I purchased the Intrepid after looking
at the Volkswagon Passat. The Intrepid
was roomier, it cost less, and had a
better sound system and climate
control. However, after just 37,000
miles, I had to replace the front
bearing, rotors and pads under normal
driving conditions at a cost of nearly
$800. At 61,000 miles, I had to do the
same for the rear. I also experienced
transmission problems at 61,000 miles.
I have enjoyed the room, comfort and
gas mileage (23mpg city, 32mpg
highway), but I am very disappointed in
the mechanical quality of the vehicle.
My favorite features would include the
room, comfort, trunk space, full-size
spare, auto-climate control and fuel
I believe the front rotors were under-
specd for the car as they have warped
twice in 60,000 miles of driving. The
Auto-stick feature could be
eliminated. I have never used it and
believe that it only adds to
unnecessary complications and problems
within the transmission.
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