110k and going strong
By sm598 on
1996 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan
I bought this car used at 68k 5 years ago. I love it, it is great in the snow and ice. I've read about a lot of problems, but we've been very satisfied. The timing belt did break within 100 miles of purchase, but the dealer fixed it; I'd recommend replacing water pump at same time due to labor costs. I've kept up general maintenance and had no issues. Trunk space is great as is the strong engine. I have the "autostick" trannie and it is wonderful in the snow and ice. At 109k the trim did start to come loose, but not bad. Hauls 2 kids and all their stuff wonderfully. We drove it cross- country and it did great, got 29 mpg and had room for all our stuff!
3.5 liter engine, overhead console with computer, great for long trip and tracking gas mileage. 8 way power driver seat.
I'm under 5 feet tall, so putting the audio/climate controls a little closer would be great.