Radio reception issues
I've a 2004 Pacifica (AWD, loaded) and the car is quite wonderful except for one thing, the radio reception seems to be rather poor. My 1996 Corolla gets more stations and has clearer reception than the Pacifica. For example, the Pacifica doesn't even pick up 90.5FM in my town, while the Corolla easily gets it. On radio stations that both cars receive, the Pacifica will lose the station (static and hissing) within a shorter distance than the Corolla. On one of my favourite stations, the Corolla gets reception for around 25 miles, while the Pacifica loses the station in around 15 miles itself.
I understand the Pacifica has an integrated antenna, while the Corolla has an extendable antenna. Could this be the reason for the better radio reception in the older car? Also, this morning, I saw a Pacifica with a an external antenna mounted on the tail end of the roof, like in a VW Golf, would that improve performance? If yes, where can I get one?
Thanks and regards,