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After owning a 2018 Pacifica Limited for 2 years I have a hard time understanding CD’s craze over it and its continued top rating. Yes, they have the styling and features figured out perfectly but the machine is awful. From engine/transmission power to awkward steering to reliability.

In our community -where 50% of vehicles on the road are minivans- the Odyssey is considered top
 

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After owning a 2018 Pacifica Limited for 2 years I have a hard time understanding CD’s craze over it and its continued top rating. Yes, they have the styling and features figured out perfectly but the machine is awful. From engine/transmission power to awkward steering to reliability.

In our community -where 50% of vehicles on the road are minivans- the Odyssey is considered top
There is no way I will buy a Pacifica after reading more about it. Go over to pacificaforums and read the horror stories. People have been stranded with the car not starting. Clunking transmission. Random AC disengagements. Breaking start/stopping mechanism (I personally experienced this on a rental not long ago). Granted, it's a small segment of the population, but you are rolling the dice on reliability when you buy one. I have no idea if the Carnival will be any better or worse; but given the Telluride reliability; my fingers are crossed. My sister had an Odyssey and had some issues like the AC going out around 100K, but nothing that ever left them stranded. The Toyota Sienna is probably the most reliable (IMHO) but you are paying for a high tech engine with low tech interior. That plus a 0-60 of "yes" rather than a number turned me off.
 

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There is no way I will buy a Pacifica after reading more about it. Go over to pacificaforums and read the horror stories. People have been stranded with the car not starting. Clunking transmission. Random AC disengagements. Breaking start/stopping mechanism (I personally experienced this on a rental not long ago). Granted, it's a small segment of the population, but you are rolling the dice on reliability when you buy one. I have no idea if the Carnival will be any better or worse; but given the Telluride reliability; my fingers are crossed. My sister had an Odyssey and had some issues like the AC going out around 100K, but nothing that ever left them stranded. The Toyota Sienna is probably the most reliable (IMHO) but you are paying for a high tech engine with low tech interior. That plus a 0-60 of "yes" rather than a number turned me off.
I had a 3 year lease on Sienna 2015-2018, loved the vehicle and had zero issues & $0 repairs/maintenance except for oil changes
Chrysler Pacifica 2018-2020, Hated the machine, numerous issues
Odyssey 2020 - to date love the vehicle but somehow -I suppose it’s my body shape/build- I can’t find a comfortable position in the drivers seat
 
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