I own a Launch Edition 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. It was one of the first ones delivered in May 2017. Because they were very late in delivering the first orders FCA gave me a free Level 2 charger made by AeroVironment and 3 years of oil changes. Other than recalls I have not had a single problem with it. I have not experienced any of the issues Car and Driver complained about. I really enjoy driving it. I traded in my Dodge Durango R/T for it because we outgrew the Durango. It being PHEV is what makes it great to drive. It just takes off, no engine revving or the associated whine unless you gun it and then the engine kicks in to help if you need to go up a big hill or take off into fast moving traffic. I have 50,000 miles on it. I can go for weeks between fill-ups picking up the kids and driving them wherever they need to go around town. I have moved full size couches with it. My wife just moved my niece into her college apartment with it and fit 4 people and all her furniture, clothes and supplies and drove in Tropical Storm Fay to get there. It gets 35 mpg on my 5 hour trips to my vacation home in Maine. It's comfortable, confident and quiet on long drives. We drove it to see my family in Myrtle Beach, SC quite a few times. I was rear-ended in it in traffic on 495 in Massachusetts by a Jeep Grand Cherokee and it took it like a tank and had minimal damage to the bumper cover. I have a 7yr/125000 mile Maximum Care service contract on it (also given to me by FCA for complaining that it took so long to be delivered and was damaged on the trip from the factory in Windsor, ON to NY. I have owned a lot of FCA vehicles in the last 10 years so sometimes it pays to be a loyal customer with a big mouth). It will stick around at least until the service contract has expired. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about my experiences with my Pacifica. Feel free to PM me if you like.If anyone has any experience with the Pacifica Hybrid, let me know.
Hi Mark, is it nosy of me to ask what your screen name stands for? Whenever I see it, I always think about something to do with saltwater fish aquariums and keeping reef corals.
Not nosy, after all I use it prominently.Hi Mark, is it nosy of me to ask what your screen name stands for? Whenever I see it, I always think about something to do with saltwater fish aquariums and keeping reef corals.
Ask and you shall receive:Also, I have an electric, robotic lawnmower (Husqvarna Automower). If I can just find an electric snowblower, then I won’t need to buy gas any longer.
Which EGO lawnmower? We were just looking at them last night as our corded electric mower is dying (switch that governs blade brake and on/off now completely broken and can't find replacement part).All gasoline has been out of the house for the last year now - Model 3, EGO battery lawnmower and EGO battery snowblower.
True. My e-bike weighs in at 70lbs, pretty hefty. It is a beast, however, and will go through anything with the fat tires.If I am peddling, I want the lightest bike possible. A few weekends ago I rode 40 miles on one ride, and I'm not sure I want to be hauling around batteries and a heavier bike. I'm heavy enough to begin with!
I have the Kobalt 80v one from Lowes .. Works great and has plenty of power.Which EGO lawnmower? We were just looking at them last night as our corded electric mower is dying (switch that governs blade brake and on/off now completely broken and can't find replacement part).
Fantastically made film, with awesome cinematography. The subject is both heartbreaking and frightening. The scene where he came up from documenting the coral deaths into a bar where oblivious people were dancing and having a good time was a perfect metaphor.
Thank you for sharing this Mark. I keep a saltwater fish tank. I have not ventured into the reefing aspect because I know that I will lose corals along the way and that breaks my heart. I have heard of this documentary, but now have sat down and watched it and am once again heartbroken at the loss of the reefs throughout the world. I hope that as humans we continue to learn the affects of our decisions and begin to undo the damage of our history, to create a more beautiful world, and appreciate all the small things as well as the big.
Thanks @timbop. Glad you appreciated the film. I have no idea how many times I've seen it and it never gets old.Fantastically made film, with awesome cinematography. The subject is both heartbreaking and frightening. The scene where he came up from documenting the coral deaths into a bar where oblivious people were dancing and having a good time was a perfect metaphor.
I just hope as a species we get our collective heads out of the sand in time to save ourselves. Very few are aware that the largest mass extinction of all time (the permian) was likely caused by climate change causing a cascade effect. Almost all life in the oceans and most life on land was wiped out, probably starting with the oceans.