Ford Taurus X toad does everything our Pacifica did but on regular gas. The Pacifica did have a nicer interior. The Taurus X feels like it has the same interior space, but outside dimensions are shorter and narrower, which makes parking easier.

We wanted a toad that didn't require modifications and could handle 6 people and a double stroller. I was also happy to buy an American car that was built by a company not taking welfare money. (And I'm a Mopar guy)

The Taurus X was replaced with the Flex in the middle of the 2009 model year. They're on the same platform.
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