Vehicle2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
ReviewI bought the vehicle used from Enterprise (nice sales experience btw), and got a 2002 Intrepid SE w/ 23k miles, for $12,000. The interior is the ROOMIEST of any family sedan. The base engine is powerful enough for most drivers, unless you are begging for reckless driving citations. The vehicle has presence on the road. The engine/tranny do seem busy when hard-pressed(floored), as the car downshifts, and revs up to 6000rpm. Gas mileage is excellent for its size, the only noise to be heard most of the time is low road noise from the tires.
Best FeaturesSIZE. ITS ROOMY. STYLE... becoming slightly outdated with the 2004 models arriving, but still looks better than any 2002 model on the road.
Worst FeaturesABS and Rear folding seat standard on SE. Better soundproofing undercoating would alleviate majority of road noise on segmented interstates. Tighter transmission... seems the tranny takes a breath when you floor the accelerator, then exhales...
on 04/17/13 22:00 PM (PDT)
Update:147k miles.. Up until water pump/timing belt replacement at 142k miles, no repairs at all, just tires and oil. The water pump started leaking and while they had the manifold off, had them replace the timing chain. This car is very reliable, but of course, I've been driving the same old car for 10 years so I'm ready to replace it. Problem is, nothing on the market compares - newer cars are either small, or have dull styling, or illogical ergonomics. A 2005 Infiniti G35 or Pontiac G8 is about e only thing I have found at comes close to e Intrepid in comfort and sense of being on e road (Intrepid owners know what that means).Report it
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