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Was it worth it? I can't say for everyone. I'm used to driving Audi's, Mercedes Benz and BMW's. The Pacifica feels like it is in that class. For me it is worth it.
I am use to driving VW Golfs, GTis, Mazda3s and a Mazda CX-9. I have driven BMW's in Germany (2 years total) and while the Pacifica does not pass those vehicles up on handling, even the equally heavy CX-9, it is on par with at least the CX-9. Read: it IS a good driving 'car'.

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I've had the Pacifica for a few weeks now. Some additional comments:

Traction control: The TC works OK, for a FWD vehicle. Wish it was AWD. There is some wheel spin when accelerating on slippery pavement. AWD would be better but it is not available at all on the Pacifica.

Wind: This van seems to be blown around more than my old Grand Caravan. More susceptible to cross winds. It's not a problem as far as vehicle control but it is noticeable.

Remote Start: I never had this feature before. I love it. I can start the van while checking out at the grocery store and then get into a vehicle that is already warming up. Great on Winter days.

Rear Access: My daughter and her family rode to a restaurant with us, They were impressed with the way the middle seats tilt forward, no more crawling through the gap.
They also liked the rear climate controls, reclining third seat and heated middle seats.

Climate Control: Something doesn't seem correct about the front climate control. On automatic on a cold day, it has been blowing cool air through the dash board vents.
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I have a three year old grandson who rides in a child safety seat directly behind me. I have found that if I push the button that moves the drivers seat forward (Limited) so that I can use the stow and go, that it gives me a lot more room and it makes it easier to buckle him in.
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Yes, I use the stow-and-go assist button to make it easier to get my youngest into her carseat in the middle seat, as well.
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Over 5000 miles and we're averaging 21 MPG combined city/highway. Zero defects. The only time I have been back to the dealer was to pick up my license plates.
I'm still waiting to see when "service me" appears on the dash board for the first time.

I have a love/the relationship with the Navigation system. On highway trips it often prompts me to exit s tollway or freeway and then immediately get back on.
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I'm still waiting to see when "service me" appears on the dash board for the first time.
You can see how close you are to that by checking the percentage of oil life remaining in the instrument cluster.

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The console was showing that I had 14% oil life remaining but I'll be heading on a road trip to Pennsylvania in a week followed by lots of summer driving as grand children come to visit for the Summer. 8600 miles, the Pacifica ha its first ever visit to the shop. Lube, oil (synthetic) and filter with tire rotation the total was $79 at the dealer I purchased from, RiverFront Chrysler in North Aurora.
The service writers and technicians have always done a great job for me (this is my 5th or 6th vehicle from them). I do always have to remind them to reset the service indicators

The only issue that I have with the Pacifica is the navigation system. It frequently prompts me to exit the highway (especially on I80) and then get right back on. Chrysler says they are not responsible for this but I think that is a BS excuse.
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The Navigation can not be programmed while the vehicle is in motion. It should have a way form the front passenger to enter addresses.
It absolutely can be. You simply use the voice recognition function. I was able to have it find an address, enter it, and start the route guidance while driving down the interstate at 70mph. Give it a shot. It works well.
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The only issue that I have with the Pacifica is the navigation system. It frequently prompts me to exit the highway (especially on I80) and then get right back on. Chrysler says they are not responsible for this but I think that is a BS excuse.
I just took a road trip this past week, and noticed some quirks myself. For example, as it was guiding me from a highway to an interstate it was going to have me make a right turn and then a u-turn and then another right turn. Fortunately I was able to see the better route was to just continue straight ahead.

Weird though.
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It absolutely can be. You simply use the voice recognition function. I was able to have it find an address, enter it, and start the route guidance while driving down the interstate at 70mph. Give it a shot. It works well.
Yes, I figured that out but it is not convenient for a passenger to enter data
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