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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 08:35 PM
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Hopefully my fellow Floridians do not mind me popping into this thread.... long time lurker with a 2011 Town and Country Limited and we are very seriously considering going with a Pacifica Hybrid limited, likely next month. That said, I’m curious if any of you folks from central Florida have a “good” dealership to recommend; in particular with Hybrid experience. I’m not all that impressed with Napleton and can’t even fathom what it would be like if we ran into problems with such an advanced vehicle. Thank you!
Can't speak to the Hybrid aspect, but my dealership is Phillips Chrysler in Ocala. Had a hood replaced with no hassle due to paint blisters (seems to be common) on the edges. Aside from that I've only had oil changes, oh and a battery replaced (a fairly common issue also) under warranty. Welcome to the Forum and good luck with your Pacifica shopping. So my minimal exposure to Phillips has been positive.


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Welcome !....What part of Florida ?
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My very brief experience with Douglas CDJR in Venice (central Gulf Coast) was excellent. I just had routine service done there but was treated more than fairly by very decent service guys. The service writer even tried to talk me out of an early oil change and told me I didn't need cabin filters or wiper blades!

Last year during my Florida stay, I talked with a salesman there about a used Jeep SUV. Even though they had a bunch of Patriots, Compasses, and 4-cyl Cherokees, he deduced (correctly!) that I enjoyed driving too much to be happy and comfortable with any of them. He didn't have a used V6 Cherokee, and just suggested I wait until they get one. That's low/no pressure sales! I did get a used V6 Cherokee when I got back to Illinois, remembering his advice.

They appear to be a very classy small city dealership that has decided to build long term loyal customers rather than BS pressure selling.

PS. While in Venice, be sure to have lunch or dinner at Sharky's on the Pier. Last year voted the Best Beach Bar in Florida! Considering there are hundreds and hundreds of them, that's pretty special.
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PS. While in Venice, be sure to have lunch or dinner at Sharky's on the Pier. Last year voted the Best Beach Bar in Florida! Considering there are hundreds and hundreds of them, that's pretty special.
While visiting son and daughter in law at their new home in Venice a couple months ago we all went to Sharky's, but the place was jammed and the wait too long. However will try again on next visit to see them in May.


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While visiting son and daughter in law at their new home in Venice a couple months ago we all went to Sharky's, but the place was jammed and the wait too long. However will try again on next visit to see them in May.
The place is ALWAYS jammed and the wait is usually long, unless you go on a rainy crappy day. The food is excellent. I recommend the grouper sandwich and the amazing onion rings, but all the food is excellently prepared.

If you have a long wait, stroll out on the pier and watch the fishermen. They have a long reach paging system; tell the host that you will be on the pier and they will allow you time to walk back. I saw one guy catch a 6 ft. shark there recently!

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Thank you all for the kind suggestions. We’re torn between two options right now. Gas or Hybrid. Either way, I’ll be sure to do a new member introduction soon once we lock in &#x1f642;.
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