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http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112708_2018-chrysler-pacifica-hybrid-sales-have-resumed-after-recall

I put in my order for a 2018 Pacifica Limited on Sept. 9.

Its been a bit of a journey. My wife was initially dead set against another Chrysler product, until she had a chance to see the PacHy at the Detroit auto show in January and to test drive it in early June.

We were all set to get a 2017 in June, but the dealer couldn't do a trade for the colour we wanted. So I found one myself at another dealer.

Then the recall. FCA Canada wouldn't allow the vehicle to be sold without the recall addressed. So we reserved it with the dealer, and he was going to let us know when we could pick it up.

After all this waiting, we decided to order a 2018 on Saturday from the local dealer (different than the one we had reserved at). On Monday the other dealer calls and says we can pick up the car. Sorry, we decided to order new.

Now the factory is entering a planned shutdown for retooling starting Oct. 2 for 4 weeks. But we'll get it eventually.

It'll be nice to be a 2-plug-in family. If only there were a plug-in that could tow a fifth wheel, we'd be all set.
 

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A plug-in mini van is certainly appealing, but I'm not prepared to roll the dice on their quality control. But kudos to you for taking a chance on a Chrysler, I'm not brave enough to do it. I hope ownership is more trouble-free than the buying process has been for you.
 

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We had our reservations about getting another Chrysler, that's for sure. I'm hoping that the convenience of refuelling at home, and not needing new brakes as often, will outweigh any additional trips to the dealer for repairs.

As it turns out TrueDelta is showing good reliability for the Pacifica.
 

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Good for you.

As far as quality, we were a Chrysler family for years before we chose Chevrolet. My wife's Town & Country ran practically flawlessly for 15 years. My 300C was traded in after 10 years of incredible quality.

If you are planning to keep the van "forever" ChryslerWarrantys.com offers an amazing life-time extended warranty backed by Chrysler.

Some will say it's wasted money, but what I'll say is that for a little peace of mind I will gladly pay extra. If I had had to use the warranty, then it would have been worth it, right. Instead I paid a little extra for a couple of incredibly reliable cars!

I bet you'll love your new Town & Country...eh Pacifica. lol
 

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The plug in Pacifica is a game changer, I just wish they had incorporated all of the mode found in the Volt. Will be interested in hearing from owners on real world range and quality control. This could be a game changer if it sells well.
 

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The plug in Pacifica is a game changer, I just wish they had incorporated all of the mode found in the Volt. Will be interested in hearing from owners on real world range and quality control. This could be a game changer if it sells well.
The Pacifica's curb weight is 5,000lb so it's tough to be an EREV. I think they kept it simple for that reason.
 

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A plug-in mini van is certainly appealing, but I'm not prepared to roll the dice on their quality control. But kudos to you for taking a chance on a Chrysler, I'm not brave enough to do it. I hope ownership is more trouble-free than the buying process has been for you.
Somebody has to be the guinea pig. Thank you breezy for doing this in the interest of science.

https://youtu.be/ZvqkXHphvgs

I do want a 5 or 7 passenger PHEV with cargo capability, but in the form of an SUV not a minivan. My family has standing orders to shoot me if I buy a minivan. And it turns out my youngest is a sharpshooter with a sniper rifle.
 

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I do\o want a 5 or 7 passenger PHEV with cargo capability, but in the form of an SUV not a minivan. My family has standing orders to shoot me if I buy a minivan. And it turns out my youngest is a sharpshooter with a sniper rifle.
The poor, maligned minivan, lol. We've been a minivan family for 9 years now. You can't beat them for everyday practicality, and the Pacifica has nearly perfected the styling of a box on wheels, IMO. I think it should age well.
 

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I will truly be interested when someone does an AWD pure BEV van that has at least 250 mile range and fast charging. I wonder who will be first to build this?
 

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I will truly be interested when someone does an AWD pure BEV van that has at least 250 mile range and fast charging. I wonder who will be first to build this?
Isn't the Model X100 pretty close? Yes, it is styled more like an SUV, but flatten all the seats and you'be got the cargo space. If course you can buy 2 pacificas for the price of the biggest batteries model X.
 

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FYI, the EVSE that come with the PacHys is L1/L2 capable, and can use the same adapters that the Gen2 Volt and Bolt EV use. Charges the van from empty to full in just over 5 hours. ;)
Good to know, thanks. My wife should be able to charge at her dad's using his welder outlet.
 

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Other minivan features like power doors, hide away seats, etc. have quickly spread across the various brands that offer minivans. I wonder how long it will take for the Honda, Toyota, etc. vans to get a plug.

I guess I would expect to see regular non-plug-in hybrid minivans offered first. Toyota has a Japan market AWD hybrid minivan that is in its second generation. Wish we could get that here.
 

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I know that many folks are turned off to minivans for their "family/grocery getter image", but my perception is that the modern minivan is packed with innovation and practical features and is the perfect "one vehicle" solution for folks that want max utility combined with luxury features. An AWD pure BEV feature packed minivan (along the lines of the Pacifica) should be a hugh success because I think it could be offered in a number of configurations that would offer wide appeal.
The Tesla Model X is an awesome vehicle as an SUV, but it doesn't offer the flexibility or practicality that a conventional minivan design would offer. IF it had dual power sliding doors and folding seats for a true flat floor cargo area it would be closer to fitting the bill as a luxury/utility vehicle.
 
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