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!!!
by alimay23 on Mar 19, 2011 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!!!!!
by inconsumer2011 on Jan 31, 2011 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.
by miss_m on Dec 27, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I went to Dodge to get a new-used car as a Christmas present for myself and after not getting approved for a couple of cars that I was looking at, they had approved me for the 2001 Dodge Intrepid with only 75K miles and a
2-yr warranty. At first, I was not interested. Boy, am I glad that I took a second look at it the next day!
After all, I was tired of driving my 1996 Pontiac Bonneville with no heat or air conditioning. With living in the desert, a/c and heat is a must! Besides, after putting about $1,300 worth of new parts and labor into the car, I was tired of dealing with my Bonneville.
I'm so happy to be a new owner of my '01 Dodge Intrepid!
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.