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 models, the Intrepid can serve as anything from a stylish family sedan to a bargain sport sedan.
by derek_a on Jul 11, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I wouldn't recommend buying any used Chrysler product with no warranty. My 2004 Intrepid 2.7 lived in the shop. The car couldn't go 6 months without needing a repair, but this car's biggest problem is it's cooling system when the engine is properly maintained with 3000 mile full synthetic oil changes as I did. I've been thru 2 water outlets! a radiator, a coolant reservoir, 2 thermostats, and 2 thermostat housings. Then the car's water pump, which is at the center of the engine, goes bad causing the car to overheat and blow part of the head gasket. On top of that, the car is now tapping. Tapping, waterpump, and gasket fix will cost the same as getting a new engine. I'm getting a new car!
by herogeorge on Jun 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
The car was inexpensive when I bought it, comfortable, and roomy.
Bought my 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE with ~15K miles on it and ran it 8 years until it had ~125K miles. Reasonable maintenance costs up through ~100K miles, then the bills started to pile up (transmission, water pump, etc.). Depreciation
reduced the car's value to less than the cost of replacing the head when it broke, so I sold it.
Not a great car, but Overall, I was reasonably happy with my purchase. However, I would be wary of one that has over 100K miles.
by brooke6 on May 12, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
I owned a 2004 Dodge Intrepid for about 9 months. It ran great. No major problems. I think all we replaced was the battery and we had a slow leak in our tires. One day my mom and i were driving home and a driver fell asleep and crossed the line and struck our Intrepid. Completly totaled our car, but it saved our lives. The cops at the scene said if we had been in a different vehicle we probably wouldn't have made it out. This car is VERY safe and i thank God that we had been riding in that car on that day. We got roughly 24-28mpg and it rides really smooth. Cons: shape of car makes tricky blind spots, and has long nose. Huge trunk space and easy handeling. Reccomend this car to anyone!
by deedee56 on Aug 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
If you read what people say then you need to help us with a solution.
These cars are the worst ever and they all should be recalled and owners given a reliable car.
Right now I am ready to file a lawsuit against Dodge.
I think if they stand behind their vehicles then if they don't want a bad name should admit this is the worse car they ever made.
You name it I replaced it.
by b4202i on Oct 17, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Bought this car about six month ago. Replaced brakes, very easy due to four disc brakes instead of rear drums. Having to change tires. It is super clean under the hood. Bought at 112K, have 122K on it now. Haven't changed oil in 4K and it is still super clean
by booter on Jun 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Bought the vehicle at 82,000. Had a problem with the water pump. Worst place to put a water pump right in the middle of the engine. That cost about a grand if you do it yourself. right now i am pushing 110,000 and haven't had any problems. I straight piped my car and put on a performance air filter. Because of those little adjustment to my car i get about 30 to 32 on the highway. Overall it is a wonderful car and hope that it last until 250,000.
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