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By Rachel
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1996 Dodge Intrepid Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car for 3 yrs. it has been a lot of fun to drive even got me into trouble a couple of times. I have had a lot of repair work done on it, but what can you expect from a 12 yr old car. The main issues I have had with the car have been major, such as the brakes jamming, fuel pump breaking, bad connection to the battery, and the tie rod. Other than having to fix all of these things on it, it is a good family car. I wouldn't recommend it for really long distance travel. but if you are a college student like me it at least gets you from point A to point B. I have no problem with the shop that I bought the car from. they do an amazing fix it job. The car has been Murphy's law.


Best Features

I love the low impact of it. For that size car it got great gas millage, 25+ high way. Very roomy. Love the trunk size. I'm able to transport my bike just by putting it in the trunk and holding the trunk down with a bungy cord.


Worst Features

It has to large of a blind spot. needs a smaller gas tank. 16 gal is to many for my college budget.


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Perfect
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By Jaeger
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1996 Dodge Intrepid Sedan ES 4dr Sedan


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I bought my 96 Dodge Intrepid at Stan's Auto Sales in Kearney Nebraska and absolutely love it. It dies every thing you would expect and more. It doesn't have all the usual 90's Chrysler drawbacks, The paint doesn't fade, the seats are in perfect condition, etc. This car is just about perfect. I would strongly recommend a Dodge Intrepid for anyone.


Best Features

Styling (Interior and Exterior), Performance, Build Quality, Room, Gas Mileage, Ride, Features, Trunk Size, 3.5 Engine Smoothness, A/C, And Much More.


Worst Features

Maybe better Infinity Speakers.


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The Good and The Bad
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By Mr. Rogers
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1996 Dodge Intrepid Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I was given this car as a hand down. So it was not my first choice in a car. The intrepid is about to go to the shop as i am writing this review. Over all this vehicle has been reliable. For the size of the car and what you get it could be considered the 7 series of Dodge. (haha) There have been many parts that have needed to be replaced. The headlights especially, $500+ for the two headlights, and they are broken again not even 6months later. Steering is another huge problem. Basically its a great car if the proper time and money is invested, reliability is great. But I would have to say that i would not purchase another intrepid, but a challenger would look great in the driveway!


Best Features

Big backseat, and large trunk. That's about it really.


Worst Features

Headlight design! Change it! They break wayyyyy to easily!!


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I Absolutely Love This Car!
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By dwyl
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1996 Dodge Intrepid Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I really love this car! Bought it with only 34,000 miles on it. Handles great and gets 30 mpg on long trips. Have 180,000 miles on it now and it still runs great. Does use a bit of oil between 6,000 mile oil changes. Not enough to have to add any. (use Castrol 5/50 synthetic oil) No issues with the engine or transmission. Have had to replace the water pump twice. Smooth, comfortable ride. The window gaskets are falling off and the paint on the plastic panel behind the back doors has faded. According to records before I owned it, the steering pump was replaced twice, and the steering gear was replaced but I've had no problems. I would definitely buy another one in a heartbeat!


Best Features

Style and handling. Great gas mileage for a car of its size. Comfort and roominess. Huge trunk and room for a FULL SIZED spare tire. Handling on snowy and slick roads is superb.


Worst Features

Cooling system - tends to overheat. Get rid of the plastic behind the rear windows. Window gaskets need to stay on better to seal out exterior noise.


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A large car with class
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By renderedconsequences
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1996 Dodge Intrepid Sedan 4dr Sedan


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I bought my car last spring with 86,000 miles, since then have put 9,000 miles on it. All I've replaced is a power steering hose and the headlights. A great face lift for oxidized, old lenses. It hugs the corners, and feels great driving, comfortable. Handles great and has enough power to pass at anytime yet not so much that's easy to get into trouble all the time - though manageable. The only complaint I could possibly think of is how the air intake disconnects from the engine, this making the engine heat rise, but easily fixed by coupling it back. I do love this car and it looks terrific, though 13 years old it still has a near perfect paint job and has had no body work.


Best Features

Sunroof, gas struts for hood, roomy, dash


Worst Features

The antenna is unsightly and the factory headlights fog up fast. Maybe rear wheel drive


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