by rmasters2007 on Dec 4, 2012 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.
by mmg16 on Sep 20, 2011 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.
by joyce27 on Aug 8, 2011 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!!!
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.