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Dodge Intrepid Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.7 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid

  • This spacious yet athletic sedan gets even better this year with improvements in safety and noise isolation.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, gigantic trunk, composed ride, attractive looks.

  • Cons

    Cheap interior materials, lots of engine and road noise, large size makes parking a chore.

  • What's New for 2001

    Changes to this family sedan for the 2001 model year include optional side airbags, a shoulder belt for the central rear passenger, an internal trunk release, three new interior colors, two additional exterior colors, and an additional power outlet in the center console if you get a model with bucket seats. For those cars equipped with the Infinity sound system, you'll receive steering wheel-mounted controls and a four-disc in-dash CD player. SE is now the base Intrepid designation (previously is was the mid-level model) and it includes higher grade fabric this year. All engine choices meet LEV standards and all models receive thicker side glass and upgraded windshield moldings for a quieter ride.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best car ever!! 2014 and

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car in 2008 for only $1400 because it had 150,000 miles. In 6 years I have had to go only regular maintenance - oil, tires, plugs, breaks oh and 1 tire rod. It's so much fun to drive but the shop I take it to says I have to change the timing belt they are concerned it has soo many miles. Honestly, I know they are right and it should be done. Great Car in fact the best car I have ever bought and I've had only new cars up to the day I bought it...it was suppose to be an interim car til I decided what next. 6 years later I still Love IT



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Cheap, but very reliable

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Cheap (i.e. painted plastic bumpers), difficult to maintain (i.e. water pump driven by timing chain, $1,200 to replace). Poor quality (i.e. electric issues, plastic pieces breaking). 220,000 miles and still runs strong. Regular oil changes with good oil, never had any issues so far. It will die one day, probably because either being involved in an accident or an expensive repair.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

My first car

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

This was the first car I ever had, and I must say I loved it. I got it when it was just over 100,000 miles and I had it until 118,000. It would be still running today, but a drunk driver hit it and it was totaled. It was a great, reliable car. But it is important to keep up with oil changes and services. The interior is very comfortable and can easily fit five people-six uncomfortably. The trunk is huge, which was a great plus. This body style looks a lot nicer than the old one, all in all I think this is a great car.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Intrepid---241,000 miles--

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

Well, I have decided after driving my 2001 Intrepid for 241,00 miles, it warranted a review for consumers. I did not have any mechanical issues with the car until it reached the 170,000 mark. I have always maintained the normal with the required oil changes, etc. At the 100,000 mark...one of the cooling fans quit working..timing built, alternater replaced,...I loved my Intrepid;s solid performance and was not ready to purchase a different automobile, decided to make the necessary mechanical repairs. To my pleasant surprise my Intrepid is reached 241,000 miles!!!




The only car i'll buy

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Absolutely love it! I bought it three years ago and now it has over 200,000 miles on it. Still runs like it was brand new. I haven't had any problems with the engine. Everything is original. It sat for over a year due to having no license and the only thing that had to be replaced was the battery. I have heard that if you don't look for a specialist of this type of car you are dooming yourself. I live in the very bad wintering midwest. It runs awesome in the snow. I have driven on ice covered and completely snow covered rodes. Of all the many cars I've had this is my favorite!!!!!



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Touchy, but reliable and fun

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Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)

As of now, over 205,000 miles on original engine and transmission. Car is touchy due to hit and runs, and the lack of real bumpers. The painted plastic bumpers immediately missalign and the paint cracks. Car runs fine, except for normal wear and tear, no issues (yet) considering the bad engine reputation. But we keep up the maintenance and don't let an unknown kid touch our car. Too many specifics. Did you know that there is a second transmission fluid compartment which has to be drained and filled seperately from the main transmission? See? Gas mileage is great for a car this size, on the highway going the speed limit of course we get 28 miles, city and short distance drips 15.



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Full 2001 Dodge Intrepid Review

What's New for 2001

Changes to this family sedan for the 2001 model year include optional side airbags, a shoulder belt for the central rear passenger, an internal trunk release, three new interior colors, two additional exterior colors, and an additional power outlet in the center console if you get a model with bucket seats. For those cars equipped with the Infinity sound system, you'll receive steering wheel-mounted controls and a four-disc in-dash CD player. SE is now the base Intrepid designation (previously is was the mid-level model) and it includes higher grade fabric this year. All engine choices meet LEV standards and all models receive thicker side glass and upgraded windshield moldings for a quieter ride.

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Talk About The 2001 Intrepid

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emale
emale
09-02-2000
for all interested, here are the changes to the 01' intrepids......


needmoreroom
needmoreroom
02-07-2001
with their mother). I currently have a Dodge Intrepid. It for the most part has been a great car. Did have to have the transmission replaced but that was the only major thing. It is going on 5 ye...


jiminpa
jiminpa
09-11-2000
I'm on my third Intrepid. Company cars all. 35,000 miles a year min. I'm about to take delivery on a 2001 Intrepid base model. Thank God the company that handles these cars is sticking with the Dodges...



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