I have had this car since new and it does have some issues. cam sensors, heater fan is either off or on high. However, car has never left me stranded by the side of the road, gets good gas mileage for its size, and it's a great interstate touring car. Transmission line leaks a little(only in winter) Yes,I would buy another.
Size,handling, gas mileage, trunk, and style of course.
Better engines and re-routing of transmission lines.
I bought my Intrepid brand new and have been plagued by repair after repair since the warranty ran out. One highlight was when the power brake booster went out and had no brakes! There have been plenty of repairs in between, but now at 60,000 miles the air conditioner went out and the 3rd cylinder has only 60% compression with an idle of a tank. Also, like many others, the motor on one of my windows is also out.
I really like the body style and roominess
A company that will build a good vehicle and back it up. I will not buy another Chrysler product again.
The engine went on my well maintained 3.6L engine at 59,000 miles- no warning- no (reliable) explanation. After LOTS of headaches Chrysler paid half the repair bill directly to the dealer- refusing to speak directly to me at all- and I had to pay the remaining $4000 bill for a car that was not even 5 years old! I have been told that this is COMMON in this car but no one (Chrysler, BBB, Attny General, etc.) will do anything about it.
Fix the defective 3.6L engine and repay all of the owners who had to pay a lot of money to replace theirs!
I was driving to Lake Tahoe on a
Saturday and the engine just started
spazzing out for no reason. It felt
like the timing belt jumped or I lost
fuel but I let it sit for 10 minutes
and it ran fine. 20 minutes down the
road the same thing. 10 minutes later
it ran fine. I drove another 100
miles to Tahoe and parked it. I
started it up 2 days later and the
wipers were spazzing out now. I drove
it 120 miles and half way home it
Spazzed out again. Idiot light was on
and I brought it to the shop. Code
was misfire. Light promptly went off
and I drive it daily now. These cars
are so heavily computerized that I
think there is a hot wire somewhere to
the trans that's causing
Styling, Leather interior, trip
computer, great sound. Comfortable.
Love the Autostick.
Noisy interior on highway. Trans
shifts to 4th at 40mph and sluggish
unless you autostick back down to 3rd
My good friend bought a used 1999
intrepid with about 109k miles on it.
With in a couple months, the engine
seized up. As I look at other reviews,
I am surprised the car made it as long
as it did. Other things he has had
problems with catalytic converter went
out, problems with the electrical -
there is a loose wire somewhere, and
now to start the car, one of the doors
has to be open. The battery is a full
day's job to replace, as is the
alternator (you have to take off the
radiator fans). After changing the
battery and fixing a flat tire, we had
3 of the lug nuts come right off with
the bolts. This car shouldn't have ever
been put out for use by the public
good size, style
Keep the body style, and replace
EVERYTHING else with parts that will