Bought the car because it had plenty of room compared to the Volvos I was driving. At first I was afraid that it would be unreliable as I was trading down from a Volvo. The car has never let me down. It has been one of the best three cars I have owned. Only minor repairs and just going to retire it and get a Charger. With over 150,000 miles on it the engine and transmission are strong ... it can MOVE!!! The air conditioning just lost its charge but with winter, no problem. I would buy another in a heart beat. Just change the oil as you shoiuld and it will last.
Bought this lemon new in 1993. Since
that time it has been a continuous
repair case. Computer has been
replaced multiple times, fuel rail
split and Dodge said that was unique
to my car (I got the recall notice
about three weeks later for the same
thing), both power window guide on
front windows have failed and needed
replaced, needed valve job very early,
seat fabric wore out quickly, motor /
transmission mounts failed early and
needed replaced, and the list goes on.
I will NEVER buy any Dodge or Chrysler
Good rear seat leg room which is why I
chose this over the Toyota Camry.
Other then that nothing was
satifactory in the long run.
I can't say anything about the current
Intrepids but I sure hope they went
back to the drawing boards and
redesigned this lemon from the ground
up and actually designed "quality"
into the vehicle.
I HATE this car! Tranny went twice, oil
block cracked, brake master cylinder
failed, A/C went twice, struts, power
steering replace, radio replace,
driver's seat won't move, all fuel
injectors replaced 3 times, fuel
rail, 2 major electrical problems
(headlights and tailights wouldn't
work), door seals let rain, air in, all
windows would fog up in winter and
freeze over, constantly needed
realigning, new brakes after 10,000
miles, routers reground 6 times, etc.
Rarely went one month without spending
over $100 to fix something, around
$10K total in 5 years. Dodge
should be ashamed they ever made this
car. I will never consider buying a
Windsheild wipers ran whenever I
changed the speed. Exterior.
SCRAP THE WHOLE SERIES! This car is
JUNK!! Everything on this car has been
replaced except for the engine and
radiator. Horrible, terrible, pathetic
design/workmanship. The car isn't worth
the gas in it, never was.
Bought this car in Feb. with 141,000
miles on it. Good price on the car and
I have been wanting the Intrepid for a
long time and this is my starter
Intrepid next will be the SXT model
but this car is great, A/C pulley
bearing needs replacement and a couple
of side panels need to be replaced
also but otherwise Intrepids should be
on the top of list for family size
sedan cars, you cannot beat the price
even on the brand new models!!!
Interior room and design, power (3.3
V6 153hp) can get up and go so just
imagine the 3.5 model, design and just
over all look.
A/C componets, less bump in shifting,
better panels on exterior, better
installment on headlights and corner
Car is roomy and very comfortable
inside. Much better made than the
equivalent Ford Taurus. We changed oil
every 3,000 miles. Motor ran
beautifully until the end. We had
mechanical repairs, but never a
breakdown. AC worked great until
146,000 when AC/heat controls gave out
at about 146,000 and blasted out heat
from defroster summer and winter until
I had it disconnected. Emergency brake
also gave out and about 146,000 car no
longer shifted into 4th gear, dropping
top mileage down to 15 mpg highway. We
liked this Intrepid so much we bought
another in 2000 and kept the old one.
Both are beautifully designed roomy
cars, very well made for the price.
Interior size is large--can fit 4
people in the back for short hauls.