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.
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.
Seats (comfort), center console shifter, air flow directional control independent from A/C on or off, cancel button for cruise control.
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!
The Dodge Intrepid has everything that I want, including the smooth and luxurious feel without the expense: a power-adjustable driver seat, electric power and windows, adjustable heating and air conditioning temperature feature, cream leather interior, big trunk space, four-speed automatic transmission, sport-tuned suspension and traction control, communicative steering, an "AutoStick" manual-shift feature, and a 4-disc in-dash CD changer. Overall, it has a pleasing balance of ride quality and handling ability.
I am a happy customer and will probably go back to Dodge again when I am looking for my next new-used car!
There is nothing that I see that needs improvement at this time.