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My first car, lemon
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By carnube
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car used in 2010. I don't remember the exact millage but I believe it was over 150XXX. The AC didn't work, the turn radius was horrible, and there was a cassette stuck in the cassette player. I used to ask my passengers to try to get out for fun. 7 months after I bought it, it started overheating, got stuck on the side of the road a couple times. Had to replace the radiator and it cost about $500. Month later, the transmission went and I decided to junk it.


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A Blessing
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By carguru1986
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan


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Is this really dodge/chrysler? I cant believe how comfortable it is. Cozy interior, and a war attack of an exterior. Good on gas, and doesnt stop rolling. Bought with 111k miles. Now @ 151ish, and still running with no check. Engine lights, no problems. This is what a car is suppose to do. If it ever dies ill rebuilt it and drive it again til it dies again, rinse and repeat.


Best Features

Seats, so comfortable. Roomy. Quiet engine.


Worst Features

Radio system.


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1997 Intrepid
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By tybri93
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan


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We had this car for right up until about 160,000 miles. At that point it just started to go down hill, weird wiring problems seemed to plague the car. Just after 160,000 though. Before that, it was a great car. Ran great, and gave us years of faithful service. I wonder what happens with these cars at 160,000 or if it was just us. Performance was excellent even up into it's last days, the engine still had plenty of pep. Very roomy, even on long trips going from Cali to Utah multiple times with four people in it, very comfortable.


Best Features

Room, room, room. Able to have two full grown kids in the back seat comfortably also having enough room for two adults in the front. I also like that you can have six people in the car legally.


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4Door 1997 3.3L V6
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By dafletcher3883
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 4dr Sedan


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It has about 235k miles and still runs strong, the only issues are that it needs a new water pump and the steering is going out. Other than that, the engine still has enough umph to outrun others when they challenge me, lol. I actually beat a Cobalt to the speed limit, *wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Great car though, really. If you find a low mile one get it.


Best Features

3.3L V6


Worst Features

More dependable steering there is.


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My Intrepid Rocks
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By doctorsib
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1997 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan


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My 1997 Dodge Intrepid was my first car...I bought it for $2,000 and I've had it for about 4 years. It just hit 200k miles and is still going strong! This car is fantastic...it's fast enough (at least mine is) to keep up with other newer, sportier cars, has great handling, is a tank (some idiot sideswiped me when I was going about 35 mph...his whole bumper came off, and I got a little dent in my door), and is even decent in the snow and in icy conditions! I've had to invest very little into the upkeep, replacing less than $1,000 worth of parts in the entire time I've had it, excluding the cost of tires and oil changes. Extraordinarily reliable...=)


Best Features

Acceleration, Decent gas mileage for the size, Handling, Comfort, Cheap maintenance and an engine that isn't crammed with random crap


Worst Features

The paint on this year is terrible...I have about half of my paint left, and I've seen MANY other Intrepids on the road with the same problem. Mine also has a couple sensor and electrical problems that started very early on...not really a problem, just kind of annoying.


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