You can't deny it, the Intrepid is a big car. It looks big, it seats five in relative comfort, yet surprisingly, it doesn't drive like a large car. And with a choice of three well-equipped modes, the Intrepid can serve as anything from a stylish family sedan to a bargain sport sedan.
by cheldon on Aug 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought car new in 2002. Now has 365,000km on a
never serviced engine except regular oil changes and one set of platinum spark plugs. But, the engine fault light kept coming on. Noticed that it
did so after a rain or during damp weather. Argued with the dealer who replaced all sensors,
on-board computer, new wiring harness after telling me not to tell him how to do his job. Took Chrysler to court, won the suit, got all my money
back that wasn't covered under the warranty and
took car to independent mechanic who replaced the gasket between the gas tank and the car body and have had no problems since then. He said he had done so with many Dodge/Chryslers.
by d0dg3_l0v3r on Feb 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car brand new - had 90 miles on it. Have maintained it well. Has 225 hp and is close in power to my 2008 Charger. I LOVE this car. Still have it, had a custom paint job done. After owning this car for 11 years only issues I've had: Power window motors (under warranty) replaced. Sometimes the lights dim inside the dash area (might be from amp for speaker?) and check engine light comes on once in a while - might be electrical issue? I change the oil and the light goes off - so this car has oil changes more often than recommended. I know those things sound bad, however it has 70,000 miles and is very strong and beautiful still. - Intrepid Lover!
by lemon2002 on Jul 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I have had two intrepids.
My first used in 1998 was beautiful and fully loaded.
It cost a fortune to have anything worked on because they put everything under the engine.
First the thermostat out, water pump, belts since the engine was pulled.
Got rid of it.
Thinking they surely would have changed everything since the new design came out, I bought another.
Same darn problems as
before but I'm sitting here with no A/C and its 105 outside.
I think that is BS when an auto company knows it has problems but doesn't fix until government forces them to.
Never a Dodge ever ever again.
Treat your customers with respect and dont sell something you know is wrong.
by darrenlp on Jul 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car last month as my first car from my grandmother with 82k miles on it. I've driven it before that as well, and it's a great car with a ton of features and it runs great! I plan on having this car for at least 10 more years (I think it'll make it that far). I highly recommend getting the 3.5L engine, rather than the 2.7L. I did my research, and that model seems to require a lot more upkeep then the 3.5L does.
by cbn4equine on Jun 10, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
After I wrecked my first car, my dad settled on an 02 Dodge Intrepid R/T. It was perfect for a teenage girl who often drives with multiple people. Lots of space in the car/trunk, and a very comfortable ride. My Dad claimed he had trouble seeing out of it, but at 19 I had no trouble. I had this car for 2 1/2 months, and in a freak accident it caught on fire in mid April due to a gas leak. The fire department could not make it to the scene in time to stop the car from being totaled. The engine was completely melted and the car was finished. We had only liability on this so insurance did not cover the loss. Despite the way I lost it, this car will probably always be my favorite. I recommend it.
by byrdnest on Jul 3, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this car with 57K miles on it.
Most of our driving is highway driving.
At about 122K the engine went.
I noticed the oil light was on and immediately took it to my mechanic.
Due to a poor oil pan design, oil sludge had built up in the engine.
Chrylser was aware of the problem.
If you get this car make sure you keep oil change records.
I was reimbursed by Chrysler for about 1/3 of the cost of the engine replacement.
It was very expensive to fix.
We paid almost as much for the engine as we did for the car.
I am car shopping right now and will not buy another Dodge product.
A few functional upgrades take place. The 3.2-liter V6 is dropped as the 3.5-liter engine becomes an option on the ES model, a new SXT model debuts, sporting the R/T's higher-output engine, and the antilock brakes now have Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.